Receivers:Dreambox

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Supported receivers

RECEIVERS-Dreambox-001.jpg

DM8000
DM800 SE (Not DM 800Se v.2)
DM500 HD
DM7020 HD

Discontinued:
DM500
DM500 Mandarin
DM500 Plus
DM56x0
DM600 PVR
DM7000
DM7020
DM7025
DM800

Notice:Please note that these images are made for genuine Dream Multimedia hardware. They will NOT work on cloned or fake hardware, and when you do install it on a non-genuine box, you are likely to brick it.


How to Flash DM8000 / DM800 SE / DM7020
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  1. Shut down the dreambox into deep standby (use the menu or flip the power switch).
  2. Connect the dreambox and the PC to the network. You need a DHCP capable modem or server, or configure your PC to do so. If you're unsure, simply try if step 6 succeeds. If you connect the Dreambox directly to a PC, just enable the "internet sharing" function on the PC which will enable its DHCP function.
  3. Press and hold the "down" button to the left of the display. While holding the down button, press the power button or flip the switch to start it.
  4. Wait for the text "* * * STOP * * *" to appear in the display. Then you can release the down button.
  5. On the display, an IP address appears, usually in the form "192.168.1.42". Start a browser on your PC and go to this address, e.g. "http://192.168.1.42/".
  6. You should get a web page for the dreambox. At the bottom is a link that says "Upgrade firmware", follow this link.
  7. Select the image .nfi file with the browse button, and press the "Flash" button.
  8. Also press the "reboot when finished" button, so that the box will restart once the update is ready.

How to Flash DM500
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  1. Shutdown your box, flip the switch on the back.
  2. Switch on your TV.
  3. Push and hold the powerbutton on the front and switch on your box.
  4. Now, after a few seconds, a dos like screen will appear with all the network settings.
  5. Type the ip-number on your TV screen into the adress bar your browser.
  6. Flash your box using the webinterface.


OpenPLi stops actively supporting Dream Multimedia STB’s

With the decision of Dream Multimedia to abandon open source for their STB’s, our motivation for dealing with the consequences of that has dwindled. This has gotten to the point that we are no longer willing to apply Dream Multimedia specific patches, which is why we do not support their v2 STB hardware. Because current OpenPLi users with Dream Multimedia STB’s expect support from us, we feel the need to make our position clear.

We have decided that:

– We will stop fixing Dream Multimedia specific bugs for existing DMM boxes;
– We will not support the “v2” series of Dream Multimedia STB hardware, like the 7020HDv2 and 800SEv2;
– We will not support future Dream Multimedia STB hardware they may release;

The Dream Multimedia hardware currently supported by OpenPLi will remain active in our automated build environment, which means images will be generated and feeds will remain available, until we get to a point that this is no longer possible without intervention. At that point, we will effectively stop with all support.

Since OpenPLi is open source and available to anyone, feel free to setup your own build environment, and produce images for Dream Multimedia hardware yourself, “Based on OpenPLi”.