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BLACKBOX 500S is an OEM product of the Dreambox 500S
and is EXACTLY THE SAME. You can use the same software too..
NEW: Exclusive to TECHkers, Cheapest in the UK and we hold stock so no long wait for delivery!
Q: Whats the difference in the BlackBox and the DreamBox?
A: Nothing, they are the exact same but just has the outer shell black with a blue LED instead of green.
Q: Can I install the current software I am using and will it work?
A: Yes. The Dreambox software will work in the exact same way.
Unlike most poor manufactured versions of the Dreambox,
our exclusive box has excellent quality hardware . No Nonsense!
The Blackbox 500S receiver runs on open-source software developed by hundreds of developers around the world. This is the ultimate machine. If you're looking for a VERY powerful unit, and something to have fun on, this is the unit for you. The Blackbox 500S is by far the best and most popular FTA receiver in the market. This FTA box is in a class of it's own. Imagine full EPG functionality for all networks!!!!! No other FTA receiver can offer you that!
You can connect up to 4 different LNBs to a 4-way switch (included) and one output to the receiver. The Blackbox500s will understand each individual LNB signal, and download all the channels for that satellite. For instance, if one LNB were pointing as Dish Network, you would set up LNB 1 to download all 300 DishNet stations (PPV, sports, everything). This would populate channels 1 - 300 on the system.
If LNB 2 were pointing at another satellite company, you would then be able to set up LNB 2 to download channels 301 - 600. This can continue for up to 4 different satellite signals. Potentially, with enough dishes, you could flip from channels 1 - 1200, without missing any stations!!
Attention: This receiver can card share in many ways including via IP. It can also record straight to your pc and so much more. It is illegal to view channels you are not subscribed to and TECHkers.com will not support such illegal activity. This is sold as an FTA receiver.
Plug & Play
This product is Plug & Play ready for your FTA channels
1) The Blackbox in its correct packaging.
2) Power Supply with either the UK, Europe or US plug
3) Remote Controller
4) Photo audio and video leads.
Postage & Packaging is FREE
Remember, TECHkers is not interested in shipping poor quality equipment and offers a full 12Month warranty.
- 250 MHz IBM PowerPC Processor (350 Mips)
- 2 LED status
- Linux Operating System
- Full automatic service scan
- Supports directly bouquet-lists (indirect unlimited)
- Supports multiple LNB-Switching control (supports DiSEqC)
- 1 x Smartcard-Reader
- Unlimited channel lists for TV/Radio
- SPDI/F interface for digital bit stream out (AC-3 / DTS)
- MPEG2 Hardware decoding
- Channel-change time < 1 second
- Fully adaptable OSD in many languages (skin-support)
- 100Mbit full duplex Ethernet Interface
- Supports EPG (electronic program guide)
- 1 x Scart-interfaces (fully controlled by software)
Video Compression MPEG-2 and MPEG-1 compatible
Video Standard PAL and NTSC
Video Formats 4:3 / 16:9
Footage 16:9, automatic assimilation for 16:9 TV-Device (over Scart)
Letterbox percolating for 4:3 TV-Device Audio decoder:
Audiokompression MPEG-1 & MPEG-2 Layer I and II
Audio Mode Dual (main/sub), Stereo
Frequency: 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 16 kHz, 22.05 kHz, 24 kHz
Input Level FBAS 1 Vss +/- 0.3 dB on 75 Ohm
Teletext filter in conformity with ETS 300 472 Standard
Output: FBAS,RGB,S-VHS over OSD selectable
Frequency Range 950 .. 2150 MHz
Signal Level - 65 dBm .. - 25 dBm
Signal-to-Noise Level 12 dB max.
DBS-Tuner Input Connector F-Type female
Input Impedance 75 Ohm
AFC +/- 3 MHz
Demodulation Shaped QPSK
Input Symbol rate 2 .. 45 Mbaud/s, SCPC / MCPC
FEC Viterbi and Reed-Solomon
Viterbirate 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8, automatic assimilation
Roll-off Factor 35 %
Demultiplexing according ISO 13818-1
100 MBit compatible, bi-directional interface
Function Update of Firmware and Reprogramming
LNB Power and polarisation:
LNB Current 500mA max. ; short-circuit-proof
LNB Voltage vertical < 14V without load, > 11,5V at 400mA
LNB Voltage horizontal < 20V without load, > 17,3V at 400mA
LNB shut-off at Standby-Mode
Count of active satellite position:
DiSEqC 1.0/1.2 SAT POSITION / SAT OPTION
DiSEqC - Rotor Control
Output Level 0,5 Vss on 75 Ohm
Sampled Data Filtering 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
S/PDIF-Output optical (AC3)
Output Level L/R 0,5 Vss on 600 Ohm
THD > 60 dB (1 kHz)
Crosstalk < -65 dB
Serial Interface RS 232:
Type RS232 bidirectional
Bit rate 115,2 kBit/s max.
Plug Connector SUB-D-9
Function Update of Firmware and Reprogramming
< 10W / 12V
DC12V,alternating acurrent +/- 15%
Extern power supply:
110-240V AC / 50-60Hz / 0,6A
12V = / 1A
Ambient Temperature +15°C...+35°C
Humidity < 80%