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Only £99.99 for a receiver that is similar to the Dreambox 7020!!!!!

The rrp is £199. The offer ends today. It has a lot of Third Party support for the forum.

NOTE: This is NOT FREEVIEW or SKY receiver!. This device is intended for reception of FTA (Free To Air) and encrypted channels. For encrypted channels you either need to buy card from TV provider, etc.

Brief Specification

* Linux Home Multimedia Center running on Enigma
* PVR Ready
* 9in1 Memory Card Reader
* Ethernet Communication Port
* Unlimited Channel Memory
* 2x Smart Card Readers
* 1x Common Interface (CI)

The TM-9100 is a PVR ready Satellite Receiver that uses a Sharp tuner which is both sensitive and fast, having a low-threshold which enables it to find and capture weak signals.

The booting of the TM-9100 is very fast, taking less than 10 seconds from power OFF. In Standby Mode, when the TM-9100 is turned ON, the booting is instantaneous, taking less than 1 second.

The TM-9100 can be updated via memory card by the 9in1 card reader, being able to upload and download (backup) data, view photos, play music, etc. This can be used simultaneously with the Hard Drive. Multi Booting from the HDD, Memory Card and Flash is also available.

The TM-9100 has a built-in fan which is quiet and is only active when the hard drive overheats.

The TM-9100 is based on Enigma open source and is capable of: Tuxbox project, Telnet, etc.

Specification

· Fully DVB compliant
· Linux open source ; Standard Linux API
· Getting various Linux applications
· 252MHz IBM PowerPC Processor (350MIPS)
· Internal Hard Drive (HDD) support for PVR
· Multi-Slot Flash Memory Card: SD, Olympus, Memory Stick, MMC, Smart Media Card etc. supported
· 10/100M Ethernet interface
· 2x Smart card slots
· S/PDIF interface (Optical & Coaxial) for Dolby bit stream out
· Sharp Tuner (2~45 Msps, SCPC scan)
· 1x Common Interface (CI) slot
· Firmware/Software upgrade through: Serial (RS232C), Memory Card, Ethernet & Internet
· Unlimited TV/Radio channel storage
· Very quick channel change time ; < 1 second
· Support multiple LNB switching control (DiSEqC 1.0, 1.1 & 1.2)
· Full automatic satellite/service scan
· Smart Electronic Program Guide (EPG)
· OSD & VBI Teletext
· Variable aspect ratio (4:3, 16:9)
· 24 OSD Language menu
· Programmable event timer
· Subtitle
· Parental Control
· C & Ku band reception
· Video Out: RGB, CVBS, S-Video & YPbPr selectable
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#1
They are £109 at most suppliers and will be for a while. I don't think most people will understand just what they are and just what they can do though.
#2
Voted warm, RRP is £110 now and they're all over eBay for £99.
#3
What channels do these pick up?
#4
I still prefer Wizard Satellite offer - 109 quid but with free delivery and free 0.2 LNB.
#5
It is basically a dreambox and is getting the support that that dreambox has. It is as good as the Dreambox 7020 (it's probably better) and that retails around £300. However if you do not know what you are doing, have never played with FTP or linux then this will be a useless purchase for you.

Although it is priced at £109 (ish) all over the place and will be for a while, that price is only really to establish this as a competitor with the DreamMedia Dreamboxes that are more than twice the price. Once it has expect this to go back up to over £200.
#6
Hi,

Am interested in buying one of these but am not sure what exactly needs to be bought in order to get up and running so to speak. Am a complete newbie to the field of Satellite TV but like the idea of this PVR box running on Linux.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Guess that all of the channels are FTA or otherwise of minimal cost?.

Thank you.
#7
Isn't ART lost their footie channels? Not that I care much Planeta Sport is still there (Russian channel, no English unfortunately). :)
As to comparing 9100 to 7020... Well, the chip is similar but not exactly the same. This is major problem with Timeshift (chasing playback or whatever they call it). But then it costs a third of dreamie...
#8
ART will still broadcast some games next year in a deal with showtime. They will not have the full choice as now but will have 4 games on a Sat from EPL and be showing more Scottish footy?
#9
I would not advise anyone to buy this receiver.

It's nowhere near as good as a Dreambox. In fact, I think it is a pile of junk.

Lack of support for new firmware images is the main issue.

I have both, and this ones going on eBay.:roll:
#10
guv
Dont suppose you have a link that shows the details of this? I didnt buy one for last season (thought my Dragon would be a better cheaper bet - how wrong was I!) So maybe will in August this time.


Sorry, I don't have a link. I would wait until you can confirm this yourself before you spend money on a card.
#11
talkshop
I would not advise anyone to buy this receiver.

It's nowhere near as good as a Dreambox.

Lack of support for new firmware images is the main issue.

I have both, and this ones going on eBay.:roll:


I have both.

it is better than the DM500 and the DM7000 and in some ways the DM7020.

It is a new box and already there are three different groups that have released images, one is still in beta stage. This has happened in the past week so support is growing, This is in part helped by the price of the box.

I fully expect this box to be as supported as the Dreambox within a month or two.
#12
davelfc
I have both.

it is better than the DM500 and the DM7000 and in some ways the DM7020.

It is a new box and already there are three different groups that have released images, one is still in beta stage. This has happened in the past week so support is growing, This is in part helped by the price of the box.

I fully expect this box to be as supported as the Dreambox within a month or two.


Dreambox 7000 is years ahead in terms of development, and it will be at least a year before the TM-9100 is anywhere near as good.

My Dreambox works faultless today. The Technomate does not.
#13
talkshop
Dreambox 7000 is years ahead in terms of development, and it will be at least a year before the TM-9100 is anywhere near as good.

My Dreambox works faultless today. The Technomate does not.


Your 7000 takes a 1TB drive? Has a 7 in 1 card reader? Can boot from CF while there is a HD installed? Has a decent tuner?

No I didn't think so, I own a 7000 as well and the technomate is far superior. I'm also running an image that although a beta is very very stable, as stable as my 7000 so god knows what you're doing.
#14
guv
What do you mean by running an image? Can you clarify a bit? Is it like a sat OS system? Sorry for being so dumb!


Image is the operating system.
#15
davelfc
Your 7000 takes a 1TB drive? Has a 7 in 1 card reader? Can boot from CF while there is a HD installed? Has a decent tuner?

No I didn't think so, I own a 7000 as well and the technomate is far superior. I'm also running an image that although a beta is very very stable, as stable as my 7000 so god knows what you're doing.


1TB :roll:
Does not even work properly with 20GB drive, and I have tried several HDD's of varying size.

The UR8 beta images you say are stable, are anything but stable, and it's not just me. Other beta testers are having same problems, that is why they are called beta.:roll:
#16
wow, it's getting a bit heated!

this is my 2pence:

there is a huge thread with a list of compatible hard drives at alsat, and lots of people are using 250gb+. i have not read about anyone having an incompatible hdd.

also, there is a new beta image about every week or so, so support is very good considering it's only been out for a few months
#17
talkshop
1TB :roll:
Does not even work properly with 20GB drive, and I have tried several HDD's of varying size.

The UR8 beta images you say are stable, are anything but stable, and it's not just me. Other beta testers are having same problems, that is why they are called beta.:roll:


I'm using a 300GB drive and finding it as stable as my DM7000, again I have no idea what you're doing with yours. Maybe you're using a realy poor image. Maybe you've set it up wrong. Maybe you don't have much of a clue what you're doing? I have three friends who are using the same image and have also put large drives in it. They too are finding it quite stable for a beta.

Many beta images are actually the final versions, especially if you have a late beta and especially if it is stable. Unless you think they just keep on making beta's for ever. :roll:
#18
Great receiver at a pretty unheard of price for a linux based machine.

The Dreambox is the 'now' established benchmark and the 9100 is about the same and better in some respects. It's a very good machine : period.

The bugs some people are having is nothing new in this field and the Dreambox had many faults in it's early days as well, probably more so than the 9100.

The Dreambox in it's early form did not even have an adequate power supply to be able to handle a HDD !!! At least the 9100 does. The issue with the size of a compatible HDD is also down to spindle speed and current rating. You want to try stick to a 5400 spindle, failing that as these are harder to come by now, you can try a 7200 that draws the least current. Anyone having used a Dreambox in the past should be familiar with these aspects.....it is wrong to criticise the 9100 for this.

The 9100 is getting massive support in it's early days and at this price there will be an army new of owners that will ensure that it keeps getting the development going forward as well. The UR beta images for example are getting revised every week or so at the moment.

£99 or over £300 for a Dreambox, it's a no brainer really.

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