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Has anybody bought stuff from these guys? I've ordered a satellite linux box as I'm fed up of the totally inflexible SKY box. I'm just wondering how long delivery takes.
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
Has anybody bought stuff from these guys? I've ordered a satellite linux box as I'm fed up of the totally inflexible SKY box. I'm just wondering how long delivery takes.
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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banned#1
Never heard of them...... but will give the site a peek a bit later.

You got a multi-sat system - or just sky?
banned#2
Just had a look at the site.

At those prices they are 100% definately snides.

That said, they could work ok.
banned#3
that has got to be the cheapest dreamboxes ever

it would be like me ordering a xbox off a site for £10 and expecting it to come
unfortunatly i doubt they are a trustworthy company

but if you get your box let me know as i will buy a dreambox :)
#4
I just have SKY right now, although I may upgrade this to a multi-sat.
These are probably clones, but the Chinese are good at cloning stuff.
I have the tracking number and its currently in a Shanghai sorting office. Just because its cheaper than others doesn't mean that it won't turn up or it will be rubbish. The D500S is now end-of-life, so it will be cheaper anyway.

I'll report back when it turns up
#5
I've checked the EMS website and it says the dreambox has left the Shanghai sorting office. ParcelForce website is aware of the same tracking number and says the package has left china and will be delivery by Parcelforce 24.

A quick search on google shows a few people have bought these and some think they are better than the originals. Of course there are others who say they're weren't satisfied, but you get that everywhere.
banned#6
suchafunkymonkey
I've checked the EMS website and it says the dreambox has left the Shanghai sorting office. ParcelForce website is aware of the same tracking number and says the package has left china and will be delivery by Parcelforce 24.

A quick search on google shows a few people have bought these and some think they are better than the originals. Of course there are others who say they're weren't satisfied, but you get that everywhere.


I certainly didn't think you wouldn't receive it.

What I am saying is the Dreambox clone I have (made in china) is not as good as the original. The tuner isnt as sensitive for starters.

Ive seen 800DM being sold for under £200 (whereas the real thing is over £400). I'd be very wary of anything at that price - particualry since C&E are bound to take a bite also.
#7
Sorry for the late update, but I received my Dreambox after about 14 days and everything works as expected and I can't fault the unit so far. Picture quality is top notch, channel changing is less than 1 second and everything was up and running in under an hour.

Brilliant.
banned#8
Good stuff. Are you using CCcam with it? Easy to configure?

Did you get hit with C&E?
#9
Nice prices :)

I'm thinking about upgrading from my Technomate 1500CI+Super to something like this.

Do you need to know any Linux ?
banned#10
ChrisUK
Nice prices :)

I'm thinking about upgrading from my Technomate 1500CI+Super to something like this.

Do you need to know any Linux ?


Nope. Transferring images is done on a PC, connected via a Null Modem cable. Configuration is done via the menu system on board and also via FTP (again on the PC). There are some config files that Linux is used, but you are just making minor edits in notepad.
#11
Which box did you get? I'm trying to get my refund for a box I sent back two months ago but they are now ignoring me :(

I ended up going with http://www.dreamboxclones.co.cc and got the box within 3 days instead.
#12
XTREMEGAMER
Which box did you get? I'm trying to get my refund for a box I sent back two months ago but they are now ignoring me :(

I ended up going with http://www.dreamboxclones.co.cc and got the box within 3 days instead.


what box did you get from them, prices for the 800hd seem too good to be true
#13
I got the Dreambox DM800 HD. I have it right here mate... watching Sky HD as I type this :p
#14
http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/5064/cimg0831.jpg

The picture I took when it arrived. I thought it was too godo to be true too.
#15
XTREMEGAMER
I got the Dreambox DM800 HD. I have it right here mate... watching Sky HD as I type this :p


very tempting but they want payment by paypal gift, not really willing to risk that sort of money with no comeback on it
#16
use your credit card ;)

ive used them as well as a few mates and we have all had amazing service, got the box within two days and are now watching Sky HD :p
#17
thanks for the link, i ordered a dm800 hd last night and got my tracking number this morning.

i ordered my dm500s from dvbmonkey but they are known to ignore you when you have a problem.
#18
Where is the link for the DM800HD ?

Just make sure they are not the Chinese clones as not all of the images will work on them !

I'm not sure whether to wait for the DM500HD to come out in late Dec, or get a DM800.....
#19
Here's a nice little comparison chart

http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/8026/dreamboxenuebersicht.jpg
#20
hotukdeals.com has changed to hotstealcable.com? :)
#21
SOSAGES;6352096
hotukdeals.com has changed to hotstealcable.com? :)


How do you work that out ? You can get tons of free HD content from Euro sats, all free & legal
#22
ChrisUK
Where is the link for the DM800HD ?

Just make sure they are not the Chinese clones as not all of the images will work on them !

I'm not sure whether to wait for the DM500HD to come out in late Dec, or get a DM800.....


these are clones, they have the Gemini image pre installed on them, very tempted myself, either get one of these or wait for the 500
#23
you are right i dont know what crossed my mind no one with a dreambox ever used it to pick up channels they shouldnt..
just like everyone uses torrent programs to download linux ISO's :)
#24
what's your problem? dreamboxs are not illegal to own so why can't we ducuss them?
#25
oh i have no problem and you can discuss what you want but thanks for checking.
Dream expressly support the legal proceedings against pay for TV hackers and welcomes any initiative designed to reduce or eliminate illegal viewing. The problem as we all know lies with the illegal software patches and smartcards.
I wonder how many boxes would be sold by Dream if these patches were not available :)
Not all countries have the same rules of course and a fair few companies/individuals selling dream boxes and the like (itgate etc) have been arrested
#26
yeah they are clones... hence the price and the website being called dreamboxclones.co.cc

the issue with newer images was a issue but they provide patched images http://www.dreamboxclones.co.cc/patched-images/
#27
XTREMEGAMER;6352409
yeah they are clones... hence the price and the website being called dreamboxclones.co.cc

the issue with newer images was a issue but they provide patched images http://www.dreamboxclones.co.cc/patched-images/



OP stated the website was called Dreambox.me, I've been looking on there - doh !

Anyone had a DM800 clone ?

The DM800's only have DVI dont they, and not HDMI ?

Still dont know whether to get a HD box now, or wait for the DM500HD coming out Dec/Jan
banned#28
SOSAGES
hotukdeals.com has changed to hotstealcable.com? :)


SOSAGES
you are right i dont know what crossed my mind no one with a dreambox ever used it to pick up channels they shouldnt..
just like everyone uses torrent programs to download linux ISO's :)


SOSAGES
oh i have no problem and you can discuss what you want but thanks for checking.
Dream expressly support the legal proceedings against pay for TV hackers and welcomes any initiative designed to reduce or eliminate illegal viewing. The problem as we all know lies with the illegal software patches and smartcards.
I wonder how many boxes would be sold by Dream if these patches were not available :)
Not all countries have the same rules of course and a fair few companies/individuals selling dream boxes and the like (itgate etc) have been arrested


If you have a problem with this thread, by all means use the http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/images/custom_buttons/report.gif button. Otherwise, I'm just not going to able to contain my laughter.

ChrisUK

The DM800's only have DVI dont they, and not HDMI ?


Correct. Just DVI - but the connection links in audio to HDMI on the TV. Its all cushty.
#29
ChrisUK
OP stated the website was called Dreambox.me, I've been looking on there - doh !

Anyone had a DM800 clone ?

The DM800's only have DVI dont they, and not HDMI ?

Still dont know whether to get a HD box now, or wait for the DM500HD coming out Dec/Jan


you get one chris and tell me what it's like, then i might get one ;-):whistling:
#30
I dont want a clone to be honest mate, the Eagle was the only clone I'd get, as it's well supported.

Think I'll wait for the DM500HD (unless you get something else & tell me how good it is !)
#31
That dreamboxclone site just drop ships them form another site, you can get the clones direct from them for around £165 apparently
#32
£165 for a DM800 clone ??

Where ?
#33
I'm going to get one of these next week, for £165 it's got to be worth a risk
#34
souljacker
I'm going to get one of these next week, for £165 it's got to be worth a risk


yeah i read about that too but the problem is when you come to have a problem. the manufacturer won't give you a warranty because they already have your money. but whereas dreambox-clones is clearly giving them regular sales so they will want to help you.

plus to get the price you have to ask for a *sample* by telling them that you plan to order... but what happens if you have a problem 2 months down the line? who will you go to?

i know i would rather stick to someone i know rather than someone i dont know.
#35
Please keep us updated. I am interested in ordering one of these myself.
I will be following this thread.
#36
Posted about what? :p

I already have my box lol
#37
according to the tracking... my box will be here in the morning!!

extremgamer... do you have a good channel list?
which image do you use?
#38
ChrisUK
I dont want a clone to be honest mate, the Eagle was the only clone I'd get, as it's well supported.

Think I'll wait for the DM500HD (unless you get something else & tell me how good it is !)


I did want to order a DM500HD but it lacks a hard disk option and you cant use USB... which is very important to me.
#39
Anyone got the DM clone from DealExtreme?
#40
Yeah if you message me i can email you are working channel list.
I'm currently using the patched version of nabilosat which is on the dreambox clones web site.

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