Dreambox DM600 PVR takes a bow

February 20, 2007

Appearing for the first time on the Dream Multimedia website are details of the cute little Dreambox DM-600 PVR – basically a DM-500 with an IDE interface and enough room to accommodate a 2.5 inch laptop drive.

So now there is no excuse for those of you with only enough space under the TV to jam in an extra fag-packet. These boxes really are small at 195 mm x 130 mm x 40 mm (W x D x H) and look good enough to eat, as they are kitted out in the same sexy livery as the Dreambox DM-8000.

They come in silver too, so that’s blown your last excusewater walking ball. Not that you would seriously play that card, right?

Here’s how it stacks up in techno-speak :


> 250 MHz PowerPC Processor (350 Mips)

> Linux Operating System

> 1 x Smartcard-Reader

> MPEG2 Hardware decoding

> Common available NIMs (DVB-S, DVB-C, DVB-T)

> V.24/RS232 Interface

> 10/100Mbit compatible Ethernet Interface

> 2 LED status

> 32 MByte Flash, 96 MByte Ram total

> Integrated IDE UDMA66 Interface

> Support for internal HDD 2.5″ in any capacity

> Unlimited channel lists for TV/Radio

> Channel-change time < 1 second

> Full automatic service scan

> Supports directly bouquet-lists

> Supports EPG (electronic program guide)

> Supports own videotext

> Supports multiple LNB-Switching control (DiSEqC)

> Fully adaptable OSD in many languages and skin-support

> S/PDIF Interface for digital bit stream out (AC-3)

> 1 x Scart-interfaces

> S-Video connector

> Analogue modem

Dreambox DM600 technical data

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
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

Video decoder:
Video Compression MPEG-2 and MPEG-1 compatible
Video Standard PAL G/ 25 Hz
Video Formats 4:3 / 16:9
Footage 16:9, automatic assimilation for 16:9 TV-Device (over Scart)
Letterbox precolating for 4:3 TV-Device

Audio decoder:
Audio compression 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

Output analogue:
Output Level L/R 0,5 Vss on 600 Ohm
THD > 60 dB (1 kHz)
Crosstalk < -65 dB

Output digital:
Output Level 0,5 Vss on 75 Ohm
Sampled Data Filtering 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
S/PDIF-Output optical (AC3)

Video parameter:
Input Level FBAS 1 Vss +/- 0.3 dB on 75 Ohm
Teletext filter in conformity with ETS 300 472 Standard

Output: FBAS,RGB,S-Video

Serial Interface RS 232:
Type RS232 bidirectional
Bitrate 115,2 kBit/s max.
Plug Connector SUB-D-9
Function: Update of Firmware

10/100 MBit compatible interface
Function: Update of Firmware, Connect to PC

UDMA66 IDE Interface:
Internal – for connection of 2.5″ HDD

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 positions:
DiSEqC – Rotor Control

Power consumption:
< 15W / 12V

Input voltage:
DC12V,alternating acurrent +/- 15%

External power supply:
Input: 110-240V AC / 50-60Hz / 0,6A
Output: 12V = / 2,5A

Physical specification:
Ambient Temperature +15°C…+35°C
Humidity < 80%
Size (W x D x H): 195 mm x 130 mm x 40 mm
Weight: 0.6 kg


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