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    hi! In another post in this forum some guy said he wants to switch from ss2 to dreambox. I also have ss2. What are the advantages of dreambox?

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    no computer near TV, several images (software) with different skins, I think better tuner (correct me if I'm wrong)...
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    I see, so dreambox is only better if you want to watch satellite channels on tv? (I watch them on my 19 inch computer screen)

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    Quote Originally Posted by yuriythebest
    I see, so dreambox is only better if you want to watch satellite channels on tv? (I watch them on my 19 inch computer screen)
    Dreambox somehow is a computer and stb in one, so you can still work dreambox to tv without using a computer (according to what I know) I still hope to get one.
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    well, dreambox is indeed a computer in itself, running on linux, but the sole purpose is to watch satellite channels. other than that, there's nothing else to do. you still need a computer to update it. and network connectivity to fully exploit the card sharing/serving purposes. let's say, it's one hyped-up STB. SS2 on the other hand is just a part of your computer system (a pci card or USB device) which can also let you watch satellite channels. SS2 is the cheaper alternative between the two of course (just don't factor in the cost of your original computer asset). given the proper cpu power, SS2 can do the same thing a dreambox does, card sharing, recording, etc. so i you don't have the budget and is contented with what you have right now (19 inch monitor is not that bad, or you may opt to have the video out streamed to your TV too... your choice), stick with your SS2.
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    Hello Tnx friend Pinoy Good Analysis :u got 100 out of 100 Marks

    Quote Originally Posted by boknoy_ph
    well, dreambox is indeed a computer in itself, running on linux, but the sole purpose is to watch satellite channels. other than that, there's nothing else to do. you still need a computer to update it. and network connectivity to fully exploit the card sharing/serving purposes. let's say, it's one hyped-up STB. SS2 on the other hand is just a part of your computer system (a pci card or USB device) which can also let you watch satellite channels. SS2 is the cheaper alternative between the two of course (just don't factor in the cost of your original computer asset). given the proper cpu power, SS2 can do the same thing a dreambox does, card sharing, recording, etc. so i you don't have the budget and is contented with what you have right now (19 inch monitor is not that bad, or you may opt to have the video out streamed to your TV too... your choice), stick with your SS2.

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    nice comments Noy!

    there is no direct comparison of SS-2 and dreambox, dreambox is a full featured highly flexibel satellite receiver, it is indeed a Computer inside an STB. imagine it has built-in hard disk inside, a linux operating system etc.

    SS-2 is an alternative DVB device for PC, like it is a receiver/STB inside a computer.

    both are highly felixible to adapt software plugins.

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    now, im in a dillema. my choices are

    1. repaint my car
    2. buy a 2 mtr tank for my arrowana
    3. buy a dreambox.

    lol.... still got one month to think it over.

    for those having the budget, see also the option for Triple Dragon. Dreambox came out first but TD is slowly catching up to the hype. and there have been reports of Chinese clones of Dreambox. how reliable are these clones. has anybody got any reviews for it?
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    yeah, i have also heared of Dreambox clones in China and one of them even offered me a testing device shipped to me, but he asked me to pay shipping charges and i am not ready to pay that much coz it costs more from china to my place even for shipping

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    hi boknoy_ph

    can u plz let me know how to get tv out from ss2 , ss2 is a good device but the problem i mentioned that it has a poor tuner nobudy is talking about that yes it has the same features what dream has in low budget but still tuner is not good enough

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    @deutch,

    if your video card has TV out, then by all means, use that. i'm not sure about tuner issues with SS2. i've had tuner issues with my twinhan card, but i offset it with big dish and no problem at all, lol. i now use 5.5ft dishes, even for AB3 which is normally viewable with a 60cm dish. that way, i don't get signal loss even during severe sandstorms.
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    ok plz tell 60 cm = ? ft i am havin offset dish made by eurostar and that guy told me he imported it from dubai and also said this is the maxim size in UAE as there is some roof problem i dnt know i think its 60cm dish

    secondly i dnt know what u said ss2 dont have any tv out i am also havin win dvr 3 that device has av inn and av out but whats the use of that how can it be possible i dnt understand sorry for bothring u

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    allmosy all low budget/family or software decoder dependent PC DVB cards (including twinhan, SkyStar-2, haupauge nova, TT family etc) do not have much efficiant tuner built into them with compare to a STB or premium pc dvb cards with much efficient tuner and built-in decoder.

    you will get less signal on SS2 etc with compare to premium cards and STB/receivers.

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    Cool, this is the longest thread that I've started Awsome responses, this place rocks, thanks everyone.

    deutsch- the video out should be in your video card, ss2 does not have video out, I think ss1 has one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yuriythebest
    Cool, this is the longest thread that I've started Awsome responses, this place rocks, thanks everyone.

    deutsch- the video out should be in your video card, ss2 does not have video out, I think ss1 has one.
    u'r welcome, yes thats right SS2 doesnot have video out, but SS-1 does have one, infact allmost all premium dvb cards have video/audio output jacks.

 

 

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