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Upgrade of dm800 hd

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#1
Hi,

Anyone advise if it would be worth upgrading an older dm800hd clone to a dm800se, vu+ duo or similiar?

My older box is noisy, sometimes crashes and I power it down when not in use, as I don't fully trust it safety wise.

Thanks,

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#2
Why not try the Blade 7000Hd great box the picture is crystal clear or you could go for the Hd media box another HD box and supposed to be excellent highly rated by Mickhab, the f3 is another good budget box and is full hd as well so you have plenty of scope for what you need, have a read about and then decide what you want.

have a look at dcreceiver.co.uk
#3
you can buy vu+ solo clones quite cheaply (all be it from asia) under 90 (about 110)delivered ,ive got one my self works great .there are lots of plugins aswell such as youtube (you can watch youtube on your tv via your box ) and other simillar plugins . you can get rte and tv3 player plugins if you live in ireland .its got 1channel for free movies and even an iptv plugin ,not bad for the relatively low price .

#4
well the noisy issue would be because the internal fan is catching with most likely the tuner. Its just a matter of opening the box (two screws one on each side, and then two screws at the back and then lift the top off. I would then suggest you remove the tuner and have a look to see if something has become lodged in the fan. As for crashing sometimes well thats typical with many early dreambox images. why not upgrade the image to a more recent version and all should be good. saves you a few pennies :-)
#5
my fan justbecame too loud but wasnt catching so i disconnected it and used a netbook cooler (that actually came free with the dreambox...... so me thinks its a common fault on the dreambox clones,
#6
neat. as a word of caution i would recommend what tongs says. while disconnecting the fan may solve the noise issue, the dm800 is so compact it does require heat extraction. so if disconnecting the fan removes the noise it is important to have an alternative solution for cooling the components of the box
#7
Originally posted by fintannl:
neat. as a word of caution i would recommend what tongs says. while disconnecting the fan may solve the noise issue, the dm800 is so compact it does require heat extraction. so if disconnecting the fan removes the noise it is important to have an alternative solution for cooling the components of the box
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Compact-Portabl...59575886&sr=8-2 thats what i got, it just plugs in to the usb port on the dm800
#8
I had a noisey fan too in my dm800hd, I opened it up, removed the back plate, removed the tuner, removed the fan, removed the sticker from the fan, put a little vaseline in the hole & replaced the sticker, connected everything again & happy days, but I also have a lappy cooler under it, just to be sure lol
#9
Originally posted by piopat:
you can buy vu+ solo clones quite cheaply (all be it from asia) under 90 (about 110)delivered ,ive got one my self works great .there are lots of plugins aswell such as youtube (you can watch youtube on your tv via your box ) and other simillar plugins . you can get rte and tv3 player plugins if you live in ireland .its got 1channel for free movies and even an iptv plugin ,not bad for the relatively low price .
Pat, where can you get the tv3 plugins?

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#10
Originally posted by MICKAH:
Originally posted by piopat:
you can buy vu+ solo clones quite cheaply (all be it from asia) under 90 (about 110)delivered ,ive got one my self works great .there are lots of plugins aswell such as youtube (you can watch youtube on your tv via your box ) and other simillar plugins . you can get rte and tv3 player plugins if you live in ireland .its got 1channel for free movies and even an iptv plugin ,not bad for the relatively low price .
Pat, where can you get the tv3 plugins?
saw this on a different site MICKAH might work havent tried it ! http://dl.dropbox.com/u/31328853/3player%20Alpha%202.zip

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dreambox/t.v. remote codes(pg 35) http://www.upc.ie/pdf/DVRManual.pdf
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