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    Default Getting Multiroom for free DIY style

    We have 2 boxes and a sky package. I was just wondering (i think i know the answer already) but is there anyway i can set up multi room myself so that i can avoid the £10 a month charge?

    Im happy to do the wiring etc but i am assuming i would need to "tamper/adjust" settings on the 2nd card. Is this possible??


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    No

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    oh ...lol, there was me thinking all these cleaver hackers on here may know a way

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    get 2 x dreamboxes and google cardsharing

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    where is the best/cheapest place to pick them up?

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    Dealextreme

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    Default Re: Getting Multiroom for free DIY style

    Just remember with anything that contravenes Sky's T&C, that there will always be anti measures in place, and that nothing is a given. You will lose the ability for free tv at some point.

    Also a Dreambox is nowhere near as nice to use as a sky box. The missus won't like it. It is very buggy.

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    Default Re: Getting Multiroom for free DIY style

    they have this one on dealextreme:

    Dream DM-Box DM500 V8 DVB-S Standalone Linux Digital Satellite Receiver with LAN Port


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    So would this one be ok? and im not asking how it is done but is card sharing easy to do? also is it easy to link the 2 boxes ?




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    Default Re: Getting Multiroom for free DIY style

    Quote Originally Posted by dannoble82 View Post
    they have this one on dealextreme:

    Dream DM-Box DM500 V8 DVB-S Standalone Linux Digital Satellite Receiver with LAN Port


    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]


    So would this one be ok? and im not asking how it is done but is card sharing easy to do? also is it easy to link the 2 boxes ?
    I'd only take the option of card sharing with people I know and trust, not some so called 'public' server.

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    He has a sub so can share his own card...no need for a server!
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    Default Re: Getting Multiroom for free DIY style

    be awesome if they did a HD one

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    There is a HD Dreambox. I think it's the 800 but don't quote me on that.
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    Default Re: Getting Multiroom for free DIY style

    Quote Originally Posted by EvilBoB View Post
    There is a HD Dreambox. I think it's the 800 but don't quote me on that.
    dm800, dm8000, dm500hd are all HD boxes.

    DM800 has a single tuner and you can fit an internal HDD
    DM8000 has 2 tuners and can have a HDD fitted
    DM500HD has a single tuner and can have an external HDD added.

    If you are looking at a replacement for a Sky HD box then the only one that will cut it is the 8000 as it has 2 tuners. Haven't seen one running so can't comment on the EPG or menu layout and it suitability for the wife but if it's anything like a 800 or 500 it's definitely not suitable as a replacement for a sky box.

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    DM8000 is beast talk to Lou on here he does the best boxes. As much as I love dm500 no epg or now and next guide is a huge put of on that box.
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    Default Re: Getting Multiroom for free DIY style

    Got an 800, here. I'd just like to point out it's no sky replacement. No where near.

    But...


    I have 300 HD sports channels. And that's all I have it for.

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    Default Re: Getting Multiroom for free DIY style

    Quote Originally Posted by Geko View Post
    Got an 800, here. I'd just like to point out it's no sky replacement. No where near.

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    I have 300 HD sports channels. And that's all I have it for.

    300!!!.. Do you have room for a lodger..

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    Default Re: Getting Multiroom for free DIY style

    Quote Originally Posted by Geko View Post
    Got an 800, here. I'd just like to point out it's no sky replacement. No where near.

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    I have 300 HD sports channels. And that's all I have it for.
    No youtube player on a sky box

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    Sorry to hijack, but I have a DM800c which has not been used since VM went, I also have Sky - can I use the DM800c with the sky box?
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    Default Re: Getting Multiroom for free DIY style

    i can decode every package on 28 ,13 an 19.
    i would love to know how you get 300 sports chanels nevmind 300 in hd ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunner View Post
    Sorry to hijack, but I have a DM800c which has not been used since VM went, I also have Sky - can I use the DM800c with the sky box?
    No m8...ethernet port isnt active on a Sky box...you need another dreambox.
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