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how to download a channels list for your dreambox

You can rearrange the channels on your Dreambox to make them easier to navigate but why bother when someone else has already done this for you? This quick guide will have you up and running with a new channel list in a few minutes.

1. Download dreamboxedit from http://dreambox.happyllama.com/ as a zip file
2. Extract the files to a working directory (I used C:/Program Files/Dreamboxedit/ on my PC)
3. Create a working directory for the data files. For simplicity I used C:/Program Files/Dreamboxedit/Data/
4. Download the channel list you want to use from the tm9100.co.uk board at http://www.vhannibal.net or whatever source you prefer
5. Extract the channel list files to your new working directory
6. Launch dreamboxedit.exe

7. On the Profiles tab under Options, change the IP address of Dreambox to the IP address of your Dreambox and click Test IP Connection to confirm that this worked.
8. Change the Password on Dreambox to your Dreambox password (dreambox is the default on manufacturer images).
9. Click Test Username / Password to confirm everything is working so far!
10. Select the file path by choosing the appropriate version for your Enigma firmware. For example if you have a DM 500s, you need to select Satellite receiver. Other models such as DM 500HD and DM 800HD select New Enigma2 settings.
11. If everything works, click the Save button to save this as your default profile
12. You will now be at the dreamboxedit main screen.

13. Click the FTP Button to load the FTP screen and type the name of your working directory, in my case Data.

14. Click the Back button to return to the main screen and click the folder icon to open a listing of files in your working directory. From this list select the channel list you downloaded earlier and click OK.
15. You should now return to the main screen with your chosen channel list loaded
16. Edit the channel list if required. The most likely edit you will want to do is to sort the Services screen by satellite (Just by clicking the headingSatellite) and then deleting all services for those satellites that you are not able to recieve. Deleting the channel from the services list will also remove it from the bouquets.
17. Once you are happy with the look of your channel list, click the FTP button once more and click the Send Files to Dreambox button.
18. If you have edited the list you will be prompted to save the changes you made, just accept this.
19. Once the FTP completes succesfully, click the Reload settings on Dreambox button to activate the new channel list on your Dreambox
20. Once the FTP log shows the message “Second of two steps completed. Reload command ready.” you are ready to use your new channel list.
21. Press up or down on the bouquet button on the Dreambox remote to load the bouquet menu and press the blue button to select User Bouquets and there you have your shiny new channel list

ThinkPads get Broadwell and break the 100 million mark

Lenovo says it’s crossed a huge milestone with its ThinkPad line that’s impressive even if you say it without the Dr. Evil pinkie to the lips: 100 million.

That sales figure, of course, goes all the way back to 1992 and the ThinkPad 700 when Big Blue was hawking the line.

IBM, as we all know, gave up on the PC in 2004 and sold its PC division to Lenovo in a move that was first seen as prescient, but these days might be seen as trading away a graying quarterback who then goes on to win the Super Bowl the next season. Current events record Lenovo as the top PC vendor in the world, selling one out of every five PCs, while IBM has been in the doldrums for the last couple of years.

To mark the event, Lenovo said it actually pulled out ThinkPad No. 100,000,000, named it Eve and will be letting her (yes, it’s a she) Tweet throughout the year. I’m hoping to snap a selfie with Eve at CES.

Lenovo is also apparently celebrating by giving its ThinkPad lineup a refresh using Intel’s latest 5th-generation CPUs. That’s pre-announcement-speak for Broadwell, of course.

The most notable refresh is the benchmark for most commercial Ultrabooks: the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

 

For the most part the ThinkPad X1 Carbon hasn’t changed much in external appearance since 2012, when it was first shipped with Intel 3rd-gen Ivy Bridge chips. The X1 Carbon saw one refresh last year with a 4th-gen Haswell Intel CPU, and now Lenovo is back with a 5th-gen Intel CPU version. Broadwell’s big promise is slightly better CPU performance, a better GPU and longer battery life, too. Lenovo says the X1 Carbon will hit 10 hours of run time on a charge.

Although it looks almost exactly the same, the latest ThinkPad X1 Carbon does offer some differences. The top-end screen is still a 14-inch, 2560×1440 touch-enabled IPS panel, but the lower-resolution screen is now 1920×1080 instead of 1600×900. The keyboard is modified slightly (maybe an actual caps lock so we can scream in emails?), and an improved click pad appears as well.

Lenovo says it is now also offering a PCIe-based SSD, but we’re not clear on how that’s changed from the previous model’s M.2 SSD. I’ll let you know if I’m able to dig more info out of Lenovo during the chaos of CES.

Weight remains the same at 2.87 lbs, and Lenovo still claims the X1 Carbon is the “lightest 14-inch Ultrabook around.” The price of the X1 Carbon starts at $1,250 and moves up as you ladle on options.

 

Other ThinkPads get buff

I like the ThinkPad X1 Carbon as much as the next nerd, but others ThinkPads also get the Broadwell love—namely, the rest of the X, T, L and E series. So $1,149 ThinkPad X250? Take a 5th-gen CPU too. T450s and T450? ($1,099 and $849), you, too. Budget ThinkPad E450 and E550 (starting at $599) will offer Broadwell for you as well! Unfortunately you won’t be buying these updated ThinkPads immediately: Lenovo says it won’t have the units available until next month. Further details of any changes to these units weren’t disclosed by Lenovo before CES kicked off.

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The ThinkVision X24 is aimed at business customers who apparently care what a computer monitor looks like.

It’s not all about ThinkPads, either. Lenovo is also introducing the ThinkVision X24 monitor, aimed—surprisingly—at business customers who apparently don’t want their monitors to look like they came out of a 1990s movie.

The ThinkVision X24 is 7.5mm at its thinnest section and offers a 1920×1080 resolution with HDMI and DisplayPort inputs, which we’re going to assume are HDMI 1.4 and DisplayPort 1.2 respectively. The monitor will start at $250.

The Withings Activité Pop is a cheaper brand of beautiful fitness-tracking wristwatch

The Withings Activité is a watch. A Swiss Made watch, much like the ones we’ve been wearing for decades — only slightly smarter. At $450, it’s a serious purchase, an investment in quality. Now Withings has tweaked the formula a bit. The Activité Pop, which was just announced at CES 2015, is a $149.95 wristwatch made more for the Timex wearer.

The Pop comes in three colors: Azure, Shark Gray, and Sand. Which is to say it comes in black, blue, and beige. (There are other strap colors, too.) You won’t find “Swiss Made” anywhere on these devices, because they’re not nearly as high-end as the Activité; they’re made of PVD-coated metal, a standard material in many mid-range watches, along with a silicone strap. The watch is water-resistant up to 30 meters, and its battery lasts up to eight months.

The looks are different, but the Activité’s functionality all carries over to the Pop. It’s designed to tell the time, of course, with a simple face and two dials to help you keep track of everything. While you wear it, it’s invisibly tracking your sleep, your steps, and your swimming. It syncs to Withings’ Health Mate app to help you track everything, though it’s iOS-only for now. (Android support is apparently still coming soon.) In a lot of ways, a slightly lower-end device makes sense; on the Activité, when you want to run or swim you have to swap straps, but the Pop can handle anything as-is.

The Pop will be on sale at Best Buy, starting January 5th. It proves Withings is on to something with the Activité lineup, and the best thing about the Pop is that it makes the idea — a great-looking watch that just happens to do a little more — accessible to a market that can’t or won’t spend $450 on a watch. Oh, and the blue looks pretty great.

Roku to stream 4K Ultra HD Netflix on future models

CES is a prime occasion for all parts of the TV industry to promote the slow but inevitable march to 4K becoming widely adopted, from TV manufacturers to content providers. This year, Roku is among the companies making 4K a priority — the company has just announced that it plans to support 4K Ultra HD streaming in future models. To start pushing the format forward, the company has built a Roku TV reference model to license out to smart TV manufacturers, and Chinese manufacturing giant TCL has been announced as the first partner who’ll build 4K TVs running the Roku TV platform.

Naturally, Roku will need 4K content, and Netflix is being announced as its first 4K streaming content provider. It’s a logical choice, given how Netflix has been one of the first supporters and distributors of popular 4K video, even though its selection is still rather limited. Of course, Roku hasn’t said when we can expect to see models that support the 4K resolution, so by the time they launch Netflix may have filled out its content selection a bit more.

THERE’S NO WORD YET ON WHEN THESE NEW 4K-CAPABLE MODELS WILL LAUNCH

In addition to its new 4K push, Roku also announced the expansion of the Roku TV platform with two new hardware partners. Best Buy’s Insignia brand will start offering Roku TV on select models starting this spring. Haier is also planning to include Roku TV on some of its smart TVs, but they won’t be available until Q3 of this year. Still, Haier is a natural partner for Roku — the company was one of the first to put its weight behind the Roku streaming stick at CES 2013. While the wide variety of devices like Roku and its competitors means that it isn’t terribly essential to have a great smart TV platform built into your TV set, it’s definitely a positive move to see more companies embracing popular platforms like Roku rather than building their own (often substandard) solutions.

Withings launches Activité Pop, a $150 version of its $450 fitness-tracking wristwatch

Nvidia announces Tegra X1 SoC with Maxwell-based GPU

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA—Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang took to the stage this evening to kick off the company’s CES. His first announcement was something that should interest mobile gamers—the new Tegra X1 SoC, a new chip with a GPU based on Nvidia’s new Maxwell architecture.

The X1 is a follow-up to the Tegra K1, the first of Nvidia’s mobile chips to unify its mobile and desktop GPU architectures. Both the quad-core 32-bit version and the dual-core 64-bit version of the K1 included a Kepler GPU with 192 cores, the same number as a low-end desktop GeForce card. Nvidia emphasized the fact that both desktop and mobile chips supported all the same APIs, theoretically reducing the amount of work that developers would have to do to port a game from the PC to a phone or tablet.

The X1 switches that GPU out for a 256-core Maxwell GPU, the same core count and architecture as a GeForce 830M. Like desktop Maxwell chips, it supports DirectX 11.2 and OpenGL 4.5, and it will be able to support DirectX 12 when that API is released. We know much less about the CPU, which is an eight-core design that combines two sets of four cores. That arrangement implies that it’s an ARM Cortex A57 and A53 design in a big.LITTLE configuration, which would mean a departure from Nvidia’s custom Denver CPU architecture—we’ll do more digging and give you more information on the CPU cores as we have it.

Update: Nvidia’s press release confirms that the company isn’t using a custom-designed CPU architecture for the X1—it is in fact a combination of 64-bit ARM Cortex A57 and A53 cores. Like theSnapdragon 810, the X1 will use the four A57 cores for tasks that need a lot of speed, and the A53 cores will handle lower-priority tasks in order to save power. It’s always odd when a chipmaker backs away from a custom architecture given the cost and time involved in chip design, and it’s not clear whether Nvidia is abandoning its CPU ambitions or if this is just an anomaly. The X1 is built on a 20nm manufacturing process, most likely from longtime Nvidia foundry TSMC.

Huang played up the X1’s compute power during the presentation, and claims that it’s capable of up to 1 teraFLOP of performance using the 16-bit floating point format. The SoC also supports 4K h.265 (HEVC) video encoding and decoding at 60 frames per second.

Enlarge / Jen-Hsun Huang with the Nvidia Drive CX.
Lee Hutchinson.

Though the chip will presumably show up in some high-end mobile devices, Nvidia spent most of its presentation focusing on in-car entertainment, navigation, and auto-pilot systems. One of the first products to use the X1 will be the Nvidia Drive CX, a “digital cockpit computer” intended for cars. It can drive multiple high-resolution displays and virtual machines at once, and supports Android, QNX, and Linux operating systems. The box is designed for cars that use multiple screens to drive multiple interfaces at once.

The devices also come with Nvidia-made software called Drive Studio, which can simulate a car’s cockpit—the company showed off a lengthy demo of a rendered 3D speedometer that carmakers and users can change to fit in with the materials and design of the rest of the dashboard.

Enlarge / The Nvidia Drive PX.
Lee Hutchinson

Nvidia also announced the Nvidia Drive PX, an “auto-pilot car computer” powered by a pair of Tegra X1s. Used in conjunction with up to 12 separate HD cameras, a car with the Drive PX can build an “environment model” that it can use to “see” and “understand” its surroundings—it can supposedly detect other vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists, road signs, and other information. Using something Nvidia calls “deep learning,” the system can be trained to detect partially obscured pedestrians, whether school buses or ambulances are flashing their lights, and other context-sensitive things that a real driver might see and respond to.

All of this data is then used to help the car automatically perform pathfinding and help drivers avoid collisions. Huang hopes that the PX can help even lower-end cars perform these kinds of tasks—most current driver assistance systems are confined to high-end vehicles.

how to set up Firmware: Evolution.1-dm800se-20120124-Sim210.84.b.riyad66 (Dreambox Dm800SE)

Name :

  • Evolution.1-dm800se-20120124-Sim210.84.b.riyad66

Box :

  • Dream Multimedia Dreambox Dm800SE

Compatibility :

  • Dm800SE
  • Enigma 2

Information :

  • enigma2: Release exp
  • Machine: Dreambox dm800se
  • Date: 20140124
  • MD5: cc11d5143fc81c27e7ea0441c5010f30
  • EvolutionPlugin-v1.0 thanks

Enigma patched by ramiMAHER thanks

  • image patched by riyad66
  • secondstage is 84b sim2
  • bootlogo sim2 fractal by riyad66

Plugins :

  • Spinner
  • ::TSpanel4.6 default::
  • ProtonTools
  • WebInterface

 

 

how to Firmware: Vu+/Vusolo & DM800SE (12.22-Sim210-84.B.riyad66.nfi)

Firmware: Vu+/Vusolo & DM800SE (12.22-Sim210-84.B.riyad66.nfi)

Name:

  • vuplus-image-vusolo-20111222181401

Has been modified to run on Internal and External Flash Dreambox 800 hd sim2 84 b These images it experimental

  • enigma 20111221
  • image experi 20111221
  • Secondstageloader 84b sim210
  • driver: 09.11.2011 original
  • bootlogo dreamoem sim2
  • skin_default,Alien_HD
  • TSpanel4.1 default
  • VTIPanel

Softcams :

  • CCcam 2.3.0
  • CCcam 2.2.1

Extensions :

  • dFlash
  • Quickbutton
  • FanControl2
  • Filebrowser
  • Filebrowser
  • TSFlashBackup
  • TSpanel

SystemPlugins :

  • AutomaticTimerlistCleanup
  • AutomaticVolumeAdjustment
  • CleanupWizard
  • CommonInterfaceAssignment
  • AutoResolution
  • DeviceManager
  • Fancontrol
  • NetworkBrowser
  • NetworkWizard
  • VideoEnhancement
  • Videomode
  • VideoTune
  • VTIPanel
  • WirelessLan
  • WirelessLanSetup


 

how to Flashing a new firmware image onto the Dreambox DM7020

A  guide to flash a new firmware image to the Dreambox DM7020 satellite receiver using the tool DreamUp.

Official DreamMultimedia DreamUP

First disconnect the box from main power
start the program “DreamUp


select: comport 1 or 2
use network
if network: enter the local IP from your PC, enter a remote IP for your Box


press the “Connect” – button
and then connect the box to main power
please wait now


after the flash loader is transfered into the Box select the firmware by pressing
the “Flash” – button


select the firmware and click “open”


upload starts now, please wait


Box is flashing the new firmware into the flash memory, please wait


flashing done, press “OK”
press “disconnect then exit”
restart the box

How to manually add a single channel (Dreambox DM500S/DM800DM7020,DM8000 & Clones)

This guide covers how to add a single channel manually to your Dreambox DM500S/DM800 or compatible/clone satellite based Enigma 1 or 2 receiver.

How to manually add a new channel?

Menu-Setup-searching service-manual scan

For example, I took a new channel packages TeamSat BH – RTRS

select the satellite and the parameters for the channel (network scan – YES) and click OK to search

Now exit to the image and then open the bouquet – satellite

Click the MENU button on the channel and add service to bouquet

select the bouquet you want (eg favorites)

Now the channel is transferred to the bouquet favorites. go to the bouquet and if you want to move the channel to a specific place again click menu on the channel and turn MOVE MODE

click on the same channel will change color, which means that it can move to where you want

clicking again channel remains at the place where you want to