What is DM8000 HD PVR?

Powerful receiver for digital TV and Radio programs.

Main features are a 400 MHz processor the Dreambox DM8000 supports the Linux TV API


  • MPEG-2 / H.264 decoding
  • 10/100MBit compatible Ethernet Interface
  • DVD support
  • Twin-DVB-S2 tuner
  • optional DVB-C or DVB-T
  • mixable, plug & play
  • big size OLED display   


Technical data

  • 400 MHz MIPS Processor
  • Enigma 2, Linux Operating System
  • brilliant big-size OLED - Display
  • MPEG-2 /H.264 Hardware decoding
  • TWIN DVB-S2 tuner
  • 2 x Plug&Play tuner sockets
       optional for DVB-S, DVB-C or DVB-T
  • 4 x DVB Common-Interface Slot
  • 2 x Smartcard-Reader (Dreamcrypt CA)
  • V.24/RS232 Interface
  • Integrated Compact Flash and SD Card Slot
  • 10/100 MBit compatible Ethernet Interface
  • 3 x USB 2.0 (1 x front, 2 x back)
  • S/PDIF Interface for digital bit stream out (AC-3)
  • 2 x Scart-interfaces
  • S-Video
  • YPrPb (Component)
  • DVI
  • Audio/Video cinch out
  • 128 MByte Flash, 256 MByte RAM
  • 2 x integrated SATA
         - support for internal HDD 3,5" in any capacity
         - support for SATA SlimLine DVD
  • embedded WiFi (Mini-PCI device inl. antenna)
  • unlimited channel lists for TV/Radio
  • channel-change time < 1 second
  • automatic service scan
  • directly bouquet-lists
  • EPG (electronic program guide)
  • Videotext Decoder
  • multiple LNB-Switching control (DiSEqC)
  • OSD in many languages and skin-support


Setup IPTV using XtreamTV plugin in Enigma 2

Install IPTV via autoscript bouquet list on Enigma2

Flashing a new firmware with Browser   (then click here)

Flashing a new firmware with DreamUp  (then click here)

Firmware / Image  Date
Firmware 3.1.0  23.03.2011 

User manual DM8000
(PDF - English for Release from 10.12.2008)


Flash firmware (Image):

DM8000 needs a special format called "nfi", which contains a header (and possibly a CRC) and 3 different partitions (loader, boot, root). You can flash this either with the bootloader directly (using a special HTTP client or using a browser), or using a special version of Dreamup. 
The good news are that you can flash even without a serial cable, you just have to interrupt the boot process by pressing a front panel key.

If you don't have a network, or trashed your second stage loader, you can flash using only a serial cable.

DreamBox DM8000 technical data

Frequency Range 950...2150 MHz
QPSK Demodulation EN 302 307
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 and 8PSK
FEC Viterbi and Reed-Solomon
Viterbirate 1/4, 1/3, 2/5, 1/2, 3/5, 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6, 8/9
Roll-off Factor 35 %

Common-Interface Power Consumption max. 0,3A/5V

Video decoder:
Video Compression MPEG-2 / H.264 and MPEG-1 compatible
Video Standard PAL G/ 25 Hz, NTSC
Video Formats 4:3 / 16:9
Letterbox for 4:3 TV-Device

Audio decoder:
Audiokompression MPEG-1 & MPEG-2 Layer I and II, MP3
Audio Mode Dual (main/sub), Stereo
Frequency: 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 16 kHz, 22.05 kHz, 24 kHz

Output analog:
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, coaxial (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


Serielle Interface RS 232:
Typ 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

USB 2.0 connector (3x)

SATA Interface:
for internal HDD
Compact Flash - Reader
SD Card - Reader

LNB power and polarisation per tuner:
LNB Current 500mA max.; short-circuit-protected
LNB Voltage vertical < 14V no load, > 11,5V at 400mA
LNB Voltage horizontal < 20V no load, > 17,3V at 400mA
LNB power off in Standy mode

Count of active satellite position:
DiSEqC 1.0/1.1/1.2 and USALS (Rotor Control)

Power consumption:
< 30W (in operation, horizontal polarization / 400mA LNB current)
< 25W (in operation, no LNB)
< 10W (Deep-Standby-Mode)

Input voltage:
230V / 50 Hz alternating current +/- 15%
110V / 60 Hz alternating current +/- 15%

Physical specification:
Ambient Temperature +15°C...+35°C
Humidity < 80%
Size (W x D x H): 430 mm x 280 mm x 90 mm
Weight: 3,0 kg  without HDD a. DVD