DM500 HD

What is DM500 HD?

Powerful satellite or cable/terrestrial receiver for digital TV and Radio programs.

Main features are a 400 MHz processor, the Dreambox DM 500 HD supports the Linux TV API

Have a look to HighDefinition TV on your Dreambox 

  • 10/100MBit compatible Ethernet Interface
  • HDMI connector

Technical Features

  •  400 MHz MIPS Processor
  •  Enigma 2, Linux Operating System
  •  2 LED status
  •  MPEG-2 / H.264 Hardware decoding
  •  Tuner: DVB-S2 or DVB-C/T
  •  1 x Smartcard-Reader (Dreamcrypt CA)
  •  Mini USB for Service and software update
  •  10/100Mbit Ethernet Interface
  •  1 x Scart (RGB, FBAS, YUV or S-Video)
  •  HDMI
  •  analog modem
  •  S/PDIF Interface for digital bit stream out (AC-3)
  •  64 MByte Flash, 256 MByte RAM
  •  unlimited channel lists for TV/Radio
  •  channel-change time < 1 second
  •  automatic service scan
  •  directly bouquet-lists
  •  EPG (electronic program guide)
  •  multiple LNB-Switching control (supports DiSEqC)
  •  OSD in many languages and skin-support
  •  Videotext Decoder
  •  an external 12V power supply

  DM500 HD

Setup IPTV using XtreamTV plugin in Enigma 2

Install IPTV via autoscript bouquet list on Enigma2

Flashing a new firmware (image)

Flashing a new firmware with Browser (click here)

Flashing a new firmware with DreamUp (click here)

USB to UART Treiber 

The USB to UART drivers are required for device operation as a Virtual COM Port to facilitate host communication with the DM500HD.



Firmware / Image


Release 3.1.0



User manual DM500 HD
(PDF – English)

DreamBox DM500 HD technical data

DVB-S / DVB-S2 tuner:
Frequency Range  950 …. 2150 MHz
Demodulation DVB-S (QPSK); DVB-S2 (8PSK, QPSK)
Symbol rate DVB-S: 2 … 45 Mbaud/s, SCPC/ MCPC
DVB-S2: 10 – 31 Mbaud/s (8PSK) , 10 –30 Mbaud/s (QPSK)

Also now available DVB-C/T hybrid tuner version!

Video decoder:
Video Compression MPEG-2 and MPEG-1 compatible, H.264
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, Toslink

Ausgang Video:
Ausgangspegel FBAS 1 Vss +/- 0.3 dB an 75 Ohm

Video parameter:
Input Level FBAS 1 Vss +/- 0.3 dB on 75 Ohm
Teletext filter in conformity with ETS 300 472 Standard

Output: FBAS, YUV, RGB, S-Video

MiniUSB service connector
Function: Firmware update

10/100 MBit compatible interface
Function: Firmware update

Analoge modem:
analoge modem for Internet connection

LNB power and polarisation DVB-S/S2 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

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

Power consumption:
< 12W at 12V in operation
< 1W in standby

External PSU
110-240V AC / 50-60Hz / 0,6A
12V = / 3,0A

Physical specification:
Ambient Temperature +15°C…+35°C
Humidity < 80%
Size (W x D x H): 195 mm x 130 mm x 40 mm
Weight: 0,7 kg

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