DreamBox 7020 For Newbies

DreamBox 7020 for Newbies 1.6
By Randandy
With Sections by Craniel, Maxgen,
Philmakrakin, and Manxx.
Guide for the Correct Setup of the
DreamBox 7020-S
Powered by www.DBNation.tv
Contents
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Section 8
Section 9
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Quick Start Guide
Recommended Equipment and
Software
Using DreamUp (Rarely Necessary)
Initial Set-Up
Configuring Your Network
Using DCC to Load Keys
Uploading Service Lists and Satellite
Settings
Satellite Configuration
Using FlashWizard for Backups and
Multiboot (Not Available for 7020 yet)
Adding Services Manually
NFS Drives and Recording
EMUs and Encryption
Scanning Satellites
Primer on Skins
DreamNetCast Internet Radio
JukeBox
BitControl Streaming
Links
Introduction
Congratulations on your new DreamBox purchase. You have
already shown good judgment just by making this selection.
The DreamBox is not “Plug and Play” but is also not rocket
science. You should be familiar with simple Windows
commands and be willing to become comfortable with Windows.
This How To is designed to guide a beginner through all the
steps necessary to watch TV as well as mentioning more
advanced features.
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Your new DreamBox will come preconfigured with an older
official image from DREAM Multimedia. This will work great for
FTA (Free-To-Air channels) and with modification will allow
viewing of encrypted channels. Most DreamBox owners use
private images. This Guide will discuss the use of the Pi (DBF)
images from Germany but will also answer your general
questions about other images.
First you will need to configure the DreamBox so you can
communicate with it. A network is by far the recommended
mode of communication with your DreamBox. The network
actually isn’t absolutely necessary since the DreamBox can be
flashed via its Crossover LAN cable (not a standard Ethernet
cable) but a network makes life much easier and is highly
desirable. Much of the software used to program your
DreamBox will require a network or a crossover cable. A
crossover cable is only for those too cheap or lazy to setup a
home network and connects directly from the DreamBox
Ethernet port to your PC’s Ethernet port.
This Guide is based on the Pi image. Further explanation of the
menu items can be found in /var/docs after installation.
Disclaimer: We, in no way, encourage or condone the usage of
the DreamBox for illegal satellite viewing. This guide is for
educational use only and is not intended to assist in the theft of
satellite signals.
Section 1
Quick Start Guide
1. Download the latest official image that you can find on:
http://developer.elitedvb.net/imagepoll.php.
2. Download th latest Pi image that is in the forum at
http://www.dbnation.tv.
3. Connect your DreamBox to your Router via an ethernet
cable and go ahead and connect to your TV. You MUST
ASSIGN THIS IP by DHCP/Router or by Null Modem cable
before flashing your DreamBox 7020! (What? No router?
Do yourself a favor and get one or assign the IP address
with your Null Modem cable and HyperTerminal. Click
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here for directions for assigning the IP address using the
Null Modem cable.)
4. Hold the "Down" button and turn on the DreamBox. The
screen will say "Stop" and you will see the IP settings for
your DreamBox on the LCD screen.
5. Start your internet browser and type in the following url:
http://yourIPsettings. Ie: http://192.168.0.101.
6. You will see:
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7. Click "firmware upgrade".
8. Browse to the official image that you downloaded.
9. Click "Flash" and it will begin the process and let you know
when completed.
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10.
Turn off the DreamBox.
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Start over at step #4 above with the private image of
your choice. In this Guide that is the DBF Pi image.
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Turn the DreamBox off and then back on to restart
after you have flashed the DreamBox with the DBF image.
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NO FLASH ERASE IS NEEDED WITH THE 7020.
From this point on the setup is exactly like
the DreamBox 7000.
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The boot logo will be flickering when the DreamBox is
booting because it boots up in PAL mode instead of NTSC.
Press the right arrow on your remote 3 times to change to
NTSC mode.
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You may also select Svideo or component video at
this point or do it later under AV settings. Press "OK".
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Select your language and timezone as you go along.
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Press the "Menu" button and go to "Setup". The
menu will be low on the screen and difficult to read until
you change the skin below.
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18. Go to "System Settings" to make sure you have all your
"A/V Settings" are correct.
19. Go to OSD Settings to select one of the SimpleSpace
NTSC skins.
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20.Configure "Communications" in "Expert Setup" and make
sure you have chosen NTSC and English so you can use
DreamBox Control Center and DreamBoxEdit as described
later in this Guide.
21. Load the most recent DB Nation Service List (channel list)
from our forum. Right now there is an unusual glitch with
the channel lists so please use the DB Nation channel list
for the 7020. Anytime you scan transponders you erase
info in the service list. Dish Network transponders cannot
be scanned so don't try. If the desired satellites are in the
service list on this forum use it. If you need to add
satellites, scan them in one at a time using automatic
scan.
22.Setup ‘Satellite Configuration’.
23. Reload DB Nation service list.
This will get you the free-to-air channels. If you plan to
test other channels (which we don't encourage or
condone your doing) then you need to install an emu and
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apply keys. The key files are SoftCam.Key and
AutoRoll.Key for Radegast and Autoupdate, camd_cfg,
Keylist, replace.list, and thirteen nagra files for Evocamd.
These file names are case-sensitive! Most people in
North America use Evocamd.
24. Install your Emu.
25. Install the keys.
Error Messages:
If the screen says ‘Service not Found’ then you need to
correct your setup of satellites in Satellite Configuation, FTP
a new Service/Channel list to the DreamBox, replace your
switches, or check your wiring.
If the screen is black without messages then you have an
emu problem and need to check where you FTP'ed the "Key"
files and/or reboot.
Section 2
Recommended Equipment and Software
Equipment:
1. Null modem cable (make your own if you want) though I
you will only need it to assign an IP for initial flashing if
you don’t have a router and if you destroy two boot
loaders on your DreamBox 7020.
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2. SCART adapter if you want component video or Svideo.
The 7020 comes with RCA composite out connectors.
OR
Composite
SVideo
3. LAN so you can connect to your Box from a PC and so you
can get to the internet. You can use the crossover cable if
you cannot get a LAN going.
5. A computer on the LAN with hard drive space on which to
set up an NFS drive or a hard drive in the DreamBox itself.
This is only necessary if you plan to record shows.
Software:
1. Newest DreamBox for Newbies file from this forum or from
www.dreamboxfornewbies.org.
2. DreamBoxEdit (1.85 is the current release.)
3. DreamBox Control Center (DCC 2.4 is the current release.)
4. DreamUp 7020(http://www.dm7020.de/ though I doubt
you will need it.
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5. Most current DB Nation Service/Channel list from the
Channel List section of DB Nation Forum.
6. Private image of your choice. (This Guide is written
specifically for the DBF images but can be used for any
image with minimal modifications.)
7. You also need the latest Official image from the
manufacturer.
http://developer.elitedvb.net/imagepoll.php.
Section 3
Using DreamUp
Purpose: DreamUp is used to put the initial factory image on
your DreamBox and to fix a DreamBox that is frozen.
When the situation seems hopeless, use DreamUp. I
don’t believe this section is going to be necessary so
I am not going to include until I see otherwise.
Section 4
Initial Set-Up
After turning on your DreamBox for the first time you should
see this screen:
1. Use your remote to change from the default, which is PAL,
to NTSC. You will also be asked to select your primary
language next, which will be English for most of us.
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2. You will see the DiSEqC Configuration screen next but we
are not ready to do this yet so press the “Exit” button
several times.
3. Now press the “Menu” button on your remote and find
“Settings” then “System Settings” and finally “AV Settings”
and choose the correct configuration for your TV. i.e.
RGB, SVideo The incorrect choice may give you black
and white viewing.
4. Press the “Up” arrow on the remote to go to “Time
Settings” and press “OK”. Choose Time Zone and choose
yours. Press the Green button or arrow down to the
“save” box and press “OK” to save your time zone. You
will be asked if you want to “Restart Now” and you will
press “OK” to do so.
Section 5
Configuring Your Network
Equipment:
1. Router or Switch.
2. PC with NIC (ethernet card).
3. CAT5 cable connecting the PC to your Router and your
DreamBox to the Router. You can use a wireless
LAN/Bridge in place of the hard-wired system if you
prefer. (A crossover cable also works for those too cheap
or lazy to construct a home network.)
Procedure:
1. Determine your Network settings.
a. You will need the IP address of your Router and
decide what IP you plan to use for the DreamBox.
We recommend using 192.168.0.24 for your
DreamBox since some software comes preconfigured
with that IP.
b. Your DreamBox and Router must have the same
numbers in the first 3 sections of their IPs. i.e. If
your Router is 192.168.0.1 use 192.168.0.24 for your
DreamBox. If the router is 220.120.34.6 then use
220.120.34.24 for your DreamBox.
c. If you are not sure of your network settings you can
find them from your PC. Go to Start and click “Run”
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and enter “cmd” in the blank without the quotes. At
the prompt, enter ipconfig. IP Address is the address
of the PC you are on. Subnet mask you will use
later. Default Gateway you will also use later. (This
should be your router IP also.)
2. Press the “Menu” button to bring up the toolbar at the
bottom of the screen. Look for the “Setup” icon and press
OK. Go to “Expert Setup” then “Communication Setup”.
3. Here you will enter the addresses for your network so you
can communicate with the DreamBox from other PCs and
so you can get to the internet from the DreamBox if
needed. This can also be setup as DHCP. If you plan to
do this, you shouldn’t need to ask how.
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DHCP: Uncheck this box or you won’t be able to fill in the
following blanks.
IP: Is the IP of your DreamBox. Assign it as described above.
Usually, 192.168.0.24.
Netmask: Just about always 255.255.255.0.
Type: LAN
Nameserver: Is usually the IP of your Router. Usually
192.168.0.1.
Gateway: Is usually the IP of your Router. Usually
192.168.0.1.
Be sure to check the “Enable Network” box and select save by
pressing the Green button or highlighting “save” and pressing
“OK”.
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Section 6
Using DCC to Load Keys
Procedure for images with Evocamd:
1. Download Autoupdate.Key, Keylist.txt, and
replace.list.
2. Start DCC.
3. Click FTP tab at left.
4. Browse through the right side pane until you find the three
key files. (camd_cfg should already be there.)
5. Double click on “var” on left side and then double click on
“keys” to open /var/keys.
6. Highlight one of these four files and click the leftward
pointing arrow between the DreamBox and the PC pane to
send the file to the DreamBox.
7. Repeat with the other files.
8. Make sure the capitalization is correct; it does matter.
9. Then press the upward pointing green arrow located at the
top of the area between the left and right panes. This will
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take you up one file hierarchy to “/var”. Now double click
on “scce” to open /var/scce.
10.
Find the 13 “nagra” key files on your PC in the right
pane of your DCC.
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Highlight one of these three files and click the
leftward pointing arrow between the DreamBox and the PC
pane to send the file to the DreamBox.
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Repeat with the other files.
13.
Make sure the capitalization is correct; it does
matter.
Procedure for images with Newcamd:
1. Use DCC as described above and transfer the keylist,
rsakeylist, mappings, nagraepr10, nagraram10,
nagrarom10, nagraepr3, nagraram3, nagrarom3,
and nagrarom3ext to the /var/tuxbox/scce folder not
/var/scce. You can transfer them all if you like but the
“7”s aren’t used right now. This keylist is different from
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Evocamd’s keylist.txt. Newcamd does not use /var/keys
at all.
Procedure for images with Radegast:
1. Download SoftCam.Key and AutoRoll.Key.
2. Start DCC.
3. Click FTP tab at left.
4. Browse through the right side pane until you find the two
key files.
5. Double click on “var” on left side and then double click on
“keys” to open /var/keys.
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6. Highlight one of the “.Key” files and click the leftward
pointing arrow between the DreamBox and the PC pane to
send the file to the DreamBox.
7. Repeat with the other file.
8. Make sure the capitalization is correct; it does matter.
(SoftCam.Key and AutoRoll.Key)
Section 7
Uploading Service Lists and Satellite Settings
Your DreamBox will be loaded with a satellites.xml file from
Europe so you will not be able to select the North American
satellites until you have replaced that file. This file is part of
the Service List. The Service List, or Channel List as most
people refer to it, contains all of the transponder and channel
information necessary to tune channels. The current images
are not capable of scanning Dish Network satellites correctly so
we use other equipment to scan satellites and make service
lists. The newest DB Nation Service List will always be in the
forum under Channel Lists. Once you scan a satellite with the
DreamBox, it automatically replaces the information that was
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there. In other words, it DELETES the service list information
for that satellite.
The uploading and backing up of these settings is performed
with a program called DreamBoxEdit as well as others that are
available. DreamBoxEdit allows you to make changes to your
service or channel list manually as well as allowing you to use a
stock list from our forum. This program allows you to make
lists of favorites called “Bouquets”. You will backup your
Bouquets and Services with this program.
Procedure:
1. Download the newest DB Nation Service list from our
forum.
2. Launch the DreamBoxEdit program and open the folder to
which you extracted the files.
3. You will see something like the above screen. Click
the FTP tab.
4. In the next window, make sure the IP Address of
your DreamBox is correct.
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5. Click “Send Files to Dreambox”.
6. It will say Reload Settings or Reboot. Click “Reload
settings on Dreambox”.
• You will now be able to select North American satellites
and proceed to the next step.
• Anytime you change your satellite configuration settings,
as we will explain in the next section, you will need to
reload your Service List.
Section 8
Satellite Configuration
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Multiple LNBs can be handled by the LNB on a fixed dish as with
a T90 which can tune as many as 16 satellites.......
http://www.dreamboxfornewbies.org/Aiming a Toroidal Dish T90 and T55.pdf. for help with aiming the T90.
Or a rotor which will turn a dish with a circular and linear LNB
to tune every satellite within its arc.
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A: Fixed Dish Configuration
We will provide you with an example to demonstrate how this
should be done. This example will be for 4 LNBs connected to a
4x1 DiSEqC switch tuning satellites at 82, 91, 110, and 119
degrees.
We will assume that you have your dish aligned correctly and
that you have LNBs aimed at these 4 satellites connected by
RG6 cables to a 4x1 switch.
1. Connect 82 to Input 1.
2. Connect 91 to Input 2.
3. Connect 110 to Input 3.
4. Connect 119 to Input 4.
5. Connect an RG6 cable to the “Receiver” output post on the
switch and connect to the “In” post on the DreamBox
Procedure:
1. Using the remote control press “Menu” and go to Settings
then Service Searching then Satellite Configuration to this
screen.
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2. Choose “non-standard user defined configuration”
from the top drop-down menu.
3. Choose your desired satellite – 82 in this example.
4. Select LNB0 and press the OK button. Do not make any
other changes to this page.
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5. At this new screen, change the LOF/H value to “11250”.
All other items should stay at their default values.
6. Press the Blue button to take you to the next page.
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7. Change DiSEqC Mode to 1.0.
8. Change DiSEqC Parameter to A/A.
9. Press the Green button or arrow down to the “save” box
and save the changes you have just made.
10. Press the Yellow button to add another satellite and
repeat this procedure to add all 4 satellites with the following
settings:
Satellite
LOF/H
Toneburst
DiSEqC
Mode
DiSEqC
Parameter
82
91
110
119
11250
11250
11250
11250
None
None
None
None
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
A/A
A/B
B/A
B/B
11. Press the Green button or arrow down to the “save” box
and save the changes you have just made on the page that
lists all the satellites to complete this configuration.
12. Now backup your hard work with FlashWizard.
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Now that you an expert and want more than 4 satellites you
may want to extrapolate these directions to 8 (or even more)
satellites if you have a T90.
For 8 Satellite positions:
- 1 Spaun DiSEqC uncommitted switch - SUR 220F or 420F
- 2 Spaun DiSEqC switches - SAR 411F
- 8 LNBs
LNB
Toneburst DiSEqC
Mode
Switch
Swap
DiSEqC
Parameter Input Command
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
A/A
A/B
B/A
B/B
A/A
A/B
B/A
B/B
1.1
1.1
1.1
1.1
1.1
1.1
1.1
1.1
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
2
+
+
+
+
+
+
+
+
Tips:
• LOF/H is 11250 for circular LNBs like we use for DISH,
DirecTV, and Bell ExpressVu. (No, the DreamBox cannot
receive DirecTV.
• LOF/H is 10600 or 10750 for linear LNBs like we use for
97, 105, and 121. (Standards are 10750; Universals are
10600)
• If your RG6 run is fairly long, adding ‘Repeat’ of ‘one’ on
the page with DiSEqC 1.1 settings will help.
Go to http://www.dreamboxfornewbies.org/wiring.htm for
diagrams explaining how to wire different combinations of
satellites and LNBs with a fixed dish.
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B. Rotor Dish Configuration
We will provide you with an example to demonstrate how this
should be done. This example will be for 2 LNBs, one linear
standard and one circular, connected to a 22kHz switch tuning
satellites at 82, 91, 110, 119, 148, 97, 105, and 121 degrees.
Equipment:
1. 30 inch or larger dish with a circular LNB for R and L
polarization and linear standard LNB for H and V
polarization. A universal linear LNB will not work with the
22kHz switch.
2. 22kHz switch. (A DiSEqC switch will also work but a
simple on and off switch such as a 22kHz switch will work
just as well.)
3. Rotor. We recommend the Stab HH series. Some of the
others lose position memory.
Procedure:
1. Mount the dish and make sure everything is level and
plumb.
2. Install the linear LNB in the center of the dish.
3. Install the circular LNB just to the left of the linear LNB as
you are looking at the front of the dish.
4. Connect the circular LNB to the ‘OFF’ pole of the switch
and the linear LNB to the ‘ON’ pole of the switch.
5. Connect the RG6 cable from the switch to the Rotor and
another from the Rotor to the DreamBox.
6. Aim the dish in the approximate direction of your first
satellite.
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Satellite Configuration for those with Rotors
Procedure:
1. Using the remote control press “Menu” and go to
Settings then Service Searching then Satellite
Configuration.
2. Choose “many satellites via DiSEqC Rotor” from the
top drop-down menu.
3. Let’s make the circular polarized LNB = LNB0 and the
linear LNB = LNB1.
4. Choose your first desired satellite – 119W in this
example because it has a very strong signal.
5. Select LNB0 and press the OK button. Do not make
any other changes to this page.
6. At this new screen, change the LOF/H value to
“11250”. All other items should stay at their default
values.
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7. Press the Blue button to take you to the next page.
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8. Change DiSEqC Mode to 1.2.
9. Change DiSEqC Parameter to A/A.
10. Press the Green button or the down arrow button to
the “Save” box and save the changes you have just
made.
11. Press the Yellow button to add another satellite and
repeat this procedure to add all of the satellites
requiring circular LNBs (R or L polarization) with the
following settings:
Satellite 22kHz LOF/H Toneburst DiSEqC
Mode
DiSEqC
Parameter
61.5
82
91
110
119
148
A/A
A/A
A/A
A/A
A/A
A/A
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
11250
11250
11250
11250
11250
11250
None
None
None
None
None
None
1.2
1.2
1.2
1.2
1.2
1.2
12. Then use the above procedure to add all of the
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satellites requiring linear LNBs (V or H polarization).
13. Use “10750” for the LOF/H.
Satellite 22kHz
LOF/H
97
105
121
10750
10750
10750
On
On
On
Toneburst
None
None
None
DiSEqC
Mode
DiSEqC
Parameter
1.2
1.2
1.2
A/A
A/A
A/A
14. Press the Green button or the down arrow button to
the “Save” box and save the changes you have just
made.
15. Use the remote to select “Motor Setup”.
16. You get a message that says you have more than one
LNB. Press “OK”.
17. Select “LNB 0”.
18. Uncheck the “Use gotoXX Function”
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19. Browse down to “Number in Motor” and enter “1”.
20. Browse down to “Orbital Position” and enter “1190”
for the 119W satellite.
21. Browse down to “Direction” and select “West” from
the drop-down menu.
22. Press Blue button.
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23. Browse down to “Mode” and select “position” from
the drop-down menu.
24. Browse down to “Satellite” and select “119.0 W
EchoStar 7” from the drop-down menu.
25. Browse down to “Transponder” and select “12239 /
20000 / H” from the drop-down menu.
26. Browse down to “Direction” and press the “left” or
“right” arrow button on the remote to move the dish
“one step” to the East or West.
Tip: If you hold the button down too long, the dish will
turn to the furthest position to the east or west. You need
to make sure you press short clicks and wait 4 seconds
between each press of the remote button.
27. Keep turning the dish until you see the SNR reach its
maximum for that satellite. You will need to adjust
the elevation at the dish.
28. Once you reach the maximum press the Green
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29.
30.
31.
32.
33.
34.
35.
36.
37.
38.
39.
40.
41.
42.
43.
button or the down arrow button to the “Store” box
and store this position.
On the screen that comes up enter “1” in the
“Storage Location” box and press the Green button
or the down arrow button to the “Save” box and save
the changes you have just made.
Browse down to “Mode” and select “recalculate” from
the drop-down menu.
Press the Green button or the down arrow button to
the “recalculate” box and save the changes you have
just made.
It will then ask “Are you sure?” Press the Green
button or the down arrow button to the “Yes” box to
save.
Press the Yellow button or the down arrow button to
the “prev page” box.
Browse down to “Number in Motor” and enter “2”.
Browse down to “Orbital Position” and enter “910” for
91W satellite.
Browse down to “Direction” and select “West” from
the drop-down menu.
Press Yellow button to or the down arrow button to
the “add” box.
Repeat this procedure until all of your circularly
polarized satellites are entered. In this example that
would be: 82, 91, 110, 119, and 148.
Press the “Exit” button and then select “Motor
Setup”.
You get a message that says you have more than one
LNB. Press “OK”.
Select “LNB 1”.
Start over with “Step 32” above to enter the linearly
polarized satellites. In this example that would be:
97, 105, and 121.
You will now need to scan any satellites that are not
listed in your DBNA service list.
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Section 9
Using FlashWizard for Backups and Multiboot
Section 9
FlashWizard does not currently work with the DreamBox 7020.
Section 10
Adding Services Manually
Procedure:
1. Start DreamBoxEdit and open your Service List. (This is the
file with all your satellite information, such as satellites.xml,
bouquets, etc.)
2. Choose the satellite of interest from the “satellites” dropdown menu.
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3. Choose “tv” from the “types” drop-down menu to make
things easier to keep track of. (Select “Radio” if you want
to add radio stations.
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4. Go to http://www.lyngsat.com to find the services
information we need to tune a service. These pages
contain "packages" or information about the services
offered on each transponder of each satellite.
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5. We are adding services from 110W so select Packages –
America and click on 110.0 W EchoStar 6/8.
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6. You will now see this screen:
7. Now you click on any of the "P"s, for programs offered.
This will bring up a list on the 110W DISH Network for all
services offered.
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8. The 110W satellite carries two types of beams- direct Spot
beams indicated by a named location and Conus beams.
Conus is just simply satellite info that is transmitted all
over North America and Spot beams are transmitted over
the geographical location noted. (Think of a spot as a
beam from a flashlight; it just shines over a small area
where you point it.)
9. As an example, let’s add services from the Southern
California Spot beam; the procedure is the same for
Conus.
So scroll down until you see Southern California.
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10. We need the following information about our service:
a. The station name.
b. TID – transponder ID
c. Frequency of the transponder
c. Symbolrate
d. FEC
e. Polarization
f. SID – Signal Identification Number
g. NID – Network Identification Number
11. Lets add "KGET TV" in Bakersfield, a NBC station, as our
service.
a. Station name is NBC KGET-TV BAKERSFIELD.
b. The TID we need is NOT the one on the left hand side of
the list. The TID is 242 NOT 2. I will explain later.
c. The Frequency of the transponder is on the left hand
side of the list followed by a L. In this case the
frequency is 12239.
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d. The Symbolrate is on the left hand side of the list, in
this case the number is 20000.
e. The FEC number is on the left hand side of the list. In
this example the number is 5/6.
f. The Polarization is on the left hand side of the list, right
next to the frequency number, either an "R" or "L" in
this case its "L".
g. The SID is in this list to the type of encryption. This
SID is 7302.
h. The NID is 4102 for satellite 110W.
• The TID for Spot Beams is found on the page prior to the
page that shows Station Names. Look at Frequency
12239 with the Spot of Southern California on this page
again. The circled values give us our NID (Network ID)
and our true TID.
• Your EPG (Electronic Program Guide) will not work if you
don’t have these correct values.
• The NID stays the same for the entire satellite. You can
get the values here or on a list in our forum.
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12. Start DreamBoxEdit.
13. Point your mouse on any service listed on the left hand
side and right click.
14. A drop down menu will come up:
15. Select “Add a new service” and you will see this screen.
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15. Start at the top and ….
a. Enter “Satellite Position” which is 110 in our example.
b. Enter “Transponder ID” - 242.
c. Enter “Network ID” - 4102.
d. Leave "Namespace" blank for now, we will deal with
that number after we enter all the other data.
e. “Frequency” is 12239 so enter 12239000.
f. “Symbolrate” is 20000 so enter 20000000.
g. Choose “Horizontal” for the “Polarization”.
Tip: The LNBs that we use for DISH Network, Bell ExpressVu
and DirecTV are circular LNBs so the polarization is “R” or
“L”. In DreamBoxEdit “R” = “Vertical” and “L” =
“Horizontal”.
h. Choose 5/6 for “FEC”.
i. Enter “Name” as “NBC BAKERSFIELD”.
j. “Package” can be named anything you want like
“Locals”.
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k. Enter “1” for TV at “Service Type”.
l. Enter “7302” for “Service ID”.
m.
Leave “Number” alone.
n. Now go back up and click “Calculate Namespace”.
o. Click “Add” and you are done.
p. The PIDs are for adding AC3 or Dolby Sound. There
is more in the forum about Dolby sound.
16. Click “Save”.
17. Now send this new list to your DreamBox by using
DreamBoxEdit as described in Section 7. (Click “FTP”
and then “Send Files to DreamBox”and then “Reload”.
Adding Additional Services to the Same Transponder and
Satellite
1. If we want to add another service from transponder 2 with
TID of 242 like FOX Bakersfield we would highlight NBC
Bakersfield.
2. Right click on NBC Bakersfield and select “Copy & Edit this
service”.
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3. Now just enter the correct name and SID for the new
service.
4. Click “Add” and you are done with this service.
Section 11
NFS Drives and Recording
An NFS Drive will allow you to record movies on any drive that
you configure on your network. There is no need to install a
hard drive in your DreamBox if you use this technique.
Software needed:
1. NFSDream 1.05 to make the NFS install easier. You can
do it manually.
2. TrueGrid NFS 1.1
Tip:
• If you make a mistake installing NFS you will need to
Delete all paths, Portmap remove, and NFS remove. You
will need to delete any files in the “etc” folder that you
make in the Windows root directory and delete the “Movie”
folder that was made on your target drive. Reboot your
computer and start over with the directions below.
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Configuring Your PC
1. Download NFSDream and TueGrid NFS 1.1. It can be
found on our forum as well as other places.
2. Extract the NFSDream file to a folder.
3. Create a new folder within the folder you extracted the
NFSDream file to called nfs.
4. Extract the TrueGrid NFS server files to the folder you
created called nfs.
Example:
5. Create a folder in your Systemroot directory called ‘etc’.
Your Systemroot directory is where you have installed
your operating system, for example, Windows or Winnt.
(NFSDream will use this folder to copy two files, exports
and rpc, later on in the process.)
a. You can do this easily by opening a Command (DOS)
prompt and typing the following:
1. ‘cd %systemroot%’
2. ‘md etc’
b. Or you can use regular Windows commands to make
this new folder.
6. Start NFSDream by double clicking on the NFSDream icon
and you will see this screen.
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7. Select “Create” then “Win NT/XP/2K” then “Portmap Add”
and then Create” again, then “Win NT/XP/2K” and finally
“Nfs Add”.
8. “Create” then “Set record path” and browse to the drive
and folder where you plan to mount the NFS Drive.
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When you do this, you are
telling the NFS server to
publish a share called
/dreambox which is actually
pointing to the folder you
selected.
You will also notice there is
a new folder within the
location you chose called
“movie”. This is where all
recordings will be stored.
Do not delete this folder.
9. Select “Configure” and then “Nfs start”. Don’t worry if you
see the message “nfs service is (already) started”. This is
normal.
10.
In the top line box, labeled “IP of Dreambox" enter
the IP address of your DreamBox.
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11.
In the next line box down, enter the IP address of the
machine where NFSDream is installed.
12.
Once both fields have been populated, press the
“Mount” button.
Configuring your DreamBox
There are three methods for configuring your DreamBox:
One using the DreamBox remote, another using FlashWizard
Pro 5.0 and a third using an init file but all methods require
setting up NFS. I will discuss the first two here.
1. Press “MENU” on the remote and go to Settings then down
to “Expert Setup” and then to “Communication Setup”.
Press the Blue button on the remote to select “mounts”.
2. Enter the following information:
a. The IP of the PC housing the NFS drive in the “IP:” box.
b. Make sure “NFS” is showing in the drop down box.
c. “dreambox” in the “Dir:” box.
d. “/hdd” in the “LocalDir:” box
e. Leave “rw” in the “Options:” box.
f. Don’t change the value in the “Extra” box.
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g. Make sure “Automount” is checked.
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h. Press the Green button on the remote to mount the
drive.
i. Press the Yellow button to save the mount.
To make a recording:
Press the “VIDEO” button on the remote.
Then press the “RADIO” button with the red dot under it to
identify its secondary function.
The additional buttons in the same location will control tasks
such as Stop, Play, Rewind and Fast Forward. Just match
them up with the controls on the image below.
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Section 12
Emus and Encryption
The emu plugins allow the decryption of encrypted channels
such as DISH Network and Bell ExpressVu. These two use
Nagra 1 and Nagra 2 encryption technology. Nagra 2 is not
publicly hacked.
Commonly used emu plugins are:
• Radegast
• Evocamd (Only 5.5 and higher is autoupdating keys now.)
• Newcamd (Only 6.01 is Autoupdating keys now.)
• SCAM
• CAMD3
• CAMX
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Keys are never included with an image. The key requirements
are different for different emu’s.
Radegast uses only SoftCam.Key and AutoRoll.Key.
Evocamd uses four files in the “/var/keys” folder and three
files in the “/var/scce” folder.
Newcamd uses ten files in the “/var/tuxbox/scce” folder not
“/var/scce” and none in the “/var/keys” folder. You can include
all 13 nagra files and the other 3 key files if you would like.
You must select the Emu while in the TV mode trying to watch
a channel if using the Pi images. (DBNA comes with Newcamd
in the latest images and evocamd in the earlier images. There
is only one emu in the DBNA images so no Emu Manager is
included.)
Press the Blue button to select the Emu Manager.
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Highlight the Emu box and select the Emu of your choice and
press the Green button to activate it. You may remember
different Emus per channel or bouquet.
Section 13
Installing Addons including the EMUs
The Pi image contains an automatic installer of Addons
including the emus.
Go to Menu and select Extras:
Select Install Addons:
Select the Addon of your choice including emus:
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Alternative: You can install these emus manually with
the “Install Addons manually” section above by downloading
the Pi Softcam file from
http://www.dbnation.tv/showthread.php?t=19. This is
necessary only when the Pi image server is down or not
updated.
Note: To install Newcamd 6.01 right now you will need to
FTP 2 files to the DreamBox with DCC send.
1.
Download Newcamd 6.01 from
www.dreamboxworld.com and unzip.
2.
Browse to the Newcamd\libcamdio\dreambox folder
where you unzipped the download on your PC and FTP
“libcamdio.so.0” to /var/lib on your DreamBox. Do the
same with libcrypto.so.0.9.7 which can be found on
your PC in Newcamd\libcrypto\ppc.
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3.
Be sure to overwrite the key files found in
/var/tuxbox/scce with new keys or Newcamd will not
work.
Section 14
Scanning Satellites
You will need to scan any satellite of interest that is not listing
in the DB Nation Service List. Any information about a specific
satellite contained in a service list will be deleted and replaced
by your scan of that same satellite.
Tip: Current images will not scan DISH at all and scan Bell
ExpressVu poorly. Use the DB Nation Service List if possible.
Procedure:
1. Press the “Menu” button to bring up the toolbar at the
bottom of the screen. Look for the “Setup” icon and
press OK. Go to “Service Searching” then “Automatic
Transponder Scan”.
2. Scroll down to “Network” and select you satellite of
interest from the drop down menu.
3. Press the Green button or the down arrow button to
the “start scan” box and begin the scan.
4. Press the “Exit” button on the remote when the scan is
done and it will ask if you want to “scan another
Satellite”. Press the Green button or the “OK” button
scan another. Press the Red button or the right arrow
button to the “No” box to end scanning.
Section 14
Primer On Skins
Skins are templates that control the look of your DreamBox’s
screen.
There are simple skins without folder icons.
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There are more advanced skins with folders filled with
(*.png) pictures.
Some skins have the tendency to clip the bottom of the image
because most of the skins available are for PAL images and
settings. It’s as though the display should be shifted up
slightly.
Changing Skins
A simple search will find many skins for you. These two links
have a large assortment of skins with which you can play.
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http://dreambox-skins.de.vu/
There should be a read me file in your downloads to help
you place the skin files on your DreamBox appropriately.
Example: Installing SimpleSpace NTSC Skin
Press the small Dream button on your DreamBox remote or
the Menu button and select Settings then select the System
Settings option:
Select OSD Settings:
Go to the Change skin box and press OK:
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Select SimpleSpace skin and press OK:
Additional Skins can be downloaded in DBF Extras:
Section 15
DreamNetCast Internet Radio
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1. Download the plugin. (The Pi2 image already contains it.)
2. This ZIP file contains the actual DreamNetCast 1.0 plugin
for your DreamBox and the DNC Helper application that
needs to be installed on your PC.
3. Start DCC and ftp the DreamNetCast plugin files from the
dreamnetcast folder on your PC to your DreamBox’s
/var/tuxbox/plugins folder:
4. Now launch the DNCHelper.exe file on your PC:
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5. Verify and correct the settings to match those on your
DreamBox (IP, Username, and Password):
6. Save settings and hit the Download list from shoutcast
button:
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7. Select which stations you like and hit the Convert to
stations.xml button:
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8. Click the Yes button when prompted if you want to upload
the file to DreamBox. It will be placed in the /var/etc
folder.
NOTE: Depending on which image you’re using, there may
be a stations.xml symbolic link located in the above folder,
if that’s the case, please delete it before uploading the
stations.xml file.
9. Now hit the Yellow button on your DreamBox remote
control and select the DreamNetCast plugin from the list:
10.
Select desired station and hit the Green button or
scroll to the Play button and press OK:
11.
Enjoy the music.
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NOTE: If you’re using the DBF Pi image, there is no need to install this plugin
as it is already included in the image. To start the DreamNetCast plugin just
hold the AUDIO button on your remot control. Use only the DNC Helper App
to modifiy the stations list.
Section 16
JukeBox
1. Download the plugin. You can install from the Addon
menu in th Pi2 images.
2. Now hit the Yellow button on your DreamBox’s remote
control and select the Jukebox plugin from the list:
3. Navigate to your MP3 folder stored on either a Hard Drive
or on a NFS share and hit the OK or Play button (you may
also use the color buttons shuffle the order of playback):
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4. Enjoy the music.
NOTE: If you’re using the DBF Pi image, there is no need to install this plugin
to play MP3 files. This image does not have the channel audio overt the MP3
audio problem anymore. Just go into FILE MODE, select your MP3 and hit
OK/PLAY.
Section 17
BitControl Streaming
BitControl is a fantastic program designed to stream whatever
is playing on your DreamBox to your PC. This program is not
freeware and I recommend that you try it then buy it. I
personally want to support those who write great programs for
us.
1. Download a trial version from
http://bitcontrol.com/download/download.shtml.
Select “bitcontrol® Dreambox Bundle 2.0 (d-Box II
compatible)” Trial Version.
2. Double click on icon that was downloaded and install.
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Find the new icon:
3. Right click on this icon and select “Properties” to change
the IP address to yours and select “OK”.
4. Now double click on the icon and Windows Media Player
will pop up with the streaming from your DreamBox.
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Section 18
Links
Excellent links for downloads:
1. http://www.dbnation.tv
2. http://www.dreamboxfornewbies.org
3. http://www.digsat.net
4. http://www.olmi.cz/dreambox
5. http://dreambox.sjerom.com/
6. http://www.dreamboxworld.com
Excellent English Forum links:
1. http://www.dbnation.tv
2. http://www.digsat.net/
3. http://sat-industry.net/
Official Dream Multimedia Website
http://www.dream-multimedia-tv.de/
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Addendum A
Assigning an IP address to the DreamBox 7020 with a
Null Modem Cable when you don’t have a router
1.
2.
3.
Start HyperTerminal on your PC. (Start Æ All Programs
Æ Accessories Æ Communications Æ HyperTerminal)
This screen will come up so fill in a name of your choice
and click ‘OK’.
Don’t make any changes to the screen below and
click ‘OK’.
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4.
Change the ‘Bits per second’ to 115200 and click
‘OK’.
5.
You will see this screen. Click the disconnect
icon circled below.
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6.
7.
8.
9.
Hold the ‘Down Arrow’ on the DreamBox 7020
and turn it on continuing to hold the ‘Down
Arrow’ until the LCD screen says ‘Stop’.
Go back to the PC and press the ‘S’ key to get
the following menu.
Use the ‘Æ’ key to move to the ‘Network’ label.
Use the ‘-’ key next to the ‘0’ key to change the
‘Network Type’ to ‘manual’.
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10. Use the ‘Up’ and ‘Down’ arrow on the PC to move
the icon to the end of ‘IP Address’ then begin
typing your new IP address. This address must
be assigned so that the first 3 groups of numbers
are the same. Ie. 192.168.0.x There is no need
to change anything else here.
11. Use the ‘Up’ and ‘Down’ arrow to place cursor
back at the end of ‘Link Timeout’.
12. Press the ‘Æ’ key until you get to ‘Exit’.
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13. Press the ‘Down’ arrow to ‘Power Down with
saving’ and hit ‘Enter’. The DreamBox 7020 will
power down and you can go back to Step 4.
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