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Welcome to PLi® Wiki


It is our goal to make this PLi® WikiPedia:Wiki into a real knowledge base, with all information imaginable about both the Dreambox and the PLi® firmware images. To archieve this goal, we need your help. All members of this website have write access to this PLi® WikiPedia:Wiki, and can create new pages or update existing pages. When you want to do this, please read the FormattingRules first.

Please don't abuse your access. If you do, we can revoke your write access, or block you as a spammer.


So, what is this website about?


This website is the support website of the PLi® development team. We develop alternative firmware for linux based DVB receivers but on this wiki we will only be discussing images for the Dream Multi Media set top boxes . Currently, we support the Dreambox series of DVB-S, DVB-C and DVB-T receivers.

Our images were tested on and made for the original Dreamboxes only, and it is important you understand this fact. Other (alternative) boxes may have some incompatibilities, but we can't design for that. Altough at the moment there are no plans to support other brands of receivers, this might change in the future.



How do I install the latest PLi® image on my DM box?


On this site you will find the explanation of the different methods of installing a new image onto many set top boxes, that our images currently support. Simply click on the model number to learn howto -1. Install the latest image 2. Once you have installed the latest image, set it up for the first time

Please select your set top box type
DM500 : DM500+ : DM56xx : DM600 : DM7000 : DM7020 : DM7025 : DM800 :: Generic all boxes



How to use the dreambox


How to do the every day things on your set top box
1. What does this button do? Using the RemoteControl
2. Navigating the MainMenu
3. Switching channels and adjust the volume
4. How to use channel lists?
5. Editing a channel list?
6. Using the Electronic Program Guide or EPG
7. Switching between modes of operation
8. Recording, how to use the timer
9. Watching TV on your PC Streaming

* to be sorted out - remove the duplication on the main page here *
Please select your set top box type
DM500 : DM500+ DM500+ : DM56xx : DM600 : DM7000 : DM7020 : DM7025 : DM800 : Generic all boxes

Advanced configuration: PLi® setup


PLi® Setup configuration gives you a comprehensive information on every menu item in the PLi® setup menu (the Blue button). The overview will show you how to use and setup the box properly to your personal needs.

It's divided in the following chapters:
Bouquets
Satellites and transponders
System Settings
Hardware settings
User interface settings
Setup tool PLi® / software management



Getting the most out of your receiver


Here you will find a collection of Tips, Tricks, Frequently Asked Questions and Howto's, compiled by both team members and users. No mater how basic or how advanced, if you have found something that you want to share with other users, simply create a new Wiki page in the appropriate section.


PLi® Firmware Images

Here you will find information about the current and previous versions of the software the PLi® team has released.
1. Jxxx Summer
2. Jxxx
3. Iolite 2008
4. Iolite
5. Helenite Final
6. Helenite RC1
7. Garnet
8. Flubber "The Sequel"
9. Flubber
10. Emerald
11. Diamond
12. Citrine
13. Beryl
14. Amber


PLi® specific features


Our latest image support the following features.



I'm a developer, any technical info available?


The software released by the PLi® development team is based on the original Enigma software, see http://cvs.tuxbox.org. When and where possible, we will commit changes we make back to the Enigma CVS, to allow others to benefit from our work, and to comply with the GPL licence under which Enigma is released.

Some features however are copyright the PLi® development team. Here you will find the technical information on how to use these features.
1. The SQLite EPG Store
2. How to make a PLi® compatible skin
3. PPanel specification and examples
4. the new caPMT interface specification


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