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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(DM) 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 DM boxes only, and it is important you understand this fact. Other (alternative) boxes may have some incompatibilities, but we can't design for that. Although 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?

In this wiki section, you will find a series of howto's and explanation's of the different methods of installing a new image onto your set top boxes, that our PLi® images currently support.

Simply click on the DM model number below to learn howto do the following;

1. Install the latest PLi® image
2. Once you have installed the latest PLi® image, how to set it up for the first time [for example];

Specific functions are also listed by set top box model
DM500 : DM500+ : DM56xx : DM600 : DM7000 : DM7020 : DM7025 : DM800 :: Generic to all boxes

Now I have installed the latest PLi® image, how to I drive my DM box?

  1. How to use the Remote Control - most common everyday use
  2. Switching channels and adjusting the volume - most common everyday use
  3. Using the Electronic Program Guide or EPG
  4. Switching between modes of operation - TV mode, Radio mode and File mode
  5. Navigating the Menu's
  6. How to use the channel lists?
  7. How do I add/edit/use a personal channel (bouquets) list? - a step by step howto

Specific functions are also listed by set top box model
DM500 : DM500+ : DM56xx : DM600 : DM7000 : DM7020 : DM7025 : DM800 :: Generic to all boxes

Getting the most out of your DM box with a PLi® image installed on it

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.
  1. All Howto's and FAQ's can be found here
  2. How to use the WebInterface (webif) on my DM box
  3. How to stream my DM box to my PC / MAC or Liniux Box
  4. How to stream movies on my PC to my DM box
  5. How to watch IPTV streams on my DM box - TVants
  6. How to re-stream my DM box over the Internet
  7. How to see my recording in Windows Media Center - Vista version
  8. How to burn my recordings to CD or DVD in Windows Media Center - Vista version
  9. How to mount a HDD (hard disk) via my LAN to any DM box / my DM500 - 3 real examples

Specific functions are also listed by set top box model
DM500 : DM500+ : DM56xx : DM600 : DM7000 : DM7020 : DM7025 : DM800 :: Generic to all boxes

Advanced configuration: PLi® setup

PLi® Setup configuration gives you a comprehensive information on every menu item in the PLi® setup menu (the Yellow 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:
  1. Bouquets
  2. Satellites and transponders
  3. System Settings
  4. Hardware settings
  5. User interface settings
  6. PLi® Softcam Setup tool
  7. PLi® software management tools

Specific functions are also listed by set top box model
DM500 : DM500+ : DM56xx : DM600 : DM7000 : DM7020 : DM7025 : DM800 :: Generic to all boxes

PLi® Firmware Images

Here you will find information about the current and previous versions of the software the PLi® team has released.
  1. Jxxxxxxxxxe Summer
  2. Jxxxxxxxxxe
  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.

Let me know when this ready please - jonc

I'm a developer, is there any technical info available from the PLi® team?

Yes and welcome aboard, if you have specific question please use our Forums to ask, you will find we are most accommodating.

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 license 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's
3. The PPanel specification and examples
4. The new caPMT interface specification

Want to change a page but need extra help - then either PM or contact WanWiard or jonc here PLi® Web Site
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