Nowadays, technology is so advanced, it's just incredible! And every single day companies are thinking up even more technological products we consumers can use in our every day lives. One of the oldest, yet best, technological advancements is something called a cable receiver. These receivers allow you to actually receive channels on your cable that you might not be able to receive without it. All of these models and brands listed below are made by the original maker. These are all Chinese imported models and they look, act and are the exact same as the originals. These receivers simply allow you to get all satellite, cable and pay per view channels for free if its programmed right. In most cases receivers are perceived as illegal but in all reality these are technically legal in most countries.
DreamBox 500C (Cable Receiver)
This is the first Linux based receiver to hit the shelves, this receiver runs on an open-source software developed by a mass amount of developers worldwide. The DreamBox is the most supreme product for anyone with a cable feed in their house and can be up and running in no time at all! Out of all the DreamBoxes this one is the king of all kings! Also, these models have been updated to incorporate the new Phillips tuners which are the best option for cable systems.
-250 MHz IBM PowerPC Processor (350 Mips)
-Linux Operating System
-MPEG2 Hardware decoding
-Common available NIMs (DVB-S, DVB-C)
-100Mbit full duplex Ethernet Interface
-2 LED status
-Unlimited channel lists for TV/Radio
-Channel-change time 1 second
-Full automatic service scan
-Supports directly bouquet-lists (indirect unlimited)
-Supports EPG (electronic program guide)
-Fully adaptable OSD in many languages (skin-support)
-SPDI/F Interface for digital bit stream out (AC-3 / DTS)
-1 x Scart-interfaces (fully controlled by software)
If you would like to you can also check out the following brands as well as models. And listed below with the brands/models is also a little bit of information as well as some specs you can view!
Echolink 777 FTA Super (Satellite Receiver) -
This Echolink is the newest patchable free to air digital satellite receiver from Echolink. It stores 4000 channels, supports USALS motor control, and has 15 day EPG and picture in mode. This is a really great buy!
-4000 digital channels
-Easy graphics menu
-Multi language function
-800 pages teletext
-Editing functions, powerful channel sorting and grouping
-Electronic programming guide (EPG)
-Multi language OSD, audio and subtitle reception
-Multiple search modes
-Picture in graphic (PIG) supports
-Software updates RS232
OpenBox 800X (Satellite Receiver) -
The OpenBox 800X is a digital satellite receiver that has been tested for over 10 months by hundreds of users and in turn has produced one of the most reliable products available. This product is both stable and reliable, and based on hardware tests has also been proven to be extremely safe and efficient even after months of excessive usage.
-4500 programmable channels
-On-screen display in eight languages
-MPEG 2 Compatible
-Lists of favorite programs
Relook 200S (Satellite Receiver) -
The Relook 200S features lots of different features, is extremely popular and is very easy to use, which is what we all should be looking for when buying a receiver! Improved features include; Faster CPU performance, Dolby AC-3, Faster channel change time between different TPs (less than 1 second), Additional OSD languages available, Larger user-friendly font, Faster response time bewteen remove control via STB
-Sets all values for searching programs in one menu page
-Satellite list by exclusive button
-Subtitle and teletext
-Linux open source
-4000 programmable channels
-Powerful channel sorting and grouping
-Favorite channel lists
-Parental control and radio and video mode
All of the products with in this article have received highly rated reviews amongst people that have either tested out the products or that have bought the products, so any of these products would be a great thing to look into buying! Good luck in your purchases.