Technomate launch new TM500/TM600PVR


Technomate have launched a new series of linux based recievers to compete with the dream 500 and 600 models, the recievers seem to have been set at a deliberatley low price of around £90 for the 500 and around £120 for the 600 PVR version to knock Dream Multimedia from their dominant position in the linux based reciever market. Recievers also come with USB ports for ease of upgrade and I'm off to order mine now ;)

Technical Specification (TM500)

Satellite Tuner

Tuner Receiving Freq./ Loop through output 950 ~ 2150MHz / 950 ~ 2150MHz

Input Impedance 75 ohms

Input Signal Level Min. -65dbm ~ Max. -25dbm

LNB Polarization Switching Voltage 13/[email protected] 400mA,Short Circuit Protection

Band Switching 22Khz Tone, DiSEqC1.2

I/Q Output 10MHz to 30 MHz, Variable( 2MHz step)

Demodulation according DVB-S

Symbol Rate 2 ~ 45 Msps

Link IC STV0299B

Viterbi Decoding Rate 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6, 7/8, Automatic or Manual rate

Reed Solomon Decoding FEC, block length( 204 byte )

Transport Demultiplexer


:(Video) According to ISO/IEC 13818-1

a MPEG-2 and MPEG-1 compatible

: (Audio) MPEG-1 & MPEG-2 Layer I and II

a Freq. : 32K, 44.1K, 48K, 16K, 22.05K, 24KHz

Video Decoding Parameters

Video Decoding ISO/IEC 13818-2 [email protected]

Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9

Resolution Max.720 x576

Baseband Video/Audio Output

Video Output Impedance 75 ohms

Video Output Level 1 Vp_p

Audio Output Impedance 600 ohms Unbalanced

Audio Output Level 3.0 Vp_p With Volume Control

Digital Audio Output Level 0.5 Vp_p With 75 ohm Terms

Microprocessor and Main Memories

Microprocessor Type Vulcan(IBM) PowerPC Processor 252MHz/ 350MIPS

Flash ROM(for program memory) 8MByte x 1

SDRAM(for decoding) 32MByte x 1, 8MByte x 1

Serial DATA Interface

Signal RS-232C, Max. 115200 bps

Connector Type 9 Pin D-Sub (male)

Front Panel

4 Digits LED Display Channel/ Time/ Process Display

8 Buttons Power, CH+, CH-, VOL+, VOL-, Menu, OK, EXIT

IR Sensor 38KHz

Conditional Access Interface Smart Card Slot 1

Rear Panel

Satellite Receive Tuner Input/Loop through Output 2 Ports ( 1 in, 1 out)

RF Modulator ANT IN, TV OUT

Digital Audio Digital Audio 1 optical output S/PDIF

SCART CONN. 2 SCARTs for TV and Video output(CVBS, RGB,S-Video)

Power swtich ON/OFF

RS232 Serial Port 9 Pin D_SUB male

Power Supply


Input Voltage AC 100 ~ 240V 50/60HZ

Fuse Rating 250V/2T

General Data

Dimension(W x D x H) 350 x240 x 60mm

Weight About 2.0Kg

Operation Temperature -10c ~ 65c

Power Consumption Max. 35 Watts

Outstanding Features

- Fully MPEG-2 & DVB Compliant

- Linux Open Source: Standard Linux API

- Getting Linux Applications

- 252MHz IBM PowerPC Processor (350MIPS)

- 10/100M Full Duplex Ethernet Interface

- 1 Smart Card Slot

- S/PDIF Interface

- Firmware/ Software Upgrade: Through Serial (RS232S) & Ethernet

- Unlimited TV/ Radio Channel Storage

- Very Quick Channel Change Time: < 1second

- Full Automatic Service Scan

- Smart Electronic Program Guide (EPG)

- OSD Teletext & Subtitle Supported

- Variable Aspect Ratio (4:3, 16:9, Letter Box)

- Multi-Language Menu

- Parental Control


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Thread starter
It's a satellite box I'm afraid Eva, and you know I'm a UR image fan for these types of boxes Sat ;)


TK Veteran
I haven't got a clue on that side of things, thanks anyway port. :)

So what exactly do you need to get up and running with one of these over here then?


as port says,, technomate usually on deal with satellite boxes,, leaving the cable tuners and terrestrial tuners to itgate.

being in 'our family' , if it ever did have a cable tuner , with UR team involved yes we would support it :P


TK Veteran
Is there much open on these? I have been reading that the majority of packages are now gone? Is this right?


I have just obtained a new Technomate 500/600 Linux,new dish motorised and cant get most of the channels.
I need a loader and a latest patch. Can you guide me to obtain them please.