10,000 euro reward offered to tackle Dreambox 'clones'
Dream Multimedia Germany is offering a 10,000 euro reward for information after copies of its Dreambox receivers appeared on the market.
Different remote controls are one of a number of indentifying factors outlined by the manufacturer on copies of the DM500, DM600 and DM7020:
'More differences can be found in the quality of used material and the neglected workmanship. The duplicates are poorly coated and badly processed. Screws are missing at the tuner modules and SCART jacks on the reverse side. The Enigma User Interface is also an illegal copy; the transponder scan function does not work correctly which means not all channels can be found.
'An older release of the DM500 main board from 2004 has been copied and this illegal DM500 version is not CE certified and hence, has no approval.'
Dream Multimedia said it does 'not issue a guarantee nor shall be liable for any damages caused by the fake boxes or arising from the installation of our original software on these items'.
The reward is being offered for information about manufacturers, distributors and providers leading to the 'successful prosecution of illegal trade rings'. Anyone with information should contact UK Dream Multimedia distributor Signal Master Satellite******at******.