QBox HD ("Set Top Box", Receiver for TV) and Enigma 2 Software
The QBox HD is an TV receiver with up to 3 tuners (SAT, Cable-TV or
DVBT). Since the "STONE" firmware is released in October 2010, also 3
different tuners are supported. It's quite similar to the DreamBox and
uses a branch of the Enigma 2 software as "Graphical User Interface"
GUI to control the receiver.
Some known differences:
A disadvantage and problem of the QBoxHD is, that even in standby the
power consumption is about 25W! So, if not needed for a timer scheduled
recording you should switch off the Box totally! And the is no battery
to operate a real time clock during off as you have it in a normal PC
or laptop. So after turning on the internal clock of the box needs to
be setup. This is normally done by fetching the actual time from the
actual transponder. But you may discover that the time is one hour
wrong! Any scheduled recording will be wrong in that case.
- The path to plugins is in the QBoxHD /usr/local/lib/enigma2/python/Plugins/Extensions
of /usr/local/lib/enigma2/python/Plugins/Extensions in the
- No package manger for easy installation of ipk packages available
on the QBox HD.
If the box has an internet connection, then a workaround is to fetch
the actual time via network from a time server. I have created a
plugin, which allows configuring such a date & time setup from
|Last Change: 2010-12-20