How to Add USB to Dreambox 500S

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How to Add USB to Dreambox 500S
It is possible to upgrade your DreamBox 500S receiver with a USB flash drive. (ballyscanlon/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

The DreamBox 500S is a satellite receiver designed to play free-to-air programming produced in an MPEG-2 or MPEG-1 video format. The receiver does have a USB port, which allows you to update the installed firmware whenever there is a newly released upgrade for the hardware. Adding a USB device to the DreamBox 500S only takes a minute or two to complete.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • USB flash drive

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  1. 1

    Power down the DreamBox 500S. The hardware must be turned off before adding a USB device.

  2. 2

    Plug the USB hardware into the USB port of the DreamBox 500S, located on the back of the receiver.

  3. 3

    Power on the receiver and it automatically detects the connected USB device, uploading any upgrades or firmware saved on the hardware.

  4. 4

    Disconnect the USB flash drive from the receiver once a prompt appears on the screen, stating the upload has finished.

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