[mythtv-users] New commercial DVB-T recorder based on linux : Siemens M740 AV

Mercury Morris mercury.morris at gmail.com
Sat Aug 20 21:04:15 UTC 2005

On 8/20/05, Etienne SANDRE <etienne.sandre at polytechnique.org> wrote:
> Siemens sells the Gigaset M740 AV,  a DVB-T receiver and recorder,
> running linux in an open source firmware
> The box is presented (sorry, in german) on the siemens site :

It appears that the language can be changed to English for
the Web pages.  I did not find a manual available in English.

> http://communications.siemens.com/cds/frontdoor/0,2241,de_de_0_76522_rArNrNrNrN,00.html
> If it's possible to do a full rewrite of the firmware to make it run
> mythtv, this would be a very good mythbox!
> The hardware is very interesting:
> 2 DVB-T tuners
> True TV-Out  (there is a directfb driver in the firmware)
> MPEG2 Decoder
> SPDIF/Analog sound output
> 2 USB2 ports
> 1 Ethernet 10/100 port
> Remote control
> Very low power consumption, power supply included in the box.
> It is sold ca. 240 euro in germany, which is quite cheap.

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