What is “Enigma”?

When we’re talking about  Enigma in the context of “Set Top Boxes” (STBs), we’re talking about a Linux-based operating system for satellite receivers (DVB-S), cable receivers (DVB-C) or terrestrial receivers (DVB-T).

Main differences between Enigma1 and Enigma2:

  • CPU type: PPC  –  MIPS
  • Supported Number of tuners: 1  –  4
  • Can deal with HDTV: No  –  Yes
  • Onscreen GUI supports HD GUI overlay: No  –  Yes
  • Programmed in: “C”  –  “Python“

Enigma is mainly used on Dreambox receivers but has been ported to other receivers as an alternative OS.


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