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Android Box

Discussion in 'Randomination' started by LutonSpurs, 16 Nov 2014.

  1. LutonSpurs

    LutonSpurs Niko Kranjcar

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    Charliedup Naybet

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    This looks good! I assume it's legal? How dies it work?
     
  3. LutonSpurs

    LutonSpurs Niko Kranjcar

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    The box is legal, the legality issues are what you do with the repos on XBMC, but that is individual.

    It is basicaly a set top box with HDMI that runs Android Kit Kat and has full media capability. You can stream anything, any channel in the world.
     
  4. Dicko

    Dicko Gudni Bergsson

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    Let me know how you get on with it? I don't know anyone who has tried it but it looks good.

    If it's easy to use and not too clunky I'd probably consider one
     
  5. Notmegov

    Notmegov Mido

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    Charliedup Naybet

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    I wish I knew what that was
     
  7. Notmegov

    Notmegov Mido

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    andean ****-of-the-rock
     
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    Sandman Andy Sinton

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    So this is a one off box that lets you watch any channel? where is the catch? I pay more for my monthly Sky than this box costs.
     
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    this is also my question....
     
  10. Armenia Spur

    Armenia Spur Steven Caulker

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    I've achieved a similar set up with a standard Raspberry Pi and loaded XBMC onto it. Plenty of guides available for whatever you want to do with it!
     
  11. LutonSpurs

    LutonSpurs Niko Kranjcar

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    XBMC on these babys compared to a Pi is hugely different, no buffering or hanging.
     
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    Armenia Spur Steven Caulker

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    Aaaah that explains alot, always found it a bit flaky at times, so I mainly resort to plugging in the laptop to my tv or using the brilliant Chromecast. Looking forward to your review of this device LutonSpurs!
     
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    LutonSpurs Niko Kranjcar

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    I use Chromecast. It lags as it is wireless only.

    Will put up a review. And how good the watery things are
     
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    billyiddo Paul Stewart Staff Member

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    Are these things idiot proof or do you need a bit of know how?
     
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    LutonSpurs Niko Kranjcar

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    A bit of know how but youtube videos galore to help mate. I have been rooting and playing with android for years and have a raspberry pi already with xbmc seperately.

    it isnt rocket science though
     
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    billyiddo Paul Stewart Staff Member

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    Cool - is it a case of putting the work in setting it up but after that it's just a case of flicking through what's on offer?
     
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    Craig_J Niko Kranjcar

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    This all sounds very interesting. Do you need a satelitte dish on the side of your house or not? I live in a flat a couple of floors up and don't really fancy the idea of hanging out the window!
     
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    billyiddo Paul Stewart Staff Member

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    Internet based from what i can gather Craig
     
  19. LutonSpurs

    LutonSpurs Niko Kranjcar

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    It is just internet, wireless enabled but you are better off using ethernet, TP-Link plugs do the job
     
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    Wow just had a couple of evening playing around on XBMC on my pc, great stuff love the way it sorts through my movies and tv shows.

    As for streaming wow there is a lot of **** on TV out there.

    Over all once you have watched a few you tubes on how to set things up it all very simple (apart from a bloody cant connect problem)
     

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