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Android Box

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

  1. the dza

    the dza Christian Ziege

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    I'm such a basic b1tch -- I just have a little silent PC plugged into my TV and get all streams from reddit. The quality is great; football, boxing NBA, NFL, everything.
     
  2. scaramanga

    scaramanga Tommy Harmer Staff Member

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    If you don't mind setting up the addons yourself, Vero is about the best player out there. It doesn't come preloaded with anything other than Kodi, but it's very, very good.
     
  3. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Cecil Poynton

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    Cool, thanks.

    Not bothered about pre-loaded whatevers etc, just want something I can throw streams at that wont jerk and buffer.
     
  4. scaramanga

    scaramanga Tommy Harmer Staff Member

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    I used to use a not so little, not so quiet PC in pretty much the same way but it completely failed the WAF.

    In order to get her to accept a screen and projector, I had to ensure there were no visible cables, no visible hardware (except a TV and a projector) and all items were user friendly.
     
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  5. scaramanga

    scaramanga Tommy Harmer Staff Member

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    The Nvidia Shield is still the reference piece of kit but this does almost the same job for about half the price.
     
  6. Rorschach

    Rorschach Erik Thorstvedt

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    Nvidia shield if you are flush
     
  7. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Cecil Poynton

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    I am not! But I appreciate the pointers. Thanks guys.
     
  8. the dza

    the dza Christian Ziege

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    That sounds like a nice, sleek setup. I think I'm just too lazy to change from what I know -- I like having a desktop on the TV that allows me to do whatever I want with it. I want to have a cursor and a keyboard! :D
     
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    Rorschach Erik Thorstvedt

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    I was looking at them myself so I'll be interested to know your experience with it.

    Do they allow multiple concurrent devices?
     
  10. r-u-s-x

    r-u-s-x Ruel Fox

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    Paid for streams or free? I use Firetv Box and no issues but both my suppliers do not accept new logins - had them for 7 years and always been good.
     
  11. scaramanga

    scaramanga Tommy Harmer Staff Member

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    The FireTV box is pretty decent (I used the stick for a while) but I don't think it supports HD sound passthrough still.
     
  12. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Cecil Poynton

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    Not really looking at subscriptions. Ive got a couple of apps that stream effectively, just with the stick I end up with buffering and its often temperamental to get things to run.

    I was thinking an Android box would do a better job, particularly with a bit more RAM etc.
     
  13. r-u-s-x

    r-u-s-x Ruel Fox

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    I would give the FireTV box a go - you know the interface and if its no good then Amazon have great customer service just tell them it doesn't work properly and they will refund. even better if you have it wired but with the new gen that is an optional extra.
     
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    galeforce Tony Galvin

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    I've got a system that works currently but I'd love to be able to just use my iPad, anyone know of any system that works with an iOS app, I'm happy to pay?
     
  15. Scoopage

    Scoopage Kevin Scott

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    From the website "30 days full service. Give you a Username and Password, with the ability to use 5 devices across 3 IP addresses. You can also add 1 MAC device to this account (as 1 of your 5)"
    Just tried the web player on my PC while using Kodi at the same time and it works.Kodi seems better so far than the apk
     
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    Kandi1977 Les Ferdinand

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    Yes. I can watch on my andriod box, phone and PC at the same time.
     
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    scaramanga Tommy Harmer Staff Member

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    Just had a look at their site - most of their good Facebook reviews come from their own resellers!

    If anyone uses them this weekend, please let me know
     
  18. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Cecil Poynton

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    Just occurred to me I could probably rig a raspberry pi up for similar purposes, could be an interesting little project...
     
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    I just discovered the White Knight app. It's awesome.
     
  20. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Cecil Poynton

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    Why?
     

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