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Android Box

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

  1. LutonSpurs

    LutonSpurs Niko Kranjcar

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    Mine is brilliant, not had any connectivity issues, but then again I am tech savvy, a lot of these guys may not be. All of the boxes seem to have the same hardware to me with a some tweaks to the setup.
     
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    Rorschach Erik Thorstvedt

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    Cheers Luton.
     
  3. scaramanga

    scaramanga Erik Thorstvedt Staff Member

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    If you don't mind installing Kodi (XBMC) and all the add-ons yourself, the value option is still the Amazon FireTV. Very powerful hardware, heavily subsidised.

    In fact, the FireTV Stick seems to run most of the add-ons as far as I can tell and that's even cheaper.
     
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    Rorschach Erik Thorstvedt

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    Do you have to do any jailbreaking type things or can Kodi go straight on off the shelf?
     
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    scaramanga Erik Thorstvedt Staff Member

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    No jailbreak, you just need to sideload it from a pc. Can't make it boot straight into Kodi but I can't imagine why you'd want to anyway.
     
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    Rorschach Erik Thorstvedt

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    Sounds good. What does sideload it from a PC mean?

    Edit: Actually I can guess. Installing an app not directly from the amazon store or something like that. Right?
     
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    scaramanga Erik Thorstvedt Staff Member

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    Precisely. There's a very good guide on the Kodi website.
     
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    Rorschach Erik Thorstvedt

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    Cheers. I nearly pulled the trigger on a decent but expensive android box the other day and now I'm glad I didn't.
     
  9. Ginolius

    Ginolius Sean Davis Staff Member

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    Cheers for the heads up - I got a fire TV stick for £19 as a prime member and was just using it to watch Amazon/ Netflix while I'm staying in hotels but it looks like it could be a lot more useful than that...
     
  10. scaramanga

    scaramanga Erik Thorstvedt Staff Member

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    Everything you need should be here.

    I think I'll be buying the full box as I want the bluetooth headphone functionality but otherwise the stick looks like a really good deal.
     
  11. LutonSpurs

    LutonSpurs Niko Kranjcar

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    This one is £40 and comes pre loaded with Kodi.



    This is the keyboard I use, makes it easier to add repositories etc..
     
  12. Ginolius

    Ginolius Sean Davis Staff Member

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    Ta, I was just reading their other guide - your link looks a lot less full of waffle! Im gutted i didn't take advantage of the huge discount they offered me on the full box. I figured it wouldn't be worth it over the chromecast but the TV stick has changed my mind on that, it's a much, much better device for 90% of the time.
     
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    LutonSpurs Niko Kranjcar

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    Down to £25 now if anyone wants one
     
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    Charliedup Allan Nielsen

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    I paid £35 last week. Tossers
     
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    Ginolius Sean Davis Staff Member

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    Knowing Amazon they'll refund you a tenner if you complain!
     
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    Jon Chris Armstrong

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    I've got my spare mac mini hooked up to the big screen, so wacked XBMC and Droidsticks on recently (£40 for s/ware only). Pretty good, but its really hit and miss when you get HD sometimes!!

    Can only get DD5.1 very rarely as well - anyone got any previous or tips on that as[ect of all this malark please?
     
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    Rorschach Erik Thorstvedt

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    Got an Amazon fire stick running with Kodi couple of days back. There was a bit of setup involved but well worth it. Absolutely the best £25 I've spent.

    Thanks to everyone for the advice in this thread.
     
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    billyiddo Paul Stewart Staff Member

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    Where did you buy the Fire stick?

    Everywhere i have been looking the past week is out of stock
     
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    Rorschach Erik Thorstvedt

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    amazon.co.uk a couple of weeks back. They had the price knocked down to £25 so it's probably not surprising that they sold out.
     
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    LutonSpurs Niko Kranjcar

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