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    Media Boxes

    I see by the date of the latest posts that things in the streaming area will have moved on. So I would like a little advice on which Streaming Box would currently be the EASIEST navigate and to use. My sister-in-law lives alone and like most women just about manages to use the remote but she loves watching films (horror mainly) .
    I loaded a 2tb HDD with a load of films connected it to her tv via usb and then I just update it every few months. But life would be so much better if she just went on Kodi or whatever on an Android box for eg. and watched all the films and box sets she wants. Could anyone reccomend something that could do the job at a reasonable price.

    Thanks in advance....

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    Hi,
    what is reasonable? Openelec (Linux with Kodi included) also offers a box for €90 with is also a STB. There are a lot of Android boxes on the market which can run Kodi. I have an Amazon Fire TV Box and with a bit of work Kodi is working there to.

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    what is reasonable?

    The Price isn't to significant. But simplicity of use is. If she can sign up to Netflix..run Kodi...BBC i Player etc. Then that would be perfect.

    Thanks for your reply though

    Rgds. Tryharder

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    Amazon fire tv box or Apple tv for me!
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    Amazon Firestick or FireTV - sideload Kodi - job done.
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    Use Amazon Fire TV
    Kodi Netflix etc

    Read this thread no need to sideload on Amazon Fire TV
    Makes it very easy

    http://www.world-of-satellite.com/sh...amazon-fire-tv

    Ps I would not use the Amazon fire stick to slow

    Also try loading Firestarter a better frontend launcher.
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    Don't buy any fire tv product if you wish to watch your movies, amazon, netflix, kodi or whatever in the frame rate they are intended to be watched in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaMacFunkin View Post
    Don't buy any fire tv product if you wish to watch your movies, amazon, netflix, kodi or whatever in the frame rate they are intended to be watched in.
    Suggestion ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaMacFunkin View Post
    Don't buy any fire tv product if you wish to watch your movies, amazon, netflix, kodi or whatever in the frame rate they are intended to be watched in.
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    Hi,
    Quote Originally Posted by DaMacFunkin View Post
    Don't buy any fire tv product if you wish to watch your movies, amazon, netflix, kodi or whatever in the frame rate they are intended to be watched in.
    1. most people do not know the difference.
    2. a firmware update is "announced" for several month and I heard a rumour that it should come next month.

    From the view of ease to use the Fire TV is among the best.

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    I use an i5 NUC with 256 SSD for my main media box loaded with OpenElec and 2 Amazon Fire TV Boxes loaded with Kodi for android ARM in the bedrooms.
    I have no problems with any of my setups.
    Kodi installed as per previous info on this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaMacFunkin View Post
    Don't buy any fire tv product if you wish to watch your movies, amazon, netflix, kodi or whatever in the frame rate they are intended to be watched in.
    Don't wish to appear rude....but what the F.....

    Rgds.Tryharder

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tryharder View Post
    Don't wish to appear rude....but what the F.....

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    I have a nowtv box in the kids bedroom, side loaded plex and then have a iptv server sub to stream channels, its has bbc iplayer the option to subscribe to various sky packages on a month by month basis, but with plex/iptv there is no need.

    Now it doesn't give the option of using kodi, and the wealth of content that can be found there, but for ease of use I cant fault it.

    The box can be got for £15-£25 with a 2 month movies pass, then there are various ways (google them) to side load plex then get either a free/paid for server share for your channels, I wont go in to anymore detail as im not sure of site rules for this sort of thing.

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    Raspberry Pi 2 can be set up for under £50. Load it with either openelec or osmc, use your phone or tablet as a remote using Yatze (free ) and away you go. Mine is stuck to back of Tv with velcro so cannot be seen. Leave it on all the time. Costs about £5 a year to run so I am told

    regards

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