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Re: Techy advice needed

Postby TerenureJim » December 14th, 2016, 1:37 am

Yeah the 3D thing is a pain, no interest in cinema or at home
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Re: Techy advice needed

Postby IanD » February 9th, 2017, 1:23 pm

Anyone any advice on Android TV boxes?

Prices seem to go from €30 to €210. Anything I should look for?

All info thankfully received.
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Re: Techy advice needed

Postby johng » February 9th, 2017, 8:02 pm

interested to know also.

My da got one and it is next to unusable. Decides to drop streams all the time and you lose 10 mins trying to get them back. Refuses to connect to wifi some days. Works grand on others.

He gave it to me as he couldn't figure out how to work it.
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Re: Techy advice needed

Postby Peg Leg » February 9th, 2017, 8:22 pm

johng wrote:interested to know also.

My da got one and it is next to unusable. Decides to drop streams all the time and you lose 10 mins trying to get them back. Refuses to connect to wifi some days. Works grand on others.

He gave it to me as he couldn't figure out how to work it.

Omfg your dad must be the oldest person in the world!
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Re: Techy advice needed

Postby Oldschool » February 9th, 2017, 8:30 pm

IanD wrote:Anyone any advice on Android TV boxes?

Prices seem to go from €30 to €210. Anything I should look for?

All info thankfully received.

I'm trying to load an android simulator on my pc.
So far no joy but there is an app called showbox which seems to get mentioned a lot.
You can download lots of stuff with it apparently.
So the list of apps that come with a particular box would be worth checking out.
The various types of input/output too.
Most boxes like freesat or sairview all come with usb slots.
Ie the general spec
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Re: Techy advice needed

Postby johng » February 9th, 2017, 9:58 pm

Peg Leg wrote:
johng wrote:interested to know also.

My da got one and it is next to unusable. Decides to drop streams all the time and you lose 10 mins trying to get them back. Refuses to connect to wifi some days. Works grand on others.

He gave it to me as he couldn't figure out how to work it.

Omfg your dad must be the oldest person in the world!

He's only 24 years older than me. And therefore a relative child. Don't let his unfamiliarity with android fool you.....
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Re: Techy advice needed

Postby Dave Cahill » February 10th, 2017, 12:23 am

IanD wrote:Anyone any advice on Android TV boxes?

Prices seem to go from €30 to €210. Anything I should look for?

All info thankfully received.


I got this

http://minix.com.hk/en/products/neo-u1

in Power City. I find it excellent - I use it mainly for streaming high def video from a server located elsewhere in the house. It has dual band wifi and gigabit ethernet, so it can handle the bandwidth and it has enough processing power to play pretty much everything I've thrown at it.
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Re: Techy advice needed

Postby johng » February 10th, 2017, 1:18 am

Looks the job.

You can get it on amazon for 119 sterling inc the super dee duper remote.

NEO U1 + MINIX NEO A2 Lite, 64-bit Quad-Core Media Hub for Android [2GB/16GB/4K/XBMC] and Six-Axis Gyroscope Remote. Sold Directly by MINIX® Technology Limited.

They don't ship to Ireland but you can get free UK delivery to parcel motel up north and then it is 3.95 to get it to your local pmotel.

Works out under 150 juros all in. How much is it in power city?
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Re: Techy advice needed

Postby waterboy » February 10th, 2017, 10:35 am

It's €168 in powercity if you order online and apply the extra discount (just click a button)
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Re: Techy advice needed

Postby the spoofer » April 3rd, 2017, 9:52 am

Lads and ladies,

I broke the aerial connector off my TV at the weekend. Is it possible to get a cable with the standard wall box connector on one end and a hdmi cable on the other to hook up the tv?
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Re: Techy advice needed

Postby johng » April 3rd, 2017, 10:26 am

No. And if there was, what would you think that would do for you?
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Re: Techy advice needed

Postby the spoofer » April 3rd, 2017, 10:58 am

johng wrote:No. And if there was, what would you think that would do for you?


Connect from wall socket to HDMI socket on TV? I'm useless at this sort of thing.
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Re: Techy advice needed

Postby johng » April 3rd, 2017, 11:27 am

It would be as useful but not as dangerous as connecting the plumbing to the electricity.
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Re: Techy advice needed

Postby FLIP » April 3rd, 2017, 11:35 am

What you may want to look into is getting a digital TV box which takes in the aerial but outputs to HDMI. Not sure what this is being advertised as in Ireland, in the UK it's freeview/freesat hd.
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Re: Techy advice needed

Postby the spoofer » April 3rd, 2017, 1:00 pm

Thanks
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Re: Techy advice needed

Postby rooster » April 5th, 2017, 4:25 pm

the spoofer wrote:Lads and ladies,

I broke the aerial connector off my TV at the weekend. Is it possible to get a cable with the standard wall box connector on one end and a hdmi cable on the other to hook up the tv?

Solder in a new aerial connector
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