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Postby Sneakysnake on Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:59 pm

The faster load times with 17 are great. Reinstalling all my add-ons after the update was not. :x
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Postby LeeKaye on Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:20 am

Can't install v17. Play Store just opens 16. I d/l the two APK files (32, 64) and neither works.
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Postby tourist504 on Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:21 am

This is all fixing to come crashing down.
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BlakeAronson wrote:This one is just big enough, but not too overwhelming in size.

jordachep wrote::drool: Can't believe the size. I want this so bad.

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Postby PLUSH on Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:29 am

tourist504 wrote:This is all fixing to come crashing down.



???
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Postby tourist504 on Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:40 am

There's just no way it can continue. It's too good. And easy. ISP's are gonna crack down. There's just no way.
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maden wrote:I would like to see a 16"+ diameter tube.

BlakeAronson wrote:This one is just big enough, but not too overwhelming in size.

jordachep wrote::drool: Can't believe the size. I want this so bad.

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Postby hunterjax on Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:19 am

tourist504 wrote:There's just no way it can continue. It's too good. And easy. ISP's are gonna crack down. There's just no way.

so you're saying I should get in on this NOW! :D
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Postby kcn0 on Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:14 pm

63schoeffling wrote:
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kcn0 wrote:Anyone have any experience with Raspberry Pi, specifically v3? I'm on fence.... make another purchase or just stick with the firestick.

Follow up... this was a great purchase... all games/systems, from Dreamcast and prior, and it runs Kodi 10x better than the firestick

Oh yeah? What do you plug it into... the tv? I never dabbled in the Pi.


Yes - it plugs into any device with an HDMI input. It is about 10x harder to install and setup than the Firestick, but once you get it, it is great! I ended up going simple... installed Retropie, then adding Kodi 17 through the optional packages. Built three of these things now... one for me and two for friends.
Purchased some NES30 Pro controllers and Rii i8+ mini wireless keyboard/mouse... a PowerBlock for a safe on/off switch... the setup is nearly flawless!

turdferguson wrote:When I did the pi3 it was the slowest of everything...

Strange... There were a couple of other variables at play for me... like Kodi v17, which is a huge improvement from v16, and the ability to connect the Pi3 via Ethernet (instead of wifi on the stick). I think the processor speeds are pretty similar between the Pi3 and newest Firestick, but the Pi3 defiantly works better for me.
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Postby Prisco077 on Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:16 pm

Anyone use a VPN through the firestick?
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Postby hunterjax on Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:04 pm

kcn0 wrote:
63schoeffling wrote:
kcn0 wrote:
kcn0 wrote:Anyone have any experience with Raspberry Pi, specifically v3? I'm on fence.... make another purchase or just stick with the firestick.

Follow up... this was a great purchase... all games/systems, from Dreamcast and prior, and it runs Kodi 10x better than the firestick

Oh yeah? What do you plug it into... the tv? I never dabbled in the Pi.


Yes - it plugs into any device with an HDMI input. It is about 10x harder to install and setup than the Firestick, but once you get it, it is great! I ended up going simple... installed Retropie, then adding Kodi 17 through the optional packages. Built three of these things now... one for me and two for friends.
Purchased some NES30 Pro controllers and Rii i8+ mini wireless keyboard/mouse... a PowerBlock for a safe on/off switch... the setup is nearly flawless!

turdferguson wrote:When I did the pi3 it was the slowest of everything...

Strange... There were a couple of other variables at play for me... like Kodi v17, which is a huge improvement from v16, and the ability to connect the Pi3 via Ethernet (instead of wifi on the stick). I think the processor speeds are pretty similar between the Pi3 and newest Firestick, but the Pi3 defiantly works better for me.

you can install Kodi on top of RetroPie? I did not know that.

I have a RaspPi3 with RetroPie that I built with the kids to have an arcade on the tv . . . didn't know I could run/install Kodi through it.
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Postby Vorpel on Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:11 pm

For someone just looking to get into this, with a $100-150 budget, what would you recommend? Fast interface is a must, flexibility, VPN support and any DVR capabilities would be great. I would mostly want to stream HD, but got a new 4k TV last December and have decent DL speed.

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Postby virtualj on Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:06 am

Is this a tool to steal content?
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Postby ToonKiller on Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:55 am

Wondered when the cops would show up.
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Postby virtualj on Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:04 am

ToonKiller wrote:Wondered when the cops would show up.

Aren't sites like this liable when they encourage piracy
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Postby schmoff on Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:15 am

there is no downloading its just watching/streaming so its a little more tricky
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Postby Sneakysnake on Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:06 pm

Prisco077 wrote:Anyone use a VPN through the firestick?

I use ip vanish. It's about $8/month but you just launch the app on fire stick and watch whatever.
Personally, I love it for movies (Exodus) , TV, and live sports(Sports Devil and Pro Sport). It even has subtitle addons if you're so inclined. They definitely helped out with Apocalypto :hanging:
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