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Topic # 112271 3-Dec-2012 13:43 Send private message

Posted this in the Quickflix thread, but might be interesting as a topic here in the Android section...

Quickflix has launched a partnership with DishTV to bring their app pre-loaded on their HDMI-enabled, Android TV stick smartvu

 






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  Reply # 726158 3-Dec-2012 13:46 Send private message

Nice ...
Funny it arrives the same day as Igloo

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  Reply # 726212 3-Dec-2012 14:54 Send private message

So there's a Quickflix Android app...available????  Am I missing something???

Is this just two brand name companies combining to sell an Android HDMI/Internet access point? 

If the 'stick' doesn't have a dual core CPU and a Mail-400MP quad core or better, doesn't that just make it another HDMI Android TV stick??

I wonder what this device would do that my Sony phone with HDMI out doesn't already do.

I see some of the newer Android TV boxes/sticks now come with DVB-T, bluetooth, 3G and RJ45 support.

I have an Ethernet/HDMI Android box plugged into the TV and it's used most days for games, weather, email, IMDb, watching the odd 720p movie (reformatted) or checking a street address on Google Maps. Oddly Russian TV has become a bit of a favourite of late.

My box is not powerful enough (1GHz CPU, SGX540 GPU) to view 720p with full 5.1 sound though so that's something to consider with many of these Android HDMI sticks/boxes.

Having access to Android from your TV at the press of a button really is a joy.

But you really need an Android TV stick/box that does more than just Angry Birds, YouTube and emails.



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  Reply # 726238 3-Dec-2012 15:15 Send private message

This is obviously not for YOU. Remember that this is a packaged solution for those people who think "Cool, it would be neat to have a smart TV without paying the amount of money the big name manufacturers are charging".

"Oh, look, I have a spare HDMI input, might as well plug this thing. There's no configuration, it's ready to use and even have Quickflix".

Come on folks, not everyone around the country can get an Android device, configure correctly and be ready to run.

Following your logic there would be no need for a TiVo device or any other DVR because everyone should be building their HTPC from the scratch.





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  Reply # 726257 3-Dec-2012 15:48

They are a great little invention.
I have a 'dumb' tv that I would like to give some 'smarts' to - I am not keen on buying direct from a chinese website - and have noticed a couple of these devices coming into the shops in the last week or two.

PBtech has the improbably named tizzbird N1G at about $160
http://pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=DVATZB0010&name=TizzBird-N1G--USB-Android-Dongle-Android-2.4-Based
There is the JCmatthew box
http://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/tvs-dvds/media-players/jcmatthew-atv510b-android-4-0-multi-media-player-with-motion-remote/prod118169.html

I also saw a JC Matthew USB Android dongle somewhere earlier today - cant recall where exactly. Cant find it on their website either - so I suspect its new.

Might have to get santa to get me one if I have been a good boy!




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  Reply # 726265 3-Dec-2012 15:54 Send private message

it looks like the quickflix android app is not availabke on googleplay, so your device needs to have it built in (like this one) or on its own store (like Samsung).

Dont know why they would do it that way, but probably makes it easier than designing apps for hundreds of different android devices when you can cover most of the market with just a few.

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  Reply # 726302 3-Dec-2012 16:37 Send private message

Can these run isky or any of the on demand content?

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  Reply # 726504 3-Dec-2012 22:10 Send private message

Whoever buys the stick, can you share the apk so everyone can sideload Wink




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  Reply # 728141 6-Dec-2012 16:03

What is "Quickl-fix"?? :P E.g. Thread Heading....

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