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  Reply # 1020363 8-Apr-2014 08:36 Send private message quote this post

The Fire TV has a locked bootloader but one of the XDA devs has worked out how to load a custom boot image... 



Development on this is coming along fast! only 20 odd days to wait for mine to arrive O.o

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  Reply # 1020364 8-Apr-2014 08:45 Send private message quote this post

jarledb:
old3eyes: 
It has a plug pack.


In the review you just linked to there is a power supply with a US-plug. I see no plug pack there and the plug does not look like one where you can change the plug. So unless you mean something other than a power supply with exchangeable plugs (like some Apple power adapters) then it seems to me like you are wrong.

Cheapest way to deal with it will be a travel adapter. Warehouse or Dick Smith will probably have the cheapest ones.


My definition of a plug pack is a power supply  with power pins coming out of it (and has been for the past  25 years)




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  Reply # 1020490 8-Apr-2014 11:33 Send private message quote this post

old3eyes: 
My definition of a plug pack is a power supply  with power pins coming out of it (and has been for the past  25 years)


Thanks, I see that a quick Google search would have enlightened me as well. Sorry about my lack of english skills, not my native language. Should have checked.




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  Reply # 1020677 8-Apr-2014 14:35 Send private message quote this post

My Fire TV landed on YouShop. It's $22 to ship to New Zealand, and applied discount code "THANKYOU15" which brought it down to $18.70...

Now to see how long it takes to arrive here in Wellington.





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  Reply # 1020680 8-Apr-2014 14:36 Send private message quote this post

So tempted. 

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  Reply # 1020707 8-Apr-2014 14:54 Send private message quote this post

freitasm: My Fire TV landed on YouShop. It's $22 to ship to New Zealand, and applied discount code "THANKYOU15" which brought it down to $18.70...

Now to see how long it takes to arrive here in Wellington.



This will be interesting! My postage costed $22 from shipito, it apparently shipped out on Saturday (via some unknown carrier, i chose the 2nd cheapest option being Airmail Priority.) I suspect its sat at the local sorting facility until today. So its pretty much a deadheat at the moment, the guidelines for my delivery were 20-40 days though (which seems absurd, but time will tell!)

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  Reply # 1021019 9-Apr-2014 09:06 Send private message quote this post

Youshop usually takes about 5 working days once they have processed your payment.
I have something landing there today (LED bulbs).

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trig42: Youshop usually takes about 5 working days once they have processed your payment.
I have something landing there today (LED bulbs).

Im going to regret using shipito. I have accounts with both, should have gone with youshop! Ive only used youshop once (over a year ago) and remember it taking forever to arrive, looks like they have resolved that issue.

Heres my tracking so far, nothing since the 5th

04/05/2014 17:15 Minden, NV Parcel Picked Up, in transit to California Shipping Depot
04/05/2014 16:21 Minden, NV Parcel Shipping Initiated

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Well mine has arrived this morning.  Downloading update, and yes I can confirm the power pack (plug) is 110-240 volt.  Now to set it up...

You can configure a static IP address and then it's own DNS.

Came pre-configured with my Amazon login and settings, didn't have to do anything there.

Netflix works and loads faster than my AppleTV.

Plex costs $0.99 to buy, very nice interface, like the newer versions.

Amazon Prime Instant video, awesome!

The Classic TV app didn't work.  Even with unblock.us DNS set it still says only available in US, Canada, Australia etc.

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rp1790: Well mine has arrived this morning.  Downloading update, and yes I can confirm the power pack (plug) is 110-240 volt.  Now to set it up...

Wow that was insanely quick! Who did you use to ship it? (and what freight option)

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  Reply # 1021053 9-Apr-2014 10:13 Send private message quote this post

garvani:
rp1790: Well mine has arrived this morning.  Downloading update, and yes I can confirm the power pack (plug) is 110-240 volt.  Now to set it up...

Wow that was insanely quick! Who did you use to ship it? (and what freight option)


I bit the bullet and shipped from my Shipit.com address via Fedex Priority (about $50USD), couldnt wait.

First impressions....my MacMini (Plex client) and AppleTV (Netflix) are probably history.

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  Reply # 1021055 9-Apr-2014 10:17 Send private message quote this post

Certainly nice to have them both on the one box. (I know, the AppleTV can do it, but it needs a bit of fiddling, and Apple Updates could break it at any time). Can you post a shot of the Plex and Netflix UI if you get a chance?

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heres the netflix interface.  similar to samsung smart tv, ps3 etc

one thing that ill probably find annoying is having to click twice to open an app.

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  Reply # 1021058 9-Apr-2014 10:25 Send private message quote this post

rp1790:
garvani:
rp1790: Well mine has arrived this morning.  Downloading update, and yes I can confirm the power pack (plug) is 110-240 volt.  Now to set it up...

Wow that was insanely quick! Who did you use to ship it? (and what freight option)


I bit the bullet and shipped from my Shipit.com address via Fedex Priority (about $50USD), couldnt wait.

First impressions....my MacMini (Plex client) and AppleTV (Netflix) are probably history.


Do you have Amazon Prime or a trial at least to determine if you can access Amazon Video internationally?

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  Reply # 1021061 9-Apr-2014 10:26 Send private message quote this post

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rp1790:
garvani:
rp1790: Well mine has arrived this morning.  Downloading update, and yes I can confirm the power pack (plug) is 110-240 volt.  Now to set it up...

Wow that was insanely quick! Who did you use to ship it? (and what freight option)


I bit the bullet and shipped from my Shipit.com address via Fedex Priority (about $50USD), couldnt wait.

First impressions....my MacMini (Plex client) and AppleTV (Netflix) are probably history.


Do you have Amazon Prime or a trial at least to determine if you can access Amazon Video internationally?


I do have the trial and yes it works.  Watching a video now as we speak.  I'm on Bigpipe VDSL and using the unblock.us DNS servers.

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