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  #1028373 20-Apr-2014 22:00
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Did you sell a hdmi cable at the same time? Coz I got up sold on it.




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  #1028469 21-Apr-2014 08:52
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According to this company, Smudge, they have developed the Sky Go app  for Android and it will be released sometime this month. Think there could be a good chance that we can side load the app onto the Fire TV?

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http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1404/S00114/the-skys-the-limit-for-enterprise-apps-in-new-zealand.htm

 
 
 
 


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#1028472 21-Apr-2014 08:59
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I bought mine from trademe at higher price.  I see they are advertised even dearer now.  Reason being I dont have a youshop or equivalent account and thought not worth the cost of joining for a 1 off purchase.
  I have plex on it and it is excellent.  So far it plays my avi and mkv flawlessy.  Of course I havent played every single one yet but seems promising.   The music works well as well.




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  #1029290 22-Apr-2014 18:49
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One thing it's (badly) missing: a clock!

On Windows Media Center if you push the PLAY button it shows you where in the content you are and the clock on top right. The Amazon FireTV has no option to show where you are (except for the push PLAY which pauses the playback) and no clock at all. Perhaps they don't want you to find out the time and stop watching?








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  #1029321 22-Apr-2014 19:19
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Gilco2: I bought mine from trademe at higher price.  I see they are advertised even dearer now.  Reason being I dont have a youshop or equivalent account and thought not worth the cost of joining for a 1 off purchase.
  I have plex on it and it is excellent.  So far it plays my avi and mkv flawlessy.  Of course I havent played every single one yet but seems promising.   The music works well as well.


There is no cost to join YouShop.




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#1029331 22-Apr-2014 19:28
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sonyxperiageek:
Gilco2: I bought mine from trademe at higher price.  I see they are advertised even dearer now.  Reason being I dont have a youshop or equivalent account and thought not worth the cost of joining for a 1 off purchase.
  I have plex on it and it is excellent.  So far it plays my avi and mkv flawlessy.  Of course I havent played every single one yet but seems promising.   The music works well as well.


There is no cost to join YouShop.
oh well, will remember that if there is a next time.   Only time I looked ages ago before youshop, you had to pay a monthly or yearly fee for the forwarding ones I looked at, so assumed (yeah, I know) youshop wopuld also have a fee




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  #1029342 22-Apr-2014 19:37
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Gilco2:
sonyxperiageek:
Gilco2: I bought mine from trademe at higher price.  I see they are advertised even dearer now.  Reason being I dont have a youshop or equivalent account and thought not worth the cost of joining for a 1 off purchase.
  I have plex on it and it is excellent.  So far it plays my avi and mkv flawlessy.  Of course I havent played every single one yet but seems promising.   The music works well as well.


There is no cost to join YouShop.
oh well, will remember that if there is a next time.   Only time I looked ages ago before youshop, you had to pay a monthly or yearly fee for the forwarding ones I looked at, so assumed (yeah, I know) youshop wopuld also have a fee


Nope, it's just a one-off cost per package, weight variable. :)




 
 
 
 


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  #1029549 23-Apr-2014 08:33
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freitasm: One thing it's (badly) missing: a clock!

On Windows Media Center if you push the PLAY button it shows you where in the content you are and the clock on top right. The Amazon FireTV has no option to show where you are (except for the push PLAY which pauses the playback) and no clock at all. Perhaps they don't want you to find out the time and stop watching?




This doesnt really matter considering theres only American timezones in the box to choose from! There is no way to choose NZ or anywhere out of the greater 52 states. Xbmc has clocks everywhere and its annoying that its so far off but oh well.

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  #1029573 23-Apr-2014 08:44
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Oh wow that's brilliant. Just checking Antarctica timezones on google, apparently there's 6 timezones down there, does it let you specify which of the 6 to use?

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  #1029575 23-Apr-2014 08:46
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Just one, for their own Antarctic station, which seems to correspond to our timezone (no DST obviously).





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  #1029646 23-Apr-2014 10:15
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Well i hopefully just brought a hdmi cable and a amazon fire via the geekzone link

fingers crossed i did everything correctly (1st amazon purchase )

And thank you to the helpfull people who answered my question on this thread earlier , much appreciated





 

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  #1030567 24-Apr-2014 13:21
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"Amazon and HBO Ink Exclusive Multi-Year Deal to Bring Award-Winning HBO Programming to Prime Members"
If you're on prime you may be in luck
HBO on Amazon prime

 

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  #1030636 24-Apr-2014 14:53
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old3eyes: "Amazon and HBO Ink Exclusive Multi-Year Deal to Bring Award-Winning HBO Programming to Prime Members"
If you're on prime you may be in luck
HBO on Amazon prime
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Pretty nice and makes the 99 USD a year have a lot more value. BUT, its not new series. So if you are following Game of Thrones you will have to wait a good while before you can see the episodes currently showing on HBO.

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