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  # 1030742 24-Apr-2014 17:37
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For the guys on Slingshot, does the Amazon Fire TV work without having to set up a separate VPN because of Slingshot's Global Mode?




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  # 1030799 24-Apr-2014 20:32
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Mines hit you shop so should ship out soon :D

 
 
 
 


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  # 1030800 24-Apr-2014 20:34
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richms: Did you sell a hdmi cable at the same time? Coz I got up sold on it.


No, yours didn't go through our link...

marlinz: Well i hopefully just brought a hdmi cable and a amazon fire via the geekzone link 


Yay, that one worked! Thanks :)






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  # 1030889 24-Apr-2014 23:11
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Have been streaming Hulu today (did not get the Hulu streaming problem that I see was going around earlier today).

BUT

I seem to get worse quality and a lot more streams stopping on the Fire TV then on the Apple TV (2nd Gen). Was watching The Daily Show and it just plain stopped on the Fire TV (after earlier going to a lower bitstream), switching to the AppleTV just seconds later I got a full quality stream and did not have any streaming issues at all.

Anyone else seen anything similar?




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  # 1030891 24-Apr-2014 23:16
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Yeah its way worse quality than my smart tvs native app. Seems to have plenty of dropped frames in the movies from amazon prime too.




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  # 1030932 25-Apr-2014 09:39
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I think quality is variable. I watch House on Netflix and it starts low quality but then goes HD after five seconds and is solid. We also watch HD movies from Amazon Instant Video with no stops.






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  # 1030944 25-Apr-2014 10:13
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Could this be the ISP's transparent proxy impacting the Fire in the same way it affects the Roku, chromecast etc?

 
 
 
 


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  # 1030946 25-Apr-2014 10:15
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I doubt it - I am on Vodafone cable and if a transparent proxy would affect Amazon FireTV it would be this one. It works better with unblock-us than the browser on the HTPC. But perhaps other ISPs have some filtering/traffic management in pklace? Who'd know?







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  # 1030995 25-Apr-2014 11:12
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It starts off looking blurry as. Even the hd indicator is not on when paused. Sometime after starting the picture sharpens up and hd lights up but I'm guessing it's picking the lower bitrate hd stream and never going to the top one.




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  # 1031175 25-Apr-2014 15:36
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Just ordered one (through the link) mainly as a Plex client. Has anyone tried side loading the TVNZ Ondemand and 3Now apps?

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  # 1031220 25-Apr-2014 16:59
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well my fire just arrived on the 25th at 4 am US Time

just paid for sending via YouShop

now we wait lol





 

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  # 1031351 25-Apr-2014 21:21
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Anyone noticed in the last couple of days Netflix not showing the UI, instead a XML file with the words "Error forwarding request to origin" when using unblock-us? It works fine on a desktop browser.

I will try a restart now.




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  # 1031352 25-Apr-2014 21:23
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I cancelled my netflix long ago as it wouldnt work on my smart tv and the desktop playing to the TV over HDMI looked aweful. Might go for another trial of it later tonight. Am using unotelly free trial at the moment on the fire tv.




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