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  # 1274910 1-Apr-2015 08:16
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freitasm: I do not use WiFi for anything that means "streaming".



Strange, i had to got the other way, i was having stutter issues on kodi, (only minimal but enough to annoy) on a wired connection read on another forum that the Ethernet port is only capable of 100mbs transfer rate and could be causing the issues, so i tried wireless (5ghz) now have completely smooth playback with any file type/size

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  # 1274947 1-Apr-2015 09:21
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sloburn: Wifi or wired?


Wired. It's the only sensible (reliable) way to stream HD.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1274952 1-Apr-2015 09:32
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Wired. It's the only sensible (reliable) way to stream HD.


Well I have had no trouble streaming with my wireless Fire TV as long as I have had it. (May 2014) It is certainly reliable for me. (Two of my sons also have a total of three Fire TV units streaming flawlessly over wifi at their homes)

(I did have to wire them when I sideloaded Kodi using adb though)




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  # 1274960 1-Apr-2015 09:35
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robfish:
Wired. It's the only sensible (reliable) way to stream HD.


Well I have had no trouble streaming with my wireless Fire TV as long as I have had it. (May 2014) It is certainly reliable for me. (Two of my sons also have a total of three Fire TV units streaming flawlessly over wifi at their homes)

(I did have to wire them when I sideloaded Kodi using adb though)


You would be the exception to the rule then. I have GOOD quality expensive wireless with good coverage and streaming was usually good, but not even close to as good as wired has been.

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  # 1274976 1-Apr-2015 09:45
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I checked yesterday afternoon and installed the latest firmware update - box seems to be running ok - havent poked around with the new features yet.

One thing I was interested in was VLC for the Fire TV - installed that last week and found it could 'see' my PC on the network - but wasnt able to access any shares on it - I have Kodi installed on the Fire TV and it works great accessing my PC shares - the main reason I got the Fire TV in fact.

I was hoping that maybe you could use VLC in a similar way to Kodi for network playback. VLC is usually an excellent video player. I figured last week maybe VLC needed the (then) impending Fire TV update - but tested VLC again after the firmware upgrade and it still doesnt seem to work.

The feedback comments on Amazon for VLC seem less than positive. Anyone had a play? Any joy?





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  # 1275070 1-Apr-2015 10:54
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networkn:
robfish:
Wired. It's the only sensible (reliable) way to stream HD.


Well I have had no trouble streaming with my wireless Fire TV as long as I have had it. (May 2014) It is certainly reliable for me. (Two of my sons also have a total of three Fire TV units streaming flawlessly over wifi at their homes)

(I did have to wire them when I sideloaded Kodi using adb though)


You would be the exception to the rule then. I have GOOD quality expensive wireless with good coverage and streaming was usually good, but not even close to as good as wired has been.


I also have had no trouble since going wireless, had wired connection to start but couldnt get kodi to play files smoothly (had minor stuttering) 

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  # 1275076 1-Apr-2015 10:56
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robjg63: I checked yesterday afternoon and installed the latest firmware update - box seems to be running ok - havent poked around with the new features yet.

One thing I was interested in was VLC for the Fire TV - installed that last week and found it could 'see' my PC on the network - but wasnt able to access any shares on it - I have Kodi installed on the Fire TV and it works great accessing my PC shares - the main reason I got the Fire TV in fact.

I was hoping that maybe you could use VLC in a similar way to Kodi for network playback. VLC is usually an excellent video player. I figured last week maybe VLC needed the (then) impending Fire TV update - but tested VLC again after the firmware upgrade and it still doesnt seem to work.

The feedback comments on Amazon for VLC seem less than positive. Anyone had a play? Any joy?



I was able to find and play my files stored on a wd my cloud, but it would not save the location, so would have to troll through folder after folder to get to the location.  

 
 
 
 


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  # 1275098 1-Apr-2015 11:12
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Has anyone put Kodi on an Amazon Fire TV and hooked it up to MediaPortal's TV Server?

Have tried but the playback is appalling. I suspect it may be due to the format of the file/hardware acceleration etc.

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  # 1277425 5-Apr-2015 11:56
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wo...

I don't have a stereo system anymore (since we moved the TV around in the lounge so all the wall mounted speakers were in the wrong position)...

Anyway, just got a Logitech UE Megaboom for review here. Today I paired it via Bluetooth with my Amazon Fire TV and the sound is amazing. Movies and TV shows come so different now.

Bluetooth stereo on AFTV: another + for this box.





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  # 1277456 5-Apr-2015 13:29
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No latency problems with the bluetooth audio vs a direct connection to the TV? I tried BT speakers on the computer once and gave up when it made youtube look like a badly dubbed kungfu movie.




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  # 1277547 5-Apr-2015 17:19
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Does anyone know how much shipping from YouShop is approximately for one of these?

I got one a while ago and picked it up from a friend while I was in the US, but I thought I would take advantage of getting $50 off one if you prepay for 3 months of Sling TV which I wanted to try out anyway (plus I wanted to get another Fire TV to gift to my mother).

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  # 1277592 5-Apr-2015 18:54
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moulinette: Does anyone know how much shipping from YouShop is approximately for one of these?

I got one a while ago and picked it up from a friend while I was in the US, but I thought I would take advantage of getting $50 off one if you prepay for 3 months of Sling TV which I wanted to try out anyway (plus I wanted to get another Fire TV to gift to my mother).



mine was $22





 

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  # 1277616 5-Apr-2015 19:24
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mine was $22

Mine too




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  # 1277666 6-Apr-2015 06:47
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robfish:
mine was $22

Mine too


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