Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 | 61 | 62 | 63 | 64 | ... | 84
933 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 1300335 8-May-2015 06:30
Send private message quote this post

jarledb: Yeah, just seems to have been quite flakey. But could have just been bad luck.

Just ordered a new Amazon Fire TV and a Roku 3. This time both of them with extended warranty. Really spoilt by laws like CGA, so feels wrong to have to buy protection for things.


How does that work with items they don't actually ship here? You pay for return shipping and then go through youshop or similar again to get it back? Does it work out cheaper than just buying a new one?

21282 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1300442 8-May-2015 09:28
Send private message quote this post

jarledb: Yeah, just seems to have been quite flakey. But could have just been bad luck.

Just ordered a new Amazon Fire TV and a Roku 3. This time both of them with extended warranty. Really spoilt by laws like CGA, so feels wrong to have to buy protection for things.


I was actually incorrect, I've actually had 2 failed Kindle E-Readers. both well outside of the warranty (I've never had a warranty failure) and both times Amazon covered it anyway. To be fair I spend a LOT with Amazon, so I am unsure if this is policy or a reflection of what I spend.


 
 
 
 


BDFL - Memuneh
64659 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

21282 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1300495 8-May-2015 10:11
Send private message quote this post

freitasm: I would be surprised if Amazon didn't replace your AFTV even if out of warranty. Did you ask?



Agreed. The complication will be where they ship it to, unlikely they would ship to NZ and I wouldn't expect them to.

5168 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Microsoft

  # 1300527 8-May-2015 10:43
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

jarledb: Yeah, just seems to have been quite flakey. But could have just been bad luck.

Just ordered a new Amazon Fire TV and a Roku 3. This time both of them with extended warranty. Really spoilt by laws like CGA, so feels wrong to have to buy protection for things.


CGA is built into the retail price

its not free :)

One of the reasons why things are more expensive here.

Webhead
2292 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1300671 8-May-2015 13:37
Send private message quote this post

CutCutCut:
jarledb: Yeah, just seems to have been quite flakey. But could have just been bad luck.

 

Just ordered a new Amazon Fire TV and a Roku 3. This time both of them with extended warranty. Really spoilt by laws like CGA, so feels wrong to have to buy protection for things.

 

How does that work with items they don't actually ship here? You pay for return shipping and then go through youshop or similar again to get it back? Does it work out cheaper than just buying a new one?


 

Yes. Exactly, getting it back through the Youshop address/forwarding.

It barely makes sense to do it moneywise, and when I include time and effort I ended up not bothering. Will be interesting to see if its the power supply that gave out or the box. (Won't know until I get the new one, since I don't have equipment to test it and no matching power adapter).




Webhead
2292 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1300672 8-May-2015 13:39
Send private message quote this post

freitasm: I would be surprised if Amazon didn't replace your AFTV even if out of warranty. Did you ask?


They said "its more than a year since you bought it, but we will make a one time exception". So yes and no, I suppose. But won't be doing it, doesn't make sense because of the shipping cost.




 
 
 
 


Webhead
2292 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1300675 8-May-2015 13:41
Send private message quote this post

nathan:
CGA is built into the retail price
its not free :)

One of the reasons why things are more expensive here.


I realise that. My main problem with the CGA in NZ is that its vague. There should be a better defined guarantee period.

Interesting exercise: Whenever you buy something in NZ: Ask the retailer what they think the CGA covers and for how long. Its an eye opening exercise.




21282 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1300680 8-May-2015 13:45
Send private message quote this post

jarledb:
freitasm: I would be surprised if Amazon didn't replace your AFTV even if out of warranty. Did you ask?


They said "its more than a year since you bought it, but we will make a one time exception". So yes and no, I suppose. But won't be doing it, doesn't make sense because of the shipping cost.


So really, they should at this point be at the top of your good books, because they exceeded your expectation surely! That alone would convince me to buy another and to recommend them. 

I wonder if Roku would do the same?

Webhead
2292 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1300685 8-May-2015 13:50
Send private message quote this post

networkn: 
So really, they should at this point be at the top of your good books, because they exceeded your expectation surely! That alone would convince me to buy another and to recommend them. 

I wonder if Roku would do the same?


I guess I might find out. Although the Roku was bought via Amazon as well (together with a new Fire TV). So I guess you have the answer to wether I lost faith in Amazon?

EDIT: Typos




21282 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1303070 12-May-2015 19:24
Send private message quote this post

Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick are now compatible with Bluetooth headphones. In this week's Amazon Fire TV newsletter, we show you how to pair Bluetooth headphones with your Amazon Fire TV.

BDFL - Memuneh
64659 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1303151 12-May-2015 20:33
Send private message quote this post
8 posts

Wannabe Geek


  # 1308093 19-May-2015 23:21
Send private message quote this post

Hi everyone, I am looking to replace one of my WDTV boxes as it is a bit flakey, the Live Hub works great but the standard WDTV cuts out all the time and i have to reselect the server and sometimes it refuses to play videos unless it is power cycled.  What i am wondering is which player you would recommend Amazon Fire TV or a Roku 3 (or maybe just try another WDTV)?

Primarily i use Plex to stream media from my computer and while this works fine over my WDTV's the problem above is just too annoying.  I don't really care about the services provided (i assume they both have a youtube app?) so as long as they play all files via Plex well, i will be happy.  On a side note if there is a Twitch.TV app available on either i would be down for that.

Also i see that Amazon TV only needs an adapter i ave not seen anything about the Roku?

Thanks in advance for your help

1019 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1308108 20-May-2015 05:26
Send private message quote this post

DrunkunDrip: Hi everyone, I am looking to replace one of my WDTV boxes as it is a bit flakey, the Live Hub works great but the standard WDTV cuts out all the time and i have to reselect the server and sometimes it refuses to play videos unless it is power cycled.  What i am wondering is which player you would recommend Amazon Fire TV or a Roku 3 (or maybe just try another WDTV)?

Primarily i use Plex to stream media from my computer and while this works fine over my WDTV's the problem above is just too annoying.  I don't really care about the services provided (i assume they both have a youtube app?) so as long as they play all files via Plex well, i will be happy.  On a side note if there is a Twitch.TV app available on either i would be down for that.

Also i see that Amazon TV only needs an adapter i ave not seen anything about the Roku?

Thanks in advance for your help

I have a FireTV, never used a Roku so cannot comment on those. 
The FireTV has great hardware (better than the Roku - more ram and faster CPU), so its menus are really snappy to use. Yes it has youtube, Twitch and Plex. I haven't used Plex so cannot comment on how well it works.

The wife and kids use the FireTV for hours on end everyday, and we've never had any issues. It also has a USB port that you can connect up to 128GB flash drive to, plus bluetooth for headphones and controllers.
Wifi and of course ethernet connect flawlessly. 

This website might answer more of what you are looking for http://www.aftvnews.com/

I personally believe the FireTV will do everything you are asking and do them well.


442 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 1308109 20-May-2015 05:59
Send private message quote this post

DrunkunDrip: Hi everyone, I am looking to replace one of my WDTV boxes as it is a bit flakey, the Live Hub works great but the standard WDTV cuts out all the time and i have to reselect the server and sometimes it refuses to play videos unless it is power cycled.  What i am wondering is which player you would recommend Amazon Fire TV or a Roku 3 (or maybe just try another WDTV)?

Primarily i use Plex to stream media from my computer and while this works fine over my WDTV's the problem above is just too annoying.  I don't really care about the services provided (i assume they both have a youtube app?) so as long as they play all files via Plex well, i will be happy.  On a side note if there is a Twitch.TV app available on either i would be down for that.

Also i see that Amazon TV only needs an adapter i ave not seen anything about the Roku?

Thanks in advance for your help





I use Plex with my AFTV , it is great   :)  





 

Amazon Echo

 

Amazon Dot

 

Lifx Bulbs

 

Nexus 5X
Magic TV 3600
Sony EX700

 

Unblocking service
Amazon Fire TV x 2  = Netflix USA + Amazon Prime
Lightbox




1 | ... | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 | 61 | 62 | 63 | 64 | ... | 84
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Logitech introduces new Made for Google keyboard and mouse devices
Posted 16-Oct-2019 13:36


MATTR launches to accelerate decentralised identity
Posted 16-Oct-2019 10:28


Vodafone X-Squad powers up for customers
Posted 16-Oct-2019 08:15


D Link ANZ launches EXO Smart Mesh Wi Fi Routers with McAfee protection
Posted 15-Oct-2019 11:31


Major Japanese retailer partners with smart New Zealand technology IMAGR
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:29


Ola pioneers one-time passcode feature to fight rideshare fraud
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:24


Spark Sport new home of NZC matches from 2020
Posted 10-Oct-2019 09:59


Meet Nola, Noel Leeming's new digital employee
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:07


Registrations for Sprout Accelerator open for 2020 season
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:02


Teletrac Navman welcomes AI tech leader Jens Meggers as new President
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:41


Vodafone makes voice of 4G (VoLTE) official
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:36


2degrees Reaches Milestone of 100,000 Broadband Customers
Posted 1-Oct-2019 09:17


Nokia 1 Plus available in New Zealand from 2nd October
Posted 30-Sep-2019 17:46


Ola integrates Apple Pay as payment method in New Zealand
Posted 25-Sep-2019 09:51


Facebook Portal to land in New Zealand
Posted 19-Sep-2019 18:35



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.