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 | ... | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 | 76 | 77 | 78 | 79 | 80 | 81 | 82 | 83
8105 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  # 1874466 29-Sep-2017 07:42
Send private message quote this post

richms:

old3eyes:


A  WiFi unit that comes with an optional USB Ethernet port for $14.  Would never buy a WiFi unit only after the last one and trying to set it up with DNS entries.  The Fire TV box is way easier.  Hope this one is easy as well ..



 


Old ones are fine with custom dns on wifi. Not sure what problems you have but was the same as ethernet for the fire tv when I did it other than having to choose the network and key.


With the Wi-Fi version you have to delete the Wi-Fi account and then create it again with the new DNS entries but with the ethernet version it's just change the DNS entry.




Regards,

Old3eyes


1330 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  # 1878950 7-Oct-2017 12:48
Send private message quote this post

Is anyone getting a Home is Currently Unavailable on the FireTV ?





rb99


 
 
 
 


8105 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  # 1879021 7-Oct-2017 14:49
Send private message quote this post

rb99:

 

Is anyone getting a Home is Currently Unavailable on the FireTV ?

 

 

Just tested mine and OK on Getflix.  The only  time I see this is when my IP address has changed and I haven't updated the DNS..





Regards,

Old3eyes


1330 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  # 1879029 7-Oct-2017 15:02
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

Oops, sorry, forgot to update this - apparently one of their servers was off-line. Its all good to go now.





rb99


184 posts

Master Geek


  # 1880447 10-Oct-2017 16:53
Send private message quote this post

rb99:

 

Is anyone getting a Home is Currently Unavailable on the FireTV ?

 

 

I've been getting this as an intermittent problem using dns4me.

 

Seems to come and go.

 

Sometimes it will fix itself with a hard reset of the FireTV. Sometimes it won't.

 

The weird thing is that the dns service still seems to be functioning as I can still force iPlayer(say) to launch via the settings menu and watch BBC programming without issue. Hit the home button and it's back to "Home is currently unavailable".

 

Anyone seen something similar? 

 

 


5116 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 1882123 11-Oct-2017 22:00
Send private message quote this post

I am planning to get the new Fire stick (4K).

 

While I have a Firestick and it usually works fine, it has a problem with maintaining HDCP with my Panasonic plasma so after 20 minutes or so the picture starts flickering and then becomes unwatchable. i have to switch the TV away to a different HDMI input and then back again which as one might imagine, is really annoying.





Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


141 posts

Master Geek


  # 1882183 12-Oct-2017 04:47
Send private message quote this post

evilengineer:

rb99:


Is anyone getting a Home is Currently Unavailable on the FireTV ?



I've been getting this as an intermittent problem using dns4me.


Seems to come and go.


Sometimes it will fix itself with a hard reset of the FireTV. Sometimes it won't.


The weird thing is that the dns service still seems to be functioning as I can still force iPlayer(say) to launch via the settings menu and watch BBC programming without issue. Hit the home button and it's back to "Home is currently unavailable".


Anyone seen something similar? 


 


I've been on dns4me for years and never had this issue on any of my the fire TVs.

 
 
 
 


100 posts

Master Geek

Subscriber

  # 1915657 9-Dec-2017 13:37
Send private message quote this post

rb99:

 

Is anyone getting a Home is Currently Unavailable on the FireTV ?

 

 

I've got this currently. 

 

Have rebooted twice and checked the network status in settings.

 

Using DNS4ME - have updated IP address.

 

Anyone else having this issue now?


1659 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 1915659 9-Dec-2017 13:44
Send private message quote this post

I've had that message before, each time it was because the FireTV could not access the internet.





Life is too short to remove USB safely.


100 posts

Master Geek

Subscriber

  # 1915661 9-Dec-2017 13:54
Send private message quote this post

kiwifidget:

 

I've had that message before, each time it was because the FireTV could not access the internet.

 

 

Yeah but, a check of network status in the Fire TV network settings reports OK access to network and internet, and no problems.


8105 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  # 1915734 9-Dec-2017 17:15
Send private message quote this post

robertsona:

 

kiwifidget:

 

I've had that message before, each time it was because the FireTV could not access the internet.

 

 

Yeah but, a check of network status in the Fire TV network settings reports OK access to network and internet, and no problems.

 

 

Is the LED on the front steady on  or flashing.  If flashing it means that there is no network  and when I've had this a power off for about 15 seconds fixes it..





Regards,

Old3eyes


100 posts

Master Geek

Subscriber

  # 1915766 9-Dec-2017 19:39
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

Doh! Um, problem was all my own doing: A week or so ago, I had been checking out a trial Getflix subscription - trying to get access to Willow.tv to watch cricket, which wasn't then working through Dns4me. (Ashes great, no NZ-Windies coverage though). In the meantime, Dns4me have patched their service and got it working. I had been configuring my Firetv DNS settings back and forth between the two services to compare quality, thought I'd left them set up for Dns4me, Getflix trial period expired yesterday....

 

As you were and thanks.


109 posts

Master Geek


  # 1917409 12-Dec-2017 13:36
Send private message quote this post

Hey Guys, 

 

Looking for a bit of advice, I've bought 2 amazon fire TV sticks (the alexa remote ones) to give to my parents/inlaws for christmas so they can watch NZ netflix (chromecast too hard with phone remote).

 

Since i'm going to have to support the devices should I add them to my amazon account or create separate amazon accounts for them?

 

They will use my netflix account but my amazon account has  a couple of echos and home automation stuff so I don't want them to have access to that.

 

What the best way to set this up?

 

 


1 | ... | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 | 76 | 77 | 78 | 79 | 80 | 81 | 82 | 83
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 »

Kiwi workers still falling victim to old cyber tricks
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:47


Lightning Lab GovTech launches 2019 programme
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:41


Epson launches portable laser projector
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:27


Huawei launches new distributed HarmonyOS
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:20


Lenovo introduces single-socket servers for edge and data-intensive workloads
Posted 9-Aug-2019 21:26


The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 6.3
Posted 9-Aug-2019 16:57


Symantec sell enterprise security assets for US$ 10.7 billion to Broadcom
Posted 9-Aug-2019 16:43


Artificial tongue can distinguish whisky and identify counterfeits
Posted 8-Aug-2019 20:20


Toyota and Preferred Networks to develop service robots
Posted 8-Aug-2019 20:11


Vodafone introduces new Vodafone TV device
Posted 7-Aug-2019 17:16


Intel announces next-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors with up to 56 cores
Posted 7-Aug-2019 15:41


Nokia 2.2 released in New Zealand
Posted 5-Aug-2019 19:38


2degrees celebrating ten years
Posted 5-Aug-2019 05:00


Sure Petcare launches SureFeed microchip pet feeder
Posted 2-Aug-2019 17:00


Symantec Threat Intelligence: revival and rise of email extortion scams
Posted 2-Aug-2019 16:55



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.