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# 173870 9-Jun-2015 10:44
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Just gone an email from Amazon with this on it 

Is that a good price??Fire TV Stick




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  # 1320099 9-Jun-2015 10:46
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I just bought one for the same price a couple weeks ago, having it delivered through Youshop to NZ.

I think it's a good price considering it's got a bit more grunt than a Chromecast which is marginally cheaper.

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  # 1320100 9-Jun-2015 10:49
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yes, does Miracast great

 
 
 
 


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  # 1320130 9-Jun-2015 11:08
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yup. I'm having trouble connecting my rokus now, so I have this one as back up which is great,

I hope the app support improves in the future though

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  # 1320132 9-Jun-2015 11:10
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Also best thing about it (imo) is you can run XBMC (Kodi) on it as well so this should make my Raspberry PI OpenElec redundant. Though I would like to see how the performance difference is when using high quality skins and playing HD content.

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  # 1320240 9-Jun-2015 12:45
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grudge: Also best thing about it (imo) is you can run XBMC (Kodi) on it as well so this should make my Raspberry PI OpenElec redundant. Though I would like to see how the performance difference is when using high quality skins and playing HD content.


I run the skin aeon nox on the FTV stick and have no problems with it, HD content plays fine but i have mine set to buffer 200mbs before playing.

The fire tv stick as a whole is slightly not as crisp as the FTV box (just lags a little compared to the box) but fine for bedroom tv 

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  # 1320244 9-Jun-2015 12:50
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I'd be interested to see how it compares to raspberry pi with kodi if anyone is going to try it



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  # 1320264 9-Jun-2015 13:12
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Thanx folks  for your feed back..




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  # 1320314 9-Jun-2015 14:11
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Batwing: I'd be interested to see how it compares to raspberry pi with kodi if anyone is going to try it


Will let you know once I got it going :)

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  # 1320387 9-Jun-2015 15:45
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I'm also interested in this.  On the current exchange rate, with Youshop shipping, it works out at about $75NZD, which is comparable to the cost of landing a new Raspberry Pi 2 (with case and SD card).  However, if it does Kodi "natively" and easily, and also handles Miracast, then it might be worth a look.

Nathan - in terms of Miracast, does it play nicely with the Surface Pro 3?  I'd looked at something like the Netgear Push2TV but was put off by the fact it didn't reconnect automatically.  If the FireTV Stick lets you easily mirror a display from the SP3, then this might be the deciding factor.

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  # 1320685 9-Jun-2015 21:31
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Never had any other stick.. but i do feel its definitely a good investment. added settings.apk, kodi and youtube.. you dont need a smart tv, if you own this. ftp to my router, i can watch anything thats on my external drive.

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  # 1322238 10-Jun-2015 15:17
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sumitonly: Never had any other stick.. but i do feel its definitely a good investment. added settings.apk, kodi and youtube.. you dont need a smart tv, if you own this. ftp to my router, i can watch anything thats on my external drive.

 

You can do the same thing with a chromecast and Plex.

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  # 1322277 10-Jun-2015 16:15
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Curious how the USD 39 stick compares with the USD 99 box? How does dual core vs quad core and 1GB vs 2GB stack up in practice?

Edit - 2GB, not 4GB

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  # 1322292 10-Jun-2015 16:22
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sumitonly: Never had any other stick.. but i do feel its definitely a good investment. added settings.apk, kodi and youtube.. you dont need a smart tv, if you own this. ftp to my router, i can watch anything thats on my external drive.


Did you sideload the android Youtube.apk app? I am not a fan of the Fire TV youtube apps and can't understand why there isn't a native app.

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  # 1322640 11-Jun-2015 09:30
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damn

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  # 1322678 11-Jun-2015 10:08
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I read somewhere, that roku 2 is better than fire stick. Any opinions on this? 
I'm looking for something that would be able to play from my NAS also. It looks like mirroring or plex server on a computer is the only option?  

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