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# 215359 23-Jun-2017 23:17
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This may be a dumb question but here goes..

Are there any blueray or dvb-t boxes with Lightbox support?

In the ideal world Netflix as well. An older friend is looking at streaming and wants to consolidate his existing devices.

Yeah yeah I know, he should buy a TV he bought the last nonsmart hdmi TV without dvb-t and he's not going to let go of it : ).

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  # 1805956 24-Jun-2017 07:46
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Probably some of the higher end blue ray (Samsung or Panasonic) Or Apple TV. Cheaper is a Chromecast, but that's tied to a computer/phone for controlling it.

Check lightbox site for supported devices. And anything that's on, Netflix most likely will be also.




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  # 1805974 24-Jun-2017 09:33
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Definitely on some Samsung DVD players.
https://www.lightbox.co.nz/help/article/How-to-watch-Lightbox-on-your-Samsung-Smart-TV
(Model list at bottom of page)

Could also check out the PS4 and Xbox. Might be in that.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1805995 24-Jun-2017 10:32
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Both @davidcole and @KrazyKid are right in the above posts; we do have the Lightbox app on some Samsung Bluray players (see link above). We also have PS3 & PS4 apps. :)


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  # 1805997 24-Jun-2017 10:33
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If you are feeling adventurous, an HTPC. Built around a refurbished Windows 7 PC might fit the bill, and not be too expensive.

 

Install a TV tuner (or two, or as many as you want), HTPC software (NetxPVR or similar) and the optical drive of your choice.

 

A bit fiddly, but practically infinitely configurable.


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  # 1806030 24-Jun-2017 12:00
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Lightbox is listing only Samsung Blu-ray as supported. The Samsungs are over half the price of a TV, new TV would be better, so that's out.

Noel Leeming have a Panasonic blu-ray DMP-BD84GN-K with Netflix support. Any idea if that currently has a Lightbox app?




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  # 1806032 24-Jun-2017 12:05
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Chromecast is giving to be the cheapest option by a long way. Could just use an old Android phone as a remote that lives by the TV.

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  # 1806055 24-Jun-2017 14:02
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gzt: Lightbox is listing only Samsung Blu-ray as supported. The Samsungs are over half the price of a TV, new TV would be better, so that's out.

Noel Leeming have a Panasonic blu-ray DMP-BD84GN-K with Netflix support. Any idea if that currently has a Lightbox app?

adding link - $99 https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/televisions/dvd-video/blu-ray-players/panasonic-dmp-bd84gn-k-blu-ray-player/prod145193.html

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