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  #2501315 9-Jun-2020 12:03
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freakalad: ….I really don't need/want the ad-laden live freeview cruft clogging up the interface - really need it as a dedicated Netflix streaming received, then NEON, then DLNA target (VLC, Kodi, Plex, etc).


If you want free-to-air WITHOUT ads, Netflix and Neon, then surely the VTV would be your box of choice? Plus you get Sky, YouTube, Lightbox and Prime, all on the same platform. The only thing our media PC does now is Kodi and Plex server - the VTV is definitely the primary box of choice.


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  #2501635 9-Jun-2020 17:51
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If you do find a way to exploit the box then don't post it on here. We don't want to know about it, keep it to yourself or do the best thing you could ever do to yourself and disclose this to Vodafone directly and hope they have a bounty program. I would consider this (along with modding Sky boxes and other pay TV boxes) a breach of the FUG for grey-area piracy reasons.



I don't really see how piracy comes into it? People just want a box that can play sky + free to air + common streaming apps (e.g the 3 main sources of content in NZ) that is easy to use and acceptable to non tech types. Pirates with sufficient technical expertise to actually exploit a box like this seem very unlikely to waste the time doing it for the purposes of piracy when there are so many easier and simpler ways for them to access pirated content. 

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