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Topic # 226359 4-Jan-2018 07:47
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I'm looking to ditch Sky. I already have a Chromecast for one TV in our house and I was planning to buy a second but it occurred to me that rather than buying a Chromecast for Plex and Netflix as well as a Freeview satellite decoder there might be an alternative that can do both. Does anyone have any recommendations?

 

 

 

Thanks.

 

 


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  Reply # 1929548 5-Jan-2018 00:53
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Can you clarify what it is exactly that you're after? Your question is a bit vague.

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  Reply # 1929681 5-Jan-2018 10:31
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So you’re after a satellite decoder that also has smart apps? As far as I know only some of the Samsung TVs can do this. Ir have a dvb-t tuner for free view hd, but also a satellite tuner for those on DVb-s. And their usual stable of smart apps.

The only other options would be to look at using internet for tv.




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  Reply # 1929775 5-Jan-2018 12:15
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Maybe something like this. Android TV Box. UHF and SAT tuners plus install whatever Apps you fancy.

 

https://www.banggood.com/Mecool-KIII-Pro-Amlogic-S912-3GB-RAM-16GB-ROM-DVB-T2-DVB-S2-CCcam-Newcam-Biss-Key-TV-Box-p-1131214.html?rmmds=search&cur_warehouse=CN

 

 


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  Reply # 1929898 5-Jan-2018 14:43
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We've just moved in to a new house with no satellite or tv aerial - just a fibre connection.

 

I am using Raspberry Pi's with Kodi for local content and then added Huisman's TVNZ and TV3 kodi add-ons. Gives your TV1, TV2, TV3, Duke, Edge TV. Fine for what we watch.

 

Then just Chromecasts for Youtube and Spotify.

 

All totally depends on what you want. Take a look at the 100 other threads on here about ditching Sky - search is in the top nav bar.


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