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  # 2277771 16-Jul-2019 14:20
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Gordy7:

 

Added heatsinks and made current measurements.

 

 

Heatsinks made much of a difference?  Ive found since sticking mine on top of a fan its running much better.  No wifi dropping, only the occasional flash and audio glitch.  Nothing like it was before.  


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  # 2277774 16-Jul-2019 14:31
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askelon:

 

Gordy7:

 

Added heatsinks and made current measurements.

 

 

Heatsinks made much of a difference?  Ive found since sticking mine on top of a fan its running much better.  No wifi dropping, only the occasional flash and audio glitch.  Nothing like it was before.  

 

 

I have been running my SmartVu for over 4 hrs today - No problems so far.

 

The heatsinks are pretty hot by the touch test. Can't really say if the heatsinks are pulling the heat out from the best place.

 

Time will tell.

 

The current indicates that the SmartVu is dissipating between 1.1 and 2.5 watts... mostly at the high end.... quite high for such a small package





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  # 2277778 16-Jul-2019 14:45
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The weather is quite cold at the moment. I do wonder how it will cope in the summer, as it does feel hot when in use. I do wonder why they needed to make it so small, as I was expecting something larger.


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  # 2278818 18-Jul-2019 11:42
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Oo this looks good and may meet my needs. Currently running plex/netflix on a roku 4. Freeview on sat but rainfade is annoying in winter.

Got vdsl and ufb coming in a week or so.

How kid friendly is it to use. I have never used android. I have an old 1080p plasma fed by a sony amp. Can this unit plug into the amp?

Are they still keeping it updates. Is live tv streams improved or still 480p for tv3?

Anyone got a work around to get nz prime channel working on it?

Dont mind paying for something better if it is out there. Just need tv/plex and netflix



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  # 2278828 18-Jul-2019 11:52
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It is really like a TV remote control - you don't have to learn anything much different than your sat receiver probably.





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  # 2278870 18-Jul-2019 12:06
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Hi, if someone can confirm that SmartVU can use ethernet plz?

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  # 2278878 18-Jul-2019 12:33
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Spark Sport has announced that their app has been released for SmartVU.




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  # 2278881 18-Jul-2019 12:35
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Which I thought people would know if following the Spark Sport thread, but here is the Freeview release:

 

 

Spark Sport now available on the Freeview A2 Recorder and SmartVU X streaming device

 

Rugby fans rejoice! Via a new partnership between Freeview and Spark, Spark Sport will be available on the Freeview A2 Recorder and Freeview SmartVU X streaming devices, giving Kiwi sports enthusiasts the opportunity to enjoy their favourite matches from the comfort of their own home.

 

All matches in the upcoming Rugby World Cup 2019 will be available for viewers to stream through a Spark Sport Rugby World Cup Tournament Pass.

 

The addition of Spark Sport content broadens the growing ecosystem of entertainment Kiwis can already enjoy on Freeview.

 

New Zealand’s first personal video recorder (PVR) powered by Android TV, Freeview’s A2 Recorder allows viewers to watch Live TV, On Demand content and Record their favourite shows - entirely subscription-free. With the Recorder, viewers also have access to a range of other features including numerous Android TV apps on Google Play.

 

And now, Kiwis without an aerial or satellite dish can also access Freeview. Released late last year, the Freeview SmartVU streaming device is a tiny gadget that can connect to almost any TV, allowing viewers to watch Live TV streamed over the internet, as well as access Freeview On Demand and other third-party apps such as Spark Sport, Netflix, Lightbox and YouTube on Google Play.

 

Freeview’s CEO, Jason Foden, says the partnership with Spark Sport further solidifies Freeview’s commitment in providing the best TV experience for New Zealanders.

 

“There’s no doubt that rugby is part of our Kiwi culture – so we’re excited to provide our viewers with access to the premium content available on Spark Sport and experience the exhilaration of the Rugby World Cup 2019 together.

 

“In the future, we’ll expect to see more content partnerships that will further enrich TV viewing for New Zealanders,” Foden concludes.

 

Created in partnership with local manufacturer Dish TV and priced from $139, these compatible Freeview devices can connect to any TV to stream Spark Sport on the big screen, offering a lean-back viewing experience as an alternative to purchasing new Smart TVs.

 





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  # 2278950 18-Jul-2019 13:10
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01EG: Hi, if someone can confirm that SmartVU can use ethernet plz?

 

They have an adapter on the dish tv website so I would suspect yes.


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  # 2278968 18-Jul-2019 13:25
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Benoire:

They have an adapter on the dish tv website so I would suspect yes.

 

You mean "they" dishtv.co.nz?

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  # 2278974 18-Jul-2019 13:28
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01EG:
Benoire:

 

They have an adapter on the dish tv website so I would suspect yes.

 

You mean "they" dishtv.co.nz?

 

As covered in a post a few pages back - https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=83&topicid=243399&page_no=24#2269643


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  # 2279008 18-Jul-2019 14:02
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Ive plugged one of these into mine:  4in1 Micro USB Adapter  So far its working fine.  Using my airmouse via it.  Plugging in my USB hard drive does cause it to reboot everything though.  No reason you cant plug in a USB ethernet adapter in there.  I had already tried my one from my Chromecast and it detected fine, just didnt have any spare lan cables to test it completely with! 

 

 


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  # 2279072 18-Jul-2019 14:34
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freitasm:


Which I thought people would know if following the Spark Sport thread.



 


Received the email and posted on here before I saw it on the SS thread.





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  # 2279076 18-Jul-2019 14:50
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askelon:

No reason you cant plug in a USB ethernet adapter in there.;

 

The problem is will it work? ;)

 

 

Just bought mine from NL for $99 match to The Warehouse, will test.

 


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  # 2279444 19-Jul-2019 09:23
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askelon:

just didnt have any spare lan cables to test it completely with!

 

 

I'm using this one https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33005383629.html works perfect for me, in case you want to try it, use 3 exactly same cables to avoid conflicts.

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