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sdavisnz

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#275691 4-Sep-2020 10:51
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https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/TVNDTV2020/DishTV-SmartVu-4K-UHD-Android-9-TV-Box----Freeview 

Android 9 is old - would prefer it shipped with Android 10.

2gb ram is average, my shield has 3gb

Remote looks tacky, they could have made it nicer looking.

Price is good

Wonder if they are using the android live channels for fta, will have to go and have a look at one.

Thoughts?


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  #2556887 4-Sep-2020 11:37
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Thanks for the update. 

 

Any idea on netflix 4k support, disney+, atmos support?

 

Single tuner so I presume only recording one channel at a time?

 

Does this mean the Freeview Recorder A2 duo gets updated to support netflix/disney plus?


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  #2556896 4-Sep-2020 11:54
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I don't think android TV (not the same version as what's on phones) has gone past v9 - so it's totally acceptable this has launched with it.  It would make sense that it would use the build in Live TV that comes 'stock' with androidTV.

 

All in all, looks good.


 
 
 
 


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  #2556912 4-Sep-2020 12:21
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rodimus:

 

Thanks for the update. 

 

Any idea on netflix 4k support, disney+, atmos support?

 

Single tuner so I presume only recording one channel at a time?

 

Does this mean the Freeview Recorder A2 duo gets updated to support netflix/disney plus?

 

 

Records nothing.





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  #2557156 4-Sep-2020 16:53
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Recording is redundant. On-demand is current.

If only the internet streams were proper HD we wouldn't need to muck around with tuners.

Tvnz are getting there with 1080i 25fps

But the idiots at mediaworks are still shilling 480i 25p, looks like a potato on my 75"

Hopefully one day they sort their crap out.




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  #2557167 4-Sep-2020 17:05
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Its got ethernet which is one up on most of those dongle affairs.


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  #2557216 4-Sep-2020 19:02
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sdavisnz: Recording is redundant. On-demand is current.

If only the internet streams were proper HD we wouldn't need to muck around with tuners.

Tvnz are getting there with 1080i 25fps

But the idiots at mediaworks are still shilling 480i 25p, looks like a potato on my 75"

Hopefully one day they sort their crap out.

 

576i down sampled to TV-CIF (352x288) to save storage space.





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  #2557289 4-Sep-2020 20:24
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In respect to the streams

 

TVNZ is 720p

 

MediaWorks is 576p.

 

But a lot of MediaWorks outside broadcast news content looks to be native SD and down sampled to TV-CIF, looks absolutely vulgar. Actually looks like there is some analog composite video sampling in the chain.





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  #2562906 12-Sep-2020 14:45
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Just picked up one of these and I'm impressed. Very snappy and the remote is very good.

 

No issues loading Kodi on it. Couldn't get VPN software going on so bypassed that and used DNS on router.

 

The integration with the satellite feed makes this little box even better. I've owned the Smartvu dongle and this is a far superior product.

 

 


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  #2562907 12-Sep-2020 14:48
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What app is used for live TV?




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  #2562908 12-Sep-2020 14:54
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The app is just called "Freeview" which provides the sat feed. It just sits in the main home page. 


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  #2562909 12-Sep-2020 14:59
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So you have a satellite plugged into it?




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  #2562917 12-Sep-2020 15:06
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sdavisnz: So you have a satellite plugged into it?

 

 

 

Yep, and just to make sure it was the sat feed I unplugged the ethernet. The interesting thing is the epg seems to work via the net but the sat feed still works fine.

 

It's so integrated you can't really tell if was a net feed except the pic still looks like a SD sat feed.

 

Hope that all makes sense.


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  #2562918 12-Sep-2020 15:09
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So there is no benefit for you unless your on a capped broadband plan.

Where as if you had ufh plugged in the mediaworks channels wouldn't look like garbage.




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  #2562920 12-Sep-2020 15:22
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sdavisnz: So there is no benefit for you unless your on a capped broadband plan.

Where as if you had ufh plugged in the mediaworks channels wouldn't look like garbage.

 

I got it as I wanted a back up if our net goes down we will still have TV. Also wanted to tinker with it and see how locked up it was.

 

 


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  #2565613 15-Sep-2020 23:28
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Anyone know if all the live free view channels can be streamed via wifi?

I dont have a uhf or sat

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