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Old 10-27-2017, 12:38 PM   #1
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Tickbox tv, Platinum tv Box

Anyone running either of these or something similar? Wondering if they are worth running as I'd love nothing more than getting rid of my cable bill.
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Old 10-27-2017, 12:46 PM   #2
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For tickbox, I think I'd wait and see what the fallout in the netflix/amazon lawsuit will be.
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They look like all of the other Kodi boxes...
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Any recommendations? Amazon Firestick? I'm not a big tech guy so keep it simple for me if you could.

I just did a little reading on the Tickbox, think i'll stay away from that thing.
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Any recommendations? Amazon Firestick? I'm not a big tech guy so keep it simple for me if you could.

I just did a little reading on the Tickbox, think i'll stay away from that thing.
For the Kodi boxes, there are a lot of updates that you need to run in order for the thing to work properly. It can be a PIA...there are usually many youtube video tutorials on how to keep abreast of the updates and whatnot. A lot of the apps can and do go down. Some of the biggest apps have shut down because of this UK stuff happening.

So, is it worth all of the hassle? That is up to you.

I don't have much experience with the jailbroken Amazon fire thingies....they could be decent.

Also, if your innernetz doesn't have at the very least 10 MBPS, it will be a challenging experience.
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For the Kodi boxes, there are a lot of updates that you need to run in order for the thing to work properly. It can be a PIA...there are usually many youtube video tutorials on how to keep abreast of the updates and whatnot. A lot of the apps can and do go down. Some of the biggest apps have shut down because of this UK stuff happening.

So, is it worth all of the hassle? That is up to you.

I don't have much experience with the jailbroken Amazon fire thingies....they could be decent.

Also, if your innernet doesn't have at the very least 10 MBPS, it will be a challenging experience.
Thanks for the info, that's something i'll have to check.
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Thanks for the info, that's something i'll have to check.
Speedtest.net usually works good.
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The best Android box by far is the Nvidia Shield. And the price reflects that a little bit. If I was starting with nothing right now, this is what I would get.

I would stay away from all the Chinese Android boxes. They are usually slow and overloaded, not a good combo.

I currently use a Amazon Fire TV box (not the stick, as it is more powerful and has a wired ethernet connection.) It does not require jailbreaking or rooting to run Kodi, just need to sideload it. It is not very hard. The Stick works fine too, just not as good.

Not an option on Roku.

But regardless of what box you decide to run, I would like to reiterate what BSF said above. You will need to learn a bit on keeping it updated and adding things to it. Every box, even if it comes preloaded, will stop working well before long without some updating. It is not incredibly difficult with any computer savvy, but it is important to know how to keep it working well.
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