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06-04-2018 12:56
barryd
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Originally Posted by raynipper View Post
Ahhhh Haaaa, now you see why KISS is best Barry.
One Freesat remote and off we go.

Ray.
I agree. My Pal though is gadget and tech bonkers but of course never understands how any of it works. He just gets stuff, adds it onto an already complex system and eventually when it all comes crashing down calls me. He doesnt pay me anymore since he retired as he is a "poor" pensioner apparently so I just get paid in booze now it seems but ive liberated him of all that now, he'll thank me later. Ill probably come away with a quad bike or dinghy next I dunno.
06-04-2018 12:37
raynipper Ahhhh Haaaa, now you see why KISS is best Barry.
One Freesat remote and off we go.

Ray.
06-04-2018 11:10
barryd Ok an update. What a rats nest nightmare I got myself into last night. My pal lives in a huge house on the River Tees and has TVs all over the place. They are all somehow connected to a stack of boxes including a Sky box with cables going everywhere. It transpires that for no apparent reason every so often the main TV which is a Panasonic Vierra TX-L42D26B starts howling! I discovered that all the TVs do if they are tuned into the sky box. Somehow they must be also connected to a normal TV Aerial somewhere as when you select DVB you get the normal freeview channels, no screaming. I reckon its a fault with the skybox as its only when connected to that it happens and he wants to dump that anyway as its too expensive.

It turns out however that this so called smart TV which is a Panasonic Vierra TX-L42D26B is not so smart as it does not appear to have any apps on it. It does have four HDMI ports and and Ethernet port and a USB port so I am guessing we need either a plug in Roku Stick or a Fire TV stick thing and a subscription for something. Netflix?

I think however he is hoping to get the latest block buster movies either as part of a subscription or pay per view but I was under the impression that Netflix is perhaps not the best subscription for movies I dunno. Are we then back to Sky for that?

On the plus side he has gone on the wagon and I Came away with a sack full of the contents of his drinks cabinet and beer fridge.
06-04-2018 07:45
Pudsey_Bear
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Originally Posted by randonneur View Post
Interesting, will investigate.

Also, Sam has Netflix on two devices, we also had it on my PC, the Roku stick, and two tablets and a phone, when I added the phone, I got a exceeded device count message (or similar) but they offer an upgrade for 2 per month.
05-04-2018 13:28
randonneur
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In case some don't know you can share your Netflix account with family, I don't pay for it Lizs son has an account, ditto for Amazon Prime, I just sign in with his details, I can watch on phone, tablet, PC or the Roku stick, sticks are a bit slow though to get going.
Interesting, will investigate.
05-04-2018 08:44
Pudsey_Bear In case some don't know you can share your Netflix account with family, I don't pay for it Lizs son has an account, ditto for Amazon Prime, I just sign in with his details, I can watch on phone, tablet, PC or the Roku stick, sticks are a bit slow though to get going.
05-04-2018 08:40
barryd Thanks

I think he has a reasonable internet connection. about 10mbps which is pretty good for round here. I Dont think Netflix is very much so it might be the way to go for him if his TV has an app for it otherwise he will need a Fire TV thing I guess. I think there is also Amazon Prime. Not sure which has the best movies. I always thought both were mainly about series rather than Films.

Theres a case of beer in it probably if I get it working this morning.
05-04-2018 08:39
Pudsey_Bear 3rd world countries sometimes get a faster internet than we do here, cable is best if you can get it.
05-04-2018 08:08
raynipper But it all depends on internet speed and half of us don't have the fast service to watch without buffering or connection problems.
It's all a ploy of manufacturers trying to squeeze more cash from us for questionable benefits.

Ray.
05-04-2018 07:57
Pudsey_Bear I have a Roku stick one of the members gave me FOC, it works quite well, I don't know if a firestick is any better or not, but if you want to watch Netflix etc, you need to subscribe, it does give access to freeview channels too, but a 20 PVR will do that and record.
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