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Re: Amazon's new Fire TV box
« Reply #30 on: January 19, 2015, 05:42:28 PM »
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I don't have a library, I just want to watch anything free on the tv.
I think I'm cheaper than you Joe, if it ain't free, it ain't worth watchin'.  LOL
Currently using my homemade antenna to get all the local tv channels (free over the airwaves). Just recently got a HDMI cable and tried the Hulu Plus trial. That works great over my slow ass DSL, just wondering what other "cheap" options are out there.
I've read through the other threads previously, really don't have the time, energy or money to do anything like what you describe, and neither of us (me and the wifey) watch that many movies. My life is boring.


The Roku has some free stuff like Crackle movies. Not new stuff but not horrible old. And there is some other stuff as well but it will be a challenge to keep up with current TV shows for free with not much work. If you can get a Roku 3 for $80 I think it would be worth it. For $9 bucks a month you can see a lot of recent TV with Hulu Plus but they don't have the movie selection that Netflix does.
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Re: Amazon's new Fire TV box
« Reply #31 on: January 20, 2015, 09:46:27 AM »
I have:
Smart TV w/wireless (streams all the major services)
Fire stick (all the majors)
Roku2 (same)
Xbox 360 (streams some shit)
Wii (think it has netflix)
PS3 (might stream something, never tried)
Laptop plugged in via HDMI

Laptop is the best, if a bit getto and Roku (when it's acting correctly) or fire stick are about even and the rest aren't used all that often.

I have a HTPC that I still have to build but that's only because the laptop is TV upstairs. I know first world problems when bringing down a laptop is an issue. Really, a computer hooked up to the TV is really the best way to go if you want to play everything. If VLC can't play it, it's not worth watching. Roku will play some things off a flashdrive but it's hit and miss encoding wise. That and if the file name is longer than 12 characters or so, good luck figuring out what episode it is.
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Re: Amazon's new Fire TV box
« Reply #32 on: January 20, 2015, 10:14:50 AM »
Good point on the encoding method used. It does make a difference.
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Re: Amazon's new Fire TV box
« Reply #33 on: January 20, 2015, 10:38:55 AM »
Yeah, a lot of times I'll have video and no audio. Seems to be the same encoding but since I'm not the one doing the encoding I can't tell for sure.
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Re: Amazon's new Fire TV box
« Reply #34 on: January 20, 2015, 10:47:26 AM »
Yep. The only sure way is to fire up HandBrake and do it yourself.
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Re: Amazon's new Fire TV box
« Reply #35 on: January 23, 2015, 08:35:19 PM »
...or DVDFab

and use Plex and share libraries.
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