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Anybody here use it? - had it on the laptop for a bit but didnt run right, so purchased a cheap Android box off Ebay with much better results. Loving the free PPV and sport, along with endless films and boxsets.
 
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Ah my bad, i did actually look a few pages in but couldnt see one so went for it.

I started with The Beast, but found it a bit resourse hungry, plus loads of addons didnt respond - went onto Spinz TV Lite, which was brilliant at first then decided to play up - now using TB Build, which is pretty impressive so far.
 

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Pretty much all builds install stuff you dont need. Just install kodi, set up a skin you like, customise it and add the add-ons you will use. Or don't even bother with a skin.
 

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I like the "re-touched" skin that comes with Kodi.
 

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Pretty much all builds install stuff you dont need. Just install kodi, set up a skin you like, customise it and add the add-ons you will use. Or don't even bother with a skin.

That's the way to do it like if you just take 5 - 10 minutes to set it up, best experience and no 'bloatware' as such to fanny about with.

Ares and skins just make it a bit easier for people who are just wanting to get something on there.
 

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Gone off it as all the links I had are now down and can't get good sports streams on it either now.
 

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Just use pheonix.
 

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Just use pheonix.
I do and half the links I had on there have been dropped over the last few months. As for that SportsDevil thing for streams, its crap.
 

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Are you talking footers or other sport?
 

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I do and half the links I had on there have been dropped over the last few months. As for that SportsDevil thing for streams, its crap.

No one else seemed that interested looking at the other thread but I suggest you stop pissing around with individual addons instead install a pre-configured Kodi build which will be automatically updated regularly to keep the installed addons working. Apollo V7 would be my choice but there are numerous others. As long as you have a decent spec on your media box and a decent speed on your connection you'll have no issues.
 

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I do and half the links I had on there have been dropped over the last few months. As for that SportsDevil thing for streams, its crap.

NJM Soccer is excellent.
 
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I do and half the links I had on there have been dropped over the last few months. As for that SportsDevil thing for streams, its crap.
Must be your setup and internet speed, never had an issue with Sports Devil, i guess its different for each user, but give LiveMix a crack as thats always stable too, complete Sky package in that too.
 

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It's all (free) software that you can sort out yourself. I bought an extra-long HDMI cable so I can connect it to my TV but some people go with the boxes. I don't really know what they are but I can do everything I need to with the software and a cable for the grand sum of about 8 quid.
 

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You can buy a decent spec Android box for less than £30 now. Guy in work bought one for £27 and I was amazed how good it was for the price. I bought an Nvidia Shield TV for far more and, bar things like 3D gaming and 4K HEVC at 60fps, the £27 one he bought could match it for the most part.
 

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You can buy a decent spec Android box for less than £30 now. Guy in work bought one for £27 and I was amazed how good it was for the price. I bought an Nvidia Shield TV for far more and, bar things like 3D gaming and 4K HEVC at 60fps, the £27 one he bought could match it for the most part.
Link? I think I need to upgrade mine. I'm also interested how well the Amazon Fire Sticks deal with high def and 4k shit, I'd be really impressed if it can deal with heavy stuff without stuttering and moaning
 

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Amazon fire sticks can't do 4K, they max out at 1080p. The Amazon Fire TV Ultra can though, but runs HDMI 1.4 so can't do 60fps in 4K, it's restricted to 30fps. If 4K is something you want, especially with HEVC compatibility for future proofing, I would suggest you spend a little more and get something like the Minix Neo U1 or, even better for a bit extra, the Shield TV I have. These both have HDMI 2.0 and can output 60fps, although in the case of the Minix, it's a little flakey as it doesn't quite have the horse power to pull it off, especially with HEVC.
 

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My dad bought some android box off eBay for cheap but it was shite, mainly because the remote was so bad, it just took ages for the cursor to move.
 

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The remotes that comes with the cheap boxes are pretty much all the same and are indeed shit. A £10 air mouse off eBay will sort that out.
 

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Amazon fire sticks can't do 4K, they max out at 1080p. The Amazon Fire TV Ultra can though, but runs HDMI 1.4 so can't do 60fps in 4K, it's restricted to 30fps. If 4K is something you want, especially with HEVC compatibility for future proofing, I would suggest you spend a little more and get something like the Minix Neo U1 or, even better for a bit extra, the Shield TV I have. These both have HDMI 2.0 and can output 60fps, although in the case of the Minix, it's a little flakey as it doesn't quite have the horse power to pull it off, especially with HEVC.

What did your mate get then that can push a Shield TV in terms of spec? I was looking at buying one of those around Christmas time but couldn't persuade myself the cost was worth the upgrade.

Although looking at them now, they were a bit more expensive then
 

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When I said push the Shield TV, I meant in standard 25/30fps streaming with Kodi up to 1080p on h264. But for the price, it's very good.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Arriv...156097?hash=item5b1e774201:g:PLUAAOSwCQNWg4g-

Something like that is what he bought. That should handle 4K quite well too, providing you don't want 60fps and HEVC. I'm not sure it comes with the HEVC hardware decoder, I know other boxes based on the S905 do.
 

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I don't have any boxes, just the app installed on my computer. A lot of the links that were there when I set it up are now down, have installed some more but they are just as iffy if not more and there was a great HD stream on PL footy thats been taken down and the links to the other ones through KODI is no better (and sometimes worse) than ones you can get through searching. Probably going to uninstall it.
 

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Just get NJM Soccer and quit your moaning!
 

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