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Re: Sticking it to toptv and dstv going to get streaming tv
« Reply #1060 on: September 13, 2017, 11:23:24 am »
I see Showmax is now free with DSTV premium.

Nothing is free, especially with DSTV.  They'll sell it as a free add-on and then will have a nice little increase waiting for their subscribers.  This is just a way to try and get more people to subscribe to DSTV.  While still showing reruns after reruns after reruns.

We were at a B&B the weekend with a TV connected to DSTV.  While waiting for SWAMBO to get ready for the evening I quickly did some channel hopping.  And all it showed me was that I made the correct decision to ditch DSTV.  There was nothing worth watching.

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I spend a fair amount of time in hotels with a selection of DSTV channels.  I don't miss it in the least.  I think it's been five years now already :)
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Re: Sticking it to toptv and dstv going to get streaming tv
« Reply #1061 on: Today at 06:58:37 am »
so,  set up my new tv boxes yesterday.
what a pleasure after the pi's.
android 7.2.1,  3G RAM,  30G storage.
deleted the preloaded version of kodi (apparently the preload is a beta version),  and installed v17.4,  also installed mobdro and aptoide tv.
my god,  this box is a giant leap forward from the pi.
i think i have found true happiness.
 
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Re: Sticking it to toptv and dstv going to get streaming tv
« Reply #1062 on: Today at 07:13:28 am »
I see Showmax is now free with DSTV premium.

Nothing is free, especially with DSTV.  They'll sell it as a free add-on and then will have a nice little increase waiting for their subscribers.  This is just a way to try and get more people to subscribe to DSTV.  While still showing reruns after reruns after reruns.

We were at a B&B the weekend with a TV connected to DSTV.  While waiting for SWAMBO to get ready for the evening I quickly did some channel hopping.  And all it showed me was that I made the correct decision to ditch DSTV.  There was nothing worth watching.

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I spend a fair amount of time in hotels with a selection of DSTV channels.  I don't miss it in the least.  I think it's been five years now already :)

I connected my DSTV to the internet yesterday because of the showmax thing. The DSTV catch up content is now more than double and available for streaming. The problem for me with DSTV is always finding something to watch while you're in front of the TV. Now with all the added catch up content it's a lot better. They also have pretty much all the months movies available for streaming. Even Woema is now on catch up. Not that I'd advise anyone to actually watch woema
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Re: Sticking it to toptv and dstv going to get streaming tv
« Reply #1063 on: Today at 08:45:31 am »
so,  set up my new tv boxes yesterday.
what a pleasure after the pi's.
android 7.2.1,  3G RAM,  30G storage.
deleted the preloaded version of kodi (apparently the preload is a beta version),  and installed v17.4,  also installed mobdro and aptoide tv.
my god,  this box is a giant leap forward from the pi.
i think i have found true happiness.
I'm using my old laptop now and there are definitely more streams available on Krypton and the buffering seems better :thumleft: Apparently there is a work around to get the newer version of andriod onto the old boxes so that you can load Krypton but I haven't taken the time to see if it works  :thumleft:
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Re: Sticking it to toptv and dstv going to get streaming tv
« Reply #1064 on: Today at 08:46:04 am »
so,  set up my new tv boxes yesterday.
what a pleasure after the pi's.
android 7.2.1,  3G RAM,  30G storage.
deleted the preloaded version of kodi (apparently the preload is a beta version),  and installed v17.4,  also installed mobdro and aptoide tv.
my god,  this box is a giant leap forward from the pi.
i think i have found true happiness.

You say boxES, you have more than 1 connected now? Which one is the best Ganja?
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Re: Sticking it to toptv and dstv going to get streaming tv
« Reply #1065 on: Today at 08:54:21 am »
You say boxES, you have more than 1 connected now? Which one is the best Ganja?

after i watched my BIL set up the 1st,  i saw the future,  and immediately asked if had any extras in the order he brought in.
he did.
i transferred cash immediately.
comparing this box to the pi is like comparing the model t ford to a tesla.
it really is incredible.
also,  mobdro is a brilliant app for live tv.
has all the things you could want.
went into news,  clicked cnbc,  2 seconds later it was streaming - no hunting for sources etc etc.   instant tv.
it also has all the sport channels.   the real test will be streaming moto gp,  but so far i am extremely happy.
even the wife is happy,  and that takes a whole lot,  let me tell you...
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Re: Sticking it to toptv and dstv going to get streaming tv
« Reply #1066 on: Today at 08:55:49 am »
treated myself to one of these too: http://www.riitek.com/product/i28.html
 

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Re: Sticking it to toptv and dstv going to get streaming tv
« Reply #1067 on: Today at 09:02:53 am »
the one i just ordered has 3 g RAM,  & 30g storage
price now is R875 excl shipping & customs.
so,  cheaper,  better,  and not telkom.
win,  win,  win.

How much was the shipping and customs all in all?
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Re: Sticking it to toptv and dstv going to get streaming tv
« Reply #1068 on: Today at 09:07:36 am »
the one i just ordered has 3 g RAM,  & 30g storage
price now is R875 excl shipping & customs.
so,  cheaper,  better,  and not telkom.
win,  win,  win.

How much was the shipping and customs all in all?

R1050.
 
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Re: Sticking it to toptv and dstv going to get streaming tv
« Reply #1069 on: Today at 09:50:13 am »
the one i just ordered has 3 g RAM,  & 30g storage
price now is R875 excl shipping & customs.
so,  cheaper,  better,  and not telkom.
win,  win,  win.

How much was the shipping and customs all in all?

R1050.

I think this is an option for me.  Maybe if someone else here wants to also order we can order together and split shipping?
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Re: Sticking it to toptv and dstv going to get streaming tv
« Reply #1070 on: Today at 11:23:29 am »

I think this is an option for me.  Maybe if someone else here wants to also order we can order together and split shipping?
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