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Re: Which Magic Box

Post by HHTel » Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:36 am

As has already been said, Thai Expat TV and Expat Premium are the 'bees knees'. 70 -80 channels. All with up to 2 weeks catch-up and can be recorded for posterity. May not be the cheapest but it ticks all the boxes

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Re: Which Magic Box

Post by Pagey » Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:17 am

Which ever option you choose you do not have to buy the providers set top box; the software can be downloaded to a smart TV or laptop and connected to a TV by HDMI. The most versatile option is to buy a box like 'Minix' where you can download the software for 365 Sport, Expat TV, Ilike HD etc but also download oodles of apps which can get you free movies, series, documentaries etc. I watch BBC and STV on catchup for free and there's a whole load of stuff on KODI that people have put together that I just don't have the time or inclination to watch. If you have too many channels you end up watching cr*p for the sake of it like GLC and Storage Wars, Yuuuuupppp.
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Re: Which Magic Box

Post by HHTel » Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:27 am

Just to add, I have no set top box. All the software is downloaded on my pc and attached to the tv via HDMI.

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Re: Which Magic Box

Post by Big Boy » Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:51 am

Pagey wrote:If you have too many channels you end up watching cr*p for the sake of it like GLC and Storage Wars, Yuuuuupppp.
Couldn't agree more. Although I have the 200 Premium Channels from IlikeHD, I've watched 3 football matches. Mrs BB used it to watch a couple of Thai soaps (free service) in Cambodia last week.
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Re: Which Magic Box

Post by Houdi » Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:52 am

HHTel wrote:As has already been said, Thai Expat TV and Expat Premium are the 'bees knees'. 70 -80 channels. All with up to 2 weeks catch-up and can be recorded for posterity. May not be the cheapest but it ticks all the boxes
Hi, How do you record from Expat premium ?

There is only an HDMI port to the TV and I cannot find a recorder with HDMI In and Out.

Would appreciate any advice as catch up is great but as you say some things I would like to record for posterity.

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Re: Which Magic Box

Post by HHTel » Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:26 pm

I don't use a set box and only use the software on my PC. There are two controls 'take a snapshot' with a camera icon and 'record a video' with a movie cam icon. It records to a predefined folder on your PC.
Not sure if you can do this with a set-top box.

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Re: Which Magic Box

Post by Ginjaninja » Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:40 pm

Pagey wrote:
Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:17 am
Which ever option you choose you do not have to buy the providers set top box; the software can be downloaded to a smart TV or laptop and connected to a TV by HDMI. The most versatile option is to buy a box like 'Minix' where you can download the software for 365 Sport, Expat TV, Ilike HD etc but also download oodles of apps which can get you free movies, series, documentaries etc. I watch BBC and STV on catchup for free and there's a whole load of stuff on KODI that people have put together that I just don't have the time or inclination to watch. If you have too many channels you end up watching cr*p for the sake of it like GLC and Storage Wars, Yuuuuupppp.
Hi Pagey,
are these boxes available in Hua Hin.
Looking for something similar that I can install Kodi on.
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Re: Which Magic Box

Post by Pagey » Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:59 pm

Probably cheaper from lazada. More articles in news today about kodi being blocked though. My BBC stopped working about a month ago......
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Re: Which Magic Box

Post by RCer » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:12 pm

Ginjaninja wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:40 pm
Pagey wrote:
Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:17 am
Which ever option you choose you do not have to buy the providers set top box; the software can be downloaded to a smart TV or laptop and connected to a TV by HDMI. The most versatile option is to buy a box like 'Minix' where you can download the software for 365 Sport, Expat TV, Ilike HD etc but also download oodles of apps which can get you free movies, series, documentaries etc. I watch BBC and STV on catchup for free and there's a whole load of stuff on KODI that people have put together that I just don't have the time or inclination to watch. If you have too many channels you end up watching cr*p for the sake of it like GLC and Storage Wars, Yuuuuupppp.
Hi Pagey,
are these boxes available in Hua Hin.
Looking for something similar that I can install Kodi on.
:cheers:
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Re: Which Magic Box

Post by buksida » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:01 pm

Kodi boxes need constant updating (wizards and builds), like every two weeks, to keep the streams alive.

There will be shysters on farcebook trying to sell them at inflated prices but they'll only work for a few weeks. Buyer beware.
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Re: Which Magic Box for TV streaming

Post by Ginjaninja » Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:26 pm

^
Thanks Buksida.
Sounds like it's not worth the hassle. Will go with the laptop/HDMI option.
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Re: Which Magic Box for TV streaming

Post by RCer » Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:39 pm

Ginjaninja wrote:
Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:26 pm
^
Thanks Buksida.
Sounds like it's not worth the hassle. Will go with the laptop/HDMI option.
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Re: Which Magic Box for TV streaming

Post by barrys » Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:46 pm

These boxes are "Android" devices and therefore only run Android-compatible apps. Some of the TV streaming apps, like Mobdro, are only released in the Android format. However, you can run them on a PC by installing an Android emulator like Bluestacks. You can then use all your Android apps on your computer.
I've just watched the NZ vs.Australia rugby game and Swansea vs. Man U on my PC using the Bluestacks/Mobdro setup with hardly any buffering.

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Tv streaming

Post by jungle » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:00 am

any idea where I could buy a android TV box in Hua Hin

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Re: Tv streaming

Post by RCer » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:52 am

jungle wrote:
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:00 am
any idea where I could buy a android TV box in Hua Hin
If you just want the box, go to the Electronics floor at Bluport. Several sellers there, typically computer shops.

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