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Dontcha have a extra laptop kicking around, we have used my wife's old I3 HP laptop hardwired to the network and TV with a wireless mouse as the remote for years now with Kodi. Much more capable with the whole network accessible than an android box.

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I've had one for about a year now. Many videos on YouTube with instruction on how to program the streaming box. Movies and TV shows don't seem to be a problem. Live TV can be hit or miss, at least for me.

 

I just updated my version of Kodi to the most recent 17.5. Then loaded one of the newest "builds" or even load specific programing individually. I just find the builds easier as all the content I would ever want has been gathered in one download. Some work better than others, so you may have to factory reset your box and reload to see what works better for you. Live TV can be spotty sometimes. After this newest update and programming, I'm seeing more quality streams in 720p and 1080p.

 

Some streaming requires extra downloads to make things work like "fmtester" or "sportsdevil". I assume these are like drivers for computer software. The newest "builds" seem to have everything piled in one download.

 

Enjoy!

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A guy at work buys, programs and resells plenty of boxes. What many people don't realize is the boxes are just a dedicated platform for streaming TV or playing games when you can just use your laptop, PS4, etc to do the same thing.

 

A family member is with Rogers and he claims they're putting plenty of time and money into having these boxes wiped out, much like the satellites back in the day that used the programmed cards. Enjoy them while they last because the boxes are costing the cable companies tons of money and they're doing their best to shut em down.

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A family member is with Rogers and he claims they're putting plenty of time and money into having these boxes wiped out, much like the satellites back in the day that used the programmed cards. Enjoy them while they last because the boxes are costing the cable companies tons of money and they're doing their best to shut em down.

 

I really don't see how wiping out these boxes is going to eliminate their predicament , never owned a "BOX" but have installed Kodi on desktops, laptops, tablets and even for giggles I put it on my Samsung phone, I see they even have a build for Raspberry Pi so you could easily make your own "BOX"

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They are not trying to stop the boxes

Its the programs and the servers that host all the movies and whatnot they are shutting down

The box and Kodi are all legal

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Dontcha have a extra laptop kicking around, we have used my wife's old I3 HP laptop hardwired to the network and TV with a wireless mouse as the remote for years now with Kodi. Much more capable with the whole network accessible than an android box.

 

Yes I do have an old laptop. Problem is it's having issues now.

This is cheaper than a new laptop and can run the NHL app so I can still stream my games as I pay for NHL Centre Ice programming.

It's also got a better processor than my old celeron laptop.

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Had a box, got a warning in the mail through Bell, and then my box got completely blanked. At that point I thought perhaps I was watching too much TV.

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Had a box, got a warning in the mail through Bell, and then my box got completely blanked. At that point I thought perhaps I was watching too much TV.

Funny , my wife watches about 16 hours while she does her knitting and crochet work, follows a couple dozen shows using Kodi to keep up to date. Been with Bell like forever , she would get letters when she torrented her shows from Pirate's Bay, EZTV etc , she got spooked and that's when I came up with Kodi, actually it was XBMC when I started with it, never a letter from Bell . We tried to go legal with Netflix and Crave but it seems you can't watch a season till it is finished airing for the entire season, she wants to watch last night's episode the following days or so.

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Had a box, got a warning in the mail through Bell, and then my box got completely blanked. At that point I thought perhaps I was watching too much TV.

 

Didn't subscribe to a VPN huh? :whistling:

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I would get it for sure after reading this in the amazon description;

 

" high definition give you a chance to observe some details eyes cannot see "

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I would get it for sure after reading this in the amazon description;

 

" high definition give you a chance to observe some details eyes cannot see "

 

Exackerry!!!

Special for me to have.

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Exackerry!!!

Special for me to have.

picked up a new one a couple of weeks ago but with 3g rom and 32 ram for 10 bucks more.....and the cable companies can pound salt unless they plan on turning off the internet streaming is here to stay.....

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picked up a new one a couple of weeks ago but with 3g rom and 32 ram for 10 bucks more.....and the cable companies can pound salt unless they plan on turning off the internet streaming is here to stay.....

 

I pay $100 a month UNLIMITED. Stream and have internet.

Winner winner.

 

..and the cable companies can pound salt unless they plan on turning off the internet streaming is here to stay.....

 

YUPPPPPPP

 

Cant have the best of both worlds, but we can. LOL

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Didn't subscribe to a VPN huh? :whistling:

Best $40 a year I spend. Well that and my voip phone. Just make sure to subscribe to one that doesn't log anything. That way the gov can't force them to reveal info they don't have.

 

Cheers

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Guys, no need for a VPN. Cable companies have no right or power to stop you. Do not respond to their letters. Just carry on. The company listed on the warning is asking for you to contact them because they cannot do so themselves. Hence the middleman (cable company) sending the letter on their behalf.

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I just figured out how to use my text on the smart phone. I still can't post pics here. Almost. You want to see fishporn, I'll show you fishporn, someday. It is my laptop for certain, it won't upload pics from the phone or camera now. What do you expect for a 75 buck Laptop from a guy on James St. North in Hamilton at 2AM? Wanna buy a Rolex buddy?

 

Actually I didn't buy a stolen Laptop, it was refurbished for 250 bucks from my sis in law and you get what you pay for. The days of buying illegal swag are over in the old neighbourhood. Not fair to the guy that lost It. Same as tools, some poor guy goes to work to support a family only to find his tools gone in the morning. We don't support that stuff these days. We actually will make the crack/opiate heads take them back. Usually they don't remember where they got them. It's sad.

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Guys, no need for a VPN. Cable companies have no right or power to stop you. Do not respond to their letters. Just carry on. The company listed on the warning is asking for you to contact them because they cannot do so themselves. Hence the middleman (cable company) sending the letter on their behalf.

Yea right, sure. Tell that to all the people and companies who have been fined or worse for copyright infringement. Plus internet providers will throttle traffic from torrent sites. Plus they can forced to release any data they have on anyone's traffic. The best protection you can have is a vpn, that way no one can see what data is in the packets as it is encapsulated and encrypted. There is a good reason many companies also use them to hide data from prying eyes and allow remote users to safely access local intranet.

 

Cheers

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. I still can't post pics here. Almost. You want to see fishporn, I'll show you fishporn, someday. It is my laptop for certain, it won't upload pics from the phone or camera now.

That does seem rather strange. You could go into device manager to check the ports you are using. Right click on computer and hit properties. Then click on device manager. Go down to all your different ports and expand them. Double clicking on any of them will bring up an window that will show you if the device is working properly.

I also wonder if you have probs with some of your system files. A system file check might be in order if you feel up to it.

Hit the windows key and type in cmd. Up top you will see cmd.exe. Right click on that and then click on "run as administrator". A new small command window will show up.

Type in sfc /scannow and hit enter. This will scan all your system files for errors and repair them if it can. When it's finished it will give you a message telling you what it found and what it did. Don't worry, you can't hurt anything with this command.

 

Cheers

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Got my box yesterday and have been fiddling around with it.

Seems decent so far. The main reason I got it was because my streaming laptop is old and starting to have issues.

I installed the NHL app on my box and it's super sweet!!!

​It's actually crisper than my HD channels on my Bell dish.

Way better quality than the old laptop for sure. :)

 

GO LEAFS GO!!!!! :thumbsup_anim: :thumbsup_anim: :thumbsup_anim: :thumbsup_anim:

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Got my box yesterday and have been fiddling around with it.

Seems decent so far. The main reason I got it was because my streaming laptop is old and starting to have issues.

I installed the NHL app on my box and it's super sweet!!!

​It's actually crisper than my HD channels on my Bell dish.

Way better quality than the old laptop for sure. :)

 

GO LEAFS GO!!!!! :thumbsup_anim: :thumbsup_anim: :thumbsup_anim: :thumbsup_anim:

 

I just down loaded an apk for hockey streams, very good quality and no buffering and no ads....

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That does seem rather strange. You could go into device manager to check the ports you are using. Right click on computer and hit properties. Then click on device manager. Go down to all your different ports and expand them. Double clicking on any of them will bring up an window that will show you if the device is working properly.

I also wonder if you have probs with some of your system files. A system file check might be in order if you feel up to it.

Hit the windows key and type in cmd. Up top you will see cmd.exe. Right click on that and then click on "run as administrator". A new small command window will show up.

Type in sfc /scannow and hit enter. This will scan all your system files for errors and repair them if it can. When it's finished it will give you a message telling you what it found and what it did. Don't worry, you can't hurt anything with this command.

 

Cheers

I didn't see this last week Smitty. Thanks I will struggle through it. I guess what I was horribly trying to say was I can't even post a photo let alone do everything required to use Kodi. I imagine I can pay someone to set it up for me, sometimes you have to know your limitations and just pay that "guy".

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I didn't see this last week Smitty. Thanks I will struggle through it. I guess what I was horribly trying to say was I can't even post a photo let alone do everything required to use Kodi. I imagine I can pay someone to set it up for me, sometimes you have to know your limitations and just pay that "guy".

I'm sure you'll manage with the PC stuff, if not let me know and I could walk you through it over the phone. As for the Kodi box I've never used one so I'm no help there.

 

Cheers

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Wife was having trouble watching her shows on Kodi a few days ago, seems the addon "Covenant" that we were using is now longer supported and dying a slow death. A look on the Kodi Tips forum suggested everyone switch to the new one " Neptune Rising" so far so good,  if anyone else is having trouble I'd say give it a go. Kodi sure isn't a install once and forget it application , takes constant tinkering and updates to keep it current and working . 

 

http://www.wirelesshack.org/how-to-install-neptune-rising-kodi-addon.html

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