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  • #46
    Originally posted by squish View Post
    So this is all kind of "grey market" TV kind of stuff right? You could get all this more easily on the level but it would cost more?
    You also get things that you can't get "on the level" in Canada. It's the overly complicated replacement for pirated DirecTV from back in the day but not nearly as good although you can get stuff from overseas through IPTV providers unlike DirecTV.

    Man, pirated DirecTV was awesome.
    Last edited by pappcam; 01-05-2019, 07:41 PM.

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    • #47
      Seems 2019 may be the year many start offering online streaming as an option.

      https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/31/disn...-la-times.html

      Up until now, Netflix has really dominated the market but it sounds like they will be loosing some of their content. Might become harder to find a one service to fit all viewing desires at a reasonable price.

      As for streaming services, I know people who swear by real-debrid -- although I find existing free stream threads provided by cyberflix, etc., to be completely satisfactory.

      Really glad we invested in the Nvidia Shield now as we have already found shows we had no access to on Netflix before &, if it's going to get worse, we will be well prepared.

      ps, we've had a MXQpro4K (chinese box) for years but it ran very slow, bogged down the more it was used so we used it very infrequently, & the quality of the build/parts is lacking... ethernet port just flaked out (online, many complain about random failures that require replacing the box). The Nvidia Shield is the premium box that is lightening fast, updates easily, and has now almost fully replaced our regular Netflix player (Roku).

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      • #48
        Originally posted by Joeywalters View Post

        Those no name boxes are garbage. Either spend more $ for an Nvidia, or less to get a mi box. Both are android tv supported and have the same interface. Nvidia has a more powerful processor. I have both. I picked up a few mi boxes over the years for about $50 each.

        You're sure the one you purchased is android tv, or android box? There is a difference.
        Lots of non-techie folks got sucked into buying those crap Android boxes Many of my friends keep asking what to do with them. For basic streaming, online stuff, run Kodi on PC or Linux..works just fine. I got an old Windows 7 laptop 4GB RAM and it has been running Kodi for years...no power supply, firmware corruption issues. I guess you pay if you are not technical

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        • #49
          Originally posted by pappcam View Post

          You also get things that you can't get "on the level" in Canada. It's the overly complicated replacement for pirated DirecTV from back in the day but not nearly as good although you can get stuff from overseas through IPTV providers unlike DirecTV.

          Man, pirated DirecTV was awesome.
          A friend had pirated Directv back in the day. I think he overdosed on porn.

          There really is no legit way to get new HBO stuff here is there. You can get older stuff on Crave, but if I want to watch the 2nd season of Westworld, it has to be some kind of pirate thing it seems.

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          • #50
            Originally posted by squish View Post

            A friend had pirated Directv back in the day. I think he overdosed on porn.

            There really is no legit way to get new HBO stuff here is there. You can get older stuff on Crave, but if I want to watch the 2nd season of Westworld, it has to be some kind of pirate thing it seems.
            The new version of Crave has all the new HBO stuff.

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            • #51
              Originally posted by pappcam View Post

              The new version of Crave has all the new HBO stuff.
              Do episodes release on Crave the same time they air on HBO?

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