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Any suggestion or first hand expereince on best Kodi box in the market...




Hello friends,

Any suggestion for good reliable Kodi box to purchase?

I do have an IPTV with monthly subscription but need another connection in a second room.

doing research for last couple of days and now totally lost and confused because of so many android boxes in the market for sale...

anyone have a first hand experience or suggestion for good box to run Kodi? what specification to keep in mind to buy android box?

would be great if price range is upto $100..


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If you are a bit tech savvy and able to download the Kodi Video Add-ons by yourself, then I would recommend going for the Raspberry pi. I have the OpenElec (Kodi) installed on my main TV and thus far encountered no glitches, except for one time when I had to reinstalled it afresh. I bought it for $100 including the pi, case, sd card, wifi usb.

Another option is to buy the Amazon Fire HDMI stick and download the Kodi on it. It is also the cheaper option than the Ras-pi. Not only you can side-load Kodi on it, but could also use Amazon's pre-installed apps/channels. I think I am going get one for another TV I have.

http://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Fire-TV-Stick-Streaming-Media-Player/dp/B00GDQ0RMG

By the way, if you don't mind telling me as to which IPTV you got with subscription package? How's the quality and if there is any downtime? Any Cricket included? Is it easy to manage with remote for the tech-challenged parents? I hope you don't mind so many questions. :)


 
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By the way, if you don't mind telling me as to which IPTV you got with subscription package? How's the quality and if there is any downtime? Any Cricket included? Is it easy to manage with remote for the tech-challenged parents? I hope you don't mind so many questions. :)



Hi FB,

Thank you for advice and information. to answer your questions:

which IPTV you got with subscription package?

Rocket server...paying year $120 but not getting all channels. My friend is with another provider and he is paying around $180 per year including all live Canadian, Indian, Punjabi, English, PPV and all new Hindi movies (very next day or two) without any issues.

How's the quality and if there is any downtime?

Quality is way better than Dish network. I do have IPTV connection from last six months and only twice channels was down for one day only...

Is it easy to manage with remote for the tech-challenged parents?

if you have elderly parents at home than it is idle for them....pretty simple remote to play with it...I am in same boat like you...;)

for parents, I put IPTV on main TV at living room.

is it easy to install KODI on Amazon fire stick? I do have 25 MBPS speed internet, is internet speed is okay for Amazon fire stick because it is running on Wi-Fi only.

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is it easy to install KODI on Amazon fire stick? I do have 25 MBPS speed internet, is internet speed is okay for Amazon fire stick because it is running on Wi-Fi only.

regards



Actually, it should be straight forward install. You can search online for this. I am going to buy it in a week or two and then can update you. But, in the meantime you can have a look here:

http://www.aftvnews.com/how-to-sideload-apps-like-kodi-onto-the-fire-tv-using-nothing-but-the-fire-tv/

http://kodi.wiki/view/HOW-TO:Install_Kodi_on_Fire_TV

I think you can easily return it with a full refund if not happy with it or not able to install Kodi. Even then, you have nothing to lose buying a $50 device. It's dirt cheap.


 
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If we watch Canadian or US content on IPTV from these subscription based private servers can our Internet Service provider do Bandwidth throttling assuming you a DSL connection?
I am also thinking to invest in IPTV but wondering which is the most stable & reliable one.

RBO which box do you use for IPTV MAG 250 or AVOV?



 
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If you are living in a detached house and have a clear line of sight to the CN tower, you can install a rooftop antenna and get about 7-8 channel free of cost, that too in HD. For Hindi, go for IPTV. A substantial savings.

 
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If buying an Android box, avoid Android 4.4 versions. Next release of Kodi will run only on Android 5 or higher. Cheaper boxes are using 1GB RAM and older chipset.

Fire Stick will probably not ship to Canada, so I think you should double check. The above link is for Amazon.com and not Amazon.ca.

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If we watch Canadian or US content on IPTV from these subscription based private servers can our Internet Service provider do Bandwidth throttling assuming you a DSL connection?
I am also thinking to invest in IPTV but wondering which is the most stable & reliable one.

RBO which box do you use for IPTV MAG 250 or AVOV?



I am using MAG254..do not buy MAG 250....it comes with older software version and what I heard is not working properly.

all the best....



 
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If buying an Android box, avoid Android 4.4 versions. Next release of Kodi will run only on Android 5 or higher. Cheaper boxes are using 1GB RAM and older chipset.

Fire Stick will probably not ship to Canada, so I think you should double check. The above link is for Amazon.com and not Amazon.ca.




thanks a lot Raj for vital information about latest software for android....in Amazon tons of android boxes are selling on dirt cheap price but most of them are not original and pirated software loaded on the boxes...



 
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Quote:
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If buying an Android box, avoid Android 4.4 versions. Next release of Kodi will run only on Android 5 or higher. Cheaper boxes are using 1GB RAM and older chipset.

Fire Stick will probably not ship to Canada, so I think you should double check. The above link is for Amazon.com and not Amazon.ca.



It's available on Canadian Amazon site as well, albeit a bit expansive:

https://www.amazon.ca/Fire-Stick-paperwhite-unlimited-2015-09-08/dp/B017MYOYWG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1464366123&sr=8-2&keywords=amazon+fire+stick

I have the US address, and live just 10 minutes from the Border, so will have to get it shipped there itself. With the exchange, it comes to about $50 CAD. Better than buying it from Canadian Amazon.


 
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