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  1. astral

    Sky Sports on Kodi

    Don't trust BEIN if you want to watch F1 with English commentary, they really cut to the bone Missing the grid run down and only connecting on the warmup lap, In Melbourne they cut the winner's interviews for a load of advertising of football matches They really do not care for or understand their English speaking f1 fans The alternate arabic channel has much better coverage.
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    Best Media Box for KODI?

    Does anyone have DTS passthru working successfully with KODI? It used to work, a year ago, but all I get now is an annoying buzz. When it does work the sound quality is awesome My old Minx Neo X7 died, and I now have a Tronsmart M9 which is supposed to record as well, but does not. I have Beelink i68 on order from AliExpress as that is one where Wasser offers alternate builds
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    Will my Electronic Appliances work in UK?

    No Thai plugs in the UK You will need to change the plugs for sure, but otherwise all will be OK
  4. My well used Minx Neo X7 died on me, and the X8 is outrageously priced So am looking for other options What are you guys using these days? I see that Wasser has alternate roms for Beelink i68 and I used his offerings on the old X7 My bandwidth does not allow streaming so I mainly play video from a hard disk, up to 2Tb in size
  5. Does any one have Kodi running with DTS passthru functioning properly It used to work back in the XMBC days, but on Kodi 15 and 16 all I get is a nasty buzz from my amp in passthru mode
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    Older Kindle EBook readers

    Thanks just caught this in time It did raise an odd quirk with my Kindle It would not connect to my wifi........ I have the channel set as 13 and apparently Kindle does not like that. A change to a lower number and all was well.
  7. Back at the start of January I signed up with Netflix to try the service during the Free Month offered. I had to give credit card details and chose to use PayPal With my poor internet connection the service was unworkable, so I cancelled after one week and this was acknowledged by Netflix Imagine my surprise to find that my account had been debited for the "free month" of january I raised the matter with paypal and they agreed to a refund However they also sent me an e-mail saying the refund was a "courtesy".......... So check your account if you have signed up, to make sure you really got the Free month promised
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    Full HD 1080P Media Player

    I spoke too soon about my Minix Neo7, it has just died on me So I am looking at the Minix Neo 8H-Plus but I am a little confused The Minix site http://minix.com.hk/en/products/neo-x8-h-plus says it has a Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A9r4 Processor But the machine offered on AliExpress quotes a Quad Core Amlogic s812 Can anyone shed any light on this? I am interested in using the Finless custom ROM Thanks
  9. I keep getting messages at the top of my TV screen to say that the Samsung Smart Hub store will close at the end of the year So much for all the Smart TV users. Good news for the Android TV box market
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    DVD failure

    Check there are no plastic foam inserts to stop the discs moving in the box I had a number of commercially stamped cd's that failed All had the foam in the case As stated above the life of cd and dvd is not what it was toted to be when first produced All my video is now on hard disk, with a back up copy, of course. DVD Platinum Ripper works well http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/en/index.php/resources/download/ for cd to FLAC conversion
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    New Kodi / android TV user

    It is a shame that Kodi have still not fixed the bug when using passthru for 5.1 sound
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    KODI_ Sound problem

    There is a known bug in Kodi on Android where the sound cuts in just the way you describe when Enable Passthru is selected on the Audio menu The button allows digital audio to go straight to the AV amp for decoding Perhaps this is what you are experiencing?
  13. A good lesson for us all, to backup phone data regularly
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    I Hate Myself For Loving You Windows 10 .....

    The only warning I got was that Paragon Partition Manager 11 will not work with W10 Fair enough it is quite an old version Acronis works perfectly I backed up before the upgrade and again afterwards so I have two recovery points if I need to go backwards. The Vaio wireless problem can possibly be solved by downloading a new driver IMHO MS did a pretty good job with W10 but they cannot be expected to cover every device on older machines