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Old 04-12-2015, 09:12   #2326
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What would you call it? I don't understand what it is you want to have separately.
A "Streaming services" sub-forum under "Other Digital TV Services Discussion" to go alongside the Freesat and Freeview ones.
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Old 05-12-2015, 02:31   #2327
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No, it's a single thread in which absolutely everything to do with streaming services and any related topics gets mushed up together, when it probably merits a whole separate board these days given how many services there are and how many people are using them.
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Keep it all in one thread, currently use Netflix, Amazon and Now TV and I prefer everything together so that I don't miss anything
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A "Streaming services" sub-forum under "Other Digital TV Services Discussion" to go alongside the Freesat and Freeview ones.
In the old days this is how forums were normally laid out, but the problem with this in the modern age is that people are using more than one service and/or provider.

The 'Coming Soon' thread often goes of topic because VM cable users get drawn into discussions about the other services that they now use in parallel eg Freesat for the missing FTA channels on VM, Now TV to access Sky Atlantic etc.

To add to the mix, the poll that I created shows that most people don't just stick to one streaming service provider either!

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What happens with streaming services when a programme or film is about to expire?

If you start watching a film, say, at 11.30pm that expires at midnight, does it cut you off or let you watch it until the end?

If the system crashed I imagine that you'd miss the ending, which would be very annoying.
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Old 05-12-2015, 15:00   #2328
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Has anyone else also noticed how bad the sound is on the sd & hd versions of "Ash v Evil Dead"?
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Old 05-12-2015, 17:17   #2329
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Has anyone else also noticed how bad the sound is on the sd & hd versions of "Ash v Evil Dead"?
Perfect quality on Starz app mate i know it isn't uk or vm but it might help indicate there is a issue with VMs feed if any other VM users have same issue.
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Re: Netflix/Streaming Services

Now that i have got the Now TV box 2015 version i have a few questions to you experts with them.

1. Is the box based on a Roku 2 or 3?

2. I believe it can be hacked via the developer menu?

3. If it can be hacked i heard i can side load 1 app only and alot of people side load the Plex app, if i did this could i somehow use my external Mybook World network drive with it without installing a Plex server on a PC that needs to be on all the time?

4. Can i hack the resolution to output in 1080p all the time in developer mode?

5. Does the USB port let me stream MKV and other content if i plug a memory stick into it?

6. Can i hack it to install the Roku firmware?

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You sound a bit hacked off to me snoop.............
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You sound a bit hacked off to me snoop.............
haha you made me chuckle there. good work sir
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Now that i have got the Now TV box 2015 version i have a few questions to you experts with them.

1. Is the box based on a Roku 2 or 3?

2. I believe it can be hacked via the developer menu?

3. If it can be hacked i heard i can side load 1 app only and alot of people side load the Plex app, if i did this could i somehow use my external Mybook World network drive with it without installing a Plex server on a PC that needs to be on all the time?

4. Can i hack the resolution to output in 1080p all the time in developer mode?

5. Does the USB port let me stream MKV and other content if i plug a memory stick into it?

6. Can i hack it to install the Roku firmware?

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1. Is the box based on a Roku 2 or 3? I think it is ROKU 3

2. I believe it can be hacked via the developer menu? no but you can access the developer menu. https://recombu.com/digital/article/...ode-now-tv-box

3. If it can be hacked i heard i can side load 1 app only and alot of people side load the Plex app, if i did this could i somehow use my external Mybook World network drive with it without installing a Plex server on a PC that needs to be on all the time? plex will work not sure about mybook

4. Can i hack the resolution to output in 1080p all the time in developer mode? no

5. Does the USB port let me stream MKV and other content if i plug a memory stick into it? you would need to sideload a app apparantly to play anything of a usb device, i recommend just sideloading rarplex and use your computer as a media system or paying a extra £30 and getting a ROKU3 which will have more options and apps, rokus do have all uktv catch up services as well as netflix, amazon video, nowtv, sky store etc.

6. Can i hack it to install the Roku firmware? no.
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1. Is the box based on a Roku 2 or 3? I think it is ROKU 3

2. I believe it can be hacked via the developer menu? no but you can access the developer menu. https://recombu.com/digital/article/...ode-now-tv-box

3. If it can be hacked i heard i can side load 1 app only and alot of people side load the Plex app, if i did this could i somehow use my external Mybook World network drive with it without installing a Plex server on a PC that needs to be on all the time? plex will work not sure about mybook

4. Can i hack the resolution to output in 1080p all the time in developer mode? no

5. Does the USB port let me stream MKV and other content if i plug a memory stick into it? you would need to sideload a app apparantly to play anything of a usb device, i recommend just sideloading rarplex and use your computer as a media system or paying a extra £30 and getting a ROKU3 which will have more options and apps, rokus do have all uktv catch up services as well as netflix, amazon video, nowtv, sky store etc.

6. Can i hack it to install the Roku firmware? no.
Thanks for the info much appreciated! The box is in the bedroom so may not use it much, i was just after the 6 months entertainment pass for £19.99 that just happened to come with the box, got 6 months to mess with it on the Xbox One and 2 weeks of free Sky movies for over the Christmas period, but then i usually just get my stuff off newsgroups in a few mins.
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Re: Netflix/Streaming Services

Amazon.com's new add-on content bundles seem to be heavily targeting cable TV subscribers: http://www.aftvnews.com/summary-of-a...content-count/

Wonder when this will come to the UK and which companies here would offer bundles on it.
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Amazon.com's new add-on content bundles seem to be heavily targeting cable TV subscribers: http://www.aftvnews.com/summary-of-a...content-count/

Wonder when this will come to the UK and which companies here would offer bundles on it.
Not sure it will be a massive hit , seems a little pricey.
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But it gives choice....

A long time ago I lobbied ntl to have smaller channel packages or choose your channels a al carte style, which they ignored.

Perhaps these Amazon packages are expensive, perhaps have little content, but it will push the US cablecos, telcos and satcos to be more flexible in their channel packages. When (if) Amazon/Netlix then introduce this here, it will make VM/Sky/BT take note and look again at more flexible options.
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Precisely. The current packages are content owners dipping a toe in to see whether there is mileage in the idea - for example Comedy Central are right now only offering a limited subset of what they have. For high quality streams delivered from Amazon's servers and no ads I'd certainly be interested if the packages were right. There have also been rumours that Amazon plans to offer live channels in the very near future.
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