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Old 04-07-2013, 09:30 AM  
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Need advise on cutting cable cost.

My last bill from Att was $215...sick of paying that much to watch only a few shows. I dont want to cut the cord from cable entirely. I would like to keep basic cable and internet, but still be able to watch the shows I like on HBO and showtime. I`m already a netflix subscriber, any other suggestions ? Can you buy season passes for most of the shows on HBO and Showtime?



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Old 02-06-2014, 06:24 PM   #166
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I didn't have the initial gbox install. I ran into a problem due to the Aeon Nox skin and had to do a firmware update. I was having problems with my source and ended up using some other place's update and install (which was an old install with a ton of extra stuff added to it).
did you delete the gbox install as soon as you got it then?

On another note, I am still trying figure out how to get my subscriptions to update automatically. Drives me nuts that I have to go to 1channel, TV Shows, supscriptions, update subscriptions to get it all to update.
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Old 02-06-2014, 08:07 PM   #167
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Do you have ethernet to those TVs? a silicondust tuner would work great for that. some cheapo xbmc boxes on it as your front ends and this new computer acting as the backend.
That certainly would do the job, right now I just use a separate coax to each tv.
I guess I'm looking to find the best and least expensive to access the media inthe nas. The main comp would go downstairs in our den, hook directly into our AV receiver and TV.
I wil also do some lite gaming w the kids on it.
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Old 02-06-2014, 08:13 PM   #168
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If you're wanting to do it cheaply, you might look at the RaspberryPi. Probably the cheapest option, and they run XBMC just fine.

No real gaming on a RPi though.

You might consider the Ouya if you're wanting games. They run XBMC about as well as the GBox, and you can play games with it. I've heard there aren't tons of games, and the controller isn't the best. But it's pretty cheap.
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Old 02-06-2014, 08:55 PM   #169
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If you're wanting to do it cheaply, you might look at the RaspberryPi. Probably the cheapest option, and they run XBMC just fine.

No real gaming on a RPi though.

You might consider the Ouya if you're wanting games. They run XBMC about as well as the GBox, and you can play games with it. I've heard there aren't tons of games, and the controller isn't the best. But it's pretty cheap.
I would plAy games on the htpc listed on post 160
Using a pi on tv upstairs is what I thought about also we use the downstairs tv the most as it has our home theater setup. Upstairs is just our bedroom tv.
I think I understand how the pi would access the nas and the htpc, I don't really how the OTA signal from the antenna/dvr function would work

Also am I spending to much on the htpc
I would use it for lite gaming w kids
Bluray playback/ripping
Audio quality is important downstairs bc of my investment/hobby
W audio equipment and play will a lot of music on it
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Old 02-07-2014, 05:58 PM   #170
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So my Ouya came in today. What plugins, other than Icefilms & 1channel, should I dl?
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Old 02-07-2014, 08:38 PM   #171
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So my Ouya came in today. What plugins, other than Icefilms & 1channel, should I dl?
Sportsdevil. I am in love with the ESPN addon. I watch on demand highlights everymorning. Beats trying to wait for highlights on sportscenter.

Pandora add on is pretty cool.


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That is my biggest frustration with XBMC. Because it is open source, these manufactures can uses it and mod it the way they see fit. Conversely, they can send it out broken and expect the community to fix it for them. Which is exactly what happened on the G Box.
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Old 02-07-2014, 08:55 PM   #172
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Sportsdevil is the shit.
There's also a plugin called VideoDevil, which is a similar setup except just porn.
Mashup is a good one too. It does pretty much everything that 1Channel does, with the addition of extra stuff like live streaming TV, Kids only media, concerts, etc.

An incredible up and coming plugin is called iStream. This plugin can do anything. If you tinker with it enough, you could customize iStream to do everything your other plugins do and centralize it into one location. You can use functions of other plugins. Like if you searched for a movie, it would present results from multiple plugins, like 1Channel, Icefilms, and others. Hard to describe in text, but it's awesome. Here's a video example, might give you an idea, but I haven't watched it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMKiWllVLrI&noredirect=1

My favorite is What the Furk, but it requires a monthly subscription to Furk.net.
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Old 02-07-2014, 10:36 PM   #173
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did you delete the gbox install as soon as you got it then?

On another note, I am still trying figure out how to get my subscriptions to update automatically. Drives me nuts that I have to go to 1channel, TV Shows, supscriptions, update subscriptions to get it all to update.
No. I ran it as was for a while with decent results, though it was still crash prone. Then I ran into an issue where I had to fix the firmware. That was when I got my bad install. I will say that it's been more stable with this "clean install" than at any other time. Like I said, I watched like 5 movies without a crash the other day. I couldn't get through a single movie without crashing at one point with the previous install.
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Old 02-08-2014, 02:17 AM   #174
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No. I ran it as was for a while with decent results, though it was still crash prone. Then I ran into an issue where I had to fix the firmware. That was when I got my bad install. I will say that it's been more stable with this "clean install" than at any other time. Like I said, I watched like 5 movies without a crash the other day. I couldn't get through a single movie without crashing at one point with the previous install.
so when you say clean install you mean downloading it directly from xbmc.org and installing it on the gbox I assume. You completely got rid of the special gbox version of the software?
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Old 02-08-2014, 05:58 AM   #175
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so when you say clean install you mean downloading it directly from xbmc.org and installing it on the gbox I assume. You completely got rid of the special gbox version of the software?
Correct.
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OK thanks.


Makes me wonder what was so special about their "enhanced edition"
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OK thanks.


Makes me wonder what was so special about their "enhanced edition"
I saw a few reviews that explained it, but I don't reLly remember what they said. Optimized for TV streaming I believe was one of the supposed features.
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If you're wanting to do it cheaply, you might look at the RaspberryPi. Probably the cheapest option, and they run XBMC just fine.

No real gaming on a RPi though.

You might consider the Ouya if you're wanting games. They run XBMC about as well as the GBox, and you can play games with it. I've heard there aren't tons of games, and the controller isn't the best. But it's pretty cheap.
And the price just dropped to $70 (until Monday).

http://www.joystiq.com/2014/02/07/ou...-limited-time/
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Here's one of the reviews with the claims about the xbmc install that comes with gbox:

http://liliputing.com/2013/05/g-box-...roid-xbmc.html

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Matricom’s latest TV box comes with a custom version of XBMC preloaded. Not only does it support hardware-accelerated video playback for a wide range of video formats, but it’s also configured to make installing add-ons for Hulu, Amazon, and other internet media sites as easy as possible
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did you delete the gbox install as soon as you got it then?

On another note, I am still trying figure out how to get my subscriptions to update automatically. Drives me nuts that I have to go to 1channel, TV Shows, supscriptions, update subscriptions to get it all to update.
Have you added them to your library yet? Here are the instructions:


The GBOX path to your app data files is insane. To find them, you'll need to enable "show hidden files" in your settings.

Here is some information on finding the userdata file on the gbox. It's buried like a mofo:
http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title...older_and_logs
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The userdata folder and debug log is located on external storage/sdcard at one of the following locations (depending on your device):
userdata folder
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/sdcard/Android/data/org.xbmc.xbmc/files/.xbmc/
/data/data/org.xbmc.xbmc/files/.xbmc/
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