Amazon has announced a DVR

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  1. Nov 7, 2018 #301 of 567
    Bigg

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    Possibly. HD Netflix, which is 3-6mbps is probably fine with light web browsing, which is mostly what most people do on the internet anyway.

    I was talking about MHS. Virtually all of the Unlimited plans except for a long gone grandfathered Verizon plan and a recently gone grandfathered T-Mobile plan have strict throttled caps on MHS of 10-15GB, maybe 20GB, even though they offer Unlimited data on the phone itself. If you were super rural, you could use an HDMI adapter on an iPhone or the newer Galaxy S devices to do Netflix on your TV, but that's a kludge, and not something your average cheapskate is doing just to not have home internet.
     
  2. Nov 7, 2018 #302 of 567
    Bigg

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    I'm sorry to try to mention the original topic, but how about that Amazon Recast? Any more thoughts on that?
     
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  3. Nov 7, 2018 #303 of 567
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    No 4g no VoLTE, 4g is a lot more hit and miss then it should be. Overloaded towers will dump you into 3g.
     
  4. Nov 7, 2018 #304 of 567
    Bigg

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    Most people are using VoLTE, so it is inaccurate to say that most people are using 2G. They're not.
     
  5. Nov 7, 2018 #305 of 567
    redrouteone

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    I had ordered one and was lookin forward to it. However I got laid off today and decided to cancel the order.
     
  6. Nov 8, 2018 #306 of 567
    tenthplanet

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    Sorry you were laid off :(
     
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    Bigg

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    Sorry to hear. Good luck finding a new job!
     
  8. Nov 9, 2018 #308 of 567
    cwoody222

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    The Recast comes out Wednesday. I think it’s interesting but I’m waiting for the reviews.

    With a DVR the devil’s in the details and I really want to know how good the software and UI are.
     
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  9. Nov 9, 2018 #309 of 567
    Saturn_V

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    Despite serious temptation, I'm waiting six months. The Fire TV Cube was a big goose-egg; and I can't trust Amazon with a release-day buy on the Recast. It would have to perform better (or be cleaner) than my HD HomeRun + Plex combo for me actually consider replacing.
     
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  10. Nov 9, 2018 #310 of 567
    cwoody222

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    What don’t you like about the Cube?

    I think it’s great. Replaced a Echo dot in my living room for TiVo and light controls and added the ability for tv and soundbar controls too.
     
  11. Nov 9, 2018 #311 of 567
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    So sorry about losing your job, you seem to be quite a smart and capable person (I am basing that on the fact you hang out here :) ), I am sure you can find something... best of luck!
     
  12. Nov 9, 2018 #312 of 567
    Prestond

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    Yeah me too... am very interested on tuner sensitivity and how this will work with remote viewing and other features such as commercial skipping.

    But am very eager to bite if the recast holds up.
     
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    redrouteone

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    Thanks. I knew my job wasn’t the most stable, so I’ve been saving like crazy the past couple of years. I work in tech, so shouldn’t be too hard to find another job. I’m been feeling burned out, so I am thinking I am going to take a month or two just to decompress before I start looking.
     
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  14. Nov 9, 2018 #314 of 567
    Saturn_V

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    Selling me features that I don't want or need.
    • Already have Dots paired with my FireTVs, I don't need Echo built in to a set top box. Why yell across a room when a Dot can be at your end table? (especially if you have a home theatre setup)
    • Don't need a/v control features over voice that don't work so great.
    • And not selling me an actual 3rd Gen 4K Fire TV set-top box w/built in ethernet like I wanted in the first place.
    • Avg review score FireTV Cube 3.4. (every other FireTV is > 4.0)
    But the new 4K Fire Sticks will sell for $35 during Black Friday week. I will grudgingly replace my 1st gen FireTVs with those. (and buy a couple of Amazon Ethernet Adapters too)
     
  15. Nov 9, 2018 #315 of 567
    aaronwt

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    Wireless is faster with the FireTV Stick 4k than with the Amazon wired adapter.

    Although there is some after market adpater that will allow up to 400Mb/s over the wired connection. While the Amazon wired adapter is limited to 100Mb/s.

    I get around 200Mb/s speeds, over Wifi, with my two FireTV 4k Sticks.
     
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    Bigg

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    A rock solid 93mbps Ethernet connection is superior to a wireless connection that is inherently less reliable, even if it can peak to 400mbps. That being said, wireless really is "good enough" at this point for the vast majority of uses.
     
  17. Nov 9, 2018 #317 of 567
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    Curious: What benefit does network connection speed greater than a solid 100 Mbps offer on any Fire TV device (Cube, stick, etc)?
     
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    I don't know if related, but I noticed on the Settings screen on my FireTV Stick there is a setting for live channels. Currently it just shows some news channels from Pluto. There is also a Live section on the main screen showing these same channels.

    Looks like Recast integration is coming whether you have the device or not.
     
  19. Nov 9, 2018 #319 of 567
    Bigg

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    It might make buffering 4k a fraction of a second faster, but seriously, I'd rather have wired for reliability.
     
  20. Nov 9, 2018 #320 of 567
    aaronwt

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    My wireless is Rock solid with my five Access Points. I could stream my high bitrate UHD MKV rips all day long and not even have a blip with a wireless connection. The experience is as solid as a wired connection.

    Although if a device has a GigE port, then I will use that. But any device that gives me much faster throughput over wifi, than with their 100mbps Ethernet connection, I always put those devices on wifi.
     
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