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Jamanda
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 16 9:20 pm    Post subject: Apple TV  Reply with quote    

Will Apple TV 3rd gen do what I want? ie let me watch iplayer, netflix etc when our not so smart TV stops talking to the internet which it seems to do every five minutes.

I don't want to be able to record anything.

Nick



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 16 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yes. But if you have a flaky wireless connection it won't help. Might that be the TVs problem?

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 16 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ta. I'll get one based on that adequately fulsome review.

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 16 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
Yes. But if you have a flaky wireless connection it won't help. Might that be the TVs problem?


Na. Computers are always OK. And it can always see the router. It's a Panasonic known bug.

Nick



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 16 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jamanda wrote:
Ta. I'll get one based on that adequately fulsome review.


You'll need an apple account, which probably requires giving them a credit card but otherwise it's free. You also have access to iTunes and content, free and chargeable.

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 16 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

There are at least two apple accounts in this household. I will encourage for it not to be attached to mine!

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 16 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I love my Apple TV but tbh an Amazon fire stick will do exactly the same thing.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 16 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yeah but two out of three houshold members prefer Apple. And one of them is the young person who'll have to set it up whilst his parents do background chuntering.

Nick



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 16 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

joanne wrote:
I love my Apple TV but tbh an Amazon fire stick will do exactly the same thing.


It also brings excessive risks with it too. You might end up watching Clarkson.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 16 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We have an amazon fire stick

I have to say, when we upgrade/it breaks, I will likely get a Roku box, it will let you do everything Apple/Amazon does without trying you to one of the walled gardens

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 16 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well it arrived. Not bad for ordering it at 11pm on a Saturday night!

But we need another cable so it will have to wait until tomorrow. The remote is disturbingly small and slipping down the side of the armchair size!

Nick



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 16 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Do you have an iPhone, iPad or iPod that can run apps? You can use them as remote controls.

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 16 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
Do you have an iPhone, iPad or iPod that can run apps? You can use them as remote controls.


All of them. More than one of some! I imagine Ben's phone will be the main thing.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 16 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jamanda wrote:
Nick wrote:
Do you have an iPhone, iPad or iPod that can run apps? You can use them as remote controls.


All of them. More than one of some! I imagine Ben's phone will be the main thing.


Judging by how Jaki's 'phone behaves, how sure are you that Ben's 'phone will not slip down the side of any available armchair, just when you need to change channels/reduce volume/etc/

Secretive little beggars, modern 'phones.

Henry

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 16 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

No chance. Teenagers are actually attached to their phones.

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