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  1. On 9/21/2021 at 4:59 PM, RCman said:

    Getting tired of Shaw service. Has anyone had good consistent Internet Tv operating with Ilox fibre optic. I’ve tried options before but got nothing but buffering.  Also, I’m not a techie so would need someone to install and test their service.

    This thread really didn't answer your question, did it?  First of all, what kind of device are you using.  Fire TV Stick, Roku, Android Box.......?

  2. 3 minutes ago, timjwilson said:

    Do you know if Syncler works well with windows 7? (yup; still there)

    I loved Windows 7.   

    I've never tried Syncler on Windows.  You would have to run it in an android emulator, like NOX Emulator).  I've used android emulators before and, at least for me, Android apps running on an emulator feel very sluggish compared to running the apps on an Android device (and I'm running a fairly fast Win 10 laptop).

    Here's a link if you want to mess around with it:   Syncler for PC Windows 10/8.1/7 & Mac [APK Download]

    If it doesn't work for you, all you've lost is a little time

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  3. 2 hours ago, gringohombre said:

    Thank you for that however I do not think it will work for me. At the start of these instructions it says: "Currently, users must install a provider package in order to stream content within Syncler. However, the developer plans to add support for 3rd party add-ons in the near future."

    I do not have a "provider", since I gave up Dish Satellite years ago because of the price (US$80 a month for basic) and many outages due to rain and weather and went to the Firestick and apps. I still have 2 huge dishes on top of my house for those who might be interested. I have also run into this problem in trying to download some apps. Is there a way to get a free or cheap "provider package"? Gracias

    You have everything you need.  The provider packages are just a tool used to find content on the internet servers.  What you need is the Syncler+ app (with a Syncler+ subscription, and an account with Real-Debrid).  Then you're good to go.  Here's a link to installing the Kosmos provider package.  How to Set up Syncler, Use Subtitles & Install Syncler Provider Packages - UniTopTen

  4. 23 hours ago, gringohombre said:

    Let's say I sign up for both Syncler+ and Real-Debrid on my Firestick4. What benefits will I get? I am have ILox and get about 80 download speed on my desktop and about 40 from the wi-fi at the front of my TV. I now have many apps that work somewhat but some buffering and "freezes". Also there are some problems with other apps such as Mobdro and RedBox which have basically gone away and I cannot reinstall. Again in not-tech language por favor. 

    The benefits are solid streams with no freezing or buffering. The streams you pick from also show bitrates, so it's easy to pick a stream based on your download speeds.  You say you have 40mbps at the TV.  So you would choose links that are 30mbps or less (rough estimate).

    It's pretty technical to setup, so if you have a tech guy I would have him install both Syncler+ and Real Debrid.  Try it for a couple of months.  If it doesn't work for you you're only out a couple of bucks.  Here's a link for setup:   Syncler Setup

  5. 27 minutes ago, gringohombre said:

    Can the poster or someone here expand on this part of a post above:

    "Also,  check out Syncler+.  It's the best streaming service I've found.  It costs $1.25 per month US for 5 devices, but it's the best of all the services if you have a Real-Debrid account."

    I, like many others here am tech challenged but looking at better ways to receive TV through Firestick apps. There are 2 services here that I have never heard about before. Gracias

    These are not Live TV services.  They are for streaming Movies and TV series, but not in real time.  Real-Debrid is a service you sign-up for to make these free streaming services a lot more useful.  It provides very stable links to stream content with no buffering.

  6. 11 minutes ago, AndyPanda said:

    That's not the source; that's the receiver.

    No, I don't. Because I don't mess with any of that crap anymore. I have boxes of useless Android devices. I have Roku, Chrome TV, Firestick. I don't play jailkeeper with any of them. I hired Rich to set up his version of Firestick, which saved me endless hours of research and work, and I don't use it much anymore either. These rigged user devices are so far from being average-Joe friendly, and I don't care anymore. So futzing with Real-Debrid for it's purpose doesn't interest me.

    We're arguing semantics.  You're talking about "source content".  I'm talking about "source device".  When you plug the stick into the HDMI port, you have to choose it as the source device on your TV inputs.  A Firestick doesn't have a receiver in the technical sense of the term.
     

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  7. 3 minutes ago, AndyPanda said:

    I assumed you had not because if you did, I don't think you would be arguing with him. I've seen the same streaming difficulties with those services, and many others, and I have mega speed, so I just gave up on them. Now, maybe he hasn't told us what his speed is, and maybe that would help to understand.

    I still don't understand what you mean by "resolution capabilities of the source device". What source "device"?

    And if you don't have a Firestick that can handle 4K, then you ain't gettin' 4K. It has everything to do with what type of Firestick it is, a consideration long before Internet speed.

    Source device = Firestick.   Do you have Real-Debrid?

  8. 22 minutes ago, AndyPanda said:

    I said "most", but you are picking and choosing now. Have you used Tea or Morpheus? Probably not. So let's stick to what he was referring to. Add my comment to that, and that's all that needs to be said.

    Why would you assume I've never used Tea or Morpheus.  I've used Tea, CinemaHD, CatMouse, BeeTV and countless others.  I know what he/she is talking about when it comes to 4K streaming issues, but it has nothing to do with the type of Firestick one uses.  It has to do with file size and internet speeds.  The only reason 4K movies and shows are difficult to stream is if you don't have the download speed to handle the bitrates.  It has nothing to do with the resolution capabilities of the source device.

    Also,  check out Syncler+.  It's the best streaming service I've found.  It costs $1.25 per month US for 5 devices, but it's the best of all the services if you have a Real-Debrid account.

  9. 16 hours ago, AndyPanda said:

    I concur with most of what you are saying, but Amazon telling you that a newer product is better is simply good marketing. Telling you that there is no need to spend more money to upgrade, because it will upgrade anyway, would be pretty counter-productive.

    You concur?   Let me give you an example.  Someone goes to Costco,  sees a TV (let's say a 65" LG C1) playing "Our Planet" on Netflix, and are so impressed they spend the $54,000,  take the TV home, plug in TelsZ4 recommended Firestick and start watching the same show at home.  But it looks awful, and they don't know why.  Here is why. 

    Because the recommended Firestick can only output 1080p resolution, and the show is shot in 4K and Dolby Vision, which the Firestick doesn't support.  So the TV has to upscale all of the content, which means it has to artificially create about 6 million pixels using AI and algorithms.  So now your $54,000 TV is really just a TV with 10 year old technology.  And chances are the buyers won't know why the picture looked so much better in the showroom.  But if they had spent 100 more pesos, they could have purchased the Firestick 4K which supports Dolby Vision, and the picture would look just like it did in the showroom.  

    This is why it is such horrible advice.

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  10. 16 hours ago, TelsZ4 said:

    It appears we have another genius on the Webboard…


    I don’t claim to be an expert or  try to impress readers of this Webboard with technical terms… I just know what works for me on my TV

     

    You "don't claim to be an expert", yet here you are, making recommendations on a web board based upon personal anecdotal evidence.  Recommending a HD device for people with UHD displays is still horrible advice, regardless of firmware.  If you don't understand the terminology, or understand that the resolution of the source device has nothing to do with streaming issues, that's not my problem, but I will try to warn others before they make a purchase they later will regret based upon your recommendations.

  11. On 9/21/2021 at 7:58 PM, TelsZ4 said:

    It amazes me the misinformation people post on here.

    You cannot get the latest version of the Firestick on Amazon USA

    Amazon MX has the latest Firestick and best one available for 1,399 peso, it was on sale 2 weeks ago for 999 peso.  It has the 2021 firmware installed.  and is voice activated with Alexa, In my opinion that is the best one to get.,  I think it’s better than the 4K version because the 4K one doesn’t have 2021 firmware and it’s really difficult to stream 4K video. I would also purchase an Ethernet adapter for 399 peso so you can plug an Ethernet cable into your Firestick. Using an Ethernet cable is usually better than WiFi ..

     

     

    Sorry, but this is horrible advice.  

     "I think it’s better than the 4K version because the 4K one doesn’t have 2021 firmware."

    Amazon updates their firmware for all devices regularly.  If you're unsure if your Fire Stick has the latest update, just go to Settings, My Fire TVAbout, Check for Updates.

    "...and it’s really difficult to stream 4K video"

    This has nothing to do with the Firestick being 4K or not.  It has to do with connectivity and download speeds.  If you purchased a TV in the last 4 or 5 years, most likely it is a 4K set.  If you are planning to purchase a TV, it will be either 4K or 8K.  Why on earth would you connect a device that outputs 1080p and force the TV to upscale all content. Most mid-range and cheap TVs do not do upscaling well, so you're sacrificing quite a bit in picture quality. This makes no sense. If you have an internet connection that gets 40-50mbps downloads, you should have no problems with 4K content.  If I were purchasing an internet account I would get at least 100mbps, just for the added headroom.

     

  12. 18 hours ago, Natasha said:

    Taken directly from Amazon U.S. order... technical details MY MODEL:

    ******************************************************************************************************

    System Requirements: High definition television with available high-speed HDMI input, high-speed internet connection via WI-FI

    TV Compatibility: TV must support minimum HDCP requirements for protected content playback. Compatible with 1) 4K ultra high-definition TVs with HDMI capable of 2160p at 24/25/30/50/60 Hz and HDCP 2.2 or 2) high-definition TVs with HDMI capable of 1080p or 720p at 50/60 Hz.

    *******************************************************************************************************

    You will note HDMI and WI-FI specified. And at no place elsewhere in these specs does it offer the option of using ethernet.  And with this info....I'm DONE here.

    Not to be rude, but this information is useless.  Can I please explain this once and for all?

    1.  Ethernet is almost always faster and more secure than wireless.  The reason a tech person would recommend wireless on the Firestick 4k is as follows:  the ethernet adapter that Amazon sells for their FS4K is a 10/100mbps adapter.  This means that data downloads are capped at 100mbps.  I have a 350mbps account with ILOX.  So using the Amazon internet adapter would significantly lower my speeds.  In this case, WiFi is the better choice.  So, this is not saying that WiFi is faster than Ethernet (it's not).  It is just in this case WiFi makes more sense  due to the limitations of the adapter cable.  There is a way to get higher speeds on the FS4K ethernet port, but it's not certified by Amazon.  Since I don't use the FS4K, I can't vouch for it's usability.

    2.  Another thing to take into consideration is that sometimes the ethernet ports on older modems are 10/100 ports and not 10/100/1000.  My ILOX modem has 2 ethernet inputs.  1 is 10/100 and the other is 10/100/1000.  Make sure you check the documentation before you set up an ethernet connection.

  13. 22 hours ago, gringohombre said:

    I had Strong on a trial and it seems OK but they now want US$10 a month. Checked with NORD online and they seem to have good references and the cost is about a third of that on a one year subscription. Any comments on that or maybe other VPN's?

    What TV app are you using?

  14. 1 hour ago, sm1mex said:

    Isn’t it too soon for the second dose given in Tlajomulco ?  The first dose was given a little over 2 weeks ago. 

    This is for the Municipio de Guadalajara.  I'm not sure you can get the second shot if your first shot was in the Municipio de Tlajomulco.

    Requisitos de vacunación para adultos mayores:

    • Acreditar con el INE ser adulto mayor de 60 años.
    • Llevar tu comprobante de la 1er aplicación en el mismo municipio.
    • Translation - Bring proof of your first dose from the same municipio.
    • Formarse en la fila y seguir las indicaciones del personal de salud.
    • Al formarse recibirás una ficha la cual deberá presentarse al ingresar.
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  15. 2 hours ago, TelsZ4 said:

    WiFi will never giver better results than an Ethernet cable. If the modem is sitting within inches of the TV you might get the same performance..

    It's possible.  If you have a 150Mbps plan from ILOX, let's say, and you're getting Wi-fi speeds of around 120-130Mbps, it will be faster because one of the ports on the two port ILOX modem is only a 10/100 Ethernet port.  I found this out the hard way.

    But yes, you're correct.  All things being equal a wired connection will always be faster and more stable than a Wi-Fi Connection.

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  16. On 4/28/2021 at 9:34 AM, Alpha1 said:

    ILOX seems to present issues with streaming in general. I'm not a fan of IPTV, but do enjoy the speed and convenience of Real-Debrid.

    I have ILOX.  I have 5 friends who have ILOX.  We've never had any issues with streaming mainstream providers such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO etc.....As Lcscats stated, for some reason ILOX has issues with some illegal IPTV services, with or without a VPN.

    I have the same IPTV provider as Lcscats, and it works great.  

  17. On 4/27/2021 at 8:49 AM, Lexy said:

    I finally want to get rid of my Dish Network USA. However I've been using it for so long I don't know what to replace it with. Someone mentioned Fire Stick to me. Anyone familiar with it?

    I watch very little TV these days. I subscribe to Netflix. And I'd want to subscribe to a news program, probably CNN.

    Does anyone have a word of advice on using Fire Stick for TV watching?

    Lexy

     

    You are getting some very bad information from some of the members.  First, who is your internet provider? Second, go to Google and type "Ookla Speedtest" and run the test.  Let me know the PING number (in milliseconds) and the DOWNLOAD number (in Mbps).  The numbers will reveal what is possible on your Firestick.  

  18. 15 hours ago, TelsZ4 said:

    If you look on Amazon Mexico there are several models available.. I have my doubts about a 4K firestick.  You need really good internet speed to stream 4K.  There are better models available than the 4K.  Unless you have a 4K TV and fast internet...

    Name something better for $50 US.  The only one I can think of is the Chromecast TV.  And please don't say Roku.  They are great devices but not if you want to sideload apps.

  19. 15 minutes ago, AndyPanda said:

    You can never change the mind of an anti-masker. They will spend their days looking up reports that agree with their own misguided logic. We had the same baloney in 1918.... just didn't have the Internet.

    You may be able to change the mind of "an" anti-masker.  You just won't change the mind of "this" anti-masker.  He's pretty much incapable of admitting error or contrition.  He just wants to "own the libs".  That's the agenda.

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