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For $50 might be worth a try.


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#1 OFFLINE   BubblePuppy

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 02:57 AM

This $50 Stick Turns Any HDTV Into an Android-Powered Smart TV.
If you're wondering how you can breathe life into that old TV set, the FAVI SmartStick might be what you're looking for. For $50, you get a dongle that provides your TV with Android and access to streaming movies and music.


http://gizmodo.com/5...owered-smart-tv
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#2 OFFLINE   hdtvfan0001

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 05:09 AM

http://gizmodo.com/5...owered-smart-tv

Interesting...and 1/2 the price of ROKU.
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Posted 28 September 2012 - 09:35 AM

Funny seeing something with an HDMI port being called 'old'

I've been looking for a roku on Craigslist for about $50 to hook up an old CRT for Amazon prime streaming
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Posted 28 September 2012 - 10:45 AM

After adding the keyboard to actually use it, its more like $90.

My android powered Vizio Co-Star is about the same price, and is available now.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 11:59 AM

If it will put the content of my notebook and desktop screens on my 'big' HD display, wirelessly, I'm in, although it looks like I'll need a display with four HDMI inputs.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 12:32 PM

Interesting...and 1/2 the price of ROKU.

Not really -You can get a Roku HD direct from Roku for $69.99 with free shipping.

Funny seeing something with an HDMI port being called 'old'

I've been looking for a roku on Craigslist for about $50 to hook up an old CRT for Amazon prime streaming

You can get the Roku LT direct from Roku for $50. Why go to Craigslist?

http://shop.roku.com/

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 02:24 PM

Funny seeing something with an HDMI port being called 'old'


+1

Any TV with an HDMI port still has plenty of life left in it.
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Posted 28 September 2012 - 02:34 PM

I'm curious about the keyboard. I own so many wireless keyboards already and wonder if any would be compatible. Is the FAVI one Bluetooth? IR? Proprietary?

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 03:17 PM

Not really -You can get a Roku HD direct from Roku for $69.99 with free shipping.

You can get the Roku LT direct from Roku for $50. Why go to Craigslist?

http://shop.roku.com/


I've seen some of the XS 2 for $50 but they go pretty quick.
There's a refurb SMP-N200 for $35 shipped right now on ebay that will do Amazon Prime & DLNA. I'll likely pick that up.
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Posted 16 October 2012 - 11:37 AM

Pretty pleased with the SMP-N200, interface is about identical to a PS3. It was a little hassle to set up as the Mac address had been previously activated since it was a refurb, you'd think Sony would correct that in their refurb process.
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