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4K Fire Stick

Discussion in 'IPTV Hardware' started by Rich, Nov 2, 2018.

  1. Rich

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    Got the new 4K Fire Stick a couple days ago. In a recent thread mjwagner (Mark) told me I was wrong about the 4K Pendant. Told me I should check out the specs on the 4K FTV box compared to the Pendant. I had never done that. The box is better, I compared them. I was basing my recommendations on the fact that the Pendant is much faster than the old sticks. Which it is. But put the Pendant and the Box side by side and the difference is clear. Mark was right.

    He was right about the new stick too. It does most of what the new Cube does. I have it controlling a TV set and soundbar. Big difference is you can't use a voice command to activate it, you have to press the mic button on the remote, then you can use voice commands. For less that half the price of a Cube you get most of the functions. I ordered another one yesterday.

    One thing I don't like...this stick is a lot bigger than the old ones and it's hard to fit it into the HDMI ports on the OCB ports. It does come with an HDMI extender that takes care of this problem but the box I got did not have one in it. Says on the box that it's in the box but I had to call Amazon to get one. Not a big deal.

    Same remote as the Cube's, does just about everything the Cube does. For the price I don't see anything out there that is better.

    Rich
     
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    The new Stick does not do everything command-wise that the Cube does. And the Stick is as loud as the Cube when it speaks. That needs fixing.

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