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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Streaming Showbox to the Living Room TV

Back in 2014 I wanted a good-quality Android streaming box. At the time that sort of meant buying a Minix. I had to wait a bit for an X8-H to come from Hong Kong. It was supposedly a powerful beast. I was never terribly impressed, although it did have 2/16 GB ram and did some things exceedingly well. I waited and waited for the company to come up with some system updates, but Minix never did. It wasn't long before new models became the focus of their attention.

My box travelled with us to Luxor, Egypt last winter where it was attached to an old tube TV. We ended up streaming more on the big laptop but it did work. We depend on several apps for keeping up on current TV shows and movies. Yet last night, it didn't make it past the beginning splash screen. When I tried this morning, I couldn't get any result out of the HDMI port.

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So, I was easily convinced to order something new on amazon.ca today. I figure a new Leelbox M9S Pro will fun to learn and play with. In actuality, my very old Chromecast is probably enough to make my TV smart. This is especially true since I figured out this afternoon how to use allcast to stream showbox to it. Either my Android tablet or phone could have sufficed. I do so like un-boxing little electronic gadgets though.


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