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Spaceboy

so long as i can continue to load emby as i turn the tv on and never see the shield homescreen i'm ok with that

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cayars

As long as they don't go Amazon Fire UI which is bloody awful if you just want your own apps.

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cayars

Personally I've been quite happy with any dumb TV and a MiBox-S in front of it.
This of course is for anything soundbar or less audio wise.

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ebr
20 minutes ago, cayars said:

As long as they don't go Amazon Fire UI which is bloody awful if you just want your own apps.

It's gonna be just like the Chromecast, I suspect.

Knew this had to be coming.  Note the subtext on that article... lol

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CBers
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As long as we can put the interface into App-Only mode, like you can with the Chromecast with Google TV, it'll be OK.

There's too much clutter otherwise.
 

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vdatanet
37 minutes ago, Sammy said:

Looking for a budget TV. Going to Hisense over FireTV for exactly what @cayarssaid..

For me Smart TVs are not smart enough, therefore this is a great idea.

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cayars

I think replacement home screen apps are going to start getting more and more popular on Amazon and Android boxes.
I was thinking of doing a replacement on the FireStick 4K this weekend.

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CBers
9 minutes ago, cayars said:

I think replacement home screen apps are going to start getting more and more popular on Amazon and Android boxes.
I was thinking of doing a replacement on the FireStick 4K this weekend.

The ATV Launcher looks good - haven't tried it though.

May have to sideload it though.
 

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Sammy
49 minutes ago, cayars said:

Personally I've been quite happy with any dumb TV and a MiBox-S in front of it.
This of course is for anything soundbar or less audio wise.

For a low budget Backyard Patio TV it seems a TV with AndroidTV built in is the cheapest and simplest way to go. That said, I do have a plethora of MiBox s' on hand.. Seven at last count. Maybe a dumb TV will be the best solution after all if I can find one on the cheap.

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Sammy
21 minutes ago, CBers said:

As long as we can put the interface into App-Only mode, like you can with the Chromecast with Google TV, it'll be OK.

There's too much clutter otherwise.
 

Interesting..

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Sammy
6 minutes ago, CBers said:

The ATV Launcher looks good - haven't tried it though.

May have to sideload it though.
 

What are these white outlines?

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cayars
8 minutes ago, Sammy said:

For a low budget Backyard Patio TV it seems a TV with AndroidTV built in is the cheapest and simplest way to go. That said, I do have a plethora of MiBox s' on hand.. Seven at last count. Maybe a dumb TV will be the best solution after all if I can find one on the cheap.

In that case, just get the best TV for the money and ignore if it's "smart" or not.  It's actually getting harder and harder to purchase a dumb TV.  That gives you the option to test/play with the built in features or just slap one of your MiBox's on it and call it a day. That's pretty much the approach I go with.

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neik
1 hour ago, cayars said:

This of course is for anything soundbar or less audio wise.

Why? MiBox supports AC3 and DTS, which might not be enough for high-end users but for an average user it should be quite enough.

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cayars

I should have said "doesn't have a hi-end audio system".

You are correct it's fine for 5.1 or lower.

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aja07

You get used to it, it's not too intrusive.  Been on the mibox about a month now.

 

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CBers
6 hours ago, Luke said:

What do you think?

Not as good as the original UI, which you can make very minimalist.

6 hours ago, aja07 said:

You get used to it, it's not too intrusive.  Been on the mibox about a month now.

Haven't got a choice 😀

I've had it on my Chromecast with Google TV device since I bought a few months back - there's too much clutter on the screen.

 

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ebr
16 hours ago, CBers said:

Just had this new UI appear on my 2015 Shield.

So, did we lose our custom home screen channels on the Shield now?

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CBers
9 minutes ago, ebr said:

So, did we lose our custom home screen channels on the Shield now?

No, but I still have them turned off.
 

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FrostByte

Some unhappy people on the Shield forums talking about removing ads, etc.  Still haven't seen it on mine

 

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CBers
1 minute ago, FrostByte said:

removing ads

What ads?

Not seen anything other than suggested content from Apple TV and Netflix, which I don't have installed, as well as Amazon Prime and iPlayer.

 

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FrostByte

That could be it.  Not a whole lot of details, just a bunch of stuff like "plz remove the $&#^$ ads".  I think most of the first 15 threads are all complaining.

I did see something about you can install another launcher though, so I may check into that.

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