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Old 07-08-2016, 01:16 PM
 
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I use Kodi on the Google Nexus TV platform. To me, it's a lot of hoop-jumping to get at illicit content, so I don't use it very often. I get why people who download/stream that stuff like it, but it's not a friendly enough tool that I would be comfortable setting up a non-technical friend or relative with it.

For someone who only wants legal content, I wouldn't recommend Kodi at all. Wrong tool for that job, IMO.
its the braindead easiest way i could think of to create a dvd jukbox of moo-vees that i purchased legally (and got tired of having to re-purchase because they were lost/scratched).
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Old 07-08-2016, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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You have to admit it is EASY to get illegal content with Kodi. A LOT of people use it for that. Of course, many don't.,
The way NLambert was talking sure sounded like he was doing it the not so legit way.
I've done plenty of research, FREE OTA major network TV without an Antenna is not the easiest thing to get.
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Old 07-08-2016, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Huntsville
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Yes it's easy. It's also easy to drive a Corvette 100mph but just because you have the capability to do something doesn't mean you have to. I merely pointed out everything that Kodi is capable of. Not condoning anyone doing anything illegal. That is a moral choice the user has to make and is not my place to judge them for it.


Major network TV is extremely easy with some of the live streaming repositories on Kodi. I watched a baseball game a week or two back out of California that is normally blacked out in my area through one of the local OTA networks. (In hi def I might add)
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Old 07-08-2016, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Yes it's easy. It's also easy to drive a Corvette 100mph but just because you have the capability to do something doesn't mean you have to. I merely pointed out everything that Kodi is capable of. Not condoning anyone doing anything illegal. That is a moral choice the user has to make and is not my place to judge them for it.
Again the way you worded your post made it sound like you were using it that way. My bad.
We didn't need the Corvette analogy.

I have Kodi on my laptop. I have like 1 plugin installed. I use it for my own content mainly.
I just plug that in to my HDTV when I want to use it.
Best of both worlds.
RokuTV so no HDMI needed for that.
Kodi and a full on Windows 10 laptop on HDMI 1.
Chromecast on HDMI 2.
Playstation on HDMI 3.
Wii on HDMI 4.
I'm pretty dialed in.

I'm certainly not Anti-FireTV. Just prefer my Roku.

Re: Amazon Instant. Any movie on Instant can be bought through the Prime interface on any device.
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Old 07-12-2016, 09:21 AM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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I vote for Fire TV. I have two Fire TV sticks. Yes I use Kodi, mainly for my own content. I also use a lot of apps that are native to the Fire TV. Still waiting for the TCM app. I like old movies and they are taking a while on that one. I also have a Windows 7 laptop/HTPC running Kodi for when I want good sound running through my surround sound system. I also run my own home server for streaming music and video. The Fire TV box (not stick) has separate digital audio out to run straight to receivers. It has other added features as well including 4k capability. I don't believe Roku will do 4k yet.

Here's a comparison of the different Fire TV products.
https://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Fire-T...ode=8521791011
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Jollyville, TX
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Actually the newest Roku (4) does 4K.
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Old 07-12-2016, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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fire-tv > roku
As a happy Roku user, I'm curious. Why?
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Old 07-12-2016, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Roku is better but Fire TV allows you to use Kodi and gain access to all the content (not entirely legal) that it has
Oops. That is a good reason. Tho I use Kodi on discrete PCs for media servers. Ok.
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Old 07-12-2016, 03:03 PM
 
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As a happy Roku user, I'm curious. Why?
i gave a roku stick to a nephew as a birthday gift. he doesnt have a credit card so not sure what he's doing with it. i recently bought one of each to play around with at home and was stuck at the point of trying to use the roku without a credit card. fire-tv doesnt require one.
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Old 07-12-2016, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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i gave a roku stick to a nephew as a birthday gift. he doesnt have a credit card so not sure what he's doing with it. i recently bought one of each to play around with at home and was stuck at the point of trying to use the roku without a credit card. fire-tv doesnt require one.
I guess I'd never considered that. I didn't use a pay service with my Roku until recently when a friend introduced me to Game of Thrones (the HBO Now free 30-day trial was a good way to catch up, but it took more than 30 days on my schedule!).
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