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Old 10-27-14, 10:32 PM
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That's exactly why I think they listed it, too.

Do people think I should cancel my order of one so I can make a new order of two or will I end up out of luck completely?
I think you'll be fine, but looking at it, it may not ship until Xmas.
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Old 10-28-14, 12:45 AM
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The real question is will it have a Starz Play app?
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Old 10-28-14, 01:18 AM
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Mine arrives Dec 3rd.
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Old 10-28-14, 01:59 AM
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That's exactly why I think they listed it, too.

Do people think I should cancel my order of one so I can make a new order of two or will I end up out of luck completely?
Just contact customer service and let them adjudt your order.
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Old 10-28-14, 08:45 AM
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Just ordered one. At least I'll have it by Christmas. Delivery date of 12/24.
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Old 10-28-14, 09:51 AM
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They don't charge until it ships, correct?
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Old 10-28-14, 09:55 AM
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You are correct, sir.
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Old 10-28-14, 10:40 AM
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The real question is will it have a Starz Play app?
I looked at the list of apps and I didn't see Starz Play listed.
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Old 10-28-14, 03:25 PM
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Ordered one yesterday and immediately after cancel my membership which ends tomorrow.
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Old 10-28-14, 06:13 PM
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Starz Play is available for the Kindle Fire so it should be available for the Kindle Fire stick. Same with the WWE app, which isn't listed but is available for the Kindle Fire.
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Old 10-28-14, 08:50 PM
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Gave it a shot. I have been on the fence about purchasing a Roku for a while now, but always hesitate to pull the trigger. For $20, it's pretty much a no brainer. Estimated delivery date for me is January 5th.
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Old 10-28-14, 09:39 PM
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I went ahead and ordered one, with an expected delivery date of Dec 24.
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Old 10-30-14, 01:54 PM
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in for $20, add it to my roku and apple tv...

man these things are crazy cheap
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Old 10-30-14, 03:20 PM
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Every hotel I've been to recently has blocked off the TV USB ports to block people using these sort of devices.
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Old 10-30-14, 03:22 PM
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Every hotel I've been to recently has blocked off the TV USB ports to block people using these sort of devices.
All of them come with all adapters I thought?
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Old 10-30-14, 04:14 PM
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Every hotel I've been to recently has blocked off the TV USB ports to block people using these sort of devices.
I just stayed at a couple Comfort Inn and Holiday Inn Express last month, and didn't notice that on any of the TVs. But it doesn't matter with this device since it's not USB-powered.

I did run into a different problem though. In one hotel room the TV was positioned so that you couldn't get behind to access the main HDMI port. You could plug into the secondary HDMI port on the side of the TV. But they used a custom remote that didn't have a way to change Inputs. Luckily I had a Samsung Galaxy Tab with an IR Blaster. I downloaded a Universal Remote app and used that to change the inputs.
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Old 10-30-14, 04:55 PM
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I just stayed at a couple Comfort Inn and Holiday Inn Express last month, and didn't notice that on any of the TVs. But it doesn't matter with this device since it's not USB-powered.

I did run into a different problem though. In one hotel room the TV was positioned so that you couldn't get behind to access the main HDMI port. You could plug into the secondary HDMI port on the side of the TV. But they used a custom remote that didn't have a way to change Inputs. Luckily I had a Samsung Galaxy Tab with an IR Blaster. I downloaded a Universal Remote app and used that to change the inputs.
I've had that happen too. I didn't think of your universal remote idea... that was brilliant.
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Old 10-31-14, 12:34 PM
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I always take my iphone->HDMI adapter to hook my phone to the hotel tv for netflix. Almost all the time the "input" button on the remote doesnt work but the one on the tv (or by going through the menus) works
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Old 11-19-14, 10:22 AM
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Both of mine shipped yesterday and will be here tomorrow. Huzzah, they weren't supposed to ship until next Monday.
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Old 11-19-14, 10:51 AM
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Hands-on: Amazon’s Fire TV Stick is a powerful little streaming device

http://www.geekwire.com/2014/hands-a...eaming-device/
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Old 11-19-14, 10:41 PM
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Got mine today, will be firing it up shortly!
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Old 11-20-14, 05:48 PM
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Pros: This is a pretty powerful little stick, supports casting from the YouTube and Netflix android apps.
Cons: Android still makes for a clunky TV interface on quite a few apps. Interface in general could use a little work. Can't cast from laptop (youtube).
Mid: Plex casting is supported, but only if the App is actively loaded.

If emulators (NES, Genesis) run well on here, I can see this being very, very popular. As a Media Player, I still find the Roku to be a touch better due to the interface, though this was $20 and those are $64 refurbished.

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Old 11-21-14, 09:37 PM
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I just got mine today & am not impressed. At all. First I tried watching The Avengers on Amazon Prime. And the picture quality is MUCH worse than streaming from prime on both my Blu Ray player & Kindle Fire HDX. Blocky & fuzzy. I've got healthy bandwidth & get perfection from the other two devices. Then I tried Showtime Anytime & apparently DirecTV is not a supported provider. Even though they are on the Kindle.

So the two main reasons I bought this thing are out the window. Then I tried casting You Tube from my Kindle & of course, it was unable to find the webpage to set it up. Maybe I'll try that again later. But so far, I'm glad I didn't lay out more than $20 for this thing.
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Old 11-22-14, 01:22 PM
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Mine works perfectly fine. I'm happy with it, especially at the $20 price point.
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Old 11-22-14, 11:48 PM
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I'm so sad I missed the promo price
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