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4K Amazon Fire Tv

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Bv7Mk3 Posted: Thu, Sep 17 2015 6:20 PM

Take a look New Amazon Fire Tv With 4k all for £80

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00UH2O6T2/ref=fs_aftv

 

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elephant replied on Thu, Sep 17 2015 6:38 PM
Very interesting

I suspect the initial Siri capabilities may be superior eg the "what did she say?" Demo

Also Apple's controller appears a better entry level as a games controller

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Paul W replied on Thu, Sep 17 2015 6:47 PM

Now this feature sounds amazing...

  • No more buffering - ASAP learns what Amazon movies and TV episodes you like and buffers them for playback so they start right away.
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elephant replied on Thu, Sep 17 2015 6:50 PM
Paul W:

Now this feature sounds amazing...

No more buffering - ASAP learns what Amazon movies and TV episodes you like and buffers them for playback so they start right away.

Agree.

However it will need the storage ....

microSD slot

supports up to 128 GB

(card sold separately)

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linder replied on Thu, Sep 17 2015 7:38 PM

Paul W:

Now this feature sounds amazing...

  • No more buffering - ASAP learns what Amazon movies and TV episodes you like and buffers them for playback so they start right away.

I ordered one.  It does more than movies.  It will also stream Prime music and one's purchased music.

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Michael replied on Thu, Sep 17 2015 8:41 PM
If it supports Netflix 4K then I'd probably buy it just for that. And use Apple TV for everything else.
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Michael:
If it supports Netflix 4K then I'd probably buy it just for that. And use Apple TV for everything else.

It won't wear out that fast then 😉

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Paul W replied on Thu, Sep 17 2015 10:26 PM

It has the PLEX app too which I believe has been submitted to Apple too! 

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elephant replied on Thu, Sep 17 2015 10:53 PM
http://www.macrumors.com/2015/09/17/amazon-debuts-fire-tv-4k-video/

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Alex replied on Fri, Sep 18 2015 6:54 AM

Morning Guys

Just ordered mine as it will replace my Kodi Android Box too!!

What do I need to buy to allow my BeoRemote to control the Fire Tv as i don't think it has an IR?

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kallasr replied on Fri, Sep 18 2015 10:28 PM
There was a thread about flirc a few werks ago. I ordered flirc usb device for testing it with amazon fire tv box and/or Dreambox 800. will post in a few weeks....

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Dillen replied on Sat, Sep 19 2015 9:04 AM

Moved to the Lifestyle forum section due to lack of B&O content.

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Andrew replied on Sun, Sep 20 2015 11:11 AM

Looks good - do we know if the remote is wireless or bluetooth or if it can learn IR commands like the Apple TV can - great thing for me would be that it has Amazon Prime films and BBC iPlayer as well.

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alfio replied on Sun, Nov 8 2015 6:44 PM

Does anybody tried to mount it inside the Beovision AVANT 55 cabinet ?

Would it fit ?

 

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It's quite big I think: 115 x 115mm x 17mm.

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Install this on your Amazon Fire

http://www.tvaddons.ag/install-kodi-amazon-fire-tv/

then this

https://seo-michael.co.uk/tutorial-how-to-install-the-wookie-wizard-for-kodi/

add on of these to control from your B&O remote

https://flirc.tv/

Enjoy Big Smile

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alfio replied on Mon, Nov 9 2015 9:13 AM

Yes it is 15 millimeter wider  and longer than Apple TV. I thought that there were some margins. In addition I do not know how long is the power cable as it will need a power brick.

 

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Click55 replied on Sun, Feb 21 2016 12:13 PM

The latest Amazon Fire 4K streamer (now reduced to £64.99 from Amazon, but needs a £79pa Prime subscription) fits comfortably inside the Avant 55 and has a one metre power cable included in the box.  You can control it directly from the beoremote one.  There is also room for a WD 1Tb USB3 disk to record/play video.

It plays YouTube 4K content beautifully - note my broadband is fibre 30 to 37mbps.

I can perform most Fire functions using the beoremote, except enabling subtitles which requires the Fire remote.  The equivalent button mapping table is no help.  Any ideas?

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Andrew replied on Wed, Feb 24 2016 12:52 PM

Just looked through the manual and it doesn't seem to have the Learn IR remote command, which apple tv has - I found this useful for controlling apple tv with a B&O remote on an older TV - has anyone discovered anywhere in a menu where you can do this on Amazon TV?

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The 4KAFTV doesn't have IR at all. You will have to use a FLIRC USB to IR adapter. The code to control it is the same as the old code. 

Ah, you know... A little B&O here, a little there 

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bdm01 replied on Sat, Feb 25 2017 7:28 PM
Hoping someone can help

Trying to use beo6 to control fire TV box

I have a flirc plugged into the fire TV

Trying to build a config on beo6 goes through a beosystem3 with an ir bud

Got part of it to work by modifying another device code but the more I messed the worse it got

Anyone help with how they have got theirs working please

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Click55 replied on Sat, Feb 25 2017 9:28 PM

My Amazon Fire was installed in my Avant 55 by the technician who set up my TV, and everything has worked fine via the beoremote for a full year, so B&O should be able to advise you.

However, I use the BT TV box for all my TV recording, playback and streaming, which can also be controlled from the beoremote.  You need to program the remote to recognise BT TV, which will then convert the remote's signal to the equivalent BT TV commands.  I produced this chart which details most of them:

Beoremote BT TV Amazon Fire
PLAY
Select
Play
P+ Up ChUp
P- Down ChDown
SkipRight Right Fast Forward
SkipLeft Left Rewind
PAUSE Pause Pause
PAUSE+PAUSE Stop Stop
BACK Back Back
EXIT Exit Exit
GUIDE   Start
INFO   Information
RED Red Start
GREEN Green Last
YELLOW Yellow ChUp
BLUE Blue ChDown
DIGITS 0 - 9 0 - 9 0 - 9
MENU + 1 YouView Explorer
MENU + 2 Guide  
MENU + 3 Search  
MENU + 4 Text Record
MENU + 5 Help  
MENU + 6 AudioShift  
MENU + 7 Delete / Subtitles  
MENU + 8 Information  
SHIFT + 9 Power Power
SHIFT + RED Record Red
SHIFT + GREEN   Green
SHIFT + YELLOW   Yellow
SHIFT + BLUE YouView Blue
SELECT Select Select
SELECT long Guide  
UP Up Up
DOWN Down Down
LEFT Left Left
RIGHT Right Right

 

After a week or two you remember all the important ones.

By the way, you can also access Netflix (and much more) from the BT TV box, and Netflix content is vastly superior to Amazon video with no extra charges.

Hope this helps.

Brian

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