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Discussion in 'Computers/Gadgets' started by leonsdaddy, Jun 24, 2015.

  1. Ron1892

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    Been using Cinema HD for over a year now and find it excellent. It’s brilliant with the real debrid and you can link it to your Trackt account if you have one of those too.
     
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    I find Troypoint and SEO Michael to be very helpful.

    Catmouse seemed to be having problems over the last few weeks, anyone know of its sorted out now?

    Both Catmouse and Cinema have been great apps, when run with RD.
     
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    Garrett I’ve Catmouse too on my stick, and a few others from Troypoint, but I generally use Cinema HD the whole time as it works and has everything I am looking for. I can check it for you later on if you like?
     
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    Looking for a bit of advice lads;

    Im in need of a cheaper alternative to Sky that has all sports channels in HD (Sky, BT and foreign ones) as well as movie channels, normal channels etc but I’m a little clueless as to what is the best option for me.

    I’ve got high speed Virgin broadband in the UK but just unsure what kind of box, stick etc would be best for me. I want something that doesn’t buffer or lag or is behind real time.

    Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated. Costs etc too.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Iptv is the only real alternative out there and no matter what provider you go with it will be behind real time.
     
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    Yeah you're always gonna be behind live tv but for the cost you are saving it's a no brainer. I just turn scores off on my phone and enjoy the match. Plenty of tv and movies available also with most providers. I pay £45 every six months
     
  8. Ron1892

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    The fire stick is a powerful little machine but also the Fire Cub is good too. You can connect your internet to that through Ethernet where as the Firestick is over WIFI so the cube is more powerful but more expensive .

    IPTV is the way to go. Most good IPTV providers you can record with and there is catch up too. No IPTV is 100% reliable as some times they lag or go down, but the better ones that doesn’t happen to as often .

    Regarding IPTV better to spend a few bob than go with the cheaper folks as some of them are not as reliable . Just my opinion.
     
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    Iptv is brilliant. Watch whatever you want whenever you want.

    On some you are only a couple of seconds behind time. Funny though I remember watching a crazy game we played v QPR a few years ago with loads of goals. My mate was watching on his sky subscription, I was watching on a stream and we were texting each other very confused because mine was ahead of his.
     
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    Anyone's IPTV acting up?
     
  11. MR KING KENNY

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    Loads of servers went down... Not sure who u bought off but we've just been upgraded to change the portal if your using smart stb.
     
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    All good here.
     
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    Mine is still spot on too.
     
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    Yeah no issues with mine either!
     
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    I was on smart IPTV, my provider got me to switch to smart STB and its working again now
     
  16. Ron1892

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    Was All good on King Kennys all day yesterday . Had it on from about 11am till the early morning and everything was spot on.

    The other crowd I am with, there’s went down at 12.32pm just as the match kicked off and you needed a VPN.
     
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    Why do you need a VPN, Ron?

    I would have thought that if anything, a VPN would just slow it down a bit further, so make it worse?
     
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    So the second crowd I’ve IPTV with, THEIR servers get blocks on them every weekend en the football is on with. So what they do, is say it’s our Internet which isn’t the case. It’s their servers so they want you to use a VPN. As you pointed out the VPN slows down the internet and they aren’t great for live TV.

    They would rather push you to get one of their VPNS or else a “New box “ which is faster etc than move to servers so they don’t get blocked.
     
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    A VPN will slow your connection down, but if it's a good one it won't slow it down enough to notice a difference and certainly not to affect live TV streaming from any source. A VPN is a Virtual Private Network which basically hides who you are, where you're from and what you're looking at. So ISPs on either side can't decode the content that's being transferred over the network and thus they can't have the server relaying the matches switched off or shut down.

    VPNs are a classic case of you get what you pay for. Express VPN and Nord VPN are the fastest ones out there. But they are pricey. Everything else eventually lets you down. VPN Unlimited has been serving me well, but it can be hit and miss sometimes.

    If you're completely binning off Sky/BT etc what you need to do, is:
    • get the fastest fibre broadband that's available to you,
    • get a good device (not a firestick),
    • get 2 different types of IPTV from different providers,
    • get Express VPN.
    • get RealDebrid
    • Hardwire an ethernet into the device.
    • Set the device up to optimise for your IPTV service and for streaming content.
    • Do regular maintenance on your device.
    You won't run into any issues unless you have an ISP or Power outage.

    Any reseller that says "our service is the best, it won't get blocked" and so on is only trying to make money out of you (well ALL resellers are), unless they're running the feeds and servers themselves they've zero control over what happens.

    Finally, It's Sky Sports and BT Sports that are causing servers to be shut down. Watch the games through a different feed (US, ZA etc) and you won't need a VPN. (I'd still recommend a VPN though to hide/protect yourself)
     
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    Good info @elvis.
    From what I've been hearing a lot of providers are moving to hardcored apps as most are refusing to give server details out so you will just end up with a username and password. It will cost them a few quid but ultimately it will protect them and their service.
    A lot of the apps people are currently using will probably be useless soon.
     

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