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Old 02-05-2017, 11:56 AM   #1
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Default Firestick? Worthless or worth it?

There's a guy on my wife's Facebook selling unlocked firesticks for $80. Anyone use these or know what to expect? I was gonna buy one but thought I'd ask here first if they are worth a dang or not.
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Old 02-05-2017, 12:03 PM   #2
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Not worth paying him $80, buy one for $35 and do it yourself. YouTube is your friend also search for the cut the cord thread in here.
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Old 02-05-2017, 12:15 PM   #3
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Very easy to unlock, don't pay someone to do.
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Old 02-05-2017, 12:16 PM   #4
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Yep do it yourself or spend the money on a better device.
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Old 02-05-2017, 12:23 PM   #5
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I knew I could count on y'all.
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Old 02-05-2017, 12:25 PM   #6
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You can start here. He has a lot of good stuff out there.
http://troypoint.com
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Old 02-05-2017, 12:27 PM   #7
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I have an unlocked fire stick, and barely use it. If you like movies, they are freaking awesome, but for general everyday TV, I prefer directv. We hardly ever watch a movie. I guess, if you know what shows you want to watch, it woulf be great too, but I normally jist channel surf till I find a documentary on something that interests me. I was the weird kid that liked the documentaries in school.

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Old 02-05-2017, 12:32 PM   #8
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I use a jailbroken firestick 95% of the time when I watch tv the other time is Netflix. I'll never pay as much for tv as I used to again.
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Old 02-05-2017, 01:53 PM   #9
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Yep do it yourself or spend the money on a better device.
I bought a bad a.. box from wes and its all I need.....antenna for local channels
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Old 02-05-2017, 02:50 PM   #10
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We have Off Air TV, Netflix, DirecTV Now, and a Firestick with the build that Wes created. Dropped DirecTV last month and went from $165 to $35 a month for DTV Now. I'd drop DTV Now except there are a couple of channels my wife likes on there. Still saving $130 a month.
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Old 02-06-2017, 06:53 AM   #11
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For $80 you could get the Amazon FireTV box and load Kodi yourself. It's worth every penny. Especially if you have Amazon Prime.
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Old 02-06-2017, 07:41 AM   #12
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Just got the Fire box and love it. I have prime as well, so I get all the stuff that goes with that as well. Mobdro is another add on that has a lot of live tv. The fire stick is wifi only, so I went with the box so I could plug a CAT 6 cable in it and not get the buffering.
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Old 02-06-2017, 08:40 AM   #13
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Does anybody in the Fort Worth area have a list of what channels they get on their over the air antenna? I saw a list and it shows in the Dallas area you got Fox and ABC but the list for Fort Worth didn't include those, guess my question is can you pick up both Dallas and FW channels?
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Old 02-06-2017, 08:47 AM   #14
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I have a firestick. Don't use it much. We use our Google Chromecast 95% of the time to stream content. I just like how I can use my cellphone to control what's showing. The firestick is good for movies or Amazon TV shows. As was said, save money and do it yourself, if you want it hacked.
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Old 02-06-2017, 09:03 AM   #15
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I have the Firestick, Chromecast and a Roku. I like the Roku the best. I find it easier to search for shows and find what I am looking for. But all three work just fine.
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Old 02-06-2017, 09:32 AM   #16
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I recently bought a jailbroken firestick with lots of add ons already installed. Fortunately the ebay seller had a 30 day money back warranty. I tried to get accustomed to it but after two weeks I gave up & returned it.
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Old 02-06-2017, 12:25 PM   #17
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I recently bought a jailbroken firestick with lots of add ons already installed. Fortunately the ebay seller had a 30 day money back warranty. I tried to get accustomed to it but after two weeks I gave up & returned it.
That is really why you have to start with a fresh firestick and install everything on your own so you know what it can and can't do. And when something breaks it is not so frustrating to fix.
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Old 02-06-2017, 02:40 PM   #18
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Won't these burn up all your internet data?


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Old 02-06-2017, 02:45 PM   #19
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love my firesticks. We went with Vue and absolutely love it. Kodi also equally as awesome. You don't have to buy one that is pre-loaded. I would do it yourself and customize it the way that you want it.
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Old 02-06-2017, 02:46 PM   #20
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Won't these burn up all your internet data?


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You mean to stream content on your home internet? I guess it depends on your ISP. I have unlimited data for home.
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Old 02-06-2017, 02:49 PM   #21
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spend the money get the fire stick and put a build on it yourself. Takes about 15 minutes or spend 50 bucks extra for one that already has a build on it.
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Old 02-06-2017, 02:49 PM   #22
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You mean to stream content on your home internet? I guess it depends on your ISP. I have unlimited data for home.


Gotcha. Ya, we have good internet but it's limited in the country.


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