Amazon Fire TV Stick

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by mclld, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    LOL!

    Yeah, I got one. At that price it was too easy.
     
  2. pdqgp macrumors 68020

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    Ditto. Not sure how we will like it, but I've made worse $20 decisions before. Besides, it helps with the fact that two of our TV's aren't smart TV's and can sure use this to help buy us more time before replacing them.
     
  3. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    same, $19.99. That is just insane!
     
  4. akuma13 macrumors 6502a

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  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I got it as well. For $20, it is a great deal!
     
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I picked one up as well. Delivery date is now 12/3 for me, but I'm cool with that. I'm sure I could do dumber things in life with $20.
     
  7. Moyank24 macrumors 601

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    I'll probably bite. For $20, it's worth a shot. Especially with a remote.

    I've got numerous chromecasts and use them almost daily. The one thing they have over something like this is the ability to mirror what's in a tab on my Mac.
     
  8. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    mine slipped a little to, 11/26. Funny how many of us have prime.
     
  9. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Mine is to be delivered on December 2. I'll probably let one of my kids give it to me for Christmas.
     
  10. NameUndecided macrumors 6502a

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    I'd really like to get it for $20, but I'm afraid my modest Samsung flatscreen -- bafflingly, really annoyingly -- does not have its own audio-out ports. So I always need to connect devices directly to my separate sound bar.

    I don't suppose this stick could have a bluetooth audio-out option? Or any other way I could connect it to my sound bar without having a weird hdmi splitter or something?
     
  11. gotluck macrumors 603

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    Yea unfortunately I believe you need an hdmi splitter w/ audio out, just like you would for chromecasts

    One of my TV's is a sumsung with no audio out like yours.

    bluetooth audio out would be nice, but I see nothing about fire tv stick having it :)
     
  12. mclld thread starter macrumors 68020

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    My Samsung plasma is probably 5 years old and has optical out
     
  13. gotluck macrumors 603

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    32" led I got on sale, they have a few models out with no audio out, was for a bedroom, didnt care, but yea I hear you
     
  14. 1Zach1 macrumors 65816

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    Ordered. Would like to find a solution to stream NFL Network from my laptop/iMac to it. Would also be nice if the FiOS TV app would work on it at some point.
     
  15. NameUndecided macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for confirming. I got this tv for such a great price (CL barely used 32inch for like 130), the picture settings are nicely optimized and I otherwise have the hookups all handled. So I cant complain too much.
    Except that yeah it still seems an entirely selfish move on Samsung's part. :p
     
  16. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

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    Do I need this? NO

    Did I just purchase one? YES
     
  17. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Touché
     
  18. Action Bastard macrumors newbie

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    For that price I got 2 with 1 for me and the other for a buddy :D. I already have an atv3 on one tv but none on my second tv. For this price it should be fine until atv4 comes out ;)
     
  19. Ladybug macrumors 68000

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    I ordered 1 but Amazon won't let me order a second one at this price it seems. Thanks for the heads up on these. I didn't really need one but I bought it anyway. Will make a nice gift if I don't keep it.
     
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  21. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I just attempted to order a second one, and they actually have stopped taking preorders at this point :)
     
  22. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    Really? Just checked again and I could still preorder. It appears it's just limited to one per account. Logged into my wife's account and could preorder it.
     
  23. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    ahh that could have been it. I was using an account where I already got one. What is the ship date at now?
     
  24. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    With 2-day shipping...Dec 24.
     

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