MSE News: Turn your telly into a "smart TV" for £10

edited 30 July 2013 at 7:00PM in TV MoneySaving
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edited 30 July 2013 at 7:00PM in TV MoneySaving
"A new gadget has launched that gives instant access on your TV to the BBC iPlayer and Demand 5 catch-up services, as well as the live Sky News channel, for a one-off £10..."
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Turn your telly into a "smart TV" for £10

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  • Horse_OwnerHorse_Owner Forumite
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    I watch things through a website caked Primewire. Does anyone know if I would be able to add this site to this box.
  • portchieboyportchieboy Forumite
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    Almost sounds too good.....what's the catch I ask?
    O would some power the giftie gie us to see ourselves as others see us.

    (O would some power the gift to give us to see ourselves as others see us
    .)

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  • HeinzHeinz Forumite
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    It's heavily disabled to favour Sky.
    Time has moved on (much quicker than it used to - or so it seems at my age) and my previous advice on residential telephony has been or is now gradually being overtaken by changes in the retail market. Hence, I have now deleted links to my previous 'pearls of wisdom'. I sincerely hope they helped save some of you money.
  • I_luv_catsI_luv_cats Forumite
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    They are not daft, they have a big stake in Roku and now a huge media interest (great advertising for them) in this £10 box!



    I have a Wii (wifi) which serves me Lovefilm, Netflix, Youtube and Iplayer.

    Have a PVR with (ethernet) Viera Connect.


    Do I need another (limited) box/clutter? Probably no!


    A pocket friendly (wifi) box that does the whole kit kaboodle would be tempting (Itv player/4od/iplayer/c5od/Netflix/Lovefilm/YouTube/stream from iOS n pc and Now tv maybe when necessary)
  • bobblybobbly Forumite
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    The original MSE article says "If you don't have a TV with a HDMI socket, then you won't be able to use this box."

    That's not actually true, as the NOW TV box also has another output socket that lets you use a 3.5mm jack to AV cable to plug it into a SCART adapter. I contacted Sky and they said they'd send me the appropriate cable for free.
  • NilremNilrem Forumite
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    bobbly wrote: »
    The original MSE article says "If you don't have a TV with a HDMI socket, then you won't be able to use this box."

    That's not actually true, as the NOW TV box also has another output socket that lets you use a 3.5mm jack to AV cable to plug it into a SCART adapter. I contacted Sky and they said they'd send me the appropriate cable for free.

    IIRC the box will only output in NTSC, which shouldn't be a problem for many TV's, but could be an issue if your set only has a specific input that can handle it.
    IIRC a lot of CRT's for example could only handle NTSC via an RGB Scart, not the composite scart which is what the Sky box will be using.
  • bobblybobbly Forumite
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    Yes, it is NTSC only.
  • VisionManVisionMan Forumite
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    Ahhh... Sky's answer to YouView. How disappointing.

    Saying they've disabled the box for rival providers services, that are available on the full-blown Roku ones. Poor.
  • Jenna_AppleseedJenna_Appleseed Forumite
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    Article reads like a press release / advert in a tabloid.
    "And suddenly I find myself listening to a man I've never known before,
    Telling me about the sea..."
  • frecclefreccle Forumite
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    What's it actually called and where do I get it from?
    There will always be:
    A “LIE” in BELIEVE, an “OVER” in LOVER, an “END” in FRIEND, an “US” in TRUST , and an “IF” in LIFE ;)

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