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RYF: FIRE! FIRE! ($19, two days only with Prime)
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: October 27, 2014 09:53AM
Amazon is FIRE! saleing preorders for their new FIRE TV stick for $19, Prime members get that price at checkout. Today and tomorrow only, I believe.

[www.amazon.com]



UPDATE: Time's up, deal is dead.



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Re: RYF: FIRE! FIRE! ($19, two days only with Prime)
Posted by: clay
Date: October 27, 2014 09:56AM
thanks, in for 2!
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Re: RYF: FIRE! FIRE! ($19, two days only with Prime)
Posted by: DavidS
Date: October 27, 2014 10:06AM
Thanks. For $20, I think I'll bite and see how it compares to my 2 Roku boxes.
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Re: RYF: FIRE! FIRE! ($19, two days only with Prime)
Posted by: dmann
Date: October 27, 2014 10:15AM
I have a Roku 2 and a "smart" TV. I am a Prime Member. Is this something I should look into or am I covered w/ what I already have?

TIA!

DM
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Re: RYF: FIRE! FIRE! ($19, two days only with Prime)
Posted by: mattkime
Date: October 27, 2014 10:47AM
I already have a roku 3. Will I use this thing?



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Re: RYF: FIRE! FIRE! ($19, two days only with Prime)
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: October 27, 2014 10:49AM
dmann:


I believe you are already covered.

I don't see any benefit for me.



Bill
Flagler Beach, FL 32136

Carpe Vino!

Fermentation may have been a greater discovery than fire.
— David Rains Wallace



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Re: RYF: FIRE! FIRE! ($19, two days only with Prime)
Posted by: mstudio
Date: October 27, 2014 11:03AM
I have an AppleTV and it does not do Amazon Prime shows like the Roku does. I could see getting it for that. I'm not sure if I will be renewing my Prime membership with the higher rate, however.
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Re: RYF: FIRE! FIRE! ($19, two days only with Prime)
Posted by: decay
Date: October 27, 2014 11:21AM
Fire Fire
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Re: RYF: FIRE! FIRE! ($19, two days only with Prime)
Posted by: mlfrank
Date: October 27, 2014 11:26AM
I've got prime - are there any other (hidden) costs?
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Re: RYF: FIRE! FIRE! ($19, two days only with Prime)
Posted by: dmann
Date: October 27, 2014 12:06PM
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WHiiP
dmann:


I believe you are already covered.

I don't see any benefit for me.

Thanks! Just wanted to be sure I wasn't missing anything. I tend to binge watch a bunch of movies and shows in December/early January so the streaming services that are largely ignored most of the year will get some good use in the next month or so.

DM
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Re: RYF: FIRE! FIRE! ($19, two days only with Prime)
Posted by: Bernie
Date: October 27, 2014 12:24PM
I will have to think about it.

But hey, Thanks for the heads up.




Staunton, Virginia
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Re: RYF: FIRE! FIRE! ($19, two days only with Prime)
Posted by: ADent
Date: October 27, 2014 12:38PM
Thanks. In for 1.
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Re: RYF: FIRE! FIRE! ($19, two days only with Prime)
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: October 27, 2014 01:07PM
Yeah, thanks. I'm in for one.



Mr. Lahey: A lot of people, don’t know how to drink. They drink against the grain of the liquor. And when you drink against the grain of the liquor? You lose.

Randy: What the @#$%& are you talking about?
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Re: RYF: FIRE! FIRE! ($19, two days only with Prime)
Posted by: p8712
Date: October 27, 2014 05:30PM
Darn it, no prime or I'd buy one. It sideloads XBMC too! Will be the ultimate cheap HTPC!
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I'm trying to figure this thing out...
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: October 27, 2014 05:39PM
To confirm, this has no value to a computer, but is solely for TVs with HDMI input.





Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody matters or nobody matters.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: I'm trying to figure this thing out...
Posted by: p8712
Date: October 27, 2014 05:47PM
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RAMd®d
To confirm, this has no value to a computer, but is solely for TVs with HDMI input.

Right, only for enteraitnment.
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Re: RYF: FIRE! FIRE! ($19, two days only with Prime)
Posted by: D. Lawson
Date: October 27, 2014 06:16PM
dmann, you might consider picking one up just for travel purposes. We picked one up to bring down south with us whenever we visit my wife's folks since they don't have any sort of streaming box, and our toddler is kind of...uh...tethered to Netflix, Hulu+, and Amazon Prime. Everything he watches is via streaming, so he has no concept of "regularly scheduled programming." smiling smiley
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Re: RYF: FIRE! FIRE! ($19, two days only with Prime)
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: October 27, 2014 06:42PM
Nice deal. I use my Mac mini hooked to a tv so no gain for me.



Ways to improve web conference image and sound quality. [forums.macresource.com]


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Re: RYF: FIRE! FIRE! ($19, two days only with Prime)
Posted by: jdc
Date: October 27, 2014 06:58PM
At least it comes with a remote -- unlike the chrome cast/





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Re: RYF: FIRE! FIRE! ($19, two days only with Prime)
Posted by: silvarios
Date: October 27, 2014 08:02PM
Wait, this thing has Miracast? I'm getting one.
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Re: RYF: FIRE! FIRE! ($19, two days only with Prime)
Posted by: onthedownlow
Date: October 27, 2014 08:57PM
Yep, Miracast.

HBOGO should be available by the end of the year, they say.

The main draw (for $20 - besides Miracast, remote, and mod-capability) is it is a stick and portable. Just grab and go to take wherever you'd like.



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Re: RYF: FIRE! FIRE! ($19, two days only with Prime)
Posted by: Sam3
Date: October 27, 2014 09:19PM
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onthedownlow
Yep, Miracast.

HBOGO should be available by the end of the year, they say.

The main draw (for $20 - besides Miracast, remote, and mod-capability) is it is a stick and portable. Just grab and go to take wherever you'd like.

Along with its power supply.

I'm in for one. (add to my collection)
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Re: RYF: FIRE! FIRE! ($19, two days only with Prime)
Posted by: dmann
Date: October 27, 2014 09:33PM
Peer pressure. I caved. In for 1. Had a $5 GC that I forgot about so for $14, what the heck... smiling smiley

DM
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Re: RYF: FIRE! FIRE! ($19, two days only with Prime)
Posted by: tronnei
Date: October 27, 2014 10:01PM
Estimated Delivery Date: December 17.

angry smiley
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Re: RYF: FIRE! FIRE! ($19, two days only with Prime)
Posted by: onthedownlow
Date: October 27, 2014 10:08PM
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Sam3
Quote
onthedownlow
Yep, Miracast.

HBOGO should be available by the end of the year, they say.

The main draw (for $20 - besides Miracast, remote, and mod-capability) is it is a stick and portable. Just grab and go to take wherever you'd like.

Along with its power supply.

I'm in for one. (add to my collection)

Yep, and just the general specs (for a stick device) are really impressive. The interface as-is will be nicely polished.

I had some GC's to, so my came to about $8. Would had been free if I hadn't ordered some things earlier already. Dang you, Amazon.



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Re: RYF: FIRE! FIRE! ($19, two days only with Prime)
Posted by: silvarios
Date: October 28, 2014 12:06AM
I'm in. This seems pretty neat to me.
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Re: RYF: FIRE! FIRE! ($19, two days only with Prime)
Posted by: silvarios
Date: October 28, 2014 12:54AM
I'm out.

Even though nearly every page of the site asked me to try Prime for 30 days, even after logging into my account. I was immediately charged for the full $99. Had to cancel. Too bad. Fire is pretty much not on my buying list at this point. Going to pick up a ChromeCast for just a bit more. Not Miracast, but maybe close enough for now. Or maybe a Roku 3 if I could get one for $60. I see one for just under $70, but I'm trying o shave just a wee bit more off. A refurb is fine.



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Re: I'm trying to figure this thing out...
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: October 28, 2014 01:28AM
Thanks, p!





Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody matters or nobody matters.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: I'm trying to figure this thing out...
Posted by: eustacetilley
Date: October 28, 2014 02:41AM
Quote
RAMd®d
Thanks, p!

Um, there was no rude "I'm trying to figure this thing out..." change in the Subject: title space to begin with, so how can there be a "Re: I'm trying to figure this thing out..." response?
Please stop being so... obnoxious. You are pretty much ruining browsing this Forum in "Recent Messages" mode, single-handedly.

¬Eustace
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Re: RYF: FIRE! FIRE! ($19, two days only with Prime)
Posted by: silvarios
Date: October 28, 2014 02:54AM
RAM,
It is like a Roku, Apple TV or Fire TV shrunk down into a simple HDMI stick. It apparently does casting (like the ChromeCast or AppleTV with AirPlay or Roku 3/stick with Miracast), but it also can run apps and games directly on the device. Comes with a remote to support direct control. Where the Chromecast is purely an adjunct to other devices, the Fire Stick can exist as a stand alone device.

Pretty neat and super cheap. Too bad I no longer have Prime. I'd have to pay the full freight, not that the price is bad. The Fire Stick is still cheaper than the Roku HDMI stick and not much more than a ChromeCast (on sale for $28.30 at the moment).



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Re: RYF: FIRE! FIRE! ($19, two days only with Prime)
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: October 28, 2014 06:38AM
Mirror your tablet or phone on your HDTV
Use your iOS or Android device to fling music and movies to your HDTV—and control playback—from apps like YouTube and Spotify. Or, share movies, TV shows, music, and photos from your compatible tablet or phone with everyone in your living room using display mirroring. What you see on your Fire OS or Android device is exactly what you’ll see on your big screen.


Don’t worry about a phone call or email interrupting your favorite show—the Amazon Fire TV Remote is a dedicated device with all the controls you need to search, watch, navigate, and play games, with no line of sight is required. Or use your mobile device to navigate—the free Fire TV Remote App is available for Fire and Android devices (iOS coming soon).



Bill
Flagler Beach, FL 32136

Carpe Vino!

Fermentation may have been a greater discovery than fire.
— David Rains Wallace
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Re: RYF: FIRE! FIRE! ($19, two days only with Prime)
Posted by: Randalls
Date: October 28, 2014 07:08AM
Thanks for the tip. dec 25 eta.
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Re: RYF: FIRE! FIRE! ($19, two days only with Prime)
Posted by: Bo
Date: October 28, 2014 03:59PM
In for one as well. Estimated delivery now at Jan. 5th
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