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Old April 2nd, 2014, 01:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just ordered mine. Can't wait for it to come... 2-day Free Shipping is nice with Prime and all, but I overnighted that puppy!
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Old April 2nd, 2014, 01:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Just ordered mine too, day off on Friday, so Prime shipping works out perfectly! Can't wait to hook it up, my Roku is pretty old in "technology years."
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Old April 2nd, 2014, 01:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I hope this doesn't turn out to be another OUYA...
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Old April 2nd, 2014, 04:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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This.

Also ordered.
It will replace my blu-ray player that has netflix and Amazon Prime on it.
The UI on the blu-ray for Amazon and Netflix is horrid so this is a much welcomed replacement.
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Also ordered.
It will replace my blu-ray player that has netflix and Amazon Prime on it.
The UI on the blu-ray for Amazon and Netflix is horrid so this is a much welcomed replacement.
I just ordered one also. I have a sony blu ray dvd player that I've been using for Amazon Instant video. I was using roku, but it would lock up about half way through a movie. No problem with the sony though. I also bought a chromecast that I've never used. Now I see that it doesn't have Amazon Instant Video. I knew that when I bought it but had heard that it would be added. I bought the fire tv for the Amazon instant video and we have prime. I'm also interested in the games. I currently have an ATT netgear modem/router combo. Will I have to change to a dual band? I guess I can try first. Sadly, ATT is the only isp available unless I go with Dish or Charter cable which are expensive here.
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That. It's a OUYA / Roku mix though and the Roku is pretty nice for the $.
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Just got mine 10 minutes ago! Ill post a pic here in a sec!
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Arrived about an hour ago, setup was easy, just plug and play. Watching some Netflix right now. Obviously the little time I have had it isn't enough to have a fully formed opinion yet, but I will say this: looks like the voice feature is a winner. I have a very deep voice, and Google voice applications can never seem to get what I am saying, rendering things like using voice to compose an SMS impossible. Extremely frustrating whenever I have tried to use any voice type application. On the Fire TV, zero problems so far! Will post again once I have used this a bit more.
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I just fired mine up. Was a bit busy...
I got an update at first start.. Anyone else?
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Got ours going last night. It took about 20 minutes for the upgrade to download. This was do to our lousy ATT DSL speed. With it, I can't even use a dual band router. This is a factor in living in a small town. The UI in Fire tv is way better than my sony blu ray. It was pretty easy to set up, too. I'm going to try a movie tonight to see how that works. I'm an Amazon prime member.

Update: Worked great last night watching an episode of Ancient Aliens. Sure is easy to add to the watchlist. I tried the Cloud today and uploaded a photo using the pc. It showed up on the Fire tv with no problems. Looking forward to playing music from the cloud, too.
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Update 2: I'm confident that a lot more apps will be added to Fire TV. However, I just added Pandora and really like it on the Fire TV. It was very easy to add. So far no buffering issues and I really like the quick response. Much better than what I have used in the past so to me the $100 is worth it.
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