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19-11-2017, 05:43   #1
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hi im looking to get an IPTV box since the recent price increase to my virgin subscription. im looking to get something that is similar to the sky interface but im not sure wether to go for a mag box or a zgemma box. i would like to have the option to record programs while watching another one at the same time and have a user friendly EPG. any body have any ideas on what to get
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You may consider Android TV Box, does what you want and it's relatively cheap

https://satellitedirect4u.com/best-3...streaming-app/
http://www.wirelesshack.org/android-tv-box-reviews.html
http://hometheatrelife.com/best-android-tv-box/
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Kodi is awful rubbish.

Mag 256 is very good. Be careful and don't buy a clone.
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Kodi is awful rubbish.
What do you think is wrong with Kodi?
I find it the best piece of software for media purposes that I have tried.

What would you use instead?

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What do you think is wrong with Kodi?
I find it the best piece of software for media purposes that I have tried.

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Quality is poor and the availability of streams changes constantly.

I'd highly recommend proper IPTV. Not free but so far ahead of Kodi in terms of the two points I made above.
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Quality is poor and the availability of streams changes constantly.

I'd highly recommend proper IPTV. Not free but so far ahead of Kodi in terms of the two points I made above.
You can use Kodi with those streams,Kodi is not rubbish.
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Can anyone pm with a decent iptv package for Sky Channells.Its not for me,I have my own and its near perfect just a friend wants it,and wants decent Sky and BT and Racing channels.
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You can use Kodi with those streams,Kodi is not rubbish.
Yes indeed you can, but isn't kodi just a complication in that case?
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Yes indeed you can, but isn't kodi just a complication in that case?
No,for instance with my repository I can have a full epg on my channels,and I can record .I can also view my media on my computer from it and I have yet to have a file that wouldn't play.
Theres also alot of free content if you know what you are searching for.
What do you use,just IPTV and enter the username and password yea?
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What do you think is wrong with Kodi?
I find it the best piece of software for media purposes that I have tried.

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Quality is poor and the availability of streams changes constantly.

I'd highly recommend proper IPTV. Not free but so far ahead of Kodi in terms of the two points I made above.
Kodi is a media player and is not connected with the provision of any kind of IPTV, free or otherwise.

So the availability or the quality of the streams you attempt to use has nothing at all to do with Kodi.

It seems you completely misunderstand what Kodi is.

This might help explain things
https://kodi.tv/article/having-issue...s-iptv-streams

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Team Kodi (the unpaid volunteers who create Kodi and manage the Kodi name/brand for love not money) have never manufactured a "Kodi Box" and we do not supply media content. People who have been selling "Fully Loaded" devices on Amazon, eBay, Facebook, etc. or provide "IPTV Streaming" services with impossibly $cheap subscriptions to improbably $large selections of Movies, TV shows, Live Sports, etc. are not affiliated with the Kodi project. They are criminals who profit from piracy.
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Kodi is a media player and is not connected with the provision of any kind of IPTV, free or otherwise.

So the availability or the quality of the streams you attempt to use has nothing at all to do with Kodi.

It seems you completely misunderstand what Kodi is.

This might help explain things
https://kodi.tv/article/having-issue...s-iptv-streams
I have said it was a media player,you can see I said it plays files from my computer.But it also used with IPTV.
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Kodi is a media player and is not connected with the provision of any kind of IPTV, free or otherwise.

So the availability or the quality of the streams you attempt to use has nothing at all to do with Kodi.

It seems you completely misunderstand what Kodi is.

This might help explain things
https://kodi.tv/article/having-issue...s-iptv-streams
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I have said it was a media player,you can see I said it plays files from my computer.But it also used with IPTV.
Is there something in what I posted in response to another poster that you disagree with?

I have no idea why you quoted my post and replied as you did.
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hi im looking to get an IPTV box since the recent price increase to my virgin subscription. im looking to get something that is similar to the sky interface but im not sure wether to go for a mag box or a zgemma box. i would like to have the option to record programs while watching another one at the same time and have a user friendly EPG. any body have any ideas on what to get
Im getting this shortly its a dedicated IPTV box also running android 7

Currently using an android box but I only use it for IPTV so according to all the research i have done this will give the best experience

https://www.formuler.tv/z7plus
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Kodi is a media player and is not connected with the provision of any kind of IPTV, free or otherwise.

So the availability or the quality of the streams you attempt to use has nothing at all to do with Kodi.

It seems you completely misunderstand what Kodi is.

This might help explain things
https://kodi.tv/article/having-issue...s-iptv-streams
I think you're right.

All I've ever seen of Kodi are these android boxes which come with software for free tv movies and sports.

Now that stuff is rubbish.
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No,for instance with my repository I can have a full epg on my channels,and I can record .I can also view my media on my computer from it and I have yet to have a file that wouldn't play.
Theres also alot of free content if you know what you are searching for.
What do you use,just IPTV and enter the username and password yea?
Mag 256 plus a monthly IPTV sub. I can record (to an external drive) and have decent EPG also.

You need fibre bb and an unlimited contract.

I still have another Enigma2 device set for FTA sat which still works well.
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