Question: has anyone tried the Tron TC Box

by Paulf @, Mount Sterling, Ky 40353, Thursday, April 05, 2018, 12:48 (19 days ago)

I saw the add for it- hooks to your tv and streams from you modem. First time I had heard about it. The add offered a $77.00 price. Sounds good if it works.

Question: has anyone tried the Tron TC Box

by Sandy feet, Thursday, April 05, 2018, 13:58 (19 days ago) @ Paulf

Sounds a lot like the Amazon Firestick.
I have that and it's awesome!

Question: has anyone tried the Tron TC Box

by Bcbuddy, Thursday, April 05, 2018, 16:47 (19 days ago) @ Paulf

This is one of hundreds of different types of Android tv boxes out there, I have been using one for many years and could never imagine going back to traditional cable. The specs on this Tron box says 1gig of ram, I would recommend 2 gigs and forget about all the live tv claims, free live tv is very unreliable but there are paid services for $10 a month that get 1000's of channels that work perfectly. It is true though that you can stream any movie or tv show including new releases for free, forget the firestick I highly recommend a android box.

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Question: has anyone tried the Tron TC Box

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Thursday, April 05, 2018, 18:49 (19 days ago) @ Bcbuddy

This is one of hundreds of different types of Android tv boxes out there, I have been using one for many years and could never imagine going back to traditional cable. The specs on this Tron box says 1gig of ram, I would recommend 2 gigs and forget about all the live tv claims, free live tv is very unreliable but there are paid services for $10 a month that get 1000's of channels that work perfectly. It is true though that you can stream any movie or tv show including new releases for free, forget the firestick I highly recommend a android box.

I second the recommendation regarding Android boxes (they come in lots of different model names) for all the same reasons. Cable and satellite TV services can kiss my lily white backside!

Question: has anyone tried the Tron TC Box

by Paulf @, Mount Sterling, Ky 40353, Friday, April 06, 2018, 09:06 (18 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

A friend has one of the wifi boxes for his tv- the problem is his service doesn't pick up local stations(want you to use a antenna) and the monthly charge depends on the different program options you subscribe to- we like the local channels for news and weather in our area. Cable and Satellite is getting to costly now and you are forced to buy channels you don't watch to get the ones you want.

Question: has anyone tried the Tron TC Box

by Blanq, Friday, April 06, 2018, 09:54 (18 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I have found that Android boxes are generally good for recorded content (TV shows and movies), but not great for live TV. What service do most expats use for live TV, especially for sports programming? Are any of the local cable services worthwhile and what are the typical rates?

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, April 06, 2018, 11:24 (18 days ago) @ Blanq

I have found that Android boxes are generally good for recorded content (TV shows and movies), but not great for live TV. What service do most expats use for live TV, especially for sports programming? Are any of the local cable services worthwhile and what are the typical rates?

There's only one cable service. Megacable. Basic service costs about 350 pesos a month. Everything else is satellite or internet. I opt for a mix of cable and internet services, though I hardly ever watch cable since I get so many decent channels via internet thanks to my Android box.

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Android boxes

by Blanq, Friday, April 06, 2018, 11:56 (18 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Rob,

How about the satellite services offered in the area? Which offers the most English content and do you know the monthly rates?

As for the android boxes, what Aps are best for accessing live US channels?

Thanks

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, April 06, 2018, 13:29 (18 days ago) @ Blanq

Rob,

How about the satellite services offered in the area? Which offers the most English content and do you know the monthly rates?

As for the android boxes, what Aps are best for accessing live US channels?

Thanks

Cable offers plenty of English content including the major networks.

Since I prefer local Spanish channels, if were to get satellite I would get Sky.

Contact my friend Javier at SIDITEL on the page I linked to in my previous message. He'll set you up with the apps you need for US channels.

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by Mexalberta @, Friday, April 06, 2018, 13:38 (18 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Here in Alberta it is very expensive
Internet medium speed plus HD cable and phone costs me 225.00 per month
I am lazy about looking for alternatives, go ahead call me a sucker.

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by Paulf @, Mount Sterling, Ky 40353, Friday, April 06, 2018, 14:23 (18 days ago) @ Mexalberta

Here in Kentucky, it is cheaper to have the 3 part package(internet,cable and internet phone) with Time Warner. I was going to go without the phone but since the cable and internet package was more- guess they are hoping you will get use to the hand held phone and not cancel. Because of the different packages one has to get to get what you want, the bill gets high. At least the bill is cheaper than Direct was and we don't loose service when it rains or snow- Direct was terrible with bad weather.

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by Fly on the Wall, Friday, April 06, 2018, 14:43 (18 days ago) @ Mexalberta

Know what you are talking about. It seems like every year,when a new rate increase is announced I have to go back to our provider and play the "But I'm only a senior " game . I then compliment them on how much we've enjoyed our long term relationship but, I could easily get by with dumping the landline and ....... Anyway long and short of it is they drop their renewal price and I still keep my landline , cable and internet (download is 95mbps and upload 11.05). I also piggyback on my son's netflix which works both here and in Mex . While in Mex I use a magic jack and swap SIM cards on one of our I phones.

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by Bcbuddy, Saturday, April 07, 2018, 08:15 (17 days ago) @ Fly on the Wall

Here is the lowdown on the streaming world..1st step, get a android box with at least 2gigs of ram,should be around $100, do not get a apple box or firestick. 2- Download kodi if it is not already on, search YouTube for Kodi builds for more info. 3- Even better than kodi is Terrarium tv, it is a Android app that you can watch any movie or tv show on, easy download that you can even use on your android phone. 4- Live tv is really only useful for news and sports since you can stream everything else commercial free, live tv apps are usually unreliable but the best one is Mobdro tv, a free android app that you can also use on your phone. If reliable news and sports is important to you like myself a paid iptv service is the way to go. I use one called Star tv for $10can a month that gets something like 3000 channels, including Mexican , ppv events, hundreds of sport channels including nhl,mlb, nba and football networks. There are many iptv services out there, search YouTube for demonstrations, just don't use a credit card, pay with bank transfer or paypal. Finally since all streaming is done over the internet make sure you have a good plan, preferably unlimited.

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by Paulf @, Mount Sterling, Ky 40353, Saturday, April 07, 2018, 09:38 (17 days ago) @ Bcbuddy

I got really confused when I read about the TRON TV BOX. I knew about some of the other streaming to get away from satellite and cable. The service my friend uses, was told has to have a tall antenna to pick up local stations because of his distance from Lexington and the hills between and pays $10 for each different package- his internet is not the fastest. My wife has to have her local, CATS football and basketball and her music stations(she is not into U Tube music all day. I'm thanking on getting a box to try before dropping cable.

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by Blanq, Saturday, April 07, 2018, 10:09 (17 days ago) @ Bcbuddy

So startv is an ap that gets downloaded to the android box or how does that work? I already have the kodi setup but need to figure out my "live tv" viewing. Thanks

Android boxes

by Bcbuddy, Saturday, April 07, 2018, 11:36 (17 days ago) @ Blanq
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I got star tv from "a guy" that I purchased my android box from. He set it up for me and all I do is etransfer $30 every 3 months. It is a app that you download and needs to be configured. My suggestion is to search all the iptv provider's and pick one you are comfortable with, preferably with a free trial. It is a legal grey area but I have used it for 6 years without any problems. As you probably already know kodi has had alot of problems lately and you should try Terrarium tv, much more reliable.

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by Paulf @, Mount Sterling, Ky 40353, Saturday, April 07, 2018, 12:35 (17 days ago) @ Bcbuddy

Read the problems Kodi is having in Europe. Reminds me in the 80's in Chicago where pirated boxes were being made and sold to unscramble a movie channel- I had 1 but about the time I got the box to work, the channel went off the air.

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by Paulf @, Mount Sterling, Ky 40353, Saturday, April 07, 2018, 10:53 (17 days ago) @ Bcbuddy

What has me confused is when I Googled: Tron tv box, how can it do all the advertisement says it can do. If it can do it's claim it's worth $77.00. My Cable Bill isn't worth what I pay, but to get most of the channels I want they are in different packages that make no sense.

Question: has anyone tried the Tron TC Box

by Chiboy, Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 11:46 (14 days ago) @ Paulf

I saw the add for it- hooks to your tv and streams from you modem. First time I had heard about it. The add offered a $77.00 price. Sounds good if it works.

Ar
e you referring to a dial up modem or wifi off a router?

Question: has anyone tried the Tron TC Box

by Paulf @, Mount Sterling, Ky 40353, Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 12:56 (14 days ago) @ Chiboy

No- it is a box for your tv hooking up to your modem or using wifi. You are streaming programs off the internet directly to the tv. The advertisement is to good to be true- go to http://trontvbox.com/ It is like the android boxes for streaming instead of cable or satellite. More and more people are using this concept for a cheap subscription for movies and other channels. I was in Best Buy Sunday talking to a salesman in the department that handles tv boxes and all he uses is a android tv box hooked to his tv plus different apps. This company is offering the box for $77.00 and discounted for more than 1 box. In Europe what these boxes are doing is considered pirating and there are law suits over the usage.

Roku

by islandgirl @, Cowichan Valley, Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 13:03 (14 days ago) @ Paulf

Is it like a Roku stick? They say the Roku makes your TV into a Smart TV.

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by Paulf @, Mount Sterling, Ky 40353, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 06:44 (13 days ago) @ islandgirl

Not owning one, I would say they are similar in what they do. Funny had never heard of a Roku stick until I started researching android tv boxes.

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by islandgirl @, Cowichan Valley, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 23:20 (13 days ago) @ Paulf

I was looking at a Smart TV at the store, and the sales guy told me to instead get a Roku stick starting at about $40 CDN. Haven't picked one up yet, but it sure would be nice to kiss the cable company goodbye.

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by Mexalberta @, Thursday, April 12, 2018, 18:05 (12 days ago) @ islandgirl

Not sure if Roku will work in Mexico. They are banned from being sold in Mexico

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by jbmass ⌂ @, Mass,.. N.H...Zih., Thursday, April 12, 2018, 19:17 (12 days ago) @ Mexalberta

A friend says it does.

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by midalake @, Thursday, April 12, 2018, 07:19 (12 days ago) @ islandgirl

Is it like a Roku stick? They say the Roku makes your TV into a Smart TV.


Kill two birds with one stone....you can play your illegal movies bought here and have streaming through your blue ray player.

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by islandgirl @, Cowichan Valley, Thursday, April 12, 2018, 16:28 (12 days ago) @ midalake

I don't buy movies. Only one, my fave, called 'Nate & Hayes', a good swashbuckler starring a young Tommy Lee Jones. (and it is for a video player!) Don't have a blue ray either.

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by Canada1 @, Friday, April 13, 2018, 08:23 (11 days ago) @ islandgirl

I don't buy movies. Only one, my fave, called 'Nate & Hayes', a good swashbuckler starring a young Tommy Lee Jones. (and it is for a video player!) Don't have a blue ray either.

Island girl, blue rays are a thing of the past...it is 2017!

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U B 1 of dem time travellers, right?

by Bonnie @, wherever you go, there you are..., Friday, April 13, 2018, 08:38 (11 days ago) @ Canada1

;-)

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by Susan G @, Zihua/La Ropa, Thursday, April 12, 2018, 19:42 (12 days ago) @ midalake

We use DISH w/ Telmex and use roku on a non-smart TV in order to capture Netflix. Our PC tech ordered it and set it up for us. Works great!

Cost:
$389 - Telmex
$730 - DISH
$149 - Netflix