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So, after a few people on here had a go at getting XBMC running for live streaming I`ve now just bought an Android box to run this on, a MiniX NEO X7. Basically a mini pc running on Android you can plug straight into the tv on HDMI. Anyone had a go with one of these yet?  How did anyone get on with XBMC then?

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So, after a few people on here had a go at getting XBMC running for live streaming I`ve now just bought an Android box to run this on, a MiniX NEO X7. Basically a mini pc running on Android you can plug straight into the tv on HDMI. Anyone had a go with one of these yet?  How did anyone get on with XBMC then?

Huh?  What language are you speaking? 

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I've just started running XBMC again after your posts around the forum. I did have a go a while back but didn't really give it a chance.

I've got a smart TV and gutted it doesn't run on it so looking into getting one of those boxes.

I've seen some for about £60, are these much good? If it runs XBMC, I can't see what would be wrong with it.

Also, is streaming games via XBMC better than using just the usual conventional links that most do? Surely finding individual games going via all the menus is much harder and time consuming?

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I used to have xbmc set up to stream movies off a house hard drive on my Android phone and tablet. But haven't attempted live streams of football matches.

Maybe I'm a few years out of date, but aren't most live football streams awful quality and likely to look terrible blown up on a 50 odd inch plasma / lcd tv?

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Just set it up and had a quick go and it's very impressive, good picture on the couple of things I looked at. The remote control is a bit rubbish so ill look to get a keyboard thing.

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Just set it up and had a quick go and it's very impressive, good picture on the couple of things I looked at. The remote control is a bit rubbish so ill look to get a keyboard thing.

 

This is what I use:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mele-Wireless-Keyboard-Intelligent-Computer/dp/B00DI4GMVG

Works so much better than my old android phone as a remote :)

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I got an android xbmc box and it just kept buffering all the time, I'm on 30 meg broadband and can't understand why.

 

I bought one with all the bits done so was plug and play, but sent it back the next day, can't understand it as my step sons Dad has the same one up in Barnsley working a treat.

 

I usually find a stream and plug my laptop into the hdmi on the tele which is ok but I thought the Android box would be easier.

 

I did download xbmc to the laptop but haven't got a clue how to get the plug ins and what have you to get anything working.

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I got an android xbmc box and it just kept buffering all the time, I'm on 30 meg broadband and can't understand why.

 

I bought one with all the bits done so was plug and play, but sent it back the next day, can't understand it as my step sons Dad has the same one up in Barnsley working a treat.

 

I usually find a stream and plug my laptop into the hdmi on the tele which is ok but I thought the Android box would be easier.

 

I did download xbmc to the laptop but haven't got a clue how to get the plug ins and what have you to get anything working.

 

I understood this bit!  This is what I do - is an xbmc box like a specialist thingy that does this?

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I understood this bit!  This is what I do - is an xbmc box like a specialist thingy that does this?

 

I think it is but it isn't the streams like wizwig or whatever we usually pick up, I think its foreign tv stations and the streams are good quality (thats what I've been told) I think DKW or Undertow would be the ones to ask.

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I think it is but it isn't the streams like wizwig or whatever we usually pick up, I think its foreign tv stations and the streams are good quality (thats what I've been told) I think DKW or Undertow would be the ones to ask.

 

I had an XBMC box fully loaded, biggest problem was buffering, so I flogged it and downloaded XBMC straight on my MAC notebook and upped the internet package and its very good, so much so cancelled the cable all together.  Takes a while to find the right streams once you loaded the right Add Ons, but once you get going brilliant.  I watch most Brit TV, HBO series etc,some of the TV streaming is not that great depending on what channel but watchable, movies from Icefilms and others are HD quality.  Haven't missed a CFC game all season even get CFC TV.  You can go to XBMChub.com and get instructions in terms of loading and best Addons.  I am certainly no geek, but hey Chippy if I can do it at my age you should have no problem.

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I just used Ubuntu and XBMC for one of my boxes. Works brilliantly. Fortunately for me, I have enough hardware around to be able to just allocate one as a streaming machine and that's that.

 

Funny enough, I have a second one running Windows and XBMC. It's not bad, but Windows is nearly not lightweight enough for the hardware that it's on.

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Cheers undertow, looks good. How's the air mouse work?

 

Takes some practice to get used to but to be honest I rarely use it, I have the mouse pointer hidden in xbmc and navigate with the buttons only.

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I got myself one of these at the weekend. Its not a bad little thing. The problem is my internet is slow as f**k so buffering is a bit of an issue.

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I got myself one of these at the weekend. Its not a bad little thing. The problem is my internet is slow as f**k so buffering is a bit of an issue.

Have you tried port forwarding on your router?

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