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Now TV Smart Box (new one with Freeview HD) with 5 months Entertainment or 4 months Movies - £39.99 Argos

£39.99 @ Argos
Was on offer at Amazon this week for 10% cheaper but that was a one day deal. Down from RRP of £69.99, was only released last month. Suspect we'll see a few more of these on offer down the line, b… Read More
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11m, 1w agoFound 11 months, 1 week ago
Was on offer at Amazon this week for 10% cheaper but that was a one day deal. Down from RRP of £69.99, was only released last month.

Suspect we'll see a few more of these on offer down the line, but this also has Freeview HD and the ability to pause/rewind TV, so a nice upgrade for an older telly and a much better bet than the older black NowTV boxes if you don't have such functionality on your TV already.

Comes with either a 5 month entertainment pass (544/9570) or 4 month movie pass (576/6985).
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You can install plex on the new now tv smart box. I got one from Amazon and it's the same procedure as the old boxes.

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1 Like #1
Got mine cheaper at Amazon.Pleased with it in bedroom.Has replaced an old freeview hd box as this has catch up and can pause and rewind live tv.
1 Like #2
How do these get Freeview HD?

Plugged into your aerial or is it live streamed?
1 Like #3
JohnnyUtah
How do these get Freeview HD?
Plugged into your aerial or is it live streamed?
Plugged into aerial.
10 Likes #4
You can install plex on the new now tv smart box. I got one from Amazon and it's the same procedure as the old boxes.
1 Like #5
nwxan90
You can install plex on the new now tv smart box. I got one from Amazon and it's the same procedure as the old boxes.

Was just about to ask that very question. Thanks.
#6
nwxan90
You can install plex on the new now tv smart box. I got one from Amazon and it's the same procedure as the old boxes.
the real version of plex or the sideloaded plex clones?
#7
Do the viewing codes work with existing accounts or would I have to set up a new one?

Thanks.
#8
mrBrian
nwxan90
You can install plex on the new now tv smart box. I got one from Amazon and it's the same procedure as the old boxes.
the real version of plex or the sideloaded plex clones?

It's the older version, or Rarflix. Rarflix has wake on lan built in, but both are a lot older than the newer Plex clients. To my knowledge, it's because the newer builds are available via the Roku appstore, which isn't available on these NowTV branded boxes.

Ended up moving onto Kodi on a fire stick/box and using PlexKodiConnect which is a much better experience for accessing Plex content, but judging by the number of people flogging the NowTV boxes on eBay, there's clearly some market for IPTV via the older sideloaded versions of Plex.
1 Like #9
slipd
Do the viewing codes work with existing accounts or would I have to set up a new one?

Thanks.


They would work with existing accounts
#10
Excellent deal by the way....£40 for box alone (no codes) from Now TV direct.....
1 Like #11
for those that have purchased. how's the box for freeview hd, out quality, usability and speed. any review welcome
#12
£39.99 seems to be the price for this now, Amazon did the £36.99 deal, now Argos doing it for £39.99 and i seen it in Asda today for £39.99 too, don't think its ever been on sale for £70?
#13
Bossworld
mrBrian
nwxan90
You can install plex on the new now tv smart box. I got one from Amazon and it's the same procedure as the old boxes.
the real version of plex or the sideloaded plex clones?
It's the older version, or Rarflix. Rarflix has wake on lan built in, but both are a lot older than the newer Plex clients. To my knowledge, it's because the newer builds are available via the Roku appstore, which isn't available on these NowTV branded boxes.
Ended up moving onto Kodi on a fire stick/box and using PlexKodiConnect which is a much better experience for accessing Plex content, but judging by the number of people flogging the NowTV boxes on eBay, there's clearly some market for IPTV via the older sideloaded versions of Plex.

Could you re-type that in English please?
#15
Decent price but it still comes with a remote without numbers on, I imagine changing from ITV2 on 6 to C5HD on 105
takes about a year.

zx636r
Could you re-type that in English please?

This can sideload the now defunct 2+ year old version of Plex.
1 Like #16
herby247
£39.99 seems to be the price for this now, Amazon did the £36.99 deal, now Argos doing it for £39.99 and i seen it in Asda today for £39.99 too, don't think its ever been on sale for £70?

Sure it has - it's the RRP of £69.99 in my local Tesco.
#17
zx636r
Bossworld
mrBrian
nwxan90
You can install plex on the new now tv smart box. I got one from Amazon and it's the same procedure as the old boxes.
the real version of plex or the sideloaded plex clones?
It's the older version, or Rarflix. Rarflix has wake on lan built in, but both are a lot older than the newer Plex clients. To my knowledge, it's because the newer builds are available via the Roku appstore, which isn't available on these NowTV branded boxes.
Ended up moving onto Kodi on a fire stick/box and using PlexKodiConnect which is a much better experience for accessing Plex content, but judging by the number of people flogging the NowTV boxes on eBay, there's clearly some market for IPTV via the older sideloaded versions of Plex.
Could you re-type that in English please?

No.
#18
Jameseh
Decent price but it still comes with a remote without numbers on, I imagine changing from ITV2 on 6 to C5HD on 105
takes about a year.
zx636r
Could you re-type that in English please?
This can sideload the now defunct 2+ year old version of Plex.
It's not defunct if it still works. I have it on mine and still works seamlessly with Plex Server on my PC
1 Like #19
Jameseh
Decent price but it still comes with a remote without numbers on, I imagine changing from ITV2 on 6 to C5HD on 105
takes about a year.
zx636r
Could you re-type that in English please?
This can sideload the now defunct 2+ year old version of Plex.

Bossworld
zx636r
Bossworld
mrBrian
nwxan90
You can install plex on the new now tv smart box. I got one from Amazon and it's the same procedure as the old boxes.
the real version of plex or the sideloaded plex clones?
It's the older version, or Rarflix. Rarflix has wake on lan built in, but both are a lot older than the newer Plex clients. To my knowledge, it's because the newer builds are available via the Roku appstore, which isn't available on these NowTV branded boxes.
Ended up moving onto Kodi on a fire stick/box and using PlexKodiConnect which is a much better experience for accessing Plex content, but judging by the number of people flogging the NowTV boxes on eBay, there's clearly some market for IPTV via the older sideloaded versions of Plex.
Could you re-type that in English please?
No.

:(. Now I'll never understand.
#20
Link to the thread earlier this week - when on Amazon Special - which may answer, in the 200+ comments, various questions/ideas people have:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/now-tv-smart-box-inc-freeview-with-5-month-entertainment-4-month-movie-pass-35-99-2492953
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zx636r
Jameseh
Decent price but it still comes with a remote without numbers on, I imagine changing from ITV2 on 6 to C5HD on 105
takes about a year.
zx636r
Could you re-type that in English please?
This can sideload the now defunct 2+ year old version of Plex.
Bossworld
zx636r
Bossworld
mrBrian
nwxan90
You can install plex on the new now tv smart box. I got one from Amazon and it's the same procedure as the old boxes.
the real version of plex or the sideloaded plex clones?
It's the older version, or Rarflix. Rarflix has wake on lan built in, but both are a lot older than the newer Plex clients. To my knowledge, it's because the newer builds are available via the Roku appstore, which isn't available on these NowTV branded boxes.
Ended up moving onto Kodi on a fire stick/box and using PlexKodiConnect which is a much better experience for accessing Plex content, but judging by the number of people flogging the NowTV boxes on eBay, there's clearly some market for IPTV via the older sideloaded versions of Plex.
Could you re-type that in English please?
No.
:(. Now I'll never understand.
Half an hour on google with some of those terms will tell you everything you need to know, and whether or not it's for you.

Edited By: Bossworld on Aug 14, 2016 18:21
#22
jules888
Got mine cheaper at Amazon.Pleased with it in bedroom.Has replaced an old freeview hd box as this has catch up and can pause and rewind live tv.

Can it review freeview hd? has it got a hard drive?!?
Cheers!
#23
nigelbutler
jules888
Got mine cheaper at Amazon.Pleased with it in bedroom.Has replaced an old freeview hd box as this has catch up and can pause and rewind live tv.

Can it review freeview hd? has it got a hard drive?!?
Cheers!


you can't rewind and there is no hard drive.
1 Like #24
nigelbutler
jules888
Got mine cheaper at Amazon.Pleased with it in bedroom.Has replaced an old freeview hd box as this has catch up and can pause and rewind live tv.
Can it review freeview hd? has it got a hard drive?!?
Cheers!

Not sure what you mean by review? It has live pause, and can rewind up to 30 minutes from when you change over to the channel.

It can't record, if that's what you're asking?
#25
alg
herby247
£39.99 seems to be the price for this now, Amazon did the £36.99 deal, now Argos doing it for £39.99 and i seen it in Asda today for £39.99 too, don't think its ever been on sale for £70?
Sure it has - it's the RRP of £69.99 in my local Tesco.

I was JUST about to say the same thing too?, hahaha.

Becton/Gallions Reach Tesco has this same Deal at £69.99!!, so ..... lol.

Bring back dome Black Friday, huh?, lol. :-)
2 Likes #26
Our current discount 6 month deal with now tv ran out today, we went online to cancel at the increased price and we got offered another 6 months at £3.99 a month - worth trying if your current deal runs out
2 Likes #27
You can get 6 months entertainment AND 4 months movies, with 2 black boxes for £50 from the reps in curry's/pcworld, and sometimes a couple of skysports day passes thrown in too.
#28
Bargainhuntersupreme
Our current discount 6 month deal with now tv ran out today, we went online to cancel at the increased price and we got offered another 6 months at £3.99 a month - worth trying if your current deal runs out


You are fortunate - been with them almost 2 years & never been offered such a good deal to stay.

I get movie passes for an average of £4-5/month on eBay, so not too different. But if NowTV offered it in my account, I wouldn't need to bother about getting them from elsewhere.
#29
Crossbow
Bargainhuntersupreme
Our current discount 6 month deal with now tv ran out today, we went online to cancel at the increased price and we got offered another 6 months at £3.99 a month - worth trying if your current deal runs out


You are fortunate - been with them almost 2 years & never been offered such a good deal to stay.

I get movie passes for an average of £4-5/month on eBay, so not too different. But if NowTV offered it in my account, I wouldn't need to bother about getting them from elsewhere.


have you tried going all the way through cancellation?
#30
The movies on now tv are awful. I watch better on itv. Never pay £9.99 month for them.
#31
How can I get free view without an Ariel then?
1 Like #32
JackMcg9
How can I get free view without an Ariel then?

You can't do so on the Now TV box.
#33
Bossworld
mrBrian
nwxan90
You can install plex on the new now tv smart box. I got one from Amazon and it's the same procedure as the old boxes.
the real version of plex or the sideloaded plex clones?

It's the older version, or Rarflix. Rarflix has wake on lan built in, but both are a lot older than the newer Plex clients. To my knowledge, it's because the newer builds are available via the Roku appstore, which isn't available on these NowTV branded boxes.

Ended up moving onto Kodi on a fire stick/box and using PlexKodiConnect which is a much better experience for accessing Plex content, but judging by the number of people flogging the NowTV boxes on eBay, there's clearly some market for IPTV via the older sideloaded versions of Plex.


I'm part of an IPTV streaming service and we have just under 11k users. There is definitely a demand for it. Even Live TV on Kodi use IPTV via xtremecodes
#34
balluji
have you tried going all the way through cancellation?

Yes, tried several times.
banned#35
Crossbow
balluji
have you tried going all the way through cancellation?
Yes, tried several times.

Its because they buy it direct debit & you buy passes from ebay etc.
#36
I've side loaded an app called TVPlayer into my old now TV box which is basically free view but uses the Internet instead of an aerial connection. Although an aerial connection would be best for signal, wifi/Ethernet can also be used and I haven't had any problems so far. Quality will obviously depend on your internet speed and you can't rewind live TV but for £10 you can't really complain.
#37
alg
nigelbutler
jules888
Got mine cheaper at Amazon.Pleased with it in bedroom.Has replaced an old freeview hd box as this has catch up and can pause and rewind live tv.
Can it review freeview hd? has it got a hard drive?!?
Cheers!
Not sure what you mean by review? It has live pause, and can rewind up to 30 minutes from when you change over to the channel.
It can't record, if that's what you're asking?

Cheers! i meant rewind!
cool... 30 mins rewind is great
#38
alg
nigelbutler
jules888
Got mine cheaper at Amazon.Pleased with it in bedroom.Has replaced an old freeview hd box as this has catch up and can pause and rewind live tv.
Can it review freeview hd? has it got a hard drive?!?
Cheers!
Not sure what you mean by review? It has live pause, and can rewind up to 30 minutes from when you change over to the channel.
It can't record, if that's what you're asking?
Trick missed imo - it has a USB port... why not allow freeview recordings?
#39
So this will work as simply a standalone Freeviw HD box once the subscription is up? Might get one then.
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nigelbutler
alg
nigelbutler
jules888
Got mine cheaper at Amazon.Pleased with it in bedroom.Has replaced an old freeview hd box as this has catch up and can pause and rewind live tv.
Can it review freeview hd? has it got a hard drive?!?
Cheers!
Not sure what you mean by review? It has live pause, and can rewind up to 30 minutes from when you change over to the channel.
It can't record, if that's what you're asking?
Cheers! i meant rewind!
cool... 30 mins rewind is great

They say "up to 30 mins" - it depends on the quality of the signal, and resolution. So I'm guessing 15 mins for HD...

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