Amazon Fire TV box (1st Generation) for £39.50 @ Tesco Instore
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Amazon Fire TV box (1st Generation) for £39.50 @ Tesco Instore

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this will be a very limited deal, considering the new box has been out for quite a while
Hot if it's really a National deal
none in Coventry Ricoh
Yeah it is national, but stock is very limited. picked up one previously but was the only one in store
They have been this price for several months !! Better off with the newer version better specs , games and controller , 4K. Stick Kodi on it with the beast or similar and you have a perfect entertainment centre !!!
dnadams

They have been this price for several months !! Better off with the newer … They have been this price for several months !! Better off with the newer version better specs , games and controller , 4K. Stick Kodi on it with the beast or similar and you have a perfect entertainment centre !!!



​I have the new 4k and had the first generation .....but there is a couple of things that are definitely worse for performance. ....1. The optical audio output cable missing...that was a bad move for hd sound and stereo surround.
2. The remote connection being changed from bluetooth to wifi... its definitely made it lag it's not as slick navigating, shoulda stuck with bluetooth a very noticeable difference.
wullmcg

​I have the new 4k and had the first generation .....but there is a c … ​I have the new 4k and had the first generation .....but there is a couple of things that are definitely worse for performance. ....1. The optical audio output cable missing...that was a bad move for hd sound and stereo surround.2. The remote connection being changed from bluetooth to wifi... its definitely made it lag it's not as slick navigating, shoulda stuck with bluetooth a very noticeable difference.



3. Only does 30fps max....

I agree - I got the first gen one a few weeks back purposely for the optical out. Not to fussed about 4k as I dont have the TV to match and most stuff I stream would be far from 4k anyway!

wullmcg

​I have the new 4k and had the first generation .....but there is a c … ​I have the new 4k and had the first generation .....but there is a couple of things that are definitely worse for performance. ....1. The optical audio output cable missing...that was a bad move for hd sound and stereo surround.2. The remote connection being changed from bluetooth to wifi... its definitely made it lag it's not as slick navigating, shoulda stuck with bluetooth a very noticeable difference.


wullmcg

​I have the new 4k and had the first generation .....but there is a c … ​I have the new 4k and had the first generation .....but there is a couple of things that are definitely worse for performance. ....1. The optical audio output cable missing...that was a bad move for hd sound and stereo surround.2. The remote connection being changed from bluetooth to wifi... its definitely made it lag it's not as slick navigating, shoulda stuck with bluetooth a very noticeable difference.



mine plugs straight into an AVR so I prefer HDMI for sound.
After using the amazon app on my Sony tv for ages I got the 4k fire tv and it's like warp speed compared.
Just thought i'd add if anyone is looking for this. True HD and DTS Master audio on high bitrate bluray rips 20Gb plus used to struggle on the old version. The new version with its faster cpu handles these files fine with no juddering or issues. No transcoding required at all from your nas/server. Hope this helps anyone in the same boat I was. Good deal though.
Great deal and as mentioned, for those without 4k or high rate blu ray rips, the 1st gen is a much better option. Also before the recent update the 2nd gen software (ver 5.???) was a complete disaster and made the box almost unusable.
These versions can be rooted. At this price, much better than the 4k equivalent too.
PsychoSonny

mine plugs straight into an AVR so I prefer HDMI for sound.



That wasn't his point. They've took a feature away needlessly. HDMI also worked on the previous too.
Edited by: "DarrylJohn" 6th Mar 2016
Link no working for me
wullmcg

​I have the new 4k and had the first generation .....but there is a c … ​I have the new 4k and had the first generation .....but there is a couple of things that are definitely worse for performance. ....1. The optical audio output cable missing...that was a bad move for hd sound and stereo surround.2. The remote connection being changed from bluetooth to wifi... its definitely made it lag it's not as slick navigating, shoulda stuck with bluetooth a very noticeable difference.


Sounds strange but the new remote isn't as comfortable in your hand either, the old one had a sort of rubberised backing, the new one hasn't, new one moves about a lot when you use it.
DarrylJohn

That wasn't his point. They've took a feature away needlessly. HDMI also … That wasn't his point. They've took a feature away needlessly. HDMI also worked on the previous too.



probably to save money or it wouldn't fit inside it with all the new stuff they have added
Bought the new box last week from Amazon only £35 Kodi and the beast working perfect.

Not sure why this is so hot when its cheaper on Amazon now?

Edited by: "thinkiwillhaveit" 6th Mar 2016
thinkiwillhaveit

Bought the new box last week from Amazon only £35 Kodi and the beast … Bought the new box last week from Amazon only £35 Kodi and the beast working perfect.Not sure why this is so hot when its cheaper on Amazon now?



This is the fire TV box, not stick. At £39, this trumps the stick in every aspect.

I assume you're referring to the fire TV stick at £35. (Which is much inferiour to be fair)

Even my shield TV doesn't really play nice with builds with literally hundreds of addons noone needs or uses, and the shield cpu is fantastic.So I fear for the sticks
DarrylJohn

These versions can be rooted. At this price, much better than the 4k … These versions can be rooted. At this price, much better than the 4k equivalent too.



didn't know that was the case now. any links to a guide for this?
thinkiwillhaveit

Bought the new box last week from Amazon only £35 Kodi and the beast … Bought the new box last week from Amazon only £35 Kodi and the beast working perfect.Not sure why this is so hot when its cheaper on Amazon now?


Can you post a link for the "£35 fire tv" as even an AFTV1 is £69 "reburbished"
DarrylJohn

This is the fire TV box, not stick. At £39, this trumps the stick in … This is the fire TV box, not stick. At £39, this trumps the stick in every aspect.I assume you're referring to the fire TV stick at £35. (Which is much inferiour to be fair)Even my shield TV doesn't really play nice with builds with literally hundreds of addons noone needs or uses, and the shield cpu is fantastic.So I fear for the sticks



Cheers cant get link to work though
If you're only going to put Kodi onto it then wouldn't an android tv box be better
onamission100

If you're only going to put Kodi onto it then wouldn't an android tv box … If you're only going to put Kodi onto it then wouldn't an android tv box be better



Could u recommend an android box?
HOT thanks, I managed to get the last 6 in Dudley Tesco, thank you opening poster
Deedie

didn't know that was the case now. any links to a guide for this?



aftvnews.com/start/
DarrylJohn

That wasn't his point. They've took a feature away needlessly. HDMI also … That wasn't his point. They've took a feature away needlessly. HDMI also worked on the previous too.


Not removed needlessly if the new SOC doesn't support it.
DudleyGuy

HOT thanks, I managed to get the last 6 in Dudley Tesco, thank you … HOT thanks, I managed to get the last 6 in Dudley Tesco, thank you opening poster


Watch out, we've got a funny guy here.
6 really? extended family, own a B&B, eBay tycoon or troll.
Why funny? I don't understand?

I needed one, and I've put the rest up on ebay at £55 so people are saving money, doing people a favour.

Except for people in Dudley or surrounding areas who could have bagged one for a lot less then £55!

DudleyGuy

Why funny? I don't understand?I needed one, and I've put the rest up on … Why funny? I don't understand?I needed one, and I've put the rest up on ebay at £55 so people are saving money, doing people a favour.


too much bolloking here, can anyone provide me with the barcode number please so we can check stocks over the phone please.
Just rang tescos and they have this at £79.99. In all my locals so either a wild goose chase or store specific
richje100

Just rang tescos and they have this at £79.99. In all my locals so either … Just rang tescos and they have this at £79.99. In all my locals so either a wild goose chase or store specific


£79 is for the new model(4K) box.
DudleyGuy

Why funny? I don't understand?I needed one, and I've put the rest up on … Why funny? I don't understand?I needed one, and I've put the rest up on ebay at £55 so people are saving money, doing people a favour.


People like you ruin this site eBay indeed!!
onamission100

If you're only going to put Kodi onto it then wouldn't an android tv box … If you're only going to put Kodi onto it then wouldn't an android tv box be better


better than android by miles
richje100

Could u recommend an android box?


mate bought this model ebay.co.uk/itm…AIT another bought a faster box for £120 no difference on kodi
jig2480

Except for people in Dudley or surrounding areas who could have bagged … Except for people in Dudley or surrounding areas who could have bagged one for a lot less then £55!


No they can't, theres none left
good find
I phoned up Tesco they don't have any in Kingston Park Newcastle buy said you can order online to collect in store for the same price
rony69ner

£79 is for the new model(4K) box.



The guy said they don't stick the old one only have the 4K
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