Emtec Movie cube. Stream your TV anywhere in the world £34.99 @ XSonly Limited Amazon
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Emtec Movie cube. Stream your TV anywhere in the world £34.99 @ XSonly Limited Amazon

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Found 7th May 2013
Looks similar to slingbox. Absolute bargain for this price. Watch your sky plus over the Internet when abroad, never miss game of thrones again!

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Great price, although im not sure what it does that Sky+ doesn't?

steevo212

Great price, although im not sure what it does that Sky+ doesn't?



Maybe this is more of a product for people who don't have Sky+...

steevo212

Great price, although im not sure what it does that Sky+ doesn't?



Sky Go (i guess you meant that) only works in the UK so useless if you are abroad.

Has anyone got one of these?

eg Tried it abroad on iPad etc

Original Poster

You stream what's on your sky box to watch over the Internet. Whatever is on your tv you can get online. It also works with streaming services like Netflix that don't work abroad

ZedEx

Sky Go (i guess you meant that) only works in the UK so useless if you … Sky Go (i guess you meant that) only works in the UK so useless if you are abroad.



Sorry, yeah meant SkyGo. Fair enough, although not sure I'd go abroad and watch Sky

steevo212

Sorry, yeah meant SkyGo. Fair enough, although not sure I'd go abroad and … Sorry, yeah meant SkyGo. Fair enough, although not sure I'd go abroad and watch Sky



I guess not for the holiday maker but could be useful for people who work abroad.

tombyrne94

Maybe this is more of a product for people who don't have Sky+...



Virgin also have Virgin Media Player so unless your Subscription TV doesn't have this option its pretty pointless for the amount of time you would want to watch TV whilst on holiday or away on business.

Dont get me wrong this is still a great price and I have voted Hot, I'm just unsure about the point of it

its a shame its not hd but even so, very good price for this piece of kit.

bouncy99

its a shame its not hd but even so, very good price for this piece of kit.


It is if you can use the component inputs.

Ok know nothing about this but tempted since the sling app is 20 quid and this is free. A bit more research required for me - not clear if you can change channels ie if it has a blaster. Hd component is also very attractive for me.

Yep it has a blaster. Can't see the hd on the specs though. Didn't even know that they'd gone onto this market from the days they were basf and making compact cassettes and audio reels!

Hmm. Tried the app - fixed IP address only can't even handle dynamic DNS.

Sid Harper

Ok know nothing about this but tempted since the sling app is 20 quid and … Ok know nothing about this but tempted since the sling app is 20 quid and this is free. A bit more research required for me - not clear if you can change channels ie if it has a blaster. Hd component is also very attractive for me.

sling app is down to 9 quid i think. its very cheeky for them to sell you a piece of hardware and then sell you the software to use that hardware!

Original Poster

Sid Harper

Hmm. Tried the app - fixed IP address only can't even handle dynamic DNS.



Imagine I'm an idiot and explain this to me!

Simply most Internet connections give you an 'address' that can change. The app needs to know the address so if it changes you have to realise and update the app settings with this new IP address.

Dynamic DNS lets you have a fixed 'name' on the web which your router can update with the new address any time it changes. But the app has to be capable of accepting such a name. Here it can't.

Original Poster

Cheers, I think I've got that!

I've not tried this but have installed Slingbox HD. The results are adequate if not spectacular. It's used to watch any video device when away from your home. Very useful for Sky or Freesat/Freeview when outside the UK. Slingbox does indeed need you to buy an App for Apple or Android phones/tablets but the software is included in the PC installation version. However always remember you need a good broadband UPLOAD speed in your home as you are uploading the video/audio to a server - so HD might be a problem as it probably needs 1.5-2.0 Mbps uploading ability.

If it cannot handle Dynamic DNS, its pretty much useless without "normally" paying a sub to your ISP for a fixed IP.

I think mine changes every 2 days, but have a free DynDNS account to account for my IP Camera's which work brilliantly with it.

Is there an iOS app to watch this, or do you use the IP of the box to access over the net ?

Can only find a remote in the app store

Sling dynamically optimises but yes a couple of Mbps is ideal. It also gets round the dynamic DNS without issue as both box and app connect to sling servers (obviously a potential extra point of failure). The phone app is 10.49 now. Not sure if ipad costs more.

ChrisUK

Is there an iOS app to watch this, or do you use the IP of the box to … Is there an iOS app to watch this, or do you use the IP of the box to access over the net ?Can only find a remote in the app store

yeah that's what I looked at too. Good point the screenshots don't seems to indictate a viewing capability.

Would this work as sky+hd streamer to another room? Can I access using a smarttv?

Original Poster

On amazon it says compatible with iPhone/ipad

Original Poster

I think android smart TVs would work

olly7890

I think android smart TVs would work

i wouldn't be so sure.

you need the Vulkano Player for android and ipad both around £8.

Can anyone suggest what I am saying is correct.

For example, I have Sky in UK. I connect this box with the Sky box in UK. And I can watch the Sky content on my iPad using the internet connection in Dubai. Is that correct?

If so, how do I change the channels, etc?

I can suggest that what you say is correct. Regarding your latter point, it has an IR blaster. You position that in front of your sky box and it relays the button presses you do on your ipad app as if the sky infrared remote were pointed at your sky box. The Slingbox version is excellent (they have a remote library and it shows an image of the remote), but no idea about Emtec's implementation or coverage of different remotes (since every remote control sends different signals, it has to support the Sky remote).


I had Sony's location free box years ago which had an ir blaster and i think it was wireless, you could watch any "box" services like cable, sky, digital freeview, dvd recorder with a hard drive freeview on a windows XP Pc or a Sony psp. Location free again general information on Sony I think this works in the same way.

Has anyone actually got one of these? I've been thinking about getting a sling box for ages, but at this price, this unit seems like it might be worth a shot.

I've got an iPad which I'd want to use for remote viewing. I've checked the apps store and see there are two versions of the Vulkano Player - one costs £8 and the other is free, but the descriptions appear very similar if not identical. Does anyone know if you need to use the paid for app, or will the free one so the job?

Has anyone taken s punt and ordered one? How can these be selling for such a cheep price?

I received mine today but it came with a European power adapter so I haven't been able to turn it on!

so if I'm upstairs on the PC I could use this to stream my sky recordings to it?
is there a cheaper way?

Neanderthal

so if I'm upstairs on the PC I could use this to stream my sky recordings … so if I'm upstairs on the PC I could use this to stream my sky recordings to it? is there a cheaper way?

you could go downstairs to watch telly. That's cheaper.

ChrisUK

If it cannot handle Dynamic DNS, its pretty much useless without … If it cannot handle Dynamic DNS, its pretty much useless without "normally" paying a sub to your ISP for a fixed IP.I think mine changes every 2 days, but have a free DynDNS account to account for my IP Camera's which work brilliantly with it.



You sure about that? It used to be if you kept your router on permanently you kept your ip address, if you switched it off for 30 seconds(?) you got a new one

Sid Harper

you could go downstairs to watch telly. That's cheaper.



I work from home some evenings so would like the option of watching something from the Sky planner (it fills up too quick!) whilst I work.

So pretty useless for most people with normal Sky broadband as they seem to limit the upload speed to really low rates on sync. I always had 700 odd kbps even though my snr was around 19 or 20 db on upload. I did manage to get them to bump it up a little but it's still under 1mbps with 15 db snr.

Original Poster

If you're in the same house as the sky box you can buy a sky eye for a tenner. This is for streaming to a different country
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