HOME TECH SALES ON GEARBEST!

A very nice initiative is currently online over at folks on Gearbest! The Entertainment – Home Tech sales offer some very good deals.

In the Android TV Box category we find the last flagship from Beelink: the Gt1 Ultimate which sports 3GB of DDR4 RAM is in a limited offer for just 200 units! So hurry up if you are looking for a top Android TV Box which you can get at an excellent price! Other than the RAM, it is powered by the latest CPU by Amlogic, the S912 Octa-core 64bit and 32GB of internal storage. Also loaded with a very fast Dual Band WiFi ac. Read more

HOW BIG NETFLIX REALLY IS AND HOW CAN AFFORD ALL THOSE PRODUCTIONS?

You may have wondered how is it possible for Netflix to have such an amazing production line-up of original shows. The answer is obvious for some but no-one could have really guessed how many subscribers can Netflix have. In the past year (that is 2016), Netflix has expanded to even more countries getting close to deliver awesomeness on almost every country on the planet! The image below (courtesy of Netflix) shows where exactly Netflix is available. It may be that in some countries some specific shows do not appear due to copyright laws, which was one of the toughest problems Netflix faced, but for more or less a subscriber in New Delhi a can watch the same episode as a subscriber in New York.

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NEW YEAR SALE FOR THE LAST FINAL DAYS OF 2016!!!!

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Over at Gearbest.com there is a sale for the last final days of 2016! The promotion will last for these last days only, so hurry up if you are really interested buying something on sale! We are lucky enough to have a nice selectiong of products that are on sale! Among them we can also find some very nice TV Boxes (new arrivals included – not just the old stuff!) but not only. There are also some great computer peripherals like keyboards, remotes and mouse, networking tools, pc components (I nailed that Samsung 850 SSD once again!) and office supplies. Read more

Terios S3 Gamepad on SALE for just $8.91 / €7.88 / £6.87

TeriosS3The Terios S3 is an excellent gamepad for any Android device from v3.2 up to Android Marshmallow v6: a TV Box, a Smartphone or even a Tablet. Can even be used with iOS devices as long as they are jailbreaked. It uses bluetooth v3.0 technology so is fully compatible with most devices out there, whether are new or a bit older. For the next days, the Terios S3 is on sale for just $8.91 / €7.88 / £6.87 and free world wide shipping!

If you are into gaming, whether you use an Android TV Box, a smartphone or just a tablet, this gamepad works perfectly for you. Has low latency for super fast performance, it pairs within seconds and comes with a rechargeable 500mah battery! The bluetooth connection guarantees wireless function up to 10 meters and the 14 action buttons full compatibility with all the games.

I also found out that is compatible with the emulator retro-games and strangely enough can fly the parrot drone (!) which is a huge plus! The gamepad turns automatically in sleep power-saving mode after some time of inactivity and that preservers even more the battery!

In the package you can find the device, a usb cable in order to charge the gamepad and also a user manual in English and Chinese. Get this bargain now on Gearbest: http://www.gearbest.com/video-game/pp_197589.html?lkid=10004330

The Best Budget Android TV BOX Mini M8S II on sale for $38.99 / €34.46 / £30.08 & Free Worldwide Shipping

Mini-M8S-IIAn Android TV Box with the S905X Quad-core 64bit CPU, 2 GB of RAM and Android Marshmallow 6.0 usually costs a lot. You can find though an incredible offer at GearBest of the Mini M8S II for just $38.99 / €34.46 / £30.08 and with free world-wide shipping! The Mini M8S II is also powered by a Penta-Core Mali 450 which supports 4K playback, the latest HEVC codec (also known as H.265) for amazing 4K 10bit movies and the demanding codec VP9! The HDMI socket is v2.0b and that means that if you have a 4K television you can watch movies at 60FPS.

The other specs of this incredibly low priced device are 8Gb of internal memory that are not that much but by using the SD card slot you can expand the internal memory up to 32Gb, 2.4GHz WiFi 802.11b/g/n and bluetooth version 4.0. Being a device powered by Android Marshmallow v6 guarantees full compatibility with the upcoming version of KODI v17 which will only work on devices with Android Lollipop 5.1 and latest.

You can order the device with US, EU or UK plug, just make sure to select the right one when your order it. Get it from here: http://www.gearbest.com/tv-box-mini-pc/pp_390235.html?lkid=10004245

The full specs of the device:

General Model: Mini M8S II
Type: TV Box
GPU: Mali-450
Core: 2.0GHz,Quad Core
RAM: 2G
ROM: 8G
Max. Extended Capacity: TF card up to 32GB (not included)
Color: Black
Media Supported Decoder Format: H.264/AVC,H.265,RealVideo8/9/10
Video format: 1080P,4K,4K x 2K,AVC,AVI,DAT,H.264,H.265,ISO,MKV,MP4,MPEG-1,MPEG-4,MPEG1,MPEG2,MVC,WMV
Audio format: AAC,FLAC,MP3,MPEG,OGG,RM,WMA
Photo Format: BMP,GIF,JPEG,JPG
Product Details WIFI: 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth: Bluetooth4.0
Power Supply: Charge Adapter
Interface: DC Power Port,HDMI,Micro SD Card Slot,RJ45,SPDIF,USB2.0
Antenna: No
Language: Multi-language
Firmware Information System Bit: 64Bit
Power Requirement Power Type: External Power Adapter Mode
Power Input Vol: 5V
Power Adapter Input: 100-240V / 50-60Hz
Power Adapter Output: 5V 2A
Dimension and Weight Product weight: 0.152 kg
Package weight: 0.435 kg
Product size (L x W x H): 11.00 x 11.00 x 1.70 cm / 4.33 x 4.33 x 0.67 inches
Package size (L x W x H): 16.00 x 12.00 x 2.70 cm / 6.3 x 4.72 x 1.06 inches
Package Contents Package Contents: 1 x Mini M8S II TV Box, 1 x IR Remote Control, 1 x HDMI Cable, 1 x Power Adapter, 1 x English Manual

NVIDIA Shield TV Update: More 4K, HDR, Dolby Atmos and Plex Server in the new firmware!

benefits-of-4kGreat news in the streaming community, the NVIDIA Shield TV will get the new 3.2 firmware update in the next days with new, exciting features! More 4K content with new & old apps for the best 4K streaming device. Netflix will be getting also 4K HDR support (starting with the new Marco Polo TV Show), Youtube an exceptional 4K resolution at 60 FPS and both apps will support in-app voice search! But 4K HDR is also making it’s way into gaming; the first game with HDR on the Shield TV will be Paragon.

In the audio department the Shield TV was also already ahead of every competitor. Now things get even better since the new firmware will introduce the Dolby Atmos Pass-Through (TrueHD+Atmos) that already is being supported on KODI, SPMC, MX Player and soon on Plex as well!


Also, we have an important CEC update that was missing, the CEC TV-off support. When CEC is enabled on the device and your TV supports it, the TV is automatically powered on when you wake your Shield and now also powered off.

SHIELD-Powerful_Media_Server-1920x1080Lastly, what came as a big surprise is the new Plex Media Server integration into the NVIDIA Shield TV PRO (that’s the 500GB version). In other words, your Shield TV PRO can be transformed into your next standalone Plex Media Server! The Shield with it’s phenomenal NVIDIA Tegra® X1 can now host the Plex Server so no NAS (Networked Attached Storage) or remote server is needed. Also, HD capable NAS are really expensive (yeah, really!) the Shield TV Plex Server on the other hand will be able to support hardware-accelerated video transcoding (H.264, MPEG2 and HEVC) and with multiple, simultaneous streams! You can even watch a 4K stream or play a game on your Shield while someone else on your network on the same exact time watches a movie from the Plex Server of the Shield on a mobile device, computer or even TV! Crazy, no? No, it’s NVIDIA!

ShieldTV PRO NASBut what if you already have a NAS device? No worries, you can still connect it to your Shield and use the power of the device in order to transcode your streams. You can extend your library even more, simply by connecting a usb external disk drive and the Shield has USB 3.0, remember? Those are features that we saw until today only on PC setup. Pretty amazing…

If after reading everything, you want to know more about this amazing device, feel free to revisit my review on it: Review of the NVIDIA Shield TV by Dimitrology.

How to install Adrian Sports addon on KODI / SPMC – back working again! 2016

adriansportsAfter going on strike in support of the 3rd party KODI developers also Adrian Sports addon is now back online. Adrian Sports has a very nice sports section with live sports tv channels (UK, USA, World) as well as the BLP (PLP) live matches. Excellent source for your Premier League Football (soccer) dose!

You can find the addon in the Adrian Sports Repository and in order to get it, add the URL http://projectadrianv1.net16.net/repo/ into File Manager. Then install the repository (add as zip) and from the same screen, select the AdrianSports Repository, go into Video Addons and select the AdrianSports addon. As easy as that!

There is no video tutorial on my Youtube Channel for this addon as requested by the developer.

Dimitrology Source Announced! Home of orphan add-ons.


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With a no way ambition to compete against any source in the KODI community but just the urge to host some “orphan” add-ons, I created a personal source from which some of the users may benefit.

The url of the Dimitrology Source (it’s not really a repo) is: http://www.dimitrology.com/repo and for the present time you will only find some addons that have no Repo nor Source, in order to be added by some users that find it difficult to download files outside KODI.

Among the add-ons there is also an alpha release of my Youtube Channel Dimitrology, but please be gentle. It’s just a pre-release!

There is no Dimitrology repository for now and even though the add-ons are not available on other repositories, I will try to keep it this way so we will not have double entries and mixed-ups with other sources.

Also whoever needs his addon to be hosted, do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you and I hope it will be of use!

SchismTV now has his own server/wizard, where to find it and install the Schism TV Builds

SchismTV Elite WizardSchismTV Builds can no longer be found on the ARES Wizard. Due to other builders copying and pasting his builds, he decided to go private, that means in a new server, repository and own website where you can still download your preferred build: Alaska, Atlantis, Origins, Moonshine, Family TV, Serenity.

All you have to do is create an account, free account let’s be clear, by using your email and a username and then you can install the SchismTV Elite Wizard which will allow you to download whichever build you prefer!

He also created a very nice forum so he can provide support directly on each Build. The forum has also other sections like addons, skins for personal use and some other interesting sections like devices and so on.

The new wizard is using username & password but the account is free and the process very easy to signup! It’s just a matter of seconds. In the forum you can also find a video guide which can guide you through the process.

Dimitrology.com is preparing a video review of the new procedure as well. Stay tuned for more awesomeness!!!

The SchisM-TV URL is http://schism-tv.com

The beast website/repo got hacked, new website and repo from ChrisB

How To Install The Beast without PIN code, Version 1.6 2016 Update by ChrisB!ChrisB website, the creator of the Beast KODI Builds, has been hacked and that means that also the Repository was offline too. If you try to enter to the official website, a redirect script takes you to an adult website. That’s ok if that’s what you want but in case you are still looking for the official repository and ARES Wizard isn’t working for you (which may happen on weekends sometimes), he created a new website.

The new url is http://thebeastkodi.com/ and if you want the repository then enter http://thebeastkodi.com/repo/. I personally still recommend using ARES Wizard thought because it’s the only method with which you need no PIN code and registration in order to install / run the build.

For more on installing the Beast Build on KODI without PIN and now also the Beast Encore, click here: http://www.dimitrology.com/2016/03/23/how-to-install-the-beast-without-pin-code-version-1-6-2016-update-by-chrisb/ .