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Lightbulb Amazon FireTV

I wanted to start a thread discussing Amazon's new FireTV and removing Amazon's custom ROM and using AOSP.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CX5P8FC

A great piece of hardware.

Size
4.5" x 4.5" x 0.7" (115 mm x 115 mm x 17.5 mm)
Weight
9.9 oz (281 grams)
SOC Platform
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8064
Processor
Qualcomm Krait 300, quad-core to 1.7 Ghz
GPU
Qualcomm Adreno 320
Storage
8 GB internal
Memory
2 GB LPDDR2 @ 533 MHZ
Wi-Fi Connectivity
Dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi (MIMO) for faster streaming and fewer dropped connections than standard Wi-Fi. Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks that use the 802.11a/b/g/n standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication
Bluetooth
Bluetooth 4.0 with support for the following profiles: HID, HFP 1.6, SPP
Ports
5.5 mm DC Jack
Type A HDMI 1.4b output, w/HDCP
Optical Audio (TOSLINK)
10/100 Ethernet
USB 2.0 Type A
Audio
Support for Dolby Digital Plus, 5.1 surround sound, 2ch Stereo and HDMI audio pass through up to 7.1
Output Resolution Supported
720p and 1080p up to 60fps
I have one on order and will be here tomorrow. 04/03/14
 
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Seems pretty sweet. Root + ROMs even better.

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Seems pretty sweet. Root + ROMs even better.

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Agreed... I am not a developer any longer and do not have ties to get it moving... I guess this will be a waiting game... When we can see root & ROM
 
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No gigabit Ethernet? For a streaming device that you install and never move again until its obsolete? Some of the product decisions these companies make are interesting.

Also, no IR=no integration. I know everyone here is focused on hacking it, but say you do get XBMC running on it smoothly? No universal remote or control system capability?

I tired to resist Apple and got a Roku 3. Dinking around with a second remote and the lack of Netflix profiles sent me over to the dark side.

Kind of not feeling this. The processor is nice, but all the things you are talking about can be done out of the box with something like a G-Box Midnight MX2.

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No gigabit Ethernet? For a streaming device that you install and never move again until its obsolete? Some of the product decisions these companies make are interesting.

Also, no IR=no integration. I know everyone here is focused on hacking it, but say you do get XBMC running on it smoothly? No universal remote or control system capability?

I tired to resist Apple and got a Roku 3. Dinking around with a second remote and the lack of Netflix profiles sent me over to the dark side.

Kind of not feeling this. The processor is nice, but all the things you are talking about can be done out of the box with something like a G-Box Midnight MX2.

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This remote I have been using for years and work just perfect with my XBMC

http://www.amazon.com/Ortek-Windows-...trol+microsoft

Cost next to nothing with a USB IR receiver.


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Got my Fire TV today, can't wait for the hacking community to get in on this one. Looks like its got lots of potential, especially in the retro/emulation arena with the optional remote.

A USB keyboard works great, but the generic WMC ir receiver didn't. So that quick, cheap "hack" didn't pan out.
 
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IR is really irrelevant.. I dont use it.. Bluetooth is all we need!

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IR is really irrelevant.. I dont use it.. Bluetooth is all we need!

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It's not only because you don't use that it means irrelevant. A lot of people have good IR remotes like the Logitech one...

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It's not only because you don't use that it means irrelevant. A lot of people have good IR remotes like the Logitech one...

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Agreed.. My logic and reason is IR is minimally 20yrs old tech that's all but obsolete. IMO...

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Anyone interested in Rooting Amazon FireTV...

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2703716

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