WDAR Dublin - West Dublin Air Rifles

Our Air Rifle Club Got an Openbox V9S

We have been looking around for a low cost way of getting some TV’s setup in the club not only as a way of watching back GoPro footage of the nights events but also for if there is any sports on in the evenings so members can watch after a fight. We looked at several options and got some free TV’s off some of the members which are old but will do the job and are greatly appreciated.

We then realised that there is a Satellite still installed on the building and one of our members suggested getting an Openbox freesat TV receiver. These receivers get a large range of freesat channels and you do not need to have a monthly subscription as it is just a one off fee for the box itself. So we picked one up as well as a hard drive to record on to and it works perfectly. We obviously do not get the premium sports channels but everything else is there and it is not going to get too much use anyway.

For those of you who may be interested here is the link from where I got it: https://www.dreambox.ie/openbox-v8s/ . We got it next day delivered so it was a good service and seems to be a good price too. We paid just €79 for it plus delivery so it is not a bad price. We went for the new version of the Openbox V8S which is called the V9S. The main difference between these models is that the Openbox V9S has built in WIFI where as the V8S did not.

Things you should know before getting an android box

h96pro with keypadThe android TV box has become one of the most popular electronic devices in the world as it allows you to turn your TV into a multimedia center. With an android box you can watch movie and TV shows, play music, watch Youtube and customise the box to your own profile with Google playstore. Truth be told they are fantastic devices and very affordable but there are a few things to keep in mind before diving into the world of android TV.

They are different prices for a reason:

To my point not all android boxes are the same and hence they are various prices in different stores. There are many cheap android boxes available on the market but like with anything you get what you pay for. You can get TV boxes now for as low €50 but honestly you are throwing your money away. A 2GB android box is what is needed for a smooth experience as anything less than that will crash and give various problems.

Get the latest operating system:

Android 6.0 is the latest operating system and it is important that your android box has this as the older versions will not be able to run the updated versions of the various apps that you will want to use. Kodi for example will not run on the older versions of android soon.

Make sure you are tech savvy:

If you get frustrated with technology easily then perhaps stay away from the android box. They are not hard to use but will take a bit of getting used to. They were never designed to replace your normal TV service although many have adopted them for this task. If you do decide to get one, get one from a good supplier and not an ebay seller who usually will not know the product well and thus not offer you good support.

Once you have done your research you can dive away and enjoy the world of android TV.

This post was written by Jerome from Android TV Australia who are experts on the android TV box.




How android tv boxes can save you money

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Have you heard all the ravings about Android TV boxes and thinking about purchasing one? Well, you would not be the only one, these devices have become extremely popular and it is not without good reason. You have probably heard the term Android before, these boxes are very similar to other Android devices. In fact, these boxes have the same applications and access to functions that you would find on any other android device.

Android TV Boxes And Android Mini-PCs

Some people often confuse Android TV boxes with android mini-PCs. It is pretty easy to understand why people would confuse the two, because they often times come equipped with the very same hardware. In fact, sometimes mini-PCs are referred to as Google TV boxes, even though they are not even a box and do not have the capabilities to run to Google TV. An Android box is much more powerful and expensive than the mini-PC stick and includes more video-out options.

What Can An Android Box Do?

If you have an Android phone or used one in the past, this box is going to bring all the same options to your big screen. However, this does not mean that you will be able to take phone calls through your TV, but it does allow you easy at home access to some of your favorite media options. It is more about easy navigation, simple interactivity, and access to entertainment. In fact, you even have the option of setting up a voice control, so that you can actually tell your TV what you want it to do. 

How To Buy An Android Box?

If you are interested in purchasing a TV box, you can do so through the Internet. However, the technology has become so popular that many TV manufacturers are embedding these new boxes into their TVs. If you go to purchase a new TV, there is a good chance that it might already include an android box. At least you will have the option of buying one that comes with a box.

What To Know Before Buying Refurbished iPhones

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The popularity of the iPhone has truly soared to new heights over the past few years and it has helped to make Apple one of the most popular companies within the United States. Nonetheless, iPhones are still outrageously expensive and most can only get theirs hands on one, by signing up for a new phone contract. Since nobody wants to sign into a new contract, it may be best to consider purchasing refurbished iPhones instead. Before doing so, you should consider the factors below.

When you purchase a new iPhone, you will be protected by an extensive warranty. Refurbished phones may very well come with warranties and guarantees, but their lengths are usually much shorter. Still, as long as you’re careful and if the phone was repaired properly, this shouldn’t be much of a problem. Just scour through the companies that offer refurbished phones and make sure you select the one with the longest warranty!

It is often much safer to purchase a brand new product from the original manufacturer. This is the case, because you will never have to worry about getting swindled or ripped off. The original manufacturer is dependent on delivering an excellent product and will always do their best to do just that. With repair companies, this may not be the case. So, you’ll need to take your time and carefully investigate the seller, before purchasing a refurbished phone!

There are undoubtedly a few risks involved with purchasing a refurbished iPhone. Therefore, it is absolutely essential to make sure it’ll actually be worth your effort in the long run. Therefore, you need to take your time and carefully research each phone provider. Make sure they’re actually providing you with a worthwhile deal and will still provide you with a reliable product.

At the end of the day, purchasing a refurbished phone can be very beneficial, but you have to proceed with caution. Take your time and do your research, before handing over your money and you’ll be fine.