Decent cheap Streaming box/stick for older tv
Not looking at replacing their tv as it's perfectly fine.
Mar 23rd, 2020 6:30 am
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Mar 23rd, 2020 9:51 am
OMG this guy gets it. My parents have had a multiple input TV for 10+ years and still don't understand why the VCR input is different from the DVD player which is different from the cable box. I got them each an iPad and they watch YouTube on the small screen instead.
Mar 23rd, 2020 11:38 am
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Mar 24th, 2020 8:59 pm
Theyre just 60 years old and not hopeless. As for trying out devices Im in Australia right now working in a remote location so I cant really try devices.Scote64 wrote: ↑Often the biggest problem with streaming devices for older parents is that they just don't get the whole thing about switching inputs on the TV, especially when they are trying to use multiple remotes and getting out of sync. In my experience this generates more support calls than anything else, like they are trying to watch TV and it's stuck on a blank screen from the streaming device and they don't know how to change it.
Something to think about when making your choices. Try out a test unit with them, and walk them through it a few times. Then let them try it on their own for a while with no hints. You might not get the results you expected.
Id do that and suggested they use my old c2d tower but they don't want a huge box. Plus im not home to setup a box/laptop.Fightguard wrote: ↑ After attempting to get my non-techie parents to using a Roku previously, it was just easier to set up an old/spare laptop with a K400 keyboard/touchpad.
In addition to not having to learn to use something new, having an actual keyboard to type and search for what they want to watch was a big factor for them. Sure it takes up more space and uses more energy, but for their streaming needs it works...and I have older machines to spare as they can live with 720p max.
They only wish for me to upgrade their keyboard to a backlit one which I am waiting for a deal on one.
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Mar 30th, 2020 6:54 pm
I guess they were out of stock a few days ago... they are back in stock now.
Mar 30th, 2020 8:32 pm
Mar 30th, 2020 9:02 pm
That's the regular one. Decided to get a 4k one and ended up tracking one down locally in Edmonton for them. All is welliamsiege wrote: ↑ I guess they were out of stock a few days ago... they are back in stock now.
https://www.amazon.ca/Fire-TV-Stick-wit ... 835&sr=8-5
Mar 30th, 2020 9:07 pm