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How to connect a firestick to an old analogue tv

PostPosted:Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:37 am
by faolteam
Any ideas what I might need but more important were I can get one here

U might have an idea Fred

Re: How to connect a firestick to an old analogue tv

PostPosted:Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:52 pm
by freddo
You can get a Generation 2 at Media mart or I have 1 for sale 20 euros

https://hometheatrelife.com/how-to-conn ... -older-tv/

Re: How to connect a firestick to an old analogue tv

PostPosted:Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:57 pm
by faolteam
freddo wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:52 pm
You can get a Generation 2 at Media mart or I have 1 for sale 20 euros

https://hometheatrelife.com/how-to-conn ... -older-tv/
Hi Fred thanks for info I just was lookin* for something while I’m here in Spain to watch the odd time my internet is the basic 20gb. Hits mobile would I get long out of this for that amount
This is my stick
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Ultra HD with Alexa Voice Remote | streaming media player

Re: How to connect a firestick to an old analogue tv

PostPosted:Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:08 am
by freddo
20mbps is ample for streaming as long as it is pretty stable that's all I get

but you would be better off buying a modern tv I have a very good 19inch screen with hdmi you can have for 60 euros delivered

Re: How to connect a firestick to an old analogue tv

PostPosted:Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:39 pm
by faolteam
What make is it Fred

Re: How to connect a firestick to an old analogue tv

PostPosted:Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:17 am
by TVTechnology
20gb streaming data - a film can be 750mb - 1.5gb+ depending on the length - HD will consume more data, so stay on standard definition channels.

Hard to give an exact answer, as data encoding varies, based on quality, though if you work on the assumption 20gb would give you 20-30 hours streaming, wouldn't be a million miles off.

If watching live TV in the evenings for 3+ hours (average), 30 days a month = 100+ hours viewing, therefore 20gb data wouldn't be nearly enough for full live TV ongoing viewing - guesstimate figures.

Also - ultimately you would be better to get an HD / newer TV - you can try to get HD to work on an older telly, with a 'SCART TO HDMI' converter, whilst is theoretically possible, often issues can occur with compatibility. This type of converter you can get on ebay/amazon.

Or stick in a satellite dish, which does not require the internet. That will give you good quality and all the free to air terrestrial channels. Then just use the Amazon stick part-time, just for the odd film etc - that way you would have enough data on 20gb mobile contract.



Paul
www.televisiontechnology.eu

Re: How to connect a firestick to an old analogue tv

PostPosted:Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:22 am
by freddo
I meant to put 20mbps which refers to speed not download limit sorry

Re: How to connect a firestick to an old analogue tv

PostPosted:Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:23 am
by TVTechnology
I meant to put 20mbps which refers to speed not download limit sorry
I just assumed you didn't watch that much TV :wink: I base my calculations on the average TV viewing, which I believe is over 3 hours a day?

Re: How to connect a firestick to an old analogue tv

PostPosted:Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:11 pm
by faolteam
Hi Paul u put in a satellite for me few years ago guess the hdmi slot on the back of decoder would not work it :cry:

Should say max 12 days using 20gb

Re: How to connect a firestick to an old analogue tv

PostPosted:Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:14 pm
by freddo