FyreTV Reviews (Please Read)

Discussion in 'IPTV / Streaming Video Hardware Discussion Forum' started by Scott Greczkowski, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. Scott Greczkowski

    Scott Greczkowski Thread Starter Welcome To SatelliteGuys! Staff Member HERE TO HELP YOU!

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    SatelliteGuys.US is proud to have been selected by FyreTV as not only the first site to receive a FyreTV receiver but we are also proud that our members are the first to get their beta boxes!

    When you get your Beta Box, we are looking forward to seeing your reviews of the technology and the service.

    HOWEVER please remember that SatelliteGuys.US is a family forum, so please no discussion of the adult content on FyreTV, please keep things on a technical nature here.

    We do have an "adult" area which we call "The Backroom" which is available to those who have chosen to be supporters of SatelliteGuys (ie folks that help us pay our bills)

    If you wish to discuss the adult content on FyreTV and are a supporting Pub Member please CLICK HERE to be taken to The Back Room.

    If you are one of the lucky SatelliteGuys members who were lucky enough to skip the line and get your beta FyreTV box, please consider becoming a Pub Member, Pub Membership is only $20 a year! Besides being able to access The Backroom, you also get a lot more benefits, including much faster page loading time because there are no ads! (except for the Gold Sponsors at the top of the page)

    To find out more about becoming a Pub Member please CLICK HERE

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  2. Estefano

    Estefano Member Pub Member / Supporter

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    Become a PUB member

    Guys:

    I am extremly happy with all the support that satelliteguys has given FyreTV, it has been paramount in allowing us discover bugs and glitches in the FyreTV system.

    For this reason I would like to reward everyone that signs up to the paid subscription of satelliteguys by giving them $20 worth of credit on the FyreTV system once we go live!

    Regards,

    Estefano, CEO and Founder of FyreTV
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2008
  3. ralphfurley

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    two days with fyre

    UPS brought my box yesterday. Very simple install. There were no directions but they are not needed.

    It came with box, remote/batteries, power plug, ethernet cable, RCA cables and HDMI

    Connect box to power, then to modem, then TV via HDMI. By the time I tuned to channel FYRE was up and running.

    still learning to use remote. content is there, just need to "search" as the "new releases" are they first you see and there are only about 15 of them.

    I chose to view at 16:9 widescreen with DVD quality. The picture is great and the quality truly is DVD like.

    I use COMCAST for internet. One minor glitch when pic froze.


    It seems like a very cool idea. I wish Directv on Demand used as similar type of interface. oh well...enjoy
  4. shaun-ohio

    shaun-ohio Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    got my box up and running today, very simple setup also, the only thing i see so far, is when you click on to play entire movie, it only plays one scene at a time, i like the fast buffer time, starts to play immediately.
  5. daboogas94e

    daboogas94e PIT MEMBER

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    the DVD quality is excellent! no real complaints yet
  6. jgantert

    jgantert Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    Nice so far. The remote and searching will take a little getting used to. Plus, there is no way to get a list of titles after a search. Just the big box art scroll thing (not sure what to call it, but no TV listings type grid that could be quickly paged thru). There is page up/down on the search results, but unless you can actually read the box, you won't know what the titles are that you are paging thru. Maybe just my issue since I'm only on a 20" SDTV.

    -John
  7. jcrandall

    jcrandall Proud Staff Member Staff Member HERE TO HELP YOU!

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    Hey, that is great!

    If you think of it Estefano just indirectly bought you a pub membership :)

    Now you can come in the back room and tell us what you really think of the service!
  8. beast37799

    beast37799 Supporting Founder Supporting Founder

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    are we gonna start a beta thread in the pub backroom area?
  9. enoree

    enoree Supporting Founder Supporting Founder

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    The only thing so far that I would say as far as hardware is that the power lights on the front should be brighter, as even when I turned off the lamp for a moment it was hard to see them, otherwise everything is great so far.
  10. daboogas94e

    daboogas94e PIT MEMBER

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    since we are beta testing, can we get free pub membership?
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  12. minorthr

    minorthr Supporting Founder Supporting Founder

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    Got the box up and running. I ran into two problems. I was out of power outlets to plug it i and I was out of spots on my switch for the ethernet connection. After removing my HD-DVD player since I wont be using that anytime soon this box could not have been easier to hook it.

    I didnt have to do anything just hooked it up. It got an IP from my router, automatically recognized the tv was 16x9.

    The videos start right away and are great quality I've had no issues with it set on DVD quality.

    The only real problem is it didnt come with a manual so I'm still trying to figure out how to do things.

    Also D* should hire these guys to do their VOD because the quality and speed is way better.
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  13. daboogas94e

    daboogas94e PIT MEMBER

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    i was hoping for a manual as well!
  14. DeadBirdDog

    DeadBirdDog New Member

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    No luck here. It took an exceedingly long time to boot up and when it did come up it times out trying to reach the server. And yes the internet connection is fine. A computer on the same router hub works just fine. If I hit the "help" button it blacks out and the only way to restart it is to power cycle it. So far, not so good.
  15. daboogas94e

    daboogas94e PIT MEMBER

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    try 000000 as the PIN number
  16. K9SAT

    K9SAT SatelliteGuys Guru Supporting Founder SatelliteGuys Radio DJ

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    0000000 worked for me. The only deal is loggin on to the website, I cant do. Dont know why.
  17. daboogas94e

    daboogas94e PIT MEMBER

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    i think their site is down? their forums is definitely not working though
  18. K9SAT

    K9SAT SatelliteGuys Guru Supporting Founder SatelliteGuys Radio DJ

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    Yea, When I click on the logon button it says my email is not valid. The forums all of them show private with the exception of two. You can get to the fyretv forums by going to FyreTV Forums
  19. lakebum431

    lakebum431 Pub Member / Supporter Pub Member / Supporter

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    I was playing around with the box last night and I have a suggestion for improvement of remote functionality (although I'm sure this is because I'm used to watching DVR'd events on E*). I would like to see the ->] and [<- buttons skip forward 10 or 30 seconds instead of skipping forward to the next scene. I feel like people will be much more likely to want to skip forward several seconds rather than skip entire scenes.
  20. rglore

    rglore Pub Member / Supporter Pub Member / Supporter

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    The >> and << buttons work quite well with each press increasing the speed, pressing the play button returns to normal just like a DVD. Easy to skip over the un-needed parts.

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