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#13297646 PlayStation TV $20 / bundle $30 at Walmart B&M

Posted by BigBizzee on 20 April 2016 - 02:00 PM

My Walmart had 5 bundles last time I was there, so I bought all of them. Yeah, I'm that guy. I am keeping one and I already sold two - so I have two more left. Will probably sell one of the remaining, but I am tossing around the idea of gutting one of them for the 8GB card and then selling the system and dual shock 3 by themselves. First world problems...

#12600196 Sony PS3 PlayStation Eye Camera - $4.84 @ Amazon & Free shipping wit...

Posted by BigBizzee on 28 March 2015 - 11:00 PM

Is this worth getting for any of the move shooters like Dead Space Extraction or the RE shooter that was originally on the Wii?

#12435481 GameStick $17/$20 (in store/online) at Gamestop

Posted by BigBizzee on 23 January 2015 - 01:18 PM

Holy crap, Navi X got updated to 4.0 today (it's part of the tvaddons package under the programs section) and it is AMAZING.  Every 1080p link I've clicked on has been live and loaded up almost instantly!

Wow, that's GREAT news. Genesis and Project Free TV work pretty well (and NaviX was kind of left in the dark)...glad to see Navi X make a comeback.

#12397312 GameStick $17/$20 (in store/online) at Gamestop

Posted by BigBizzee on 09 January 2015 - 01:56 AM

Ahh another day another batch of questions to answer lol

Follow the tutorial video to put it in Recovery


I have only used wifi as I have no dock and I've had some luck with these 2 apps, the first helps connectivity and the 2nd is a widget you can put on the desktop so you can always see how many mbps it's connected at currently


You can go into the Super User app and disable notifications for everything that gets super user permissions or just for Kodi if you like.

I'm definitely going to download the WiFi widget to monitor the speeds :)


I'm a little weary about something that changes system files to "speed up" the internet though....did you really notice a speed boost? Did the WiFi widget verify the speed increase?


For the record, I'm actually quite pleased with the wifi of the gamestick I have. It's going through a WiFi range extender, and still gets 10-13 mbps (or whatever it measures) according to the Ookla speed tester app.

#12390565 GameStick $17/$20 (in store/online) at Gamestop

Posted by BigBizzee on 06 January 2015 - 10:04 PM

ARGH... why did I buy this when I have the Ouya , my WD TVLIVE and Fire TV stick???!??!?

Because none of those are all of these all at once:

1. An android device capable of sideloading anything
2. In stick form
3. Less than $20
4. Hackable


#12390010 GameStick $17/$20 (in store/online) at Gamestop

Posted by BigBizzee on 06 January 2015 - 07:31 PM

Some of these questions are answered in this thread guys....I know it's 15 pages long, but honestly - if you are interested in learning about this device, READ THIS THREAD :-) Lots of good info here....


Anyhow, My thoughts:


1. GO FULL ANDROID with the CFW 1.4. It works GREAT. Maybe putting it into Dev Mode works too, but for me - the android version is smooth and works awesome. Let's fact it - Gamestick games suck anyway. You won't miss them.

2. The original controller still works in full android, but you might have to pair it. It's a crappy controller though IMO....so maybe find something else! There are plenty of sites explaining how to pair controllers in Android.

3. Most USB remote controls (RF or 2.4ghz or otherwise) should work. I own a USB 2.4GHZ air-mouse, and it works great. I also used a standard WMC USB RF remote, and it too worked great. I recommend searching through the Amazon reviews for a remote control you like, to see if it's compatible with android or XBMC. It should be fine for this.

4. Ethernet (using the dock) can be used with the CFW if you look around for the fix (also in this thread)

5. Wireless works surpsingly well! I stream 720P video and HD Youtube on it all day long, and that's through a wireless extender! Try it before you go strictly dock w/ ethernet. You might be surprised.

6. I used the SPMC (included) for a while, but it didn't allow me to install certain add-ons for some reason. I went with Kodi 14 (newest version) right from the website (make sure you pick the ARM version), and it's AMAZING. The only issue I ran into is that Kodi locks the resolution to 720p on my TV, so while in Android I had to put the display settings to 720P. For the most part, you can't tell a difference and it probably allows it to run a little better anyhow. You might not have the same resolution locking issue, so YMMV.

7. I have an ouya, with both the "stock" XBMC from the Ouya store, and also a sideloaded Gotham release. Call me crazy, but this runs BETTER using Kodi than what I've seen on the Ouya. Sure, Ouya probably emulates some systems better, but I'm using my modded Xbox for emulation so I don't care much about that. This Gamestick  w/ CFW is a great media streamer, especially since you can install almost ANY Android app on it. I have Youtube, Netflix, Google Play, Pandora, Slacker Radio, Kodi, etc.


Hope this helps some of you...

#12388123 GameStick $17/$20 (in store/online) at Gamestop

Posted by BigBizzee on 06 January 2015 - 01:58 AM

Any reason to get dock? Gonna use for xbmc mostly. Been using mouse to navigate anyways

I used to use a dock for ethernet, extra USB ports, and the ability to turn the thing off with the press of a button (otherwise, you have to unplug it when not using a dock).


The fan coming on was annoyinng and loud. It worked great though, especially with ethernet.


However, I moved recently and went with the dongle only, and wireless (powered from the AC cord). I never turn it off, run 720P videos in XBMC all the time and it works perfectly. No problems with connections and/or overheating.


I feel like the dock really isn't necessary to be honest.

#12035531 GameStick Console - Stick and Controller for $20 with S&H @Gamestop

Posted by BigBizzee on 25 August 2014 - 03:59 AM

For the record, it's a very capable $20 HD XBMC streaming device. I challenge anyone to find one that does this for less $....

As a game system, I can't really recommend it. But considering I could tether it to my phone, take it on the road, and have an entire library of movies and shows through XBMC for $20,it's a great device.

#11995336 Backwards Compatible Must Haves

Posted by BigBizzee on 09 August 2014 - 04:00 PM

It's strange saying this considering the Wii sold a bazillion units, but it's one of the most underrated systems for serious gamers. 80% of Wii owners only bought Just Dance and Cooking Mama.