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Favi Smart Stick Makes Any HDTV an Android Powered Smart TV

Discussion in 'Android News' started by Edognights, Oct 2, 2012.

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    If you have been on the fence about picking up a smart TV due to cost, Favi's new smart stick may be just what you need. The smart stick turns any HDTV into an Android powered smart TV for only $50 and gives you the ability to stream videos and music as well as browse the web. Favi's new device runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, comes with 4GB of storage, has WiFi, DLNA support for media sharing, and access to the Play Market. Favi's new smart stick is slated to launch on October 30th and will be available with 4GB of storage for $49.99 and 8GB for $79.99 through Amazon, Newegg, Best Buy, and Radio Shack.


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    Would be nice. I have to do most things thru my PS3 and 360. My current HDTV and Blu Ray features suck so bad I dont even use em anymore.

    So for me its either something like this....or go back to Samsung for my HDTV, Blu Ray needs. So far thats the only company I used that the features were good and the menus werent sluggish.
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    I'll take one in black please.
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    If there was a way to have an HDMI passthrough so you had the Android UI over live TV, that would be sweet. Almost as if live TV was the live wallpaper.
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    That is truly amazing!! I think I need one of these!!
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    That is the problem I have. This thing ties up the screen. Most TV don't include PIP anymore, so you either have this or regular TV(or whatever your source is).
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    Where are the specs? Is it full 1080p resolution?
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    The other places that talk about this thing on a google search say it uses Jellybean 4.1.
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    Found this on Android Authority's website: OS: Android (4.0)Resolution: 720P, 1080P (HDMI)Microprocessor: ARM Cortex-A9 @ 1.0 GhzRAM: 1GB DDR3 SDRamBuilt-in WiFi: 802.11 b/g/nStorage: 4GBUSB Port: 2.0Mini USB: DC Input,Micro SD: Up to 32GBRemote Control: InfraredDimensions: 3.6" x 1.3" x 0.6"Weight: 0.08 lb.
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    Wait... I'm a bit slow today, so if someone with a brain could answer this for me...

    Can this stick replace my Logitech Revue?
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    Meet the SmartStick

    Looks pretty interesting, might be an x-mas present. The only problem is how to get it to work with my surround sound...I don't use the volume on the TV.
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    I wonder what the "add a pocket keyboard" price will be?
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    there should be an output from your TV you can plug into your surround sound


    this thing looks damn clever. I want one
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    Price is on the website I linked. $39.00
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    Correct, but not sure I would need to change the output everytime. May be a good experiment, as I would just use an optical digital cable from the tv to the receiver. Everything else is HDMI from the player (DVR box and PS3) to the surround sound receiver and then HDMI to the TV.
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    This just reminded me why I wanted another optical cable...lol My TV net apps n menu suck so bad its not worth it for me right now. Off the top of my head...it should be a way to map the optical output to one of your functions on your receiver. Like on my receiver I could map it to Aux, VCR, CD, etc. I may have to play around with this today.
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    the optical cables are typically pretty damn good at transferring data. IMO, It's worth a shot. The small amount it'll actually cost to do makes it worth the benefits you'll get if it works well
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