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Last Edited by annie930ny January 15, 2016 at 07:30 AM
ASUS.com is selling new nexus player for $49. Obviously not as good as the $25 target had but still a decent deal for whose who missed it and better than the current $47 refurb ebay deal.

You'll be tagged with a couple dollars of tax. My checkout price came out to be $51.92. Shipping was free.

http://store.asus.com/us/item/201412AM240000002

EDIT: it looks like this keeps going in and out of stock..I'd suggest you keep checking the website every now and then
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tks in for 1
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Quote from Wh0Kares View Post :
ASUS.com is selling new nexus player for $49. Obviously not as good as the $25 target had but still a decent deal for whose who missed it and better than the current $47 refurb ebay deal.

You'll be tagged with a couple dollars of tax. My checkout price came out to be $51.92. Shipping was free.

http://store.asus.com/us/item/201412AM240000002
Damn, I couldn't find a Tarje with one for $25...I'll probably wait for it to be around that price again; don't know if there's a point in getting one if we have a few Rokus and chromesticks. Anyone feel it's worth it? TU for the post though OP!
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Damn, I couldn't find a Tarje with one for $25...I'll probably wait for it to be around that price again; don't know if there's a point in getting one if we have a few Rokus and chromesticks. Anyone feel it's worth it? TU for the post though OP!
Only if you do Kodi or perhaps need a chrome cast on 5 ghz band. otherwise be content with those Roku and Chromesticks.
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Still a great price. I have 4 throughout the house. No more Cable Box Rental Fee's for me. @ $15 per cable box fee, I'm saving $60/month. So these will pay for themselves very quickly. On top of that, the ability to have Youtube, Netflix, Google Play, Games, Google Music, Pandora and other apps that my cable box didn't have, made it a no brainer. TU OP!


Quote from Arthur-AllenA View Post :
Damn, I couldn't find a Tarje with one for $25...I'll probably wait for it to be around that price again; don't know if there's a point in getting one if we have a few Rokus and chromesticks. Anyone feel it's worth it? TU for the post though OP!



As the poster above me stated, unless you want to replace multiple cable boxes to avoid the rental fees or run kodi flawlessly, then your chromecast and roku pretty much cover everything else these nexus players can do.
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how smooth does kodi run on this compared to amazon fire tv?
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Got one for my teenager so that he could play retro games. He wanted a RetroN, but I didn't like how they are violating the GPL on that device. I figured that they are both basically just linux boxes running emulators, so I went with the cheaper option. I also got a bluetooth SNES clone controller for him to use with it. Seems to work pretty good. The Plex client leaves a bit to be desired, but I think it was a good buy.
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Quote from solchitlins View Post :
how smooth does kodi run on this compared to amazon fire tv?
About the same. Kodi crashed more often on the Fire TV for me.
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Quote from solchitlins View Post :
how smooth does kodi run on this compared to amazon fire tv?
Kodi runs great on these. Furthermore, if you use a wired ethernet, Kodi can do HDhomerun Prime TV very well (I used ServerWMC with a Win7 VM as the server). I had two of these set up in the house, and they worked very well.

Having said that, I should mention I recently moved to using an Atom quad based Win10 solution (I picked up a cheap Win10 refurb laptop, for $140, and a Tronsmart Ara X5 also for $140). I never checked the power consumption of the Nexus Players, but the Win10 boxes take 2 watts at idle, and 6 watts watching media - which was low enough for me to switch.

Yes, these are significantly more expensive, but the offer some advantages:
1) with the X5, I don't need a separate USB hub/ethernet adapter
2) now I can use Chrome in desktop mode, without hacks
3) coupled with Flirc, I can use the TV remote to do most things
4) the hardware is faster
5) it's Win10 - so possibilities are much broader

Disadvantages:
1) No Netflix app - the Android Netflix app is great. On Win10 I run the Netflix web page through Chrome launcher, which means you need a mouse to navigate easily
2) No Youtube app - same issue. If Win10 offered a keyboard driven navigation method for these, it would be great. There are some Chrome extensions for this, but I'm not impressed (too slow/clunky)

My biggest disadvantage on the Player probably won't apply to you: the Kodi Chinese (CCTV4) add-ons weren't stable for some reason. When I tried the same add-on through the Win10 based Kodi, it seems much more stable. This was all my wife needed to greenlight the change. I just figure the Win10 version has more stable codecs/networking/??? than the Android version.
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Quote from omegatek View Post :
Still a great price. I have 4 throughout the house. No more Cable Box Rental Fee's for me. @ $15 per cable box fee, I'm saving $60/month. So these will pay for themselves very quickly. On top of that, the ability to have Youtube, Netflix, Google Play, Games, Google Music, Pandora and other apps that my cable box didn't have, made it a no brainer. TU OP!







As the poster above me stated, unless you want to replace multiple cable boxes to avoid the rental fees or run kodi flawlessly, then your chromecast and roku pretty much cover everything else these nexus players can do.
What cable company do you have that you can use these as a cable box or are you figuring kodi as the cable box
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Kodi runs great on these. Furthermore, if you use a wired ethernet, Kodi can do HDhomerun Prime TV very well (I used ServerWMC with a Win7 VM as the server). I had two of these set up in the house, and they worked very well.
You don't even need WMC. On 6.0 the HDHomerun app along with Live Channel provides EPG and MPEG2 hardware acceleration. I run this over wireless AC with a Netgear AC1900 router and get great results.
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Someone actually got one at Target for me for $15. Great device runs kodi very smoothly. I replaced it with a Shield TV for my main room and have the Nexus in the bedroom. I also have 2 Firesticks as well running Kodi. Nexus player and Shield run kodi much more smootly. Only drawback on the Nexus player is that it does not have a overscan setting. Both Firesticks and Shield do.
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Got one for my teenager so that he could play retro games. He wanted a RetroN, but I didn't like how they are violating the GPL on that device. I figured that they are both basically just linux boxes running emulators, so I went with the cheaper option. I also got a bluetooth SNES clone controller for him to use with it. Seems to work pretty good. The Plex client leaves a bit to be desired, but I think it was a good buy.
you could also use a Xbox 360 wired controller.. though you will need an OTG to USB adapter. I have one and it works great with all the emulators.. PSXe, NESemu, etc.

KODI is the BOMB with the nexus player.
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Quote from omegatek View Post :
Still a great price. I have 4 throughout the house. No more Cable Box Rental Fee's for me. @ $15 per cable box fee, I'm saving $60/month. So these will pay for themselves very quickly. On top of that, the ability to have Youtube, Netflix, Google Play, Games, Google Music, Pandora and other apps that my cable box didn't have, made it a no brainer. TU OP!







As the poster above me stated, unless you want to replace multiple cable boxes to avoid the rental fees or run kodi flawlessly, then your chromecast and roku pretty much cover everything else these nexus players can do.
How do you use these as cable boxes?

Quote from ns6490 View Post :
About the same. Kodi crashed more often on the Fire TV for me.
this seems to run kodi better than fire tv. at least for me .
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