For those who liked the TVPad IPTV. It appears they rebranded and now call the new device "BlueTV".
After numerous email exchanges with a seller of the BlueTV, asking him several questions and trying to get a better price. The seller offered me a coupon code for $23 off and free shipping to bring the total cost to around $125.99. Not bad since BlueTV shows the retail price is $299 and sells around $150-180 on other websites I looked up.
Shipping is from Hong Kong, yet they use DHL Overnight so it should arrive within 2-3 days from Hong Kong. They sent me the tracking number shortly after my payment was confirmed.
After my old TVPad died, I've purchased several other Chinese IPTV boxes for my parents and relatives. They mostly wants to watch Chinese (mainly Taiwan channels) and soap opera shows, and most of the other Chinese IPTV boxes I tried had a lot of streaming and video quality issues or were harder to maneuver around for non-technical or older folks like my parents and relatives. My parents and relatives really liked the old TVPad, which made me willing to give the BlueTV a try.
I figured at $125, even if the BlueTV last 1-2 years, I'll be saving money since we spent $10-25 per month for the Chinese package offered by various providers.
I received my BlueTV and love it. Video quality if really good (HD quality) and no lag issues (I would recommend internet speed be at least 8Mbps). I have placed another ordered for a total of 6 more BlueTV from this seller for my parents and relatives.
Anyway, posting this to share for those who have parents/relative/friend wanting to watch LIVE Taiwan, China, Hong Kong channels and liked the old TVPad set up.
Feel free to contact the seller if you have any questions. They were really helpful on answering questions and replied pretty quickly. Note they are in Hong Kong so there is a time zone difference.
If the coupon code does not work, contact the seller and they can assist you. The coupon code did not work for me the 2nd time and I emailed them and they got it to work for me.
Offer: USD23.00 Discount and Free Shipping
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