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    Sony tv with Android

    Got me a new Sony tv with Android built in.
    loaded kodi added xnewa Wow works great
    Read a few reviews that said the Android built-in didn't play all content well I haven't found anything yet that npvr records that it won't play.
    Even handles the pvr addon well

    Best tv I have owned by a mile
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    Server:Cpu-Intel i3,ATI Radeon HD 5670 ,OS-Windows 7,2gig ram. 2xHvr4400,Nova-s plus(dvb-s SD),hvr2210(dvb-t HD)
    Client:Cpu-AMD am2,Gpu-Ati HD2100 integrated ,OS-Windows 7,2gig ram
    Client:Cpu Intel 2 gig ram ,Nvidia 9400
    Client:Popcorn Hour A110
    Client:Samsung [NZ][DVB-s][2012]BD-E5900x2
    Client:Samsung [NZ][DVB-s][2013]BD-F6500

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    oh, that's what I would've really wanted, but the Sony android TV's are the more expensive ones... the cheaper sony smart tv's use their other (older?) smart tv platform. even hunting the open-box deals, I couldn't find a sony android I could afford. Just last night I traded up to a LG 50" 4k UHD/HDR TV with webOS 3.0 for $320 (clearance and open-box of course). Seems to be a fantastic TV, much nicer than the Samsung 48" J5200 I returned.

    I know the android hardware in the Sony isn't the same as what's in my Nexus Player, BUT I have found Kodi 17 to be unusable on my Nexus Player (issues with MPEG decoding and de-interlacing). I've gone back to 16.1 and turned off auto-updates. Assuming you're not already running Kodi 17, I suggest you join the kodi beta program (https://play.google.com/apps/testing/org.xbmc.kodi) so you can try the Kodi 17 RC3 and see if all is well... if not you can just leave the beta program, then uninstall 17 and re-install it to get 16.1 back. That way you wont have to mess with side-loading 16.1 later when the play store has only 17.
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    my server: NPVR 4.2.2/Win10Pro 32-bit/AMD A6-7400K/hvr-2250 & hvr-1250 with Winegard Flatwave antenna/Schedules Direct
    playback client: Google Nexus Player running Android 8/Kodi 16.1 (last version with good 1080i MPEG-2 playback) & X-NEWA 2.5.1

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    Hi, I'm looking at finally getting a Sony TV with Android [X90F/X900F/X900F series, to replace my aging and dying Panasonic Viera 32"].
    Is there an easier way to set it up as client than loading KODI and then XNEWA (I have done this on my RPi2 so I know how but all the same...)
    Does the Android App simply load onto the TV?

    ta

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    ASUS STRIX X470-F AMD 2700x 4GHz | Win10Prox64 | 32GB | NVIDIA GEforce GT1030 Fanless | WinTV DMB-TH | WinTV HVR-1280 | Hauppauge Colossus | Various HD's | AC86U | USB-UIRT | PCH-A110 | RPi2 | Sony Bravia LCD X9000F Android TV |. Frustrated that NextPVR is not working? Take a moment and consider this and this and this and this and this and this. Credit where credit's due; for one guy (with a wife and two kids), most problems are solved outrageously quickly. Patience.

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    Well I bought the TV above; any hints on adding it as a client directly (if possible)?
    Ta
    ASUS STRIX X470-F AMD 2700x 4GHz | Win10Prox64 | 32GB | NVIDIA GEforce GT1030 Fanless | WinTV DMB-TH | WinTV HVR-1280 | Hauppauge Colossus | Various HD's | AC86U | USB-UIRT | PCH-A110 | RPi2 | Sony Bravia LCD X9000F Android TV |. Frustrated that NextPVR is not working? Take a moment and consider this and this and this and this and this and this. Credit where credit's due; for one guy (with a wife and two kids), most problems are solved outrageously quickly. Patience.

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    The android client doesn't work that we'll can't fast forward interface more for touch screen
    After you posted above I had another play
    Best I could get going is load Kodi
    Load xnewa
    Add xnewa as a favourite
    Download,/enable party mode(under services in Kodi repo)
    (select xnewa to load on startup)
    Boom job done

    Personally I still use the rpi3 it's just a bit smoother few more buttons on remote to control things ,but my tv is 2 years old now so your may be better
    Last edited by stustunz; 2019-01-22 at 11:59 PM.
    Specs
    Server:Cpu-Intel i3,ATI Radeon HD 5670 ,OS-Windows 7,2gig ram. 2xHvr4400,Nova-s plus(dvb-s SD),hvr2210(dvb-t HD)
    Client:Cpu-AMD am2,Gpu-Ati HD2100 integrated ,OS-Windows 7,2gig ram
    Client:Cpu Intel 2 gig ram ,Nvidia 9400
    Client:Popcorn Hour A110
    Client:Samsung [NZ][DVB-s][2012]BD-E5900x2
    Client:Samsung [NZ][DVB-s][2013]BD-F6500

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    Cheers Stu; was hoping to declutter by removing the PCH (or RPi2) and use built in Android capability as a client. Oh well ...
    ASUS STRIX X470-F AMD 2700x 4GHz | Win10Prox64 | 32GB | NVIDIA GEforce GT1030 Fanless | WinTV DMB-TH | WinTV HVR-1280 | Hauppauge Colossus | Various HD's | AC86U | USB-UIRT | PCH-A110 | RPi2 | Sony Bravia LCD X9000F Android TV |. Frustrated that NextPVR is not working? Take a moment and consider this and this and this and this and this and this. Credit where credit's due; for one guy (with a wife and two kids), most problems are solved outrageously quickly. Patience.

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    The Android client should work for this task, but I haven't personally tried it with a Sony Android TV. It's a fairly basic client, but works. I've got plans for improvements, but these will need to wait until other stuff is off my plate.

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    Cool; I might try it if I can work out how to add this as an app to Sony TV.
    ASUS STRIX X470-F AMD 2700x 4GHz | Win10Prox64 | 32GB | NVIDIA GEforce GT1030 Fanless | WinTV DMB-TH | WinTV HVR-1280 | Hauppauge Colossus | Various HD's | AC86U | USB-UIRT | PCH-A110 | RPi2 | Sony Bravia LCD X9000F Android TV |. Frustrated that NextPVR is not working? Take a moment and consider this and this and this and this and this and this. Credit where credit's due; for one guy (with a wife and two kids), most problems are solved outrageously quickly. Patience.

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    Fast forward skip didn't work on my Sony tv
    Try it out and report back if it works on yours
    Specs
    Server:Cpu-Intel i3,ATI Radeon HD 5670 ,OS-Windows 7,2gig ram. 2xHvr4400,Nova-s plus(dvb-s SD),hvr2210(dvb-t HD)
    Client:Cpu-AMD am2,Gpu-Ati HD2100 integrated ,OS-Windows 7,2gig ram
    Client:Cpu Intel 2 gig ram ,Nvidia 9400
    Client:Popcorn Hour A110
    Client:Samsung [NZ][DVB-s][2012]BD-E5900x2
    Client:Samsung [NZ][DVB-s][2013]BD-F6500

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    Will do when working; got Kodi loaded OK, rediscovered how to add XNEWA but getting NPVR cannot access local host 127.0.0.1. Will seek support in the correct forum. Yes I disabled my firewall. Will also need to work out how to adb ? into the TV Android system to change autostsrt. I already enabled developer access by pressing the lowest button in About 4 times. There’s a New Android OS out for it shortly too Sony Bravia KD-49X9000F (90F/900F).
    ASUS STRIX X470-F AMD 2700x 4GHz | Win10Prox64 | 32GB | NVIDIA GEforce GT1030 Fanless | WinTV DMB-TH | WinTV HVR-1280 | Hauppauge Colossus | Various HD's | AC86U | USB-UIRT | PCH-A110 | RPi2 | Sony Bravia LCD X9000F Android TV |. Frustrated that NextPVR is not working? Take a moment and consider this and this and this and this and this and this. Credit where credit's due; for one guy (with a wife and two kids), most problems are solved outrageously quickly. Patience.

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