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Our Chess Club Got A Openbox V8S

It’s the time of year for fundraising again and as always people have been very generous. We really do not ask for a whole lot but we thought a good addition to the club would be some entertainment for after the games. We obviously have other board games but we wanted to get a TV in as well as some coffee making facilities to create a better atmosphere to hang out in. Obviously we do not have a big budget so getting a Sky or Virgin media subscription was out of the question. Luckily one of our members is into all these new technology trends and he recommended something called an Openbox v8s which gets free to air channels…for free!

We had an old satellite dish from a few years back when our hall used to be a community hall and we had a local guy come in and connect the Openbox V8S to the TV and satellite dish. So we now have some TV channels which is nice especially when the chess championships come around and we want to have gatherings in the club. So even if you are not a big chess fan feel free to pop in and have a chat. We are pretty welcoming and as well as TV we have Tea and Coffee and of course biscuits to go with :). Oh for those of you who want to know where to get an Openbox V8S I was given this link so you can read more about it there as I am not great with these sorts of things.

Also a reminder that our new chess sessions start on the 15th of APril for those interested please sign up via the contact page. Thanks.



Android TV Boxes – Specific Features To Choose

If you are currently thinking about purchasing a brand new Android TV box, you should take the time to explore the features. There are a few features, which are a little more important than others. Below, you will learn about all of the features that are exceptionally important, when purchasing Android TV boxes.

Built-In Storage Space and Ports

If you’re interested in using your Android box, as a DVR, it is imperative that you have plenty of disk space. Although built-in storage might be sufficient, you should also consider purchasing a box, which offers a MicroSD card slot! This slot will increase your disk space significantly!


Also, it is vital to make sure that you know precisely how you will be able to control your box. Can you utilize an included controller or will you be able to use your smart phone? Make sure that you’ll be able to use the device, without difficulty.


When looking at the box’s RAM, you should treat it, as if you were purchasing a computer. RAM is vital and will help to determine the overall speed of your device! Suffice to say, you will be better off purchasing a box with as much RAM as possible! andoirdtvboxuk.co.uk offer several options when it comes to RAM.


At the end of the day, purchasing one of the Android TV boxes takes a little bit of patience and research! Do not rush the decision and be sure to explore the features above, before finalizing your purchase!

Why you need an Android TV Box

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I have never claimed to be the most technology savvy person around even though I am still in my 20s but I have to say I think the android TV box is a great piece of kit. As always with these things I have been pretty hesitant to pick up on this new trend that seems to be happening across the Ireland. I first heard of them when my friend offered me one for free to try out. I politely declined as I already have enough boxes around my TV including UPC, Apple TV not to mention my Wii and Playstation so the thought of another box around the TV wasn’t particularly inviting.

Eventually however I became sick of paying UPC over €50.00 per month when I don’t even watch that much TV so I rang him and told him to drop it over. Within a few hours I was hooked. All my favorite films are on it and you can even watch live sports from across the world. The term android TV box doesn’t do it justice as it is really a media centre. I asked him how much do they usually cost and they start from approx. €100. Not bad as that is only 2 months worth of TV bills and then I won’t have to pay any more bills!

I am not sure of the difference between the android TV boxes on the market but from what I can see they are all very similar and run on the same operating system. I think the big difference is RAM speed and also storage although I don’t think you need to store anything as everything is streamed.