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Amazon Fire TV 2nd Generation Review

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    Amazon Fire TV 2nd Generation Review

    Hothardware is reviewing Amazon's Fire TV (2015) Second Generation today. Check it out to see if the updated hardware is enough to help you decide too cut that cable TV bill.

    Not long ago, Amazon announced a revamped Fire TV with a handful of new and upgraded features including 4K Ultra HD video support and Alexa functionality. Although the original Fire TV which we reviewed last year had voice capabilities, those voice controls were limited to searching for content and applications. With Alexa built in, the second-generation Fire TV now has additional features, such as the ability to provide sports scores, weather and traffic information, or play music.

    As you’ll recall from our review of the Amazon Echo, we were impressed by the Alexa functionality and its utility in our everyday lives. A few months later, Alexa is still a common name spoken in our household on a daily basis.

    In addition to Alexa, the new Fire TV has a number of hardware upgrades as well. Most notably, the new Fire TV now supports 4K Ultra HD video thanks to a more powerful GPU. In order to enable 4K video, Amazon has upgraded the processor in the new Fire TV to a quad-core, 64-bit MediaTek SoC with PowerVR GX6250 graphics. According to Amazon, this processor has 75 percent more processing power than its predecessor. The Fire TV also has 2GB of memory and better Wi-Fi support. You’ll also find 8 GB of storage in the new Fire TV, and unlike the first generation model, the new version has a microSD card slot that lets you expand the storage capacity up to 128 GB.

    Source: Hothardware
    Last edited by bittermann; Nov 4, 2015, 07:07 AM.
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      The first one is such a POS I wont ever buy another one. I'll stick to Chromecast.
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      -George Carlin
      An arrow can only be shot by pulling it back. Remember when life is dragging you back, you are just moments away from springing forward.

      So keep aiming.



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          The problem with Kindle devices is 3rd party support. I like my Kindle 8.9HD but I'd never buy another one because the app selection from 3rd parties is almost none existent. Besides, there's nothing better right now than NVIDIA's tablet and Android TV devices.