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    Yeah, too cheap with the Prime discount to pass up. They mention screen mirroring, but don't go in too much detail. I wonder if they're trying to claim they'll have that working with non-Kindle devices?
     
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    IMO Since the Fire TV stick comes with a dedicated remote (and an interface) - this could also be competition for the upcoming Nexus Android TV player from Google. The hardware (processor) isn't as powerful as the Nexus TV device - but both have 1 GB of RAM.

    The price is a lot less than Nexus TV ($61 cheaper) - so it could appeal to people that are OK with just casual games along with all the streaming services of the full Fire TV. I did notice that Fire TV doesn't have an HBO GO app yet. But I imagine that will be coming down the road. IMO it looks like the Fire TV stick will have more (dedicated) apps than Nexus TV at launch.
     
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    I am not an Amazon Prime member but thought I might qualify for a free month, unfortunately that isn't the case. I haven't ordered one.
     
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    Good find, thanks Chris
     
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    Your estimated delivery date is:
    Wednesday, December 17, 2014

    Ouch!!
     
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    Ha, that can't hurt too bad, it's not like you don't have media players to handle everything until you receive it mid or late December. I sure don't need one, there is no way it can add anything I can't already do.
     
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    I saw this discussion of the processor used in the Amazon Fire TV stick (it's in the comments section below the article):

    Amazon Fire TV Stick is a 39 Chromecast Roku rival - Liliputing

    ** Looks like BCM28155 will run at 1.3GHz.

    Broadcom readies chips optimized for Android 4.0 Network World

    "The BCM28145 and BCM28155 are dual ARM Cortex A9 cores cranked up to 1.3 GHz, and 21/5.8 Mbps HSPA+ modems. The former supports HD 720p, the latter 1080p video, through the chipmakers VideoCore technology, which effectively offloads graphics from the application processor. Broadcom says the chips have the lowest-power HD playback and camcorder capabilities up to 1080p. The integrated HSPA+ modem supports up to 21Mbps downstream, and 5.8Mbps upstream.”

    Rastervision

    Supposedly, it’s the same chipset as a Samsung Galaxy 2, and runs at 1.2 Ghz.. The GPU is the same as the Raspberry Pi. **
     
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    Very favorable Fire TV Stick review from PCMag:

    Amazon Fire TV Stick Review Rating PCMag.com

    Hmmm ..... from the review:

    ** For the smaller size and the lower price of the Fire Stick, you have to trade off the very snappy experience of the Fire TV for a slightly longer wait (but not nearly as long as the Google Nexus Player). **
     
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