Don’t upgrade Kodi to v17 on FireTV

If you use DTS pass-through, don’t upgrade Kodi to version 17.0 (Krypton) on FireTV. The new version of Kodi needs a newer version of Android (version 6.0 / Marshmallow) or later to support DTS pass-through.

If you’ve already upgraded, you will need to re-install version Kodi 16.1. You may have to fully uninstall Kodi 17, before you can reinstall the old version.

Seagate FreeAgent Theater+HD review

Seagate FreeAgent Theater+HD Networked Media Player
The Seagate Freeagent Theater+HD is one of a long line of Realtek chip based networked media players (also known as digital media adaptors, media receivers, media streamers, and probably others). These players allow you to watch any movies you have on your computer or USB hard drive on your TV.

While all the Realtek based players are priced and perform quite similarly, this one has a unique feature. It lets you dock a FreeAgent Go drive, and play any media you have on that. However, unlike the more expensive Popcorn Hour or the Netgear Digital Entertainer Elite, these do not have the typical Living Room Equipment design.

Setting up the FreeAgent Theater+ is quite easy. You simply connect this player to your TV using an HDMI cable if you have a recent HDTV, or using component cables if you have one of the early HDTVs or a Standard Definition TV, it also has a composite connection (the AV out) if your TV does not have any of the other connections. One niggle here is that they do not provide an HDMI cable, but they do provide the other two including a Scart adapter for the AV/Composite connection.

If your movies are on a USB Hard Drive or Flash/Thumb Drive you can connect that to either the front or back USB port. As previously mentioned, you can dock a FreeAgent Go hard drive to the dock.
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