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Cutting the Cords-Firing your Cable Companies

Gm ?! Are you tired of Cable TV? The high cost, the limited choices? 
I will give you 5 easy steps to get Cable TV for FREE?. Yes you heard right…. Free news, sports,  music, religious channels etc. wow?
Step1: You need an android device. You can use your phone or tablet but an android tv box($35 On ebay) or smart tv improves the experience 
Step2: Go to Google Play Store on your android device and search “Kodi”
Step3: Scroll down and click and install the app “Configurator for Kodi” on your android device
Step4: Open app, Click TV and enjoy. You can also search and filter channels to your desire
Step5: Forward this message to friends so they can save too and send me a ??. ?

 

Nowadays, we’re all searching for methods to save cash and place it towards the big cable companies. “Cutting the cord” achieves these two tasks. Therefore we combined a couple of affordable home entertainment components (FireStick, Multimedia Projector, and HD Antenna) to create a great, affordable home entertainment system. How To Setup a Multimedia Projector Home Entertainment Multimedia Projector Home Entertainment System Snag a pleasant small multimedia projector for Movies and FireTV home entertainment on a tight budget Have an HD Antenna and receive free HD local channels with the air! Combine your FireStick having a multimedia projector to obtain a super-compact HD media center. Give a Bluetooth controller for many gaming, use a nice-searching shelf in your wall for the projector and Fire Stick – and you’re done. It can be done all for approximately $85 (without projector, or around $300 such as the projector). This happens to be a good little multimedia projector home entertainment / “media center”. It’s way below the price of something similar to the The new sony VPL Projector ($27,999). See steps to make this little giant of the media center below – without emptying your wallet. The good thing about the Small Multimedia Projector Nowadays, a small multimedia projector can be purchased for $200 or fewer. I purchased one a couple of years back for around $250 refurbished. It’s a Brookstone Small Projector. It’s offered me well and remains my go-to show mechanism in my media center. PLUS – it really works perfectly with FireTV. It also has usb port spot to provide capacity to the FireStick, getting rid of another cord that should be run in the power strip towards the media center. The image quality of the projector is a trade. The images below don’t get it done justice – it appears better personally. I clicked these pics with my HD Universe camera: The multimedia projector screensize proven during these photos is roughly 4 ft high by 8 ft wide, or about 9 ft diagonally. The projector is roughly 13 ft from the wall it’s projecting onto, creating in regards to a 108? screen. (“Roughly” means I did not possess a tape-measure handy – Can get exact dimensions and publish them). Multimedia Projector Sample Image 1 Multimedia Projector Sample 1 Sample image #2 for Multimedia Projector display Small Projector with FireStick Multimedia Projector Sample Display photo Over 100? Forecasted Display Size (Diagonal) Multimedia Projector sample screenshot Multimedia Projector Sample 4 Ultimate Cord-Cutter’s Multimedia Projector Guide for 2016 (on a tight budget!): Obtain a Fire TV Stick ($39 new, $34 refurbished) and employ Kodi for TV & Movies Make use of an HD antenna ($25 new,$19 refurbished) for the local & sport shows * To make use of an HD antenna, you’ll need a TV/monitor that may pay a regular coax cable (common “TV cable”). OR you can aquire a digital ripper tools box that outputs an HDMI signal (to be used having a monitor that just accepts HDMI, for instance). Also you will want an increased HD antenna ($36 new) that features a 50 mile range. Setup Plex for enjoying your media library (movies/TV on the hard disk). Pair a Bluetooth controller together with your FireTV for enjoying emulators and Amazon . com games. Connect your FireStick to some small multimedia projector such as the Brookstone HDMI Pocket Projector Mobile. * Don’t allow the name fool you. This common “pocket projector” packs some serious punch. Use a nice multimedia projector shelf to secure your components Total Price of apparatus: Around $83 USD ($34 for FireStick $19 for HD Antenna $30 for Bluetooth Controller) $200 for Multimedia Projector (Optional) Total Monthly Cost: $ Services Provided: TV, Movies, Sports, Local Channels, Stream Your Media Library, Emulated Games and Amazon . com Games. Overkill & Other Add-Ons towards the Budget Media Center 4K Digital Multimedia Projector such as this The new sony or this JVC. New FireTV (plays 4K video!) Unbelievably-high-power HD Antenna

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Parental Control addons Kodi

If you don’t want your children to be able to access certain add-ons within Kodi, you’ll probably want to enable parental controls to curb their viewing access.

Here is the top 3 methods of full parental control within kodi

1. Universal Parental Control

 

Universal Parental Control is built to work with videos played from your Kodi library and ALL addons. Addon developers do not need to change anything and Universal PC works even if metadata is disabled. Highly configurable: Set your PIN, set your watershed time, exclude addons if required, exclude modes if required.

2. Locking

If you want to make a source more private, you can use lockcodes or passwords to protect that source. The easiest way to accomplish this in Kodi, is using the GUI dialogs. First, enable the Master Lock in Settings/System/Master lock. After enabling the Master Lock, a Set Lock button will pop up in the Context Menu allowing you to set a lock on specific sources. Kodi will ask for the master lock codeand then give you the opportunity to set a unique Password on that specific share. To Remove the Lock you need to remember the Master Lock code.

Locking a source means you only give it protection in Kodi. Outside Kodi the source is still available and only protected, or not protected at all, by the Operating System. In the same way, if someone has access to manually edit the sources.xml he or she can remove or change the settings for the locked source. So, don’t feel too safe when you protect a source in Kodi.
 

3. XBMC Parental Controls

 
In XBMC, go to Programs -> Parental Controls. The first time you will need to choose a code. Once you are in, you can select the video addons you wish to protect and the ratings you will allow. At that point, you can browse your video addons and it will block restricted content. Restricted content will be placed under a sub-menu that you need to enter your code to access.

Download the zip file from

and place it in a location you can browse to from Xbox Media Center. In XBMC, go to System -> Settings -> Addons -> Install from zip file. Browse to the zip file you downloaded and install it.

 

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Mapping Kodi Keys

The keyboard.xml file controls how Kodi reacts to keypresses, that is it determines what action is mapped to what keypress. There are two main reasons for modifying keyboard.xml:

  1. You want to change the standard key mappings because of a personal preference
  2. You are configuring a Media Center remote control that sends keypresses

You can edit keyboard.xml using any text editor such as Notepad++ in Windows or gedit/nano in Linux. The location where the file should be located after creation is in userdata

There is a more detailed discussion of the keyboard.xml file. This article is focussed on the gory details of editing it.

Keymap Editor is a GUI for configuring mappings for remotes, keyboard and other inputs supported by xbmc. Note: existing user defined key mappings will be removed.

1 Installing

To install this add-on you must do so from the Add-on manager from within Kodi by going to:

  1. Settings
  2. Add-ons
  3. Install from repository (v15/v16) / Get add-ons (v14)
  4. Kodi add-on repository
  5. Program Add-ons
  6. Keymap Editor
  7. Install
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Disable add-on auto updater Kodi

Depending on what repositories you install and the level of trust you have in them, it could in some cases be a smart move to consider disabling automatic add-on updates in order to ensure that the integrity of the add-ons you use aren’t compromised by untrustworthy developers.

Step 1: Navigate to the “Settings” tab under the “SYSTEM” menu heading.

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Step 2: Choose the “Add-ons” option from the left side vertical menu.

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Step 3: Press to the “Left” of your screen until the left side pop out menu is displayed.

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Step 4: Toggle the “Auto updates” field to “Notify” at this point.

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Step 5: Press to the “Right” of your screen to hide the pop out menu again.

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Step 6: You’ve now disabled automatic updates, however you can still check to see when updates are available by clicking on the “Available updates” option within the same menu in the future.

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Step 7: Select on the name add-on you wish to update at this point.

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Step 8: Click on the “Update” button within the add-on information prompt.

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Step 9: Wait a few seconds for the update to complete, it will then be removed from the list of available updates.

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Congratulations! Now you don’t have to worry about whatever sketchy repositories you’ve installed from other sites potentially hijacking others add-ons that they didn’t originally develop

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Disable Kodi Notification

Notifications at times can be a pain in the ass. Here is how you can easily stop all Kodi notifications!

  1. Go to system\settings\add-ons\. When at that screen press left to bring up the options menu. Turn off Notifications.
  2. Disable TVAddons Notifications

Step 1: Navigate to the “PROGRAMS” menu.

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Step 2: Highlight the “Notifications” add-on from the listing.

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Step 3: Toggle the “Context Menu” or right click on the Notifications add-on.

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Step 4: Select the “Add-on Settings” option.

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Step 5: Toggle “ON” the “Unsubscribe” field by clicking it once.

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Step 6: Press the “Ok” at the bottom of the window.

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3. System -> Addon Manager -> open the left bar menu with the little arrow -> uncheck “Notifications”