My mother in law wants to watch a particular web based TV station but it doesn't work very well over their rather inept Samsung Smart TV. I think the TV's computer is simply not powerful enough to decode and play the H.264 stream (it constantly shows a refresh icon in the center of the video); it plays perfectly on a computer or iPhone.
The other problem with the Samsung Smart TV is that it is very "complicated" to wait about 2 minutes, press "smart hub", use the navigation buttons to find the Internet browser, then move the cursor to the bookmarked URL (that I set up), then finally navigate the web sight to start the TV streaming.
What I am looking for is a TV Box that I can pre-configure to minimize the effort required for my mother in law to watch her TV streaming.
- Minimalistic controller.
- Decent built-in web browser with capable web video decoding.
- Built-in WiFi.
- USB memory stick interface.
One candidate is the Minix Neo U1 + A2 Lite Air Mouse.
Any other suggestions?