Watch movies, shows, sports events, and much more by streaming to your TV. This was the message from Fadi Ali, Tip4Buy Company Ltd., at the Sunday, April 3, meeting of the Pattaya City Expats Club. Fadi noted that Tip4Buy has been in business for Professional Video Security Solutions, Alarm Systems, GPS Navigation and Tracking Systems, Dashboard Cameras, Gadgets and Smart Android TV Boxes for the past 6 years.
Fadi demonstrated for his PCEC audience how the Smart TV Box can enable anyone to watch thousands of TV channels, movies, and many other live streaming programs from the Internet using various apps. He said you can watch live TV shows in a wide variety of languages ranging from Spanish to Arabic to Thai, and from numerous countries such as China, Italy, Portugal, the United States, England, Spain, France, etc. According to Fadi, with one of the movie apps you can often watch movies while they are still playing in theaters, and sometimes even before they’re released to the theaters.
Fadi Ali from Tip4buy describes how a smart TV box can be used to locate and stream movies, TV shows, and other content on demand from the Internet to your TV.
Using the large screen, he showed how apps appear on the TV screen, how to select the apps you wish to use, and how to search for a particular movie, show, etc. He also mentioned that even very old movies can usually be located and showed this capability by locating and streaming a part of the movie “Casablanca” (released in 1942 starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman).
Fadi Ali demonstrates that even old movies can be found and streamed to your TV; here he shows the quality of the 1942 movie Casablanca as he streams it onto the Tavern by the Sea’s big screen.
Fadi mentioned that Tip4Buy offers two varieties of Smart TV Boxes. One costs 5,000 baht, and the other costs 7,000 baht. You get to use the box for 18 months without any other charges; which includes updates to the preloaded “apps”. After that, the cost is between 500 and 1,000 baht per month, depending on the options you choose. Although they are easy to set up with your TV, Fadi said his staff will come to your house to install it and show you how to use the box for 500 baht fee. Fadi said many people come to Tip4Buy with a cheap box that they previously bought elsewhere and ask that they reprogram the box. For those boxes that can be reprogrammed, he charges between 2,000 and 2,500 baht to do this at his shop.
MC Roy Albiston presents the PCEC’s Certificate of Appreciation to Fadi Ali for his informative presentation on using the smart TV box.
He invited anyone interested to visit his Tip4Buy store, which had just moved to their new location at the newly opened Harbor Pattaya, located on Pattaya Klang (Central) Road next to Foodland. His store is located as the first shop on the left hand side if you leave the Car Parking on the third floor.
During the question and answer session, Fadi was asked about the legality of accessing copyrighted material to view on your TV. Fadi claimed that it is legal as long as you use the Smart TV Box only for live streaming, but not for downloading.
Member Roger Fox interviews Fadi Ali about his presentation to the PCEC. To see the video, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoEW56_jKuY
Prior to giving his presentation, the MC gave his usual announcement that any products or services promoted or recommended by a speaker is provided for the audience’s information or education and is not endorsed in any way by the PCEC. The PCEC would suggest that anyone interested in purchasing or using a Smart TV Box, first do their own due diligence to determine whether they may be at risk of infringing upon copyrighted material.
PCEC Treasurer Judith Edmonds presents a coupon to the winner of the April lucky draw; a drawing is held on the first Sunday of each month for a PCEC member to win a free breakfast.
After the presentation, MC Roy Albiston brought everyone up to date on club activities and happenings around Pattaya before calling on Ira Wettenstein to conduct the Open Forum, where questions are asked and answered about Expat living in Thailand, especially Pattaya.
For more information on the PCEC’s many activities, visit their website at www.pcecclub.org.