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Old 14-02-2017, 12:07 PM   #61
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I'm trying to buy the 3s pro from Taobao. Seems to be about $100. But I'll have to get a 3 pin power supply.
Would it be better to buy off qoo10 $140 where the set is already in English and has apps preinstalled ?
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I'm trying to buy the 3s pro from Taobao. Seems to be about $100. But I'll have to get a 3 pin power supply.
Would it be better to buy off qoo10 $140 where the set is already in English and has apps preinstalled ?
all u need is a 2 pin adaptor from those a dollar shop.
and why pro? shouldn't u just get the 3S (US variant with android TV)
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Old 14-02-2017, 01:04 PM   #63
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I'm trying to buy the 3s pro from Taobao. Seems to be about $100. But I'll have to get a 3 pin power supply.
Would it be better to buy off qoo10 $140 where the set is already in English and has apps preinstalled ?
mi box international version from aliexpress - $99 including delivery.
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Old 14-02-2017, 01:05 PM   #64
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all u need is a 2 pin adaptor from those a dollar shop.
and why pro? shouldn't u just get the 3S (US variant with android TV)
I really prefer a proper plug as adapters don't fit very well.
For the US variant I suppose I can't get from Taobao (can't find the English one). Amazon or eBay?
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Old 14-02-2017, 04:06 PM   #65
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Let's try to be concise & clear. There are many different models of Xiaomi TV boxes released over the years.

A summary of known Xiaomi TV boxes are as below:

(1) MDZ-05-AA: 1GB/4GB, Chipset: Amlogic AML8726-M3 800Mhz Single Core
(2) MDZ-06-AA: 1GB/4GB, Chipset: Amlogic AML8726-MX Dual Core Full HD
(3a) MDZ-09-AA: 2GB/4GB Chipset: Amlogic S802 Quad Core 4K
(3b) MDZ-09-AA: 1GB/4GB Chipset: Amlogic S802 Quad Core 4K
(4) MDZ-09-AK: 1GB/4GB, Chipset: Amlogic S905 Quad Core 4K H.265

(5) Xiaomi Mini TV (小米盒子mini版, RMB179) - http://www.mi.com/hezimini/
MDZ-15-AA: 1GB/4GB, Chipset: Mediatek MT8685 Quad Core Full HD

(6) Xiaomi TV 3C (小米盒子3c, RMB199) - http://www.mi.com/mibox3c/
MDZ-16-AA: 1GB/4GB, Chipset: Amlogic S905X Quad Core 4K H.265

(7) International Ed: Android TV 6.0 w/ Google Playstore + Chromecast Ultra Built-in
Official Home Page: http://www.mi.com/en/mibox/ (USD$69)
MDZ-16-AB: 2GB/8GB, Chipset: Amlogic S905X-H Quad Core 4K H.265 + HDR Support

(8) Xiaomi TV 3S (小米盒子3s, RMB299) - http://www.mi.com/mibox3s/
MDZ-19-AA: 2GB/8GB, Chipset: Amlogic S905X-H Quad Core 4K H.265 + HDR Support

(9) Xiaomi TV 3 Enhanced (小米盒子3 增强版, RMB399) - http://www.mi.com/hezi3s/
MDZ-18-AA: 2GB/8GB, Chipset: Mediatek MT8693 Hexa 6 Core 4K H.265

All above info can be EASILY found on the Internet if you take a bit of effort to search.

(I actually spent MORE TIME typing this post than the time spent to find out above info)

Based on above info, you can go Google/search each model to know exact detailed specs.

(1) to (4) are old / outdated products.
IMHO, don't bother about outdated products anymore.

If you still see an online vendor selling (1) to (4), don't buy. Is this clear enough?

(5) to (9) are products that are currently (as at Feb 2017) -- still sold by Xiaomi.

DON'T buy (5) & (6) because these 2 models only comes w/ 1GB RAM + 4GB storage (too little storage).

Except for (7), ALL other Xiaomi TV box models DON'T come w/ Google Playstore.
Except for (7), ALL other Xiaomi TV box models ARE NOT meant to be sold & used outside China.

Is this clear enough?

If you want to buy Xiaomi (brand) Android TV box + needs Google Playstore, you ONLY choice is (7) MDZ-16-AB

Some people find it attractive to buy (7) because it comes w/ Google Chromecast Ultra built-in !!

If you need Google Chromecast + also want to buy an Android TV box...

So by buying (7), you pay for 1 item but actually get a 2-in-1 device.
(Android TV box + Chromecast Ultra combined in one product)

In addition, (7) also supports 4K HDR & also supports Netflix 4K.

I know, I know, people will always next ask, where to buy (7)?

(Why can't people help themselves by taking a bit of effort to do some Internet search?)

Here are some links to buy (7):
- http://ebay.to/2l2YeOM
- http://bit.ly/2letxbB
- http://bit.ly/2kFpsKf

BEFORE you buy, make sure you check w/ the seller it is model MDZ-16-AB Xiaomi TV international edition w/ Google Playstore.

**
If you already have (any other model) Xiaomi TV box that is without Google Playstore...

You can root your Xiaomi TV box & try to install Google Playstore yourself.
(some people find it troublesome/difficult to root because exact steps varies between models)

By successfully installing Google Playstore, Google Play services will also be included/available.

Some TV apps requires / needs Google Play services in order to work.

If the TV apps you use don't need Google Play services...

You can don't bother about rooting & installing Google Playstore in your Xiaomi TV box.

Hope the above helps.

Thank you.

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Old 14-02-2017, 04:38 PM   #66
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Let's try to be concise & clear. There are many different models of Xiaomi TV boxes released over the years.

A summary of known Xiaomi TV boxes are as below:

(1) MDZ-05-AA: 1GB/4GB, Chipset: Amlogic AML8726-M3 800Mhz Single Core
(2) MDZ-06-AA: 1GB/4GB, Chipset: Amlogic AML8726-MX Dual Core Full HD
(3a) MDZ-09-AA: 2GB/4GB Chipset: Amlogic S802 Quad Core 4K
(3b) MDZ-09-AA: 1GB/4GB Chipset: Amlogic S802 Quad Core 4K
(4) MDZ-09-AK: 1GB/4GB, Chipset: Amlogic S905 Quad Core 4K H.265

(5) Xiaomi Mini TV (小米盒子mini版, RMB179) - http://www.mi.com/hezimini/
MDZ-15-AA: 1GB/4GB, Chipset: Mediatek MT8685 Quad Core Full HD

(6) Xiaomi TV 3C (小米盒子3c, RMB199) - http://www.mi.com/mibox3c/
MDZ-16-AA: 1GB/4GB, Chipset: Amlogic S905X Quad Core 4K H.265

(7) Internationl Ed: Android TV 6.0 w/ Google Playstore + Chromecast Ultra Built-in
MDZ-16-AB: 2GB/8GB, Chipset: Amlogic S905X-H Quad Core 4K H.265 + HDR Support

(8) Xiaomi TV 3S (小米盒子3s, RMB299) - http://www.mi.com/mibox3s/
MDZ-19-AA: 2GB/8GB, Chipset: Amlogic S905X-H Quad Core 4K H.265 + HDR Support

(9) Xiaomi TV 3 Enhanced (小米盒子3 增强版, RMB399) - http://www.mi.com/hezi3s/
MDZ-18-AA: 2GB/8GB, Chipset: Mediatek MT8693 Hexa 6 Core 4K H.265

All above info can be EASILY found on the Internet if you take a bit of effort to search.

(I actually spent MORE TIME typing this post than the time spent to find out above info)

Based on above info, you can go Google/search each model to know exact detailed specs.

(1) to (4) are old / outdated products.
IMHO, don't bother about outdated products anymore.

If you still see an online vendor selling (1) to (4), don't buy. Is this clear enough?

(5) to (9) are products that are currently (as at Feb 2017) -- still sold by Xiaomi.

DON'T buy (5) & (6) because these 2 models only comes w/ 1GB RAM + 4GB storage (too little storage).

Except for (7), ALL other Xiaomi TV box models DON'T come w/ Google Playstore.
Except for (7), ALL other Xiaomi TV box models ARE NOT meant to be sold & used outside China.

Is this clear enough?

If you want to buy Xiaomi (brand) Android TV box + needs Google Playstore, you ONLY choice is (7) MDZ-16-AB

Some people find it attractive to buy (7) because it comes w/ Google Chromecast Ultra built-in !!

If you need Google Chromecast + also want to buy an Android TV box...

So by buying (7), you pay for 1 item but actually get a 2-in-1 device.
(Android TV box + Chromecast Ultra combined in one product)

In addition, (7) also supports 4K HDR & also supports Netflix 4K.

I know, I know, people will always next ask, where to buy (7)?

(Why can't people help themselves by taking a bit of effort to do some Internet search?)

Here are some links to buy (7):
- http://ebay.to/2l2YeOM
- http://bit.ly/2letxbB
- http://bit.ly/2kFpsKf

BEFORE you buy, make sure you check w/ the seller it is model MDZ-16-AB Xiaomi TV international edition w/ Google Playstore.

**
If you already have (any other model) Xiaomi TV box that is without Google Playstore...

You can root your Xiaomi TV box & try to install Google Playstore yourself.
(some people find it troublesome/difficult to root because exact steps varies between models)

By successfully installing Google Playstore, Google Play services will also be included/available.

Some TV apps requires / needs Google Play services in order to work.

If the TV apps you use don't need Google Play services...

You can don't bother about rooting & installing Google Playstore in your Xiaomi TV box.

Hope the above helps.

Thank you.
Thank you very much for the post !! Should make it a sticky or something.

I have been trying to do my own homework thru Googling/TB/HWZ/Qoo10 but it seems alot of them use different names for the boxes or simply dont list the model numbers. E.g. 3S / 3S PRO / 3 Enhanced / 国际版....

Finally a place where i can make sense of things.
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Old 16-02-2017, 08:32 AM   #67
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Where do you get those prices? Even on Taobao they are 100RMB more expensive
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Old 16-02-2017, 11:17 AM   #68
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Where do you get those prices? Even on Taobao they are 100RMB more expensive
wow, u registered just to ask about the price..
pricing this kinda thing, gotta take effort to dig..
take your time... turn the internet upside down, sure got cheaper one.
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Old 16-02-2017, 01:17 PM   #69
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Where do you get those prices? Even on Taobao they are 100RMB more expensive
These are standard retail prices.

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Old 18-02-2017, 05:02 PM   #70
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Anyway to bypass the Mangotv app update? Once app updated its region locked and the DNS method does not work.
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Old 18-02-2017, 07:09 PM   #71
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Anyway to bypass the Mangotv app update? Once app updated its region locked and the DNS method does not work.
unblock dns still works.
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Old 20-02-2017, 04:48 PM   #72
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MDZ 18 AA latest firmware 1.5.2 and follow this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWvp9i3SXg4

so far so good. Cast not working only
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Old 20-02-2017, 07:12 PM   #73
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MDZ 18 AA latest firmware 1.5.2 and follow this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWvp9i3SXg4

so far so good. Cast not working only
how about 4k youtube and 4k netflix?

IMHO, the chromecast function worth $50. I found it very useful.
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Old 21-02-2017, 08:36 AM   #74
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Let's try to be concise & clear. There are many different models of Xiaomi TV boxes released over the years.

A summary of known Xiaomi TV boxes are as below:

(1) MDZ-05-AA: 1GB/4GB, Chipset: Amlogic AML8726-M3 800Mhz Single Core
(2) MDZ-06-AA: 1GB/4GB, Chipset: Amlogic AML8726-MX Dual Core Full HD
(3a) MDZ-09-AA: 2GB/4GB Chipset: Amlogic S802 Quad Core 4K
(3b) MDZ-09-AA: 1GB/4GB Chipset: Amlogic S802 Quad Core 4K
(4) MDZ-09-AK: 1GB/4GB, Chipset: Amlogic S905 Quad Core 4K H.265

(5) Xiaomi Mini TV (小米盒子mini版, RMB179) - http://www.mi.com/hezimini/
MDZ-15-AA: 1GB/4GB, Chipset: Mediatek MT8685 Quad Core Full HD

(6) Xiaomi TV 3C (小米盒子3c, RMB199) - http://www.mi.com/mibox3c/
MDZ-16-AA: 1GB/4GB, Chipset: Amlogic S905X Quad Core 4K H.265

(7) International Ed: Android TV 6.0 w/ Google Playstore + Chromecast Ultra Built-in
MDZ-16-AB: 2GB/8GB, Chipset: Amlogic S905X-H Quad Core 4K H.265 + HDR Support

(8) Xiaomi TV 3S (小米盒子3s, RMB299) - http://www.mi.com/mibox3s/
MDZ-19-AA: 2GB/8GB, Chipset: Amlogic S905X-H Quad Core 4K H.265 + HDR Support

(9) Xiaomi TV 3 Enhanced (小米盒子3 增强版, RMB399) - http://www.mi.com/hezi3s/
MDZ-18-AA: 2GB/8GB, Chipset: Mediatek MT8693 Hexa 6 Core 4K H.265

All above info can be EASILY found on the Internet if you take a bit of effort to search.

(I actually spent MORE TIME typing this post than the time spent to find out above info)

Based on above info, you can go Google/search each model to know exact detailed specs.

(1) to (4) are old / outdated products.
IMHO, don't bother about outdated products anymore.

If you still see an online vendor selling (1) to (4), don't buy. Is this clear enough?

(5) to (9) are products that are currently (as at Feb 2017) -- still sold by Xiaomi.

DON'T buy (5) & (6) because these 2 models only comes w/ 1GB RAM + 4GB storage (too little storage).

Except for (7), ALL other Xiaomi TV box models DON'T come w/ Google Playstore.
Except for (7), ALL other Xiaomi TV box models ARE NOT meant to be sold & used outside China.

Is this clear enough?

If you want to buy Xiaomi (brand) Android TV box + needs Google Playstore, you ONLY choice is (7) MDZ-16-AB

Some people find it attractive to buy (7) because it comes w/ Google Chromecast Ultra built-in !!

If you need Google Chromecast + also want to buy an Android TV box...

So by buying (7), you pay for 1 item but actually get a 2-in-1 device.
(Android TV box + Chromecast Ultra combined in one product)

In addition, (7) also supports 4K HDR & also supports Netflix 4K.

I know, I know, people will always next ask, where to buy (7)?

(Why can't people help themselves by taking a bit of effort to do some Internet search?)

Here are some links to buy (7):
- http://ebay.to/2l2YeOM
- http://bit.ly/2letxbB
- http://bit.ly/2kFpsKf

BEFORE you buy, make sure you check w/ the seller it is model MDZ-16-AB Xiaomi TV international edition w/ Google Playstore.

**
If you already have (any other model) Xiaomi TV box that is without Google Playstore...

You can root your Xiaomi TV box & try to install Google Playstore yourself.
(some people find it troublesome/difficult to root because exact steps varies between models)

By successfully installing Google Playstore, Google Play services will also be included/available.

Some TV apps requires / needs Google Play services in order to work.

If the TV apps you use don't need Google Play services...

You can don't bother about rooting & installing Google Playstore in your Xiaomi TV box.

Hope the above helps.

Thank you.


Won this auction before I saw this post...



Specs different from (5)...

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Old 21-02-2017, 11:24 AM   #75
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Are all the xiaomi tv with dvb t2 tuner?

Sent from Xiaomi REDMI NOTE 4 using GAGT
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