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Old 11-05-2019, 07:03 PM   #1820
xiaofan
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hey guys

can point me in the right direction for my case?

- HDMI output (dont need 4k)
- not interested in streaming apps or gaming
- only for movie or tv episode files (1080p or 2160p)
- either onboard or external storage (USB hdd?)
- some form of remote controller option (usb wireless remote?)


I experimented with LocalCast and chromecast (streaming the file directly from folder in g drive to the chromecast). Results werent good.

also read that nvidia's shield is a good choice for this. but i'm wondering if it's overkill?

tia
Nvidia Shield is a very good option. You will not regret. Who knows that you may go into 4K or streaming apps like Netflix or SingTel Cast or things like that in the future?

That being said, since you already have Chromecast, you can also consider cheaper box like Beelink GT1 Mini or Tanix TX5 Max. Both have the S905X2 CPU and both can handle most of the file format for 4k. Between the two, Beelink is a more well known brand and has a better remote. Tanix is cheaper.

https://androidpctv.com/review-beelink-gt1-mini/

https://androidpctv.com/review-tanix-tx5-max/

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