HWZ Forums

Login Register FAQ Mark Forums Read

Xiaomi Android TV Box discussion II [consolidated]

Like Tree97Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 14-08-2019, 10:28 PM   #841
Master Member
 
gregory_choo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 4,489
Xiaomi tv box 3 vs xiaomi tv box s
Is there a huge difference?
older mibox 3 is running at 2GHz, faster than mibox s at 1.5GHz.

both are fast enough to run good media app.
gregory_choo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-08-2019, 10:58 AM   #842
Senior Member
 
keechiu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 1,379
Anyone tried singtel cast on mi box s? Is there any lag when streaming or poor quality of the stream?
keechiu is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 15-08-2019, 12:14 PM   #843
Master Member
 
gregory_choo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 4,489
Anyone tried singtel cast on mi box s? Is there any lag when streaming or poor quality of the stream?
singtel did a poor job, there are complaints from nvidia shield users, not to mention mibox.
gregory_choo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-08-2019, 12:38 PM   #844
Senior Member
 
keechiu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 1,379
Oh crap. Was thinking of signing cast to stream EPL to my room's TV.. Tried it with chromecast but it disconnect like twice during a 90mins game

singtel did a poor job, there are complaints from nvidia shield users, not to mention mibox.
keechiu is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 15-08-2019, 02:05 PM   #845
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 1,234
Oh crap. Was thinking of signing cast to stream EPL to my room's TV.. Tried it with chromecast but it disconnect like twice during a 90mins game
I find Cast cannot make it.

- Source’s network is unstable and the stream’s quality cannot even maintain at 720p quality. I was watching it over the weekend free of charge, chromecast it to my tv. Quality of quality constantly buffer between 360p, 520p and 760p.

- Price - at $49.90/mth, it just too expensive
nagase_4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-08-2019, 02:54 PM   #846
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 2,350
q1: how did you cast toggle to mitv?
q2: how did you cast toggle to mibox s?
I cast from my Samsung A8 phone to both MiTV and MiBox S using the Smart View function in the phone.

Do I need to use other apps?
ericsoon72 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-08-2019, 05:02 PM   #847
Master Member
 
gregory_choo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 4,489
I cast from my Samsung A8 phone to both MiTV and MiBox S using the Smart View function in the phone.

Do I need to use other apps?
no, you should not use other apps to cast.

you should not use the built-in cast or mirror function of the phone too.

toggle is designed with chromecast function, you can use it to chromecast the video to mibox which has a built-in chromecast receiver.
gregory_choo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-08-2019, 01:13 PM   #848
Moderator
 
sCuzzZy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 28,943
Looking to purchase a mibox.

any recommendations/reputable sellers that I can look out for?
__________________
We Once Swore Allegiance To Fight Till We Die, To Stand By United, The Red Flag We Fly.
No one can stop a ticking clock, but the great ones always finds a way to slow it down
sCuzzZy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-08-2019, 02:05 PM   #849
Master Member
 
Charlie_Zhan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 3,558
Looking to purchase a mibox.

any recommendations/reputable sellers that I can look out for?
it's all the same..

unless you walk-in to local authorised Mi stores to purchase. then you get local warranty for the extra price you pay. those online sellers that claims 1 year warranty are useless because you will.need to send the box to them in China to claim the warranty

Sent from Samsung SM-G965F using GAGT
Charlie_Zhan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-08-2019, 07:46 PM   #850
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 28
Just received my mibox s today. Apps and casting work well.
However, after installing TVBanywhere+ tv app from the play store, I'm unable to pair with the pin shown on the tv screen. Is the TVB tv app only for paid members?
miltrader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-08-2019, 09:58 PM   #851
Master Member
 
gregory_choo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 4,489
Just received my mibox s today. Apps and casting work well.
However, after installing TVBanywhere+ tv app from the play store, I'm unable to pair with the pin shown on the tv screen. Is the TVB tv app only for paid members?
yes.
........
gregory_choo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-08-2019, 11:27 PM   #852
Master Member
 
galliano's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 3,606
Have a problem with Toggle SG app on my MiTV 4S and Mi Box S.

Tried installing the app on both TV and Mi Box S. Able to see the purple Toggle words during startup, but screen turns black after that.

Tried to cast Toggle from my Android phone to the TV /Mi Box S. Can play on phone but TV screen can't see anything.

During installation, there is a warning saying the app needs to have Google Play services in order to work.

Am I missing something?
Its very frustrating that there is no native Toggle app for Android boxes. Considering there are so many Android boxes out there. Even the un-popular Apple TV has native Toggle.

Its even more frustrating that in order to use Toggle .. you have to "cast" to Android box. Now that is pure silly. Defeats the purpose really for having a box.
galliano is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-08-2019, 09:20 AM   #853
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1,076
Does the mibox S supports lossless Dolby n dts passthru? If so wat app 2 use? Thanks
moron+genius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-08-2019, 12:34 PM   #854
Master Member
 
Charlie_Zhan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 3,558
Does the mibox S supports lossless Dolby n dts passthru? If so wat app 2 use? Thanks
only the previous mibox 3 supports HD audio passthrough via Kodi app.. the newer mibox S is not able do so...

Sent from Samsung SM-G965F using GAGT
Charlie_Zhan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-08-2019, 01:08 PM   #855
Master Member
 
gregory_choo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 4,489
only the previous mibox 3 supports HD audio passthrough via Kodi app.. the newer mibox S is not able do so...

Sent from Samsung SM-G965F using GAGT
$10-$20 cheaper too
gregory_choo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Important Forum Advisory Note
This forum is moderated by volunteer moderators who will react only to members' feedback on posts. Moderators are not employees or representatives of HWZ. Forum members and moderators are responsible for their own posts.

Please refer to our Terms of Service for more information.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On