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Old 25-09-2019, 04:38 PM   #976
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Since you have the Mi Box S that can play Netflix in 4K, why do you cast your phone's Netflix on the TV?
Actually I'm just intending to use mi box as a 4k Chromecast. Isn't it good I can control which shows I can play on TV from my phone. No need to scroll and use voice commands just to find the show I wanna watch
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Old 26-09-2019, 08:52 AM   #977
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There is a thread here:

https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/i...07778-217.html
ok, thank you
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Old 26-09-2019, 10:10 AM   #978
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Not really. I did not have to use the USB power adapter. I stuck in directly into the TV's USB port.
my tv have a 1.5v usb port.. i plug it there.
and what an upgrade from a stupid minix. everything seems to just stream on the higher reso immediately. am on the 5GHz band.
glad i took the leap
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Old 28-09-2019, 03:22 PM   #979
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I just bought a mi box s. been trying to play Netflix in 4k but can't (no problem with utube 4k).

I tried following this guide
https://skyjuiceiswater.blogspot.com...o-play-4k.html

but my mi box s only shows (for 4k) -

4k2k-24hz
4k2k-25hz
4k2k-30hz
4k2k-smpte

I can't see 4k2k-60hz.

I have already updated my box to the latest version 8.1.0.

anyone can help?
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Old 28-09-2019, 03:50 PM   #980
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I just bought a mi box s. been trying to play Netflix in 4k but can't (no problem with utube 4k).

I tried following this guide
https://skyjuiceiswater.blogspot.com...o-play-4k.html

but my mi box s only shows (for 4k) -

4k2k-24hz
4k2k-25hz
4k2k-30hz
4k2k-smpte

I can't see 4k2k-60hz.

I have already updated my box to the latest version 8.1.0.

anyone can help?
what is the model no of your tv?
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Old 28-09-2019, 03:55 PM   #981
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what is the model no of your tv?
this
https://www.powerplanetonline.com/xi...android-os-led
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Old 28-09-2019, 05:47 PM   #982
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netflix 4k movies are normally running at 24fps.

24fps is sufficient for movies, even cinema is running at 24fps.

by the way, your tv is too small as a 4k tv, if your viewing distance is more than 2 meters. You may want to set at 1080p to see whether you can see the difference between 4k and 1080p, if cannot see the difference, set to 1080p will make mibox work better.
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Old 29-09-2019, 09:39 AM   #983
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I’m trying to sideload APKs but I can’t get the option to allow “unknown source” in Security. Also there’s no ES file explorer in Google store now so wat other method can I use to install APKs? TIA
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Old 30-09-2019, 02:39 AM   #984
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I use puffin browser. Another option is to use fx file explorer
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Old 08-10-2019, 12:59 PM   #985
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Hi all,
am thinking of getting a mi box s, but have some questions.. hopeful the experts here can help

1) any mi box rumor of a hardware update soon? the mi box s was launched Oct 18
2) with the USB port, i understand you can attach an external HDD, are there apps that allow me to network share that hdd? (ie. i might have some videos on my PC which i can transfer to the hdd via network for viewing on my tv with an app like vlc)
3) i read you can game on this box too, and it seems i can connect 2 controllers via bluetooth for multiplayer games? eg. on PS1 emulator? is this true?
4) i came across someone selling on qoo10 for $69 (exclud. delivery and no use of coupons). this is a good price right?

thanks
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Old 09-10-2019, 05:09 PM   #986
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Any good recommendations for external storage types for mibox s? Flash drive or hdd or ssd? Do i need to format any of those to use with mibox s?
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Old 09-10-2019, 06:29 PM   #987
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Any good recommendations for external storage types for mibox s? Flash drive or hdd or ssd? Do i need to format any of those to use with mibox s?
So far I have only used Flash / thumb drive. Mine are usually formatted to NTFS.
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Old 09-10-2019, 06:56 PM   #988
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So far I have only used Flash / thumb drive. Mine are usually formatted to NTFS.
Plug and den works fine 1st time or got issue? Flash drive can use for device/internal storage?

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Old 10-10-2019, 11:15 PM   #989
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Can Mi Box S support DTS audio with hi-fi receiver?
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Old 10-10-2019, 11:38 PM   #990
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Can Mi Box S support DTS audio with hi-fi receiver?
mibox S does not support HD audio passthrough.. at the moment the mibox 3 still supports HD audio passthrough

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