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Old 14-03-2019, 01:54 PM   #406
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Understand most MiTV that sold locally have been customised to have english menu and also, many of the popular APKs and additional players are preinstalled such as to satisfy their customers. If one is not so familiar with the workings of MiTV, it would be good to order MiTV locally although the price is slightly higher as they will have to include the 1 year mandatory warranty etc..
I did purchase mine locally w 1 year warranty. But YouTube does not allow login, maybe cos my account is gmail. And the Netflix from Aptiode store kinda crashes.
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Old 14-03-2019, 04:26 PM   #407
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I did purchase mine locally w 1 year warranty. But YouTube does not allow login, maybe cos my account is gmail. And the Netflix from Aptiode store kinda crashes.
Try going back to them for advise. They might have solution. One can never log into using original Youtube as there is no google services. Must use other youtube alternatives. I use Smart Youtube. No problem
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Old 14-03-2019, 05:43 PM   #408
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Anybuttie managed to get Toggle app installed on
the MiTV with Patchwall OS? Or got it running on the new MiTV with Android OS?
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Old 14-03-2019, 10:52 PM   #409
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Your Mi TV should come with a Bluetooth remote, so you can cover the infra window of the Mi TV so that your IR Remote will only control Mi Box.

Or get an Air Mouse (with USB receiver) to use with Mi Box. They are pretty cheap. But I guess you still like to use the universal IR remote.
Hi, you're very spot-on.
I can't seem to find the silly IR port on the MiTV4, neither are there guides online.

Any help much appreciated.
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Old 14-03-2019, 11:32 PM   #410
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Hi, you're very spot-on.
I can't seem to find the silly IR port on the MiTV4, neither are there guides online.

Any help much appreciated.
Sorry I do not have MiTV. I have a lousy dumb 1080p TV myself to be used with my SingTel TV, old Chromecast 1st gen and old Apple TV 3rd gen, mainly for kids.

Then my Android TV boxes are connected to a 24 inch 1080p monitor, mainly for my own use.

The MiTV users should be able to help you.
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Old 15-03-2019, 11:42 AM   #411
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Hi, you're very spot-on.
I can't seem to find the silly IR port on the MiTV4, neither are there guides online.

Any help much appreciated.
MiTV can be controlled by both Bluetooth and IR remote except the older model which is only IR remote. The Bluetooth and IR receiver is usually located at the center directly underneath the TV.
Yes, if you are using IR remote, you can try to cover up the window to try.
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Old 15-03-2019, 03:50 PM   #412
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Try buying a new set of cat 7 cable for better ethernet speed. Google the ethernet cable cat 5, 6 and 7 to understand the features of each type of cable and inform yourself that now cat 7 cable is the bare minimum.

All my ethernet connections from wifi router to pc, fibre modem to wifi router and wifi router to sony x85E tv use cat 7 cables.
Sorry for digging a dead thread.

Cat 7 as minimum? You sure or not.

My 15 years old Cat5E is still doing 1Gbps.

My brand new office in 2017 is using Cat 6.

You smoking what ah?
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Old 15-03-2019, 11:27 PM   #413
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anyone is using XiaoMi TV with bluetooth sound bars? do you get static/crackling sound when the input is from HDMI?
I notice when using local apk like youtube, the sound is ok. No issue also if using the tv built in speaker.
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Old 16-03-2019, 02:04 PM   #414
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anyone is using XiaoMi TV with bluetooth sound bars? do you get static/crackling sound when the input is from HDMI?
I notice when using local apk like youtube, the sound is ok. No issue also if using the tv built in speaker.
Very common problem found also in PC and other brands of TV. Some said is due to cable, some said due to YouTube. some said a factory reset fixed the problem, some said change cable, other said to leave the TV off a few minutes then turn it on.

https://www.reddit.com/r/youtube/com..._with_youtube/

I have the feeling that they have not perfected the ARC of HDMI or rather some TV like Xiaomi cannot properly control when to activate the 5.1 or 2.1 in HDMI ARC. Youtube regular actually does not quite support 5.1 but some movies are in 5.1. Youtube will do the conversion automatically to 2.1, may be not quite perfect in its conversion process.

You can try to turn off the 5.1 in your soundbar and see if they will improve or just use other means such as bluetooth or SPDIF. some claimed YouTube red or the premium version can play 5.1.
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Sorry for digging a dead thread.

Cat 7 as minimum? You sure or not.

My 15 years old Cat5E is still doing 1Gbps.

My brand new office in 2017 is using Cat 6.

You smoking what ah?
Agree. don't need high speed Ethernet bandwidth to play Movies.. even for 4K movies, the max is 30 Mbps. Cat 5 cable can deliver up to 100Mbps.
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Old 16-03-2019, 04:11 PM   #416
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The rated ethernet port speed of most tv sets today is 10/100M. It is not clear if TS has solved his problem. If not I suggest that he should ruled out faulty cable by a known good working cable.
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Old 17-03-2019, 10:16 AM   #417
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Very common problem found also in PC and other brands of TV. Some said is due to cable, some said due to YouTube. some said a factory reset fixed the problem, some said change cable, other said to leave the TV off a few minutes then turn it on.


I have the feeling that they have not perfected the ARC of HDMI or rather some TV like Xiaomi cannot properly control when to activate the 5.1 or 2.1 in HDMI ARC. Youtube regular actually does not quite support 5.1 but some movies are in 5.1. Youtube will do the conversion automatically to 2.1, may be not quite perfect in its conversion process.

You can try to turn off the 5.1 in your soundbar and see if they will improve or just use other means such as bluetooth or SPDIF. some claimed YouTube red or the premium version can play 5.1.
My sound bar is not using arc, its bluetooth. Will factory reset clear those preload apps and english translation that the vendor have put in?
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Old 17-03-2019, 11:49 AM   #418
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My sound bar is not using arc, its bluetooth. Will factory reset clear those preload apps and english translation that the vendor have put in?
See if this article can help you narrow down the problem:

https://www.techhive.com/article/306...o-systems.html
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Old 17-03-2019, 01:36 PM   #419
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MiTV can be controlled by both Bluetooth and IR remote except the older model which is only IR remote. The Bluetooth and IR receiver is usually located at the center directly underneath the TV.
Yes, if you are using IR remote, you can try to cover up the window to try.
Many thanks. Now using the TV with my Mibox(global), which is currently most viable option to enjoy google experience + 4K Youtube + 4K Netflix.

Will wait patiently for MITV OS (mines Android 6.0.1 ver 1.3.86) to be upgraded to Android TV ... ait.

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Old 17-03-2019, 11:03 PM   #420
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