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Old 05-11-2019, 09:45 AM   #2461
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Roku does not run Android, it can not install apks.

It is very good for US market but not as good in Singapore. You can use it for apps like Netflix as it is certified by Netflix.
Oh. If I buy a mi box s which is recommended by many over here, can the box be used by Netflix? Guess it is not certified by Netflix given it is from China.
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Old 05-11-2019, 09:49 AM   #2462
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Oh. If I buy a mi box s which is recommended by many over here, can the box be used by Netflix? Guess it is not certified by Netflix given it is from China.
Mi Box S is for global market and it is certified by Netflix. It is also certified by Google so you get Chromecast function as well. It is the best value sub-S$100 box in Singapore.

Another possibility is Amazon FireTV Stick 4K. It supports Netflix a bit better than Mi Box S in that it supports Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.
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Old 05-11-2019, 10:03 AM   #2463
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who say must use reset hole to do reset

The procedure for factory reset:

1. unplug power

2. Press [ok] and [back] at the same time on the remote, do not remove.

3. Get someone to help to plug in the power.

4. Release [ok] and [back] once you see the recovery menu on TV.

5. Repeat step 1-4 if necessary.


read this facebook post for more information (need to join before you can read)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/tvbo...6648149145600/
Wow good advice...
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Old 05-11-2019, 10:56 AM   #2464
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Mi Box S is for global market and it is certified by Netflix. It is also certified by Google so you get Chromecast function as well. It is the best value sub-S$100 box in Singapore.

Another possibility is Amazon FireTV Stick 4K. It supports Netflix a bit better than Mi Box S in that it supports Dolby Vision.
I see taobao mi box s got different version with some variation in prices: Hk, us and uk. Does it matter which one I get?
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Old 05-11-2019, 11:36 AM   #2465
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I see taobao mi box s got different version with some variation in prices: Hk, us and uk. Does it matter which one I get?
Do not buy Mi Box S from Taobao. You will get wrong version (Mi Box 4, MDZ-21-AA) or higher price. I just did a quick check and the selling price is around RMB479 plus shipment, more expensive than Singapore.

Buy from Lazada, Shopee and Qoo10. Price is around S$80. Or buy from Mi Shop at S$99 with local warranty (sometimes got offer at S$89).

Mi Box S model number is NDZ-22-AB.

This Lazada shop will have offer price at 11.11 down to S$70. Right now the price is S$83 at this shop.
https://s.lazada.sg/s.Scem
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Do not buy Mi Box S from Taobao. You will get wrong version (Mi Box 4, MDZ-21-AA) or higher price. I just did a quick check and the selling price is around RMB479 plus shipment, more expensive than Singapore.

Buy from Lazada, Shopee and Qoo10. Price is around S$80. Or buy from Mi Shop at S$99 with local warranty (sometimes got offer at S$89).

Mi Box S model number is NDZ-22-AB.

This Lazada shop will have offer price at 11.11 down to S$70. Right now the price is S$83 at this shop.
https://s.lazada.sg/s.Scem
That is a great price.
Thanks for the recommendation!

It is quite funny that China selling more ex than here when it was manufactured there lol
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Old 05-11-2019, 12:05 PM   #2467
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That is a great price.
Thanks for the recommendation!

It is quite funny that China selling more ex than here when it was manufactured there lol
You are welcome.

Actually a lot of things are selling at higher price in China even though the production is in China, for example, some luxury brands.

But for the case of Mi Box S, these shops in Taobao are not authorized to sell since Mi Box S is not targeted at Chinese market.
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Old 05-11-2019, 12:08 PM   #2468
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Sorry i am quite new to tv box.
I also see a lot of people recommending H96 max. Is that better? The prices seem lower than mi box s.
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Sorry i am quite new to tv box.
I also see a lot of people recommending H96 max. Is that better? The prices seem lower than mi box s.
No. That is a generic brand, quality can not be assured and it is not certified by Netflix so you will not get Netflix HD. And H96 Max can mean different things.

Read my posts in Page 94 of this thread to understand more.
https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/t...678618-94.html
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Old 05-11-2019, 09:45 PM   #2470
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my popcorn hr died.. my friend wants to sell me his zidoo x9s for a $100.

i need the box to see my synology and i will need to play netflix too.

Question is... is it okay to buy? if not, whats my next alternative?

thank you much
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Old 05-11-2019, 10:06 PM   #2471
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Is this box really that good?

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Do not buy TV boxes from Facebook pages.

Do not buy unknown brand preloaded boxes.
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Old 05-11-2019, 10:08 PM   #2472
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my popcorn hr died.. my friend wants to sell me his zidoo x9s for a $100.

i need the box to see my synology and i will need to play netflix too.

Question is... is it okay to buy? if not, whats my next alternative?

thank you much
Zidoo X9S is a good box, especially for local/NAS media playing, but not for Netflix. For Netflix you need certified box like Mi Box S.

Review:
https://h-m-entertainment.com/zidoo-x9s-review
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Old 05-11-2019, 10:29 PM   #2473
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thank you, xiaofan
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Do not buy TV boxes from Facebook pages.

Do not buy unknown brand preloaded boxes.
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Old 06-11-2019, 12:36 AM   #2475
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Anyone using TX3 S905X3? Basic 2GB 16GB version. <--- This one 125RMB can get ah? Can provide the links?

Noob here, please advise if I buy one off TB, how to get the Singapore channels real time? Is there app that I can download on the box? Toggle?

Thinking of giving up the DVB-T2 box (Qoo10 S$20-S$25) altogether and just use 1 android box (since 125RMB only) for each TV but the problem is I android box virgin when it comes to Android TV box and this is for my mandarin-educated elderly parents.

Basic requirement is watch Singapore FTA channels real time (mainly for channel 8 news), then China channels/Chinese documentary/youtube, 1080HD ok, none of my TV is 4K. I must admit my knowledge is limited because yet to understand the vast amount of content available.

One of my TV has broken HDMI ports, only RCA available, for that TV still can use the android box? Is there a HDMI to RCA connector?

Also, since 2017 NvidiaShield top end processor only 2GB/8GB, why are ppl buying the low end processor with 4GB/64GB variants?

Is it 4GB/64GB more for expert users, noob like me basic 2GB 16GB version will do right?
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