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Old 30-12-2019, 12:40 PM   #2626
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Sounds good, so no reason to get Allwinner or Rockchip right?
That is correct.
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Old 08-01-2020, 04:08 PM   #2627
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X96 Air S905X3 4/32 USD35 - Setting the 2020 Standard

Any comments on the X96 Air S905X3 4/32 @
~USD35+ (Aliexpress)
~RMB185+ (1688/taobao)

Seems pretty positive so far.

http://chigztech.com/charts.html

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...SgI/edit#gid=0

https://tvboxstop.com/tv-box-stop-2019-tv-box-ranking/
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Old 08-01-2020, 04:19 PM   #2628
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Any comments on the X96 Air S905X3 4/32 @
~USD35+ (Aliexpress)
~RMB185+ (1688/taobao)

Seems pretty positive so far.

http://chigztech.com/charts.html

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...SgI/edit#gid=0

https://tvboxstop.com/tv-box-stop-2019-tv-box-ranking/
I will suggest to go with official Tanix TX3 S905X3 from Gearbest (box with Tanix logo). In this case. I assume you do not need Netflix HD and Chromecast function.
https://m.gearbest.com/tv-box/pp_009559912180.html

US$44 for 4GB/32GB
US$46 for 4GB/64GB

Quality should be more consistent than X96 Air from unknown vendors (can be from a few vendors).

X96 Air
https://m.gearbest.com/tv-box/pp_009...ml?wid=1433363

US$36 for 4GB/32GB
US$47 for 4GB/64GB

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Old 08-01-2020, 04:44 PM   #2629
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I will suggest to go with official Tanix TX3 S905X3 from Gearbest (box with Tanix logo). In this case. I assume you do not need Netflix HD and Chromecast function.
https://m.gearbest.com/tv-box/pp_009559912180.html

US$44 for 4GB/32GB
US$46 for 4GB/64GB

Quality should be more consistent than X96 Air from unknown vendors (can be from a few vendors).

X96 Air
https://m.gearbest.com/tv-box/pp_009...ml?wid=1433363

US$36 for 4GB/32GB
US$47 for 4GB/64GB
That's true.

Any comments on the X96 Air S905X3 4/32 @
~USD35+ (Aliexpress)
~RMB185+ (1688/taobao)

Seems pretty positive so far.

http://chigztech.com/charts.html

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...SgI/edit#gid=0

https://tvboxstop.com/tv-box-stop-2019-tv-box-ranking/
USD$35 is about SGD$48. It's quite close to local prices when there are discount coupons.
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Old 13-01-2020, 05:06 AM   #2630
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Any thoughts on this box?

https://www.chinadreambox.com/produc...nual-fee-.html
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Old 13-01-2020, 07:54 AM   #2631
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Any thoughts on this box?

https://www.chinadreambox.com/produc...nual-fee-.html
Preloaded boxes like this are in general not recommended. You never know the services will stop. So life time can be six months, one year, two years, depending on your luck. HW spec and quality tend to be pretty low as well so the box may not last long.

If you look at the spec, it is sub S$30 box with the lowest end CPU in the current market and only 1GB RAM. So you are paying more than S$240 for a service with unknown life span. That is too risky.

CPU RK3229 Processor quad core ARM Cortex-A7MP

FLASH 16GB eMMC

SDRAM 1GB DDR3

But if you really want to buy preloaded boxes, then buy Ubox or Evpad since these two have at least a bit of support from the vendor and the user community. EVPad 3S/3 is cheaper and have better spec than the above box.

All in all, if you see a no brand box with higher cost than S$100, be very careful. If the cost is higher than S$200, in general it is a do not buy item.

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Old 13-01-2020, 11:49 AM   #2632
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Any thoughts on this box?

https://www.chinadreambox.com/produc...nual-fee-.html
this is illegal. you will go jail.
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Old 13-01-2020, 12:55 PM   #2633
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this is illegal. you will go jail.
Ah, much better than my answer, short and straight to the point.
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Old 13-01-2020, 01:32 PM   #2634
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More than 200 bucks for that tv box is seriously too overpriced
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Old 15-01-2020, 01:18 PM   #2635
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Anyone still using GeekBoxSG? Seems like their dead now or is it?
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Old 15-01-2020, 02:08 PM   #2636
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Anyone still using GeekBoxSG? Seems like their dead now or is it?
collect enough $$$, time to move on
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Old 15-01-2020, 02:12 PM   #2637
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collect enough $$$, time to move on
Oh gosh.
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Old 15-01-2020, 10:26 PM   #2638
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Anyone still using GeekBoxSG? Seems like their dead now or is it?
Not using it and the website seems to be down. However there is a kiosk in Jurong Point JP2 selling the Geekbox only and not other stuff. Business seems to be so so but they are there for sometimes already. There are two more kiosks selling preloaded boxes along with other accessories. The Remax shop also sells Redbean TV boxes.

In general do not buy these preloaded boxes sold in Shopping Centres.

But if you already bought the Geekbox you can still try to use it (even if the bundled iptv and VOD apps no longer work). Just learn to install other apps.
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Old 16-01-2020, 09:50 PM   #2639
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Xiaofan, come to think of it, why people cannot install EVpad or Unblock apps on their empty Android boxes (e.g. Tanix, Beelink, etc)?
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Old 16-01-2020, 10:07 PM   #2640
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Xiaofan, come to think of it, why people cannot install EVpad or Unblock apps on their empty Android boxes (e.g. Tanix, Beelink, etc)?
Because the app check the HW/FW info on the box.
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