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Old 31-07-2020, 02:00 PM   #3121
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Review of Mi TV Stick 1080p, even though it has only 1GB RAM, it seems to be smooth. Again, Netflix 1080p, Chromecast function and Google Voice Assistant are its main advantage. Portability is probably another advantage but take note you still need to power it with the adapter.



If you are not satisfied with 1080p, wait for the 4k version.
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Old 31-07-2020, 02:04 PM   #3122
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More detailed review. Including how to cool it down by opening it up if you want to tax the poor stick with gaming or benchmarking (not recommended).

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Old 31-07-2020, 02:15 PM   #3123
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himedia S500 about $80

certified android tv os with netflix 4k support

faster than mibox s , with 2 usb , dualband wifi and ethernet

http://www.himediatech.com/prod_view...74&FId=t3:27:3
https://www.myhdplayer.de/Himedia-S5...Android-TV-Box

HiMedia S500 can be an interesting upgrade from Mi Box S, with faster HiSilicon CPU, 2GB RAM and 8GB Storage, 2x USB 2.0 ports and 100Mbps Ethernet.

Unfortunately the Youtube reviews are mostly in Thai or Vietnamese. The following is not a real review.
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Old 31-07-2020, 02:32 PM   #3124
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Beelink high end box GS King X review, with NAS function and cam dual boot with CoreELEC, powered by Amlogic S922X-H CPU.

Interesting features include root switch and screen rotation capability. It also handles GeForceNow Game Streaming services well.



But it is not an Nvidia Shield TV killer, no chance, as it lacks Netflix HD support and lacks the Chromecast function.
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Old 31-07-2020, 08:38 PM   #3125
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Lon.tv review of the Mi TV Stick 1080p version. He even runs N64 emulator on it (some frame drop). A bit too much for the poor stick.
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Old 31-07-2020, 08:59 PM   #3126
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What is a good recommendation for a Nvidia Shield Killer?

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Old 31-07-2020, 09:20 PM   #3127
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What is a good recommendation for a Nvidia Shield Killer?

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None for now.

On the other hand, depending on your needs, Mi Box S may be good enough for most of the people.

And there are alternative box like the HiMedia S500 or probably the Mi TV Stick 4K which will be good upgrade for Mi Box S, if you need Netflix HD.

If you do not need Netflix HD, then boxes like Minix Neo T5 and Mecool KM1 are not bad running official Android TV OS (but not Netflix certified).

Amazon FireTV Cube 2nd generation is also a powerful box with Netflix 4K, but no Chromecast. Same for the lower end Amazon FireTV Stick 4K.

So in the end, there are no killers of Nvidia Shield TV, since the first release in 2015. But then there are many choices depending on your needs.
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Old 01-08-2020, 10:37 PM   #3128
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Would the Mi TV Stick 4k be a better buy than the Mi Box S? The stick has lesser ram?
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Old 01-08-2020, 10:55 PM   #3129
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Would the Mi TV Stick 4k be a better buy than the Mi Box S? The stick has lesser ram?
Mi TV Stick 4K version has not been released yet. So we do not know the price yet.

Based on the previous leak it will have the same 2GB RAM and 8GB storage configuration as Mi Box S. But the CPU is much faster using Amlogic S905X3. In that case it will run at 4K 60fps interface without any issues, unlike Mi Box S which uses the old S905X CPU and struggles a bit with 4K 60fps.
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Old 01-08-2020, 11:59 PM   #3130
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Mi TV Stick 4K version has not been released yet. So we do not know the price yet.

Based on the previous leak it will have the same 2GB RAM and 8GB storage configuration as Mi Box S. But the CPU is much faster using Amlogic S905X3. In that case it will run at 4K 60fps interface without any issues, unlike Mi Box S which uses the old S905X CPU and struggles a bit with 4K 60fps.
Hopefully the leak is true to the specs.
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Old 02-08-2020, 08:08 AM   #3131
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Cheap Karaoke setup with a Android TV box or Android smart TV, with a microphone and a sound.system with AUX input.

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Old 02-08-2020, 08:43 AM   #3132
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More discussion here on Home Karaoke. In the end you may want to go for dedicated system like Popsical Remix for better user experiences.


https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/h...570353-18.html

Simplified diagram if you still want to use Android TV boxes.

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Old 02-08-2020, 08:44 AM   #3133
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Of course there are cheaper solutions like wired or Bluetooth Microphone, the problem is the compatibility with different Android TV boxes and different apps.

One example shown with Mi Box S, from Taiwan youtuber.
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Old 02-08-2020, 02:22 PM   #3134
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Mi TV Stick 4K version has not been released yet. So we do not know the price yet.
box guru bro, have u ever come across box wif 2 LAN card?
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Old 02-08-2020, 03:36 PM   #3135
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I can’t find meWATCH on google play store to install on my mibox S , anyone know where and how to install to watch local channel ?

Thank you
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I am helping my parents with a simple setup to access mewatch using a non-smart tv. Also thinking of the mibox but they will not know how to cast from a phone - if this is the only way to access using mibox.

How about the newly launched mi tv stick?

Advice any bro? Thank you.
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