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Old 10-08-2020, 03:09 PM   #3196
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G33k install Android on thin client anyone?
If we can get our hands on cheap refurbished one locally

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Old 10-08-2020, 04:30 PM   #3197
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G33k install Android on thin client anyone?
If we can get our hands on cheap refurbished one locally
he is using PrimeOS.

primeos or other x86 based android os are not compatible with many apps, especially apps from china.

can't run kodi from google playstore or official kodi site, have to hunt for customised version.

see my post,
https://www.facebook.com/groups/tvbo...2840739612654/

and the feedback
https://www.facebook.com/groups/tvbo...5549635675096/

not a good move to spend US$25 to get a half-baked box, however, if you have old pc/notebook lying around, no harm trying.

US$25 can buy you a 2GB/8GB new box with S905X, good for
most apps.
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Old 10-08-2020, 06:02 PM   #3198
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Quite some people are watching 4K video through Netflix and other streaming platform.

And there is a niche market for 4K UHD Blu-ray as well.

Then there are also people using torrent or cached torrents for 4k contents, where it becomes illegal or at least grey area.

As for the general public, cost and contents availability may still be the main issue.
Since Netflix and other streaming platform already have 4k contents, why Pay TV just continue with HD resolution? Just do not understand.
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Old 10-08-2020, 06:08 PM   #3199
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Since Netflix and other streaming platform already have 4k contents, why Pay TV just continue with HD resolution? Just do not understand.
Probably limited customer base who want to pay more for 4k contents?

At least I do not want to pay more for my SingTel TV package, I am happy with 720p/1080p.

The two Pay TV providers are already losing customers to the streaming platforms. So they are beefing up their respective VOD services (SingTel Cast and Starhub TV+). There are also bring in more VOD partners now. So 4k Fibre TV services upgrade will probably not in their high priority now.
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Old 10-08-2020, 07:15 PM   #3200
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got option for chinese/english/cantonese commentary
depend on matches
Wah thanks bro, might consider to sign up for this coming season cause sometimes invite my abangs and thampis they prefer English commentary ah
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Old 10-08-2020, 08:20 PM   #3201
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Probably limited customer base who want to pay more for 4k contents?

At least I do not want to pay more for my SingTel TV package, I am happy with 720p/1080p.

The two Pay TV providers are already losing customers to the streaming platforms. So they are beefing up their respective VOD services (SingTel Cast and Starhub TV+). There are also bring in more VOD partners now. So 4k Fibre TV services upgrade will probably not in their high priority now.
Or they’re losing customer who wants higher than 720/1080 videos. Those people have to switch to streaming to get higher res.

They probably don’t know their customer well and have wrong perception that the market is small. Those exec in charge of tv just take the easy way out and blame streaming platform instead of acknowledging their own incompetence.
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Old 10-08-2020, 08:42 PM   #3202
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Or they’re losing customer who wants higher than 720/1080 videos. Those people have to switch to streaming to get higher res.

They probably don’t know their customer well and have wrong perception that the market is small. Those exec in charge of tv just take the easy way out and blame streaming platform instead of acknowledging their own incompetence.
I think they give up on 4k contents on Fibre TV already and now work with Netflix and other partners.

Look at the Starhub Fibre TV offer mentioned in the other thread. Not a bad bundle (Fibre TV plus 1Gbps Fibre broadband) actually with Netflix and Starhub TV+ thrown in for free.

Not sure whether it’s the same or a bit different from Starhub website. This is for NTUC members

HomeHub Plus 1G at $79.90/month on a 24-month contract:

1Gbps Fibre Broadband
1 Entertainment Pass
Netflix subscription
Limited-time offer:
FREE StarHub Smart WiFi (set of 2) worth $398
FREE 2nd Entertainment Pass for 24 months worth $429.60
FREE upgrade of Netflix from 2 screens to 4 screens for 24 months worth $96
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Old 11-08-2020, 06:07 PM   #3203
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Spoke to gearbest Cs, they told me tanix tx3 is discontinued, and will not be restocked. Any other s905x3 TV box you all recommend?
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Old 11-08-2020, 06:19 PM   #3204
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Spoke to gearbest Cs, they told me tanix tx3 is discontinued, and will not be restocked. Any other s905x3 TV box you all recommend?
In that case, you can check out Mecool KM1 S905X3. S905X2 box is also okay and you can look at Minix NEO T5. Both are certified Google Android TV OS device, but not Netflix HD certified.

Beelink GT1 Mini 2 is also a possible choice without certified Android TV OS.

But if you want to look at cheaper box and you are an experienced user, then A95X F3 or F3 Air seems to be popular. It is a generic no brand box so the quality may vary.
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Old 12-08-2020, 12:06 AM   #3205
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Hello All,

Any recommendation for notebook that runs on android OS?
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Old 12-08-2020, 06:36 AM   #3206
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Hello All,

Any recommendation for notebook that runs on android OS?
Get a decent Android tablet and add the keyboard case. You can check the tablet section.

Better brands: Samsung and Huawei
Cheap and okay brand: Alldocube and Teclast
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Old 13-08-2020, 08:40 AM   #3207
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In that case, you can check out Mecool KM1 S905X3. S905X2 box is also okay and you can look at Minix NEO T5. Both are certified Google Android TV OS device, but not Netflix HD certified.
Beelink GT1 Mini 2 is also a possible choice without certified Android TV OS.

But if you want to look at cheaper box and you are an experienced user, then A95X F3 or F3 Air seems to be popular. It is a generic no brand box so the quality may vary.
Deciding between A95x F3 and F3 air, there's not much of a diff other than F3 support mobile control and Plex.

What is plex? Am I missing something?
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Old 13-08-2020, 09:25 AM   #3208
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Deciding between A95x F3 and F3 air, there's not much of a diff other than F3 support mobile control and Plex.

What is plex? Am I missing something?
Plex
https://www.plex.tv/

Usually you install Plex server on the NAS or PC, then install Plex client on the phone or TV box.

As for the difference between F3 and F3 air, on the HW side only minor differences in the RGB LED effect, which is not important at all.
https://androidpctv.com/review-a95x-f3-opinion/

As for the FW difference of mobile control and Plex, I believe it is not important either. You can install Plex on the F3 Air as well. And you can install Cetusplay on the F3 Air to use your mobile phone to control the TV box.
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Old 14-08-2020, 04:45 PM   #3209
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Deciding between A95x F3 and F3 air, there's not much of a diff other than F3 support mobile control and Plex.

What is plex? Am I missing something?
I got air n slim. Good enough.

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Old 14-08-2020, 04:46 PM   #3210
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How to select, Mi TV Stick 1080p or Mi Box S 4K?
https://www.dignited.com/66593/mi-tv...right-for-you/

Personally I will stick to my Mi Box S. But both have its advantage. For example, it is possible you have a big 4k TV in the living room and a small 1080p TV in the bedroom, then you can probably choose the Mi TV Stick for the small size TV in the bedroom.
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