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Old 14-08-2020, 06:24 PM   #3211
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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.
Donít most 4k tv already have smart features?
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Old 14-08-2020, 06:39 PM   #3212
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Don’t most 4k tv already have smart features?
If you are happy with the built-in apps of Samsung or LG Smart TVs like Netflix and YouTube, then indeed they are okay.

But in reality Samsung Tizen and LG WebOS are pretty dumb compared to Android TV OS.

For example, if you want to have TVB Anywhere+ you are out of luck.

If you need SingTel Cast, then yes Samsung has it but not LG.

If you need Starhub TV+, then the best bet is to cast from mobile with the built-in Chromecast function of Mi Box S or other Android TV OS devices.

You can also sideload many other apps on Android TV OS devices and many apps are not available from Samsung or LG.
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Old 14-08-2020, 06:45 PM   #3213
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Donít most 4k tv already have smart features?
most smart tvs are not smart, unless they are powered by android tv os.
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Old 14-08-2020, 10:41 PM   #3214
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Personal experience with my Samsung Smart TV- itís only good if you use the default Netflix, YouTube, Prime and MeWatch apps. Save for MeWatch, the rest of the apps are responsive and hardly ever any lag. But if youíre looking to sideload your own apps not available on their App Store, then youíll need an Andriod Box like the two gurus have mentioned, or you use the built in chromecast to mirror from your mobile device onto the TV.
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Old 15-08-2020, 11:19 PM   #3215
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If you are happy with the Britain apps of Samsung or LG Smart TVs like Netflix and YouTube, then indeed they are okay.

But in reality Samsung Tizen and LG WebOS are pretty dumb compared to Android TV OS.

For example, if you want to have TVB Anywhere+ you are out of luck.

If you need SingTel Cast, then yes Samsung has it but not LG.

If you need Starhub TV+, then the best bet is to cast from mobile with the built-in Chromecast function of Mi Box S or other Android TV OS devices.

You can also sideload many other apps on Android TV OS devices and many apps are not available from Samsung or LG.
Smart TV can only allow user to install some app and not all the apps.
Android TV box can be more flexible.
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Old 18-08-2020, 02:10 PM   #3216
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Personal experience with my Samsung Smart TV- itís only good if you use the default Netflix, YouTube, Prime and MeWatch apps. Save for MeWatch, the rest of the apps are responsive and hardly ever any lag. But if youíre looking to sideload your own apps not available on their App Store, then youíll need an Andriod Box like the two gurus have mentioned, or you use the built in chromecast to mirror from your mobile device onto the TV.
tizen OS can install apk lah

just like TV storage pathetic no point

farking sammy i go removed uesless preinstall app but reinstall by itself again
still searching for solution
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Old 18-08-2020, 02:29 PM   #3217
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tizen OS can install apk lah

just like TV storage pathetic no point

farking sammy i go removed uesless preinstall app but reinstall by itself again
still searching for solution
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Androi...cation_package

Android apk is specific to Android.

Tizen OS has its own apps but you can not install Android apps on Tizen OS.
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Old 18-08-2020, 07:50 PM   #3218
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Useful info from Xiaomi TV thread. Xiaomi TV running official Android TV OS can be a good alternative to Android TV Box.

The Github site mentioned is a good reference to Xiaomi TV and Mi Box models as well.

The following models are good to buy.
Mi TV (其他地区):

L32M5-5ASP: Mi TV 4A 32
L43M5-5ASP: Mi TV 4S 43
L55M5-5ASP: Mi TV 4S 55
L65M5-5ASP: Mi TV 4S 65

Mi Box (国际版):

MDZ-16-AB: Mi Box
MDZ-22-AB: Mi Box S

https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/h...320461-32.html

Xiaomi produces many TV models, but only a (fairly) small number of Xiaomi TV models are officially meant for markets outside China.

Below is a list of known Xiaomi TV models:
https://github.com/KHwang9883/Mobile...brands/mitv.md

I've previously (already) shared the above link in this thread.
The above list is updated till 2020-08-11 (as indicated on above Web page).

The above Xiaomi TV models' list has 3 sections:
(a) TV models for China market (国内产品).
(b) TV models for India market (印度产品).
(c) TV models for International market (国际产品).

Currently, section (c) is a short list.
There is just only one (1) model of 65" Xiaomi TV inside section (c): L65M5-5ASP

Yes, since L65M5-5ASP is for International market, it runs Android TV OS & comes with:
(1) Google Playstore, Google Assistant, Youtube, Netflix & Google Chromecast built-in.
(2) The TV remote control has dedicated Netflix/Amazon prime video buttons.
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Old 19-08-2020, 11:27 AM   #3219
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Androi...cation_package

Android apk is specific to Android.

Tizen OS has its own apps but you can not install Android apps on Tizen OS.
can install lah but not that straight forward
got video somemore at least for sammy in AV forum

but many dare not try as risk of TV brick
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Old 19-08-2020, 11:44 AM   #3220
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can install lah but not that straight forward
got video somemore at least for sammy in AV forum

but many dare not try as risk of TV brick
hard to believe.

apk is meant for android os, but it can be installed on other os?

even among the versions of android os, some old apps can't work on newer os version, new apps can't work on older os version, handphone apps can't work on android tv os, and android tv os can't work on handphone os.


where is the link?

no link no talk
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Old 19-08-2020, 02:20 PM   #3221
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hard to believe.

apk is meant for android os, but it can be installed on other os?

even among the versions of android os, some old apps can't work on newer os version, new apps can't work on older os version, handphone apps can't work on android tv os, and android tv os can't work on handphone os.


where is the link?

no link no talk
ang mo forum

me like many kiasi sinkies no dare test so no comments
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Old 19-08-2020, 03:21 PM   #3222
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ang mo forum

me like many kiasi sinkies no dare test so no comments
don't bluff.

show the link, what ang no forum?

caught you telling lie.
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Old 19-08-2020, 04:08 PM   #3223
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I saw Tanix TX6S on banggood and gearbest, 4g 64g ~US$47. Look quite good, and running on Android 10.

I just bought the Xiaomi TV Stick. Usable, and comes with voice remote by default, so pretty good value. Bit sluggish and no usb ports but is fine since i only use it to watch Netflix and Youtube. Plus is the portability can use for travels.
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Old 19-08-2020, 04:23 PM   #3224
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I saw Tanix TX6S on banggood and gearbest, 4g 64g ~US$47. Look quite good, and running on Android 10.

I just bought the Xiaomi TV Stick. Usable, and comes with voice remote by default, so pretty good value. Bit sluggish and no usb ports but is fine since i only use it to watch Netflix and Youtube. Plus is the portability can use for travels.
Tanix TX6S (assuming you get the original version from Tanix, with Tanix logo,
https://m.gearbest.com/tv-box/pp_009...ml?wid=1433363)
comes with H616 CPU which is supposedly better than the Tanix TX6 based on the thermal challenged H6 CPU. But I will still avoid it myself.

FYI the only box I very much regret to buy is the OEM TX6 which has serious thermal issues and died after one year plus of light use.

I will suggest buying S905X2 /S905X3 based boxes which are proven to be cool and have better performance than H6/H616. The cost is also not much difference.

Personally I prefer Mi Box S than Mi TV Stick 1080p because it has 2GB RAM (I run it in 1080p and not 4k so very smooth). But Mi TV Stick should be okay if you run the built-in apps only or a few more.
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Old 20-08-2020, 03:09 PM   #3225
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Hi,

Looking for a hybrid Android box with fast turn on time.

Currently has one which takes >1 min to start viewing TV channels.
Have another T2 tuner box is faster but would prefer android hybrid.

Hope to find one that gets the Tv tuner ready in 10-20sec, which the
android functions can load at a later stage, automatically or manually.

Any suggestions ?
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