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Old 28-09-2020, 02:05 PM   #3406
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This particular T95 is a "Do not buy!!!" because of the thermally challenged H616 CPU. It is slightly better than the infamous H6 CPU but not much better.

In general, you should not buy non branded generic Android TV boxes unless you know really what you want.

If you really want to buy cheap generic no brand box, then buy S905X3 CPU based boxes like A95X F3 Air, X96 Max Plus, H96 Max X3, OEM Tanix TX3, etc. But quality may vary from batch to batch so you are depending on lucks.

Of these no brand boxes, Tanix used to offer some good ones like TX3 Mini, TX3 Max, TX5 Max, TX5 Plus, TX3, etc. But now it is producing junk boxes like TX6, TX6S, etc.

OEM boxes from Tanix (no Tanix logo) are worse than Tanix original boxes.

FYI, my OEM TX6 suffered thermal issues from the beginning and died slightly after one year+ of light usage.
Mainly because i prefer at least 4gb over 2gb. Any recommendations?
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Old 28-09-2020, 02:46 PM   #3407
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Mainly because i prefer at least 4gb over 2gb. Any recommendations?
TV box is not like mobile phone. 2GB is good enough for streaming. For gaming, 3GB RAM is better but still GPU is more important.

Mecool KM1 S905X3 has 4GB RAM version. You can consider it if you do not need Netflix HD. Beelink GT1 Mini 2 is not bad as well.

Beelink GT-King S922X CPU based box has 4GB RAM as well, good for Android gaming.

For those RK3318/3328 box, avoid them as well, 4GB RAM is basically wasted with the low end CPU.

As mentioned before, avoid H6 and H616 based box as they are thermally challenged. And the CPU is worse than S905X3.
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Old 28-09-2020, 06:34 PM   #3408
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looking for cheap 2nd hand tv box for tenant on carousell.

any recommendation? mainly youtube and browser for movie streaming. RCA cable

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Old 28-09-2020, 07:20 PM   #3409
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biang so cheap

any idea HDMI out to RCA will work?

Quick glance through Lazada shows X96Q to be of H313 CPU and below S$30. Other below S$30 boxes are usually super low end S905W and RK3229 CPU based. Indeed H313 should be faster than them and can be pretty decent with 2GB/16GB configuration. Taobao price is roughly RMB105 or S$21. The worry of H313 CPU is main thermal.

Box to avoid: hot H6 and H616 based boxes like TX6 and TX6S. They are known to have thermal issues.

Have you checked the CPU temperature for the H313 box?

Review of X96Q says it is hot and can not play pubg.
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https://androidpctv.com/review-x96q-opinion/
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Old 28-09-2020, 07:21 PM   #3410
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looking for cheap 2nd hand tv box for tenant on carousell.

any recommendation? mainly youtube and browser for movie streaming.
Do not buy from Carousell. Just buy new cheap S905X3 based boxes from Lazada, Shopee and Qoo10, for example, A95X F3 Air 2GB/16GB configuration, around S$45 or lower.

One thing to be careful is not to use a useful Gmail to login. Rather create a new Google account for the box if you are settling up the box. Tell the tenant to do so as well if they are settling up the box.

Another thing, browser is not the way to go in general.

BTW, where are the tenants from? That may decide the app to install, if you are setting up the box.
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Old 28-09-2020, 07:35 PM   #3411
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ahh. thanks for the precaution! very important indeed!

my tenants are Malaysian Malay.

ill consider your recommendation. do you also have comment on this below box?

main consideration for this box is the price point.

Quick glance through Lazada shows X96Q to be of H313 CPU and below S$30. Other below S$30 boxes are usually super low end S905W and RK3229 CPU based. Indeed H313 should be faster than them and can be pretty decent with 2GB/16GB configuration. Taobao price is roughly RMB105 or S$21. The worry of H313 CPU is main thermal.

Box to avoid: hot H6 and H616 based boxes like TX6 and TX6S. They are known to have thermal issues.

Have you checked the CPU temperature for the H313 box?

Review of X96Q says it is hot and can not play pubg.
Ref:
https://androidpctv.com/review-x96q-opinion/

Do not buy from Carousell. Just buy new cheap S905X3 based boxes from Lazada, Shopee and Qoo10, for example, A95X F3 Air 2GB/16GB configuration, around S$45 or lower.

One thing to be careful is not to use a useful Gmail to login. Rather create a new Google account for the box if you are settling up the box. Tell the tenant to do so as well if they are settling up the box.

Another thing, browser is not the way to go in general.

BTW, where are the tenants from? That may decide the app to install, if you are setting up the box.
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Old 28-09-2020, 07:43 PM   #3412
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ahh. thanks for the precaution! very important indeed!

my tenants are Malaysian Malay.

ill consider your recommendation. do you also have comment on this below box?

main consideration for this box is the price point.
I will say do not buy the X96Q box. If you want to buy super cheap box below S$30, buy RK3318 based box instead, 2GB/16GB about S$25, for example, H96 Max 2GB/16GB.
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Old 28-09-2020, 09:03 PM   #3413
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got that bro!

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I will say do not buy the X96Q box. If you want to buy super cheap box below S$30, buy RK3318 based box instead, 2GB/16GB about S$25, for example, H96 Max 2GB/16GB.

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Old 29-09-2020, 11:37 AM   #3414
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I will say do not buy the X96Q box. If you want to buy super cheap box below S$30, buy RK3318 based box instead, 2GB/16GB about S$25, for example, H96 Max 2GB/16GB.
The box is preloaded with what?
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Old 29-09-2020, 11:55 AM   #3415
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mibox quite empty. Any good apps to download to complement it?
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Old 29-09-2020, 12:01 PM   #3416
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Just hard reset my milbox
Years of clutter apps

Any new iptv to recommend
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Old 29-09-2020, 12:33 PM   #3417
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mibox quite empty. Any good apps to download to complement it?
Just hard reset my milbox
Years of clutter apps

Any new iptv to recommend
too many.

join the fb group - tv box (apps) - to find out.
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Old 29-09-2020, 06:10 PM   #3418
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Yes. "Android TV Remote Control" app from Google.
Thanks Xiao fan! I can use that to type into most app, but strangely can't input into YouTube search Bar which is what I really need it for.
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Old 29-09-2020, 06:27 PM   #3419
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Thanks Xiao fan! I can use that to type into most app, but strangely can't input into YouTube search Bar which is what I really need it for.
For YouTube, it is easy, use your mobile phone to type and then cast to TV through Mi Box S (built in Chromecast function).
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Old 29-09-2020, 06:29 PM   #3420
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The box is preloaded with what?
Preloaded boxes will be more expensive lah, not these S$25 boxes like X96Q H313 or H96 Max RK3318.

But yes you are able to load apps by yourself and they can be pretty usable with 2GB/16GB configuration. It is just the quality may vary a lot for these no brand generic boxes.
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