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Old 08-08-2019, 02:56 PM   #2311
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Hello fellow HWZ users,

Would appreciate some simple advice for my family. I have recently purchased a Xiaomi 43" 4S and 32" TV for my family.

43" 4S usage - Mainly for Netflix for highest quality content (4K if possible), possibly some dramas

>> I am considering getting the MI BOX S in order to play 4K Netflix and other content, please let me know if there are better options? An alternative is EPL soccer if possible - even subscription content ?

32" usage - Elderly parents, wants to watch news, dramas, probably netflix as well (UI must be in English)

>> I am quite confused on this as there is so many options on the market, UBOX, MI BOX S, etc. I do not want it to be an overkill as the TV does not have 4K capabilities and my elder parents requirements are not very high. Is there any suggestions?

What APKS/Apps should be downloaded for simple news viewing (BBC,CNN,etc) ?

Thank you for all EDMWers for help in advance.
Then you definitely need to purchase a mibox S for viewing Netflix in FHD. Ubox and EVpad have their own iptv servers but you'll only be able to view up to SD resolution in Netflix

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Old 08-08-2019, 06:07 PM   #2312
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Hello fellow HWZ users,

Would appreciate some simple advice for my family. I have recently purchased a Xiaomi 43" 4S and 32" TV for my family.

43" 4S usage - Mainly for Netflix for highest quality content (4K if possible), possibly some dramas

>> I am considering getting the MI BOX S in order to play 4K Netflix and other content, please let me know if there are better options? An alternative is EPL soccer if possible - even subscription content ?

32" usage - Elderly parents, wants to watch news, dramas, probably netflix as well (UI must be in English)

>> I am quite confused on this as there is so many options on the market, UBOX, MI BOX S, etc. I do not want it to be an overkill as the TV does not have 4K capabilities and my elder parents requirements are not very high. Is there any suggestions?

What APKS/Apps should be downloaded for simple news viewing (BBC,CNN,etc) ?

Thank you for all EDMWers for help in advance.
43" is too small for 4k, so if you connect mibox s to the 43" tv, it is better to set the output to 1080p.

for 32" tv, any box will do, you can run handphone version netflix on non-certified box with up to 480p video, still looks good on 32". however, you need an airmouse for it, may not be suitable for elderly, so mibox s is a good candidate because it can run netflix tv version.
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Old 08-08-2019, 07:59 PM   #2313
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Actually use the android boxes will get caught?
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Old 09-08-2019, 10:50 AM   #2314
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on Nvidia Shield, we can install any android apps?.
You can install most of Android apps. But there are exceptions like Starhub Go.

For Starhub Go you can cast from mobile phone.
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Old 09-08-2019, 03:40 PM   #2315
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May I know which version of Mi Box S should I get?

A link will be very helpful

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Old 09-08-2019, 03:51 PM   #2316
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May I know which version of Mi Box S should I get?

A link will be very helpful

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There is only one version of Mi Box S, model MDZ-22-AB.

Ref: https://www.mi.com/us/mi-box-s/

You can buy from online shops like Lazada, Shopee or Qoo10. Or you can buy from local Mi Shop but the price may be slightly higher (usually S$99, occasionally on offer for S$89).
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Old 09-08-2019, 03:56 PM   #2317
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May I know which version of Mi Box S should I get?

A link will be very helpful

thanks
mibox international version now only $65 @lazada.


https://www.lazada.sg/products/xiaom...527122869.html
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Old 09-08-2019, 03:59 PM   #2318
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Actually use the android boxes will get caught?

In general you should be fine if you use streaming only but not downloading. But if you are really worried, stick to box like Mi Box S (which comes with no illegal apps out of box) and then use only legal apps like Netflix, SingTel Cast, Toggle (cast from phone), Starhub Go (cast from phone), TVB Anywhere+, etc.
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Old 09-08-2019, 04:14 PM   #2319
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In general you should be fine if you use streaming only but not downloading. But if you are really worried, stick to box like Mi Box S (which comes with no illegal apps out of box) and then use only legal apps like Netflix, SingTel Cast, Toggle (cast from phone), Starhub Go (cast from phone), TVB Anywhere+, etc.
Only Netflix is worth. The rest are rubbish except for tvbanywhere.

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Old 09-08-2019, 05:56 PM   #2320
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I am using Mibox S to watch shows via Starhub Go app. Last week I was prompted to update the app on my phone and now the casting don’t work again
I'm also having issue casting the video via starhub go app to mibox s. Did you manage to solve this already?

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Old 09-08-2019, 07:57 PM   #2321
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Are they the same thing?


https://www.lazada.sg/products/offic...jc4iy&search=1


https://www.lazada.sg/products/xiaom...Zil2x&search=1
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Old 10-08-2019, 01:07 PM   #2322
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They should be the same thing. Still you can always check with the sellers to confirm the model number which is MDZ-22-AB for Mi Box S.
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Old 10-08-2019, 05:50 PM   #2323
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thanks xiaofan
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Old 11-08-2019, 09:56 AM   #2324
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Dream box!
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Old 12-08-2019, 01:33 PM   #2325
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Only Netflix is worth. The rest are rubbish except for tvbanywhere.

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Singtel cast doesn't stream well on mi box s?
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