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Old 22-11-2018, 11:44 PM   #736
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Ya. The RK3229 box is very misleading. Claim can play 4k. In the end only output 720p max. The YouTube resolution is really bad. Have to pay shipping fee if send back to Shenzhen

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How much do you pay for the box and the shipping back fee?

I do not even bother to return my S$30 RK3239 box. I wanted to buy a Allwinner H3 box (not good either for Streaming , maybe worse than RK3229, but good to run Linux), unfortunately the seller shipped the wrong version to me. I just kept it since it still works.
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Old 22-11-2018, 11:58 PM   #737
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I got my tx3 max from shopee around 38 after discount.

https://shopee.sg/fineshow.sg/146224...62a2d13127b411

It is quite good no lag but hor sometimes when i boot it up the display is blur, i have to unplug and plug in the hdmi cable.

Maybe i need to do a reset.
Hi Bro,

Can share what discount code you apply to get the $38? Thnks!
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Old 23-11-2018, 12:15 AM   #738
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Any comments on the UNLOCK TECH Ubox selling on qoo10?
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Old 23-11-2018, 06:34 AM   #739
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Any comments on the UNLOCK TECH Ubox selling on qoo10?
Very popular box. The attraction is their live TV app. The latest model UBox Pro has a pretty decent CPU Allwinner H6 but unfortunately only has 1GB RAM. So in terms of HW it is no better than S$50 boxes like Tanix TX3 Max. You pay for the live TV apps and the company seems to survive quite long.

Don’t buy now that high court orders ISP like M1/StarHub/SingTel to block them. Even though there is a simple workaround of DNS change to the ISP Block, do not risk for the future further block (eg: Block of IP address instead of simple domain name block).

https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/h...538179-80.html
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Old 23-11-2018, 06:50 AM   #740
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For Nvidia shield, if it's just loading Kodi, i worried that I will be underutilizing the box. Beside really gaming, may I know what other stuff that ppl typically do to maximise the cost paid for the shield?
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Old 23-11-2018, 07:13 AM   #741
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For Nvidia shield, if it's just loading Kodi, i worried that I will be underutilizing the box. Beside really gaming, may I know what other stuff that ppl typically do to maximise the cost paid for the shield?
You can ask in the NVidia Shield TV thread here.
https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/h...v-5066924.html
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Old 23-11-2018, 10:09 AM   #742
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Cross post from the Unblock Tech Ubox discussion thread here as well since UBox and Evpad are popular. It used to be justifiable to pay the higher cost for the live TV app but now it is quite risky to do this.

Paid unofficial IPTV subscription is also risky to me (eg: myiptv) but YMMV.

http://www.ievpad.com/index.php/Index/Product/evpad3

New model EVpad 3. Hardware wise looks like the CPU changes to the same Allwinner H6 as UBox Pro. But at least it has 2GB RAM and 16GB storage (EVpad Plus: Amlogic S905X CPU, 2GB/16GB) compared to 1GB/16GB of UBox Pro.

Still do not buy it — you are still paying for the apps since the HW is similar to but a bit worse than a Beelink GS1 Box (H6 CPU, 2GB/16GB, Gigabit Ethernet) selling at between S$75-S$100 in Shopee (not so popular so not many shops, Taobao price is RMB375 or S$75). Beelink GT1 (S912, 3GB/32GB, Gigabit Ethernet ) is more popular and sells at about S$90-110 in Lazada/Shopee (Taobao RMB425-465 or S$85-91).

If if it gets more popular the app may get blocked just like UBox since EVpad is listed in the Australia ban.
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Old 23-11-2018, 12:28 PM   #743
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Hi Bro,

Can share what discount code you apply to get the $38? Thnks!

Bro bro, my code expired liao, you can try these codes below.



the codes are all here.
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Old 23-11-2018, 07:56 PM   #744
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Bro bro, my code expired liao, you can try these codes below.
Hi Sambuca 78 bro
Thnks!
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Old 23-11-2018, 08:58 PM   #745
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Very popular box. The attraction is their live TV app. The latest model UBox Pro has a pretty decent CPU Allwinner H6 but unfortunately only has 1GB RAM...

Don’t buy now that high court orders ISP like M1/StarHub/SingTel to block them. Even though there is a simple workaround of DNS change to the ISP Block, do not risk for the future further block (eg: Block of IP address instead of simple domain name block).

https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/h...538179-80.html
Official news:

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...2528?cid=fbcna

SINGAPORE: The High Court has ordered Internet service providers to block access to TV box applications that allow users to stream and download content like movies, TV shows and live sports channels.

This follows the hearing of a motion filed in October by Singnet, Fox Networks Group Singapore, NGC Network Asia, Fox International Channels (US) and The Football Association Premier League.
Such apps "flagrantly infringe copyright by acting as gateways to websites streaming pirated content", ...

"These apps are preloaded on TV boxes which are overtly sold in retail outlets such as Sim Lim Square, IT exhibitions and on popular e-markets," CAP added.

The motion was heard in the High Court on Nov 2, and Judicial Commissioner Dedar Singh Gill subsequently granted the proposed orders against eight authentication server domains.
...

One app subjected to the blocking order is UBTV, a pre-loaded application owned by China-based company Unblock Tech, said CAP general manager Neil Gane.
...

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Old 24-11-2018, 01:47 AM   #746
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HI i was looking on this online,

Model: H96 MAX+
OS: Android 8.1
CPU: RK3328 Quad-Core 64bit Cortex-A53
GPU: Penta-Core Mali-450 Up to 750Mhz+
RAM: 4GB DDR3
ROM: 32/64GB EMMC
High Definition video output: 4K (4096x2160 pixel )

i dunno if its available here.. most i see is 3gb ram 32gb rom
Anybody tried this ?
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Old 24-11-2018, 03:05 AM   #747
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I'm looking for an Android TV Box with an Ethernet Port to mainly stream from US Sports Channels (Will not be streaming Netflix). Does anyone have any recommendations for a budget of <$140?

Saw a few different Android boxes like

MiniX Neo U1 ($130)

MXQ 4K TV Box ($49)
https://www.lazada.sg/products/mxq-4....html?search=1

Tanix TX3 Mini ($45)
https://www.lazada.sg/products/tanix...62579164.html?

Anyone has any recommendations? Would also like to know what are the main things to look out for when choosing an Android TV Box. Thanks!
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Old 24-11-2018, 07:30 AM   #748
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I'm looking for an Android TV Box with an Ethernet Port to mainly stream from US Sports Channels (Will not be streaming Netflix). Does anyone have any recommendations for a budget of <$140?

...
MiniX Neo U1 ($130)
MXQ 4K TV Box ($49)
Tanix TX3 Mini ($45)
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Would also like to know what are the main things to look out for when choosing an Android TV Box. Thanks!
1: Minix is a good brand but this model is too old running Android 5 which is too old. Android 6 should be the minimum Android version to go

2. This is a generic box and the major weakness is the 1GB/8GB spec, 1GB memory can be the limiting factor and 2GB box can be have at same or lower cost

3. This is a popular box and should be good enough for use. Tanix TX3 Max is probably slightly better and you can have it at similar price.

Android TV Box selection will depend on your usage patterns and expectations.

1) Brand
Nvidia, >
Xiaomi, Minix, Zidoo >
Beelink >
Tanix>MeCool etc >
Generic no brand

2) Android version: Official Android TV or Mobile version of Android, Version

Official Android TV >
Normal Android 6/7/8>
Android 5 > (do not buy)
Android 4.4 (do not buy)

Note: Android 8/8.1 may not be better than 7.1 for now

3) CPU
All of the following are okay but RK3399 Box is pricey and not needed in general. Lowest S905W is good enough for most us

RK3399/RK3328
Amlogic S912/S905X2/S905X/S905W
Allwinner H6

4) Memory
2GB minimum recommend unless you budget <S$30

5) Storage
8GB minimum, 16GB and above are good enough

6) Ethernet and WiFi
Gigabit Ethernet is better than 100M but not that important

Dual band wifi is better than 2.4GHz but in general try to use Ethernet connection

7) USB
USB 3.0 is better than USB 2.0 but not so important for majority of the use cases

8) Bluetooth
Nice to have if you want Bluetooth controller

8) SD/uSD card support
Nice to have

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Old 24-11-2018, 07:32 AM   #749
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Minix Neo U9-H is newer running Android 6 but it is out of your Budget

You may want to consider Mi Box as well.

Mi Box S at S$82 (please confirm with seller)
https://s.lazada.sg/s.YStC

Mi Box at S$70 (please confirm with seller)
https://s.lazada.sg/s.Y4Ql

Tanix TX3 Max is slightly better than Tanix TX3 Mini. S$50
https://s.lazada.sg/s.Y66R

Price is from Lazada and only for your reference.

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Old 24-11-2018, 09:20 AM   #750
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1: Minix is a good brand but this model is too old running Android 5 which is too old. Android 6 should be the minimum Android version to go

2. This is a generic box and the major weakness is the 1GB/8GB spec, 1GB memory can be the limiting factor and 2GB box can be have at same or lower cost

3. This is a popular box and should be good enough for use. Tanix TX3 Max is probably slightly better and you can have it at similar price.

Android TV Box selection will depend on your usage patterns and expectations.

1) Brand
Nvidia, >
Xiaomi, Minix, Zidoo >
Beelink >
Meecool, Tanix, etc >
Generic no brand

2) Android version: Official Android TV or Mobile version of Android, Version

Official Android TV >
Normal Android 6/7/8>
Android 5 > (do not buy)
Android 4.4 (do not buy)

Note: Android 8/8.1 may not be better than 7.1 for now

3) CPU
All of the following are okay but RK3399 Box is pricey and not needed in general. Lowest S905W is good enough for most us

RK3399/RK3328
Amlogic S912/S905X2/S905X/S905W
Allwinner H6

4) Memory
2GB minimum recommend unless you budget <S$30

5) Storage
8GB minimum, 16GB and above are good enough

6) Ethernet and WiFi
Gigabit Ethernet is better than 100M but not that important

Dual band wifi is better than 2.4GHz but in general try to use Ethernet connection

7) USB
USB 3.0 is better than USB 2.0 but not so important for majority of the use cases

8) Bluetooth
Nice to have if you want Bluetooth controller

8) SD/uSD card support
Nice to have
Hey thanks alot for the detailed reply! Does most of the box come with Google Play Store installed?
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