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Old 14-04-2019, 02:30 PM   #1576
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Thanks to everyone who has helped! I've been doing more research and xiaofan, your earlier posts in this thread have been very useful, especially those on page 94. Like what you and others have mentioned, I should probably wait and get to experience the TV first before I decide.

In the event I do decide to get one of the boxes, I have narrowed down to Nvidia Shield, Mi Box S or Fire Stick.
You can take reference from here. Looks like your LG Oled TV can do most of the things you want with the built-in video player, including local/NAS media playing with Dolby Atmos.

https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/h...s-6026351.html

The problem there is the HDMI ARC limits the Dolby Atmos to the lossy Dolby DD+ encoding and not the lossless Dolby True HD.

Maybe your new LG 2019 OLED TV has the better HDMI 2.1 and eARC to have the lossless Dolby TrueHD delivery of Dolby Atmos.
https://www.whathifi.com/advice/lg-2...u-need-to-know

With the built-in Airplay 2 support, you should be able to use your iOS device to cast to your TV as well for apps like Starhub Go or SingTel Cast.

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Old 14-04-2019, 03:03 PM   #1577
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Hi! Anyone has lobang for QYZB renewal? Need assistance to renew 2 of my accounts. My service provider has retired so looking out for a new one. Can PM me or reply to this thread thanks
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Hi! Anyone has lobang for QYZB renewal? Need assistance to renew 2 of my accounts. My service provider has retired so looking out for a new one. Can PM me or reply to this thread thanks
IPTV subscription threads
https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/h...5055948-7.html

https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/e...78938-190.html

More popular IPTV subscriptions include Cloud TV, Dragon TV, myiptv 4k, Hao HD, etc. Just take note they may be blocked any time if there are IP rights holder complaints which can trigger high courts to order ISPs to block them, like Ubox UBTV.

QYZB 全有直播 seems to be this one. You can try the contact in the website.
http://www.asiadvb.cn
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Old 15-04-2019, 01:14 AM   #1579
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Hi xiaofan

For tx5 max, is it recommended to buy the tanix brand?
Other brands are cheaper.

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Old 15-04-2019, 06:48 AM   #1580
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Hi xiaofan

For tx5 max, is it recommended to buy the tanix brand?
Other brands are cheaper.

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TX5 Max is from Tanix. Those without the Tanix logo are so called OEM version. As per Tanix, the OEM version is not fake (they have not found fake product so far). They prefer people buying the original version and say that there could be differences.

My two Tanix boxes from Taobao are the OEM version and I think they are okay, OTA FW updates work fine.

Gearbest Tanix official shop is selling boxes with Tanix logo.
https://www.gearbest.com/top-brands/brand/Tanix.html

Banggood is selling OEM version.
https://sea-m.banggood.com/Tanix-TX5...p-1416260.html

Geekbuying is selling a mixture of Tanix boxes, some with Tanix logo and some without.

BTW, Lazada price is on the high side now, previous price of S$75 is more fair price than the current S$89.5 price.

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Old 15-04-2019, 07:52 AM   #1581
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TX5 Max is from Tanix. Those without the Tanix logo are so called OEM version. As per Tanix, the OEM version is not fake (they have not found fake product so far). They prefer people buying the original version and say that there could be differences.

My two Tanix boxes from Taobao are the OEM version and I think they are okay, OTA FW updates work fine.

Gearbest Tanix official shop is selling boxes with Tanix logo.
https://www.gearbest.com/top-brands/brand/Tanix.html

Banggood is selling OEM version.
https://sea-m.banggood.com/Tanix-TX5...p-1416260.html

Geekbuying is selling a mixture of Tanix boxes, some with Tanix logo and some without.

BTW, Lazada price is on the high side now, previous price of S$75 is more fair price than the current S$89.5 price.
Can I check what are the advantages of a Tanix over a Mi box S, if any?
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Old 15-04-2019, 08:18 AM   #1582
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Can I check what are the advantages of a Tanix over a Mi box S, if any?
Read mybposts in page 94 of this thread to get more detailed answer.

Basically if you need Netflix or Chromecast (for SingTel Cast, Starhub Go, HBO Go, etc) offered by official Android TV OS, buy Mi Box S.

If not, then you can consider Tanix TX5 Max which has better HW specifications -- faster CPU, more memory, more storage, one more USB 3.0 port, Gigabit Ethernet.

You can say Tanix TX5 Max has better HW and Mi Box S has better software.

Mi Box S should be your first proper box if you do not have any boxes prior. But if you already have a Chromecast Ultra dongle or Sony Android TV, then you do not need Mi Box S in general.
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Old 15-04-2019, 09:55 AM   #1583
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Read mybposts in page 94 of this thread to get more detailed answer.

Basically if you need Netflix or Chromecast (for SingTel Cast, Starhub Go, HBO Go, etc) offered by official Android TV OS, buy Mi Box S.

If not, then you can consider Tanix TX5 Max which has better HW specifications -- faster CPU, more memory, more storage, one more USB 3.0 port, Gigabit Ethernet.

You can say Tanix TX5 Max has better HW and Mi Box S has better software.

Mi Box S should be your first proper box if you do not have any boxes prior. But if you already have a Chromecast Ultra dongle or Sony Android TV, then you do not need Mi Box S in general.
Xiaomi uses better quality components , and has better workmanship.

Tanix is a budget brand with reasonably good products.
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Old 15-04-2019, 10:00 AM   #1584
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Thanks xiaofan
AliExpress tx5 max is at about $66. Cheapest when compared to other places except maybe taobao when there is no sales.

TX5 Max is from Tanix. Those without the Tanix logo are so called OEM version. As per Tanix, the OEM version is not fake (they have not found fake product so far). They prefer people buying the original version and say that there could be differences.

My two Tanix boxes from Taobao are the OEM version and I think they are okay, OTA FW updates work fine.

Gearbest Tanix official shop is selling boxes with Tanix logo.
https://www.gearbest.com/top-brands/brand/Tanix.html

Banggood is selling OEM version.
https://sea-m.banggood.com/Tanix-TX5...p-1416260.html

Geekbuying is selling a mixture of Tanix boxes, some with Tanix logo and some without.

BTW, Lazada price is on the high side now, previous price of S$75 is more fair price than the current S$89.5 price.
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Old 15-04-2019, 11:09 AM   #1585
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Thanks xiaofan
AliExpress tx5 max is at about $66. Cheapest when compared to other places except maybe taobao when there is no sales.
S$66 is a reasonable price to pay.

I got my TX5 Max (OEM version) from Taobao using Sea Shipping for RMB310 or S$62, adding 7% GST and about S$1 sea shipping fee, it comes to about S$68. Taobao price has since dropped to RMB290, so the total cost will be about S$64 now. I have to wait for about one month through 3rd party sea shipping service.
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Old 15-04-2019, 04:28 PM   #1586
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Anyone knows where I can pay to watch live channel like dmax, nat geo, mandarin movie and stuff ?
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Old 15-04-2019, 05:41 PM   #1587
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Anyone knows where I can pay to watch live channel like dmax, nat geo, mandarin movie and stuff ?
For Discovery Channels and National Geographics channels, I think you have to pay Starhub or SingTel to get the contents legitimately.

SingTel TV Channels
http://singteltv.com.sg/channels-on-..._channels.html

Starhub Fibre TV Channels
http://www.starhub.com/personal/for-...l-listing.html

For Mandarin movies, there are many free and paid apps. For example, you can use free Transocks VPN and free Youku/Tencent Video (TV version of the apps are also available, called 酷喵影视 and 云视听极光). If you pay for Youku VIP or Youku TV VIP (酷喵影视VIP), then no need VPN.

Or you can use Google if you do not want to go with the above options.

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Old 15-04-2019, 08:40 PM   #1588
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For Tanix TX6 user only, if you encounter overheating issue. I have not tried it myself. Better wait for official firmware. Just want to point out that at least Tanix knows the issue. For now better use it with a fan.

Good thing about this Tanix TX6 is that it is a low cost box with good hardware specifications. Hopefully they can sort out the overheating and sound related issues through frequent OTA uodate to make this a great low cost box just like their TX3 Mini box. BTW, OTA of Tanix TX3 Mini is still provided.

From Tanx Facebook Post.

TANIX TX6 BETA Firmware: Dear Tanixers, we are testing a new update for your TX6. The key points are a reported overheating after latest update and sound issues. Please, follow instructions here if you want to test a new update: http://www.tanix-box.com/5459/beta-f...-h6-android-9/

Ref: Taobao cost reference for low cost boxes below S$50.

1) Low cost: below S$50

Tanix TX3 Mini, S905W CPU, 1GB/16GB --RMB 138, S$28, not recommended to buy box with 1GB memory.

Tanix TX3 Mini, S905W CPU, 2GB/16GB -- RMB 165, S$33 (Recommended buy for low budget)

Tanix TX3 Max, S905W 2GB/16GB -- RMB 175, S$37
(Recommended buy for low budget)

Tanix TX6, H6 CPU, 2GB/16GB -- RMB170, S$34, not recommended now due to thermal issue

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Old 16-04-2019, 12:20 AM   #1589
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Wow . Thanks a lot

I will surely look into it

For Discovery Channels and National Geographics channels, I think you have to pay Starhub or SingTel to get the contents legitimately.

SingTel TV Channels
http://singteltv.com.sg/channels-on-..._channels.html

Starhub Fibre TV Channels
http://www.starhub.com/personal/for-...l-listing.html

For Mandarin movies, there are many free and paid apps. For example, you can use free Transocks VPN and free Youku/Tencent Video (TV version of the apps are also available, called 酷喵影视 and 云视听极光). If you pay for Youku VIP or Youku TV VIP (酷喵影视VIP), then no need VPN.

Or you can use Google if you do not want to go with the above options.
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Old 17-04-2019, 12:44 PM   #1590
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hi xiaofan,
thanks for the infos u shared.

currently I'm using a xtreamer prodigy to playback pass through of mkv/iso files to my Atmos avr then to my tv which is not 4k yet but soon to be.
have a cheap android box but can't update further and still android 5 to play apps for tv live streaming.
Also subscribed to Miotv for local channels and some kids channel and may cancel soon.

Able to recommend an unit that can All-in-1 of the above and future proof for my soon 4K tv to enjoy the full glory of 4K and Atmos, local channels and android live streaming.

Thinking to get Zidoo but if there is cheaper good alternative, why not.

Thanks.
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