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Old 03-01-2019, 08:20 PM   #931
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the box, or buy a new one - many boxes cost less than $50 are much better than infinite box.
I thought of buying MiBox but not sure which one.

Any brand to recommend? TIA
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Old 04-01-2019, 07:19 AM   #932
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I have been using this 'infinite' TV box preloaded with apps for international tv channels for the last six months without problems. Today I notice I couldn't use it anymore. I think it is because Starhub has block the apps. Right no Internet connection to this tv box. Any solution to this problem.
Mine is M1.
Only connection is few days after purchase. Even that is garbled.
After that Error 404 uploading
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Old 04-01-2019, 08:09 AM   #933
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Mine is M1.
Only connection is few days after purchase. Even that is garbled.
After that Error 404 uploading
I have a second box from another brand. It doesn't work also, error 404. So before you buy another box let the folks here tell you if the problem is really because of the ISP like StarHub really blocking the Apps to the box.
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Old 04-01-2019, 04:14 PM   #934
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I have a second box from another brand. It doesn't work also, error 404. So before you buy another box let the folks here tell you if the problem is really because of the ISP like StarHub really blocking the Apps to the box.

wouldn't that mean the death of android TV box?
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Old 04-01-2019, 06:00 PM   #935
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wouldn't that mean the death of android TV box?
Death for the fully loaded box probably and death for those unofficial paid IPTV services which anyway are not worth buying in the first place.

Buy good quality box like Mi Box S (S$70-90) or Nvidia Shield TV. Or cheaper box like Tanix TX3 Mini or Tanix TX3 Max if your budget is about S$40- S$50 if you do not need Netflix.

If you worry about unofficial streaming, use official legal apps then like Toggle, TVB Anywhere, Starhub Go, Netflix, Viu, Apple Music, Spotify, etc. Note: you may need to use your mobile and the built-in Chromecast function for some of this apps for Mi Box S and Nvidia Shield TV.

I am paying for VIP access to QQ Music, Xiami Music and Youku for my Chinese Entertainment needs on top of SingTel TV. The three VIP access cost me RMB208 (S$42) this year which is very reasonable price to pay.

For English entertainment, I see quite some people here use paid Netflix with paid VPN (for US Netflix).

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Old 04-01-2019, 10:25 PM   #936
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wouldn't that mean the death of android TV box?
no such things as death of android tv box.

you see the 404 error because your sellers installed the wrong apps.
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Old 04-01-2019, 10:58 PM   #937
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Thank you for your excellent insight.

I have no hesitation in paying for the legal TV services.

All I want is to watch these two TV news channels which were available previously from my 'infinite' TV box. They are MSNBC and CNN USA , not CNN international which I can get from my existing StarHub TV subscription.

I have check StarHubGo that you mentioned but they don't have these two channels. Incidentally the 'infinite' TV box have 1000 channels compared to 50 from StarHubGo.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.


Death for the fully loaded box probably and death for those unofficial paid IPTV services which anyway are not worth buying in the first place.

Buy good quality box like Mi Box S (S$70-90) or Nvidia Shield TV. Or cheaper box like Tanix TX3 Mini or Tanix TX3 Max if your budget is about S$40- S$50 if you do not need Netflix.

If you worry about unofficial streaming, use official legal apps then like Toggle, TVB Anywhere, Starhub Go, Netflix, Viu, Apple Music, Spotify, etc. Note: you may need to use your mobile and the built-in Chromecast function for some of this apps for Mi Box S and Nvidia Shield TV.

I am paying for VIP access to QQ Music, Xiami Music and Youku for my Chinese Entertainment needs on top of SingTel TV. The three VIP access cost me RMB208 (S$42) this year which is very reasonable price to pay.

For English entertainment, I see quite some people here use paid Netflix with paid VPN (for US Netflix).

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Old 05-01-2019, 02:06 AM   #938
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the box, or buy a new one - many boxes cost less than $50 are much better than infinite box.
How do you get to the screen where there are 1000 channels on the left screen?
All I see is previously are 2 person sitting on a sofa with TV heads and a 10% user loading icon below
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Old 05-01-2019, 10:29 AM   #939
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no such things as death of android tv box.

you see the 404 error because your sellers installed the wrong apps.
Such error is quite common so you are right to say no such thing as death of android tv box.
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Thank you for your excellent insight.

I have no hesitation in paying for the legal TV services.

All I want is to watch these two TV news channels which were available previously from my 'infinite' TV box. They are MSNBC and CNN USA , not CNN international which I can get from my existing StarHub TV subscription.

I have check StarHubGo that you mentioned but they don't have these two channels. Incidentally the 'infinite' TV box have 1000 channels compared to 50 from StarHubGo.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
don't think that the tv channels from 'infinite' tv box are legal , or may be worst case for you - not working

may be you should go small claim Tribunals to get your refund if the seller told you otherwise.

next time buy your boxes online at 1/3 or 1/4 the price and install free working apps yourself.
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Old 05-01-2019, 11:29 AM   #941
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How do you get to the screen where there are 1000 channels on the left screen?
All I see is previously are 2 person sitting on a sofa with TV heads and a 10% user loading icon below
ask the seller, you paid premium price so you should get premium service from him.
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Old 05-01-2019, 03:42 PM   #942
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Thank you for your excellent insight.

I have no hesitation in paying for the legal TV services.

All I want is to watch these two TV news channels which were available previously from my 'infinite' TV box. They are MSNBC and CNN USA , not CNN international which I can get from my existing StarHub TV subscription.

I have check StarHubGo that you mentioned but they don't have these two channels. Incidentally the 'infinite' TV box have 1000 channels compared to 50 from StarHubGo.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
For CNN USA, I think using CNN Go App with a VPN is the way to go.

Ref:
https://www.technadu.com/how-to-watc...side-us/20945/

https://thevpn.guru/stream-cnngo-liv...stralia-canada

Same for MSNBC. VPN is the way to go.
https://thevpn.guru/unblock-msnbc-outside-usa/

You may want to ask in the VPN thread which has lots of good info.

https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/i...07778-167.html

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Old 05-01-2019, 04:08 PM   #943
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Death for the fully loaded box probably and death for those unofficial paid IPTV services which anyway are not worth buying in the first place.

Buy good quality box like Mi Box S (S$70-90) or Nvidia Shield TV. Or cheaper box like Tanix TX3 Mini or Tanix TX3 Max if your budget is about S$40- S$50 if you do not need Netflix.

If you worry about unofficial streaming, use official legal apps then like Toggle, TVB Anywhere, Starhub Go, Netflix, Viu, Apple Music, Spotify, etc. Note: you may need to use your mobile and the built-in Chromecast function for some of this apps for Mi Box S and Nvidia Shield TV.
BTW, there are always different preferences in terms of getting the contents.

1) Some people (some of them less tech savvy) pay for conveniences but less on quality. These fully loaded boxes (one time payment or subscription) probably belongs to this type. With the crackdown on the pirate streams, this may not be a viable way to go, even for pretty established vendor like Unblock Tech and Evpad, let alone smaller vendors selling on IT Show and Shopping Mall.

2) Some people pay for quality along with conveniences. Singtel TV and Starhub TV services belong to this type. Paid premium services like Netflix belong to this type as well.

3) Some people pay for quality and are willing to spend efforts to get better content. Paying for VPN to get US Netflix might not be a good example, buying Blu-ray disc and spend time on 4K home theatre set up may be a better example.

4) Some people (some of them tech savvy) do not want to pay but rather spend time to find alternative ways to get the contents. Finding alternative apps (some perfectly legal and some grey) and torrent probably belong to this type.

5) Some use a mix of the above strategy depending on the content availability.
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For CNN USA, I think using CNN Go App with a VPN is the way to go.

Ref:
https://www.technadu.com/how-to-watc...side-us/20945/

https://thevpn.guru/stream-cnngo-liv...stralia-canada

Same for MSNBC. VPN is the way to go.
https://thevpn.guru/unblock-msnbc-outside-usa/

You may want to ask in the VPN thread which has lots of good info.

https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/i...07778-167.html
There is an app called "mobdro", it has these channels, VPN not required.
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Old 05-01-2019, 05:32 PM   #945
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Thank you for the quick response. It looks like this is what I need.
However I am not computer savvy and have only recently heard of 'VPN'.
I need to pass this on to my son and hopefully he can set this up for me.



For CNN USA, I think using CNN Go App with a VPN is the way to go.

Ref:
https://www.technadu.com/how-to-watc...side-us/20945/

https://thevpn.guru/stream-cnngo-liv...stralia-canada

Same for MSNBC. VPN is the way to go.
https://thevpn.guru/unblock-msnbc-outside-usa/

You may want to ask in the VPN thread which has lots of good info.

https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/i...07778-167.html
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