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Old 11-03-2019, 03:17 PM   #1306
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During IT Show i still see some selling Android TV box at $169. Business as usual.
Haha same here in Jurong Point the three kiosks are still selling the boxes, including the one selling only Geekbox which I was thinking that it could not survive for long.
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Old 11-03-2019, 07:40 PM   #1307
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Anyone have issues trying to chromcast from Toggle app to inbox s? I tried on 2 phones, my tv will turn black, like crash or something.

Any help? Thanks
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Old 12-03-2019, 09:11 PM   #1308
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Hi

using XiaoMi MiBox S International (official with netflix version)
*not china one

i am using it with Singtel TV Go app directly on the box
*install from google store
.. no need to cast or anything
any issues with mibox S?
do you recommend it? my uses are mainly netflix, viu and paid iptv apps
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Old 12-03-2019, 09:12 PM   #1309
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Anyone using AC Ryan 4K Ultra tv box here? any known issues ?
i'm thinking of getting it with m1's broadband offer.
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Old 12-03-2019, 09:32 PM   #1310
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any issues with mibox S?
do you recommend it? my uses are mainly netflix, viu and paid iptv apps
If you need Netflix and Viu, official Google certified Android TV OS device like Mi Box S and Nvidia Shield TV are the best choice along with Google Chromecast dongles.

As for your iptv please check your provider. Most of them should support Mi Box S unless they do not support Android 8.

Mi Box S has Netflix 4K support and built-in support of Chromecast 4K function. It also costs less than Chromecast Ultra.

The official supported way to watch Viu on TV is through Chromecast for Android device or Apple TV Airplay for iOS device.
https://www.viu.com/ott/sg/en-us/cop...statement/tips

4. Can I watch the shows on TV?
Yes, only Viu Premium members would be able to enjoy their favourite Asian entertainment in full HD on their TV.

However, do note that TV rights are only applicable for selected shows on:
- Selected Samsung Smart TV or;

- Casting via Google Chromecast for Android devices & via AirPlay on Apple TV for iOS devices only. Laptop/PC to TV is not supported.
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Old 12-03-2019, 09:35 PM   #1311
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Anyone using AC Ryan 4K Ultra tv box here? any known issues ?
i'm thinking of getting it with m1's broadband offer.
Feedback is so so on previous models. You can search the forum.
https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/h...874887-15.html
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Old 12-03-2019, 09:55 PM   #1312
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Anyone using AC Ryan 4K Ultra tv box here? any known issues ?
i'm thinking of getting it with m1's broadband offer.
it should not be classified as offer.

you can get a comparable box from lazada for 1/3 the price.

or get a much much better box, such as "mibox s", at about $70-$80.
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Old 12-03-2019, 10:09 PM   #1313
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I bought a Mi Box S, is there a way to open the "recent app"? So i can close the app.
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Old 13-03-2019, 04:47 PM   #1314
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wanna get a mibox but lazada got so many types, which is the right one to get?
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Old 13-03-2019, 05:35 PM   #1315
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wanna get a mibox but lazada got so many types, which is the right one to get?
Check for description "Mi Box S" and model number MDZ-22-AB.

Price is higher now at around S$80-90 from a quick look at Lazada.

Previously this shop in Lazada had some good offer to be around S$70-76 but now it is higher at S$83 and has 5% discount coupon.

https://s.lazada.sg/s.d3yC

Another shop in Qoo10 was selling it at S$75 with an S$5 coupon to make it S$70 but again now the price is higher at S$88.

https://m.qoo10.sg/item/XIAOMI-FAST-...-1/638328418=;

Always check with the shop to confirm before buying.
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Old 13-03-2019, 10:14 PM   #1316
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http://www.bee-link.com/Beelink-Mini...BOX-127-1.html

Beelink claims support of Netflix 4k with their new Android TV OS based box Beelink GT1-A, new addition to their popular S912 box GT 1 Ultimate.

However I do not think this is certified by Google. So I do not think this is worth buying.

They also have the lower end S905X2 based box GT1 Mini which seems to have good review.
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http://www.bee-link.com/Beelink-Mini...BOX-127-1.html

Beelink claims support of Netflix 4k with their new Android TV OS based box Beelink GT1-A, new addition to their popular S912 box GT 1 Ultimate.

However I do not think this is certified by Google. So I do not think this is worth buying.

They also have the lower end S905X2 based box GT1 Mini which seems to have good review.

S912 is better than S905x2 in terms of 3d benchmark, which is not relevant for video playback.

The CPU and user experience benchmark of S905X2 is higher than S912.

If not playing games, S905X2 is better than S912.
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Old 14-03-2019, 07:34 AM   #1318
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S912 is better than S905x2 in terms of 3d benchmark, which is not relevant for video playback.

The CPU and user experience benchmark of S905X2 is higher than S912.

If not playing games, S905X2 is better than S912.
Yes the reviews are good for S905X2. You get better connectivity and larger memory support and newer Android version than S912.

I am ordering the Tanix TX5 from Taobao (4GB/32GB, S905X2, Gigabit Ethernet, Dual band 2x2 AC WiFi, USB 3.0) to see if it is really good compared to my H96 Pro Plus S912 box (3GB/32GB version, gigabit Ethernet, Dual Band WiFi, Android 7.1, no USB 3.0). I have pretty positive experiences with the H96 Pro Plus.

It is just Beelink positions the GT1 Mini lower than the two brothers GT1 Ultimate and GT1-A.
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Old 14-03-2019, 07:30 PM   #1319
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it should not be classified as offer.

you can get a comparable box from lazada for 1/3 the price.

or get a much much better box, such as "mibox s", at about $70-$80.
didn't know which one was better. i was initially thinking ac ryan 4k ultra is better than mibox s.. but can't find any comparison reviews.

is mibox s really stable? i saw some reviews saying there are software issues and some issues with remote. but ac ryan can be worse of course.. can't even find a review.

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Old 14-03-2019, 07:37 PM   #1320
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If you need Netflix and Viu, official Google certified Android TV OS device like Mi Box S and Nvidia Shield TV are the best choice along with Google Chromecast dongles.

As for your iptv please check your provider. Most of them should support Mi Box S unless they do not support Android 8.

Mi Box S has Netflix 4K support and built-in support of Chromecast 4K function. It also costs less than Chromecast Ultra.

The official supported way to watch Viu on TV is through Chromecast for Android device or Apple TV Airplay for iOS device.
https://www.viu.com/ott/sg/en-us/cop...statement/tips

4. Can I watch the shows on TV?
Yes, only Viu Premium members would be able to enjoy their favourite Asian entertainment in full HD on their TV.

However, do note that TV rights are only applicable for selected shows on:
- Selected Samsung Smart TV or;

- Casting via Google Chromecast for Android devices & via AirPlay on Apple TV for iOS devices only. Laptop/PC to TV is not supported.
thanks for the details. how about the stability of the device? any software issues ?
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