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Old 04-11-2018, 08:56 PM   #616
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How about igtv box?
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Old 04-11-2018, 09:44 PM   #617
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How about igtv box?
in general, do not buy box from unknown sources , facebook page, carousell..etc.

before you buy, google the name, if google can't give you a few pages of links, do not buy.

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Old 04-11-2018, 11:06 PM   #618
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How about igtv box?
If you go to their Facebook page you will find very few posts and very few likes and comments. They also list a website which seems to be a dead link.
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Old 05-11-2018, 04:15 PM   #619
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Looks like the market is good for Android TV box here. Previously I saw two pushcarts selling Geekbox and Mele in Jurong Point Shopping Centre. Now one more is selling T96 Mars box.

Do not understand why people keep buying this kind of boxes.
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Old 05-11-2018, 07:28 PM   #620
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Hello gurus,
Any problem watching the infinity tv apps from sky media hub box?
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Old 05-11-2018, 09:39 PM   #621
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Hello gurus,
Any problem watching the infinity tv apps from sky media hub box?
Seems to be a box to avoid.
https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/h...x-5457475.html
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Old 05-11-2018, 09:59 PM   #622
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Just trying to use China Tunnel free VPN in my rooted Android TV box and it seems to work fine with Tencent Video (腾讯视频). For non-Paying member, you get only up to 720p quality and limited choices, but 720p is actually pretty good.

So using VPN seems to be a good choice.

China Tunnel is free but can only be installed on rooted box. There are other VPN like Transocks穿梭 (free trial and paid subscription) as well as speedin快帆。
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Old 07-11-2018, 09:05 AM   #623
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any 64G 4G ram recommend?
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Old 07-11-2018, 09:48 AM   #624
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any 64G 4G ram recommend?
You do not need 4GB/64GB for Android boxes. I have the Rockchip RK3328 based 4GB/64GB boxes but it is actually not as good as my Amlogic S912 based 3GB/32GB boxes in terms of performance, almost everything is better for the S912 box, CPU is faster, Gigabit ethernet is much better than 100Mbps on the RK3328 box. Only thing better for the RK3328 box is the USB 3.0.

In fact Mi Box is based on Amlogic S905X with 2GB RAM and only 8GB storage and it is one of the best box for beginners. Then there are many S905X/S905W based box like Tanix TX3 Max with 2GB/16GB which is cheaper but the quality may vary.

New S905X2 based box may tick all the good points: good enough CPU, 2/3/4GB RAM, 16/32/64 GB storage, 2.4GHz/5GHz Wifi, Gigabit Ethernet, Android 8.1. But it is better to wait for a good vendor to start using it — current S905X2 boxes are from unknown vendors (eg X96 Max 4GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB model come with dual band wifi and Gigabit network).

If you want the best performance, go for Nvidia Shield TV, Tegra X1 CPU, 3GB RAM, 16GB storage (Pro model got 500GB HDD).
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:23 AM   #625
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Ref:
https://productnation.co/sg/tech/gad...box-singapore/

There are s lot of links to TOP Android TV Box if you google. The above seems to be more specific to Singapore market.

Nvidia Shield TV and Xiaomi Mi Box are common to many of the lists.

In US, they may recommend Amazon Fire TV boxes as well but I think it may not be as good for local context.
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:53 AM   #626
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Xiaomi TV box good or not?
What are the pro and cons?

I feel like getting one on 11.11 sales.

Can I use my Samsung android phones to mirror the tv box?
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Old 07-11-2018, 01:42 PM   #627
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Xiaomi TV box good or not?
What are the pro and cons?

I feel like getting one on 11.11 sales.

Can I use my Samsung android phones to mirror the tv box?
Yes Google Chromecast function is built-in.

You need to buy the older Android 6.0 version as per New TV Box SG for better compatibility now. And make sure you buy the Mi Box Global Version, not China version (Mi 3,3c, 3 enhanced, 4, 4c, etc).
https://www.mi.com/global/mibox/

New version is Mi Box S with Android 8.1.
https://www.mi.com/us/mi-box-s/specs/
https://www.mi.com/global/mi-box-s/

Not this one running MIUI TV.
https://www.mi.com/global/miboxpro/specs/

Pro: Certified Android TV with high resolution Netflix and YouTube, Google Chromecast function, Amlogic S905X CPU with 2GB RAM, dual band ac WiFi

Cons: no Ethernet, 8GB storage

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Old 07-11-2018, 06:47 PM   #628
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Ref: Sony Singapore Android TV get started guide, mostly paid apps
https://www.sony.com.sg/electronics/...icles/00151961
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:47 PM   #629
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Just for reference there are quite some apps for iOS as well from the official App Store for Chinese entertainment and more. You can search Apple App Store for the following.
电视家,idrama,华文电视,欧华生活。
More on iOS
https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/i...s-5929935.html

You can see the selection for iOS is quite limited compared to Android platform. For example I can find CCM from 华文电视/欧华生活 but no TVB channels.
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Old 07-11-2018, 11:27 PM   #630
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Guys. I need a Android TV box for CCTV channels from China. I don't need anything else.

Any cheap TV box to recommend? Below 50 will be the best
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