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Old 12-11-2018, 06:51 AM   #661
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Anybody got the new mi box s?


Still Nvidia shield > all
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Old 12-11-2018, 07:48 AM   #662
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Anybody got the new mi box s?

Still Nvidia shield > all
It should be better than the older one because of the added AC wifi support. That being said it seems not so easily available in Singapore.

NVidia Shield TV is at a different class than Mi Box and if the cost is not a concern by all means get it. If cost is a concern then get Mi Box if you need official Google certified Android TV.

For those who do not need official Google certified Android TV, another option is the FireTV devices from Amazon, pretty easy to side load apps from what I read.

After the above, you can also consider non-Android choices like Roku and Apple TV (for Apple device users).

Google Chromecast is another good device to have even though it is built-in for Official Android TV device like the Mi Box.

After the above, then it comes to generic Android OS based TV box where you can try better brand like Zidoo, Beelink or Minix if you do not want to venture with lower end boxes.

List of TOP 10 Android TV box review
https://youtu.be/HGs8yF5VOvU
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...Lm1LQ/htmlview



Nvidia Shield is No 1 and Mi Box is No 4.
No 2 and 3 are for people who want to play a bit of game and big Kodi build and do not need Netflix.

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Old 12-11-2018, 08:08 AM   #663
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https://youtu.be/YB4tjV5J0DA

Comparison of Nvidia Shield TV versus Mi Box Global Version.
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Old 12-11-2018, 09:23 AM   #664
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https://youtu.be/YB4tjV5J0DA

Comparison of Nvidia Shield TV versus Mi Box Global Version.
Lol that guy a tech illiterate YouTuber pretending he is hot sh*t

He does not know how to test network speed without speed test and keeps on saying devices has gigabit LAN port when it has only 10/100 speed.

Check out this guy instead for an actual home theater use case .
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Old 12-11-2018, 04:10 PM   #665
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Check out this guy instead for an actual home theater use case.
Nice video.

Amazon Fire TV /Stick/Cube are also often listed in the TOP lists.

And it seems to me it is pretty easy to side load apps. Not so sure why they are not so popular here. Could be a good alternative to Mi Box.

Review of latest Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K from the same reviewer Lon.TV

https://youtu.be/WzQl3RhCdzE
Pro: Low cost at US$49, smooth 4K Streaming, Amazon ecosystem
Con: no native YouTube, Low HW spec for Kodi, no Ethernet (US$15 Addon)

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Old 12-11-2018, 05:31 PM   #666
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Nice video.

Amazon Fire TV /Stick/Cube are also often listed in the TOP lists.

And it seems to me it is pretty easy to side load apps. Not so sure why they are not so popular here. Could be a good alternative to Mi Box.

Review of latest Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K from the same reviewer Lon.TV

https://youtu.be/WzQl3RhCdzE
Pro: Low cost at US$49, smooth 4K Streaming, Amazon ecosystem
Con: no native YouTube, Low HW spec for Kodi, no Ethernet (US$15 Addon)
You overestimate the average user. The average user in this case is my mom don't even know how to switch from Plex or netflix or YouTube to watch certain videos and you expect them to know what apps to sideload for what videos?

This is why devices like this are in the market
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Old 12-11-2018, 07:59 PM   #667
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You overestimate the average user. The average user in this case is my mom don't even know how to switch from Plex or netflix or YouTube to watch certain videos and you expect them to know what apps to sideload for what videos?
Haha, you mum has a good son. And average users have friends and HardwareZone forum and New TV Box SG Facebook group.

Jokes aside, I did not overestimate the average users. That is why the scam boxes or the UBox/EVpad are popular.
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Old 12-11-2018, 10:23 PM   #668
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Reference: Amazon Fire TV discussion thread
https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/h...v-5742706.html
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Old 12-11-2018, 10:59 PM   #669
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Haha, you mum has a good son. And average users have friends and HardwareZone forum and New TV Box SG Facebook group.

Jokes aside, I did not overestimate the average users. That is why the scam boxes or the UBox/EVpad are popular.
One example of bad experiences buying Redbean “Local” Android TV Box
https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/h...5294147-4.html

And Mr Choo has a good advice in that thread.
“Sim lim sq is a bad place to buy tv box, carousel is another one.

Better to buy online from lazada, or qoo10 if you can find cheaper offer.

Normally $50-60 can get you a set with S905/S905x, 2GB RAM and 8GB/16GB flash memory.

I don't consider this spec as basic buy, but since it is cheap enough, no point saving $10-20 to get lower spec boxes.”

“It is better to get box with brand and support website, so if you need help in the future, you can go to the forum in the offical website to seek solutions.

These are the popular brands: beelink, nexbox, sunvell, tronsmart, xiaomi, minix, himedia, vensmile.”
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Old 13-11-2018, 11:08 AM   #670
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Hi everyone,

Newbie to TV boxes here.

What do you guys think of the Ubox, Magic X Plus, Boss TV boxes? The Magic X Plus and Boss claims to have dedicated streaming sources, hence better quality than those found on free apps.

https://www.qoo10.sg/item/MAGIC-BOX-...CIAL/587180499

Any advise would be much appreciated. Looking for something with easy interface and minimal setup required, if possible.
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Old 13-11-2018, 12:29 PM   #671
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Any advise would be much appreciated. Looking for something with easy interface and minimal setup required, if possible.
SingTel TV and StarHub TV or the StarHub Go Streaming Box then. No other solution.

All the UBox thingy can be shutdown anytime and you are paying high price for the apps since the box is usually S$50 - S$80 boxes or worse. So it is better to buy a cheap box and trying different apps. But you do need to try and not as stable/easy as local ISP Pay TV vendor.
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Old 13-11-2018, 01:28 PM   #672
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SingTel TV and StarHub TV or the StarHub Go Streaming Box then. No other solution.

All the UBox thingy can be shutdown anytime and you are paying high price for the apps since the box is usually S$50 - S$80 boxes or worse. So it is better to buy a cheap box and trying different apps. But you do need to try and not as stable/easy as local ISP Pay TV vendor.
Thanks for the advise. Don't mind giving the generic android boxes a try.

Any particular models/brands that you would recommend? Are these available locally or usually have to be imported from China?

I rather pay a bit more for a better box (with better specifications).
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Old 13-11-2018, 02:54 PM   #673
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Thanks for the advise. Don't mind giving the generic android boxes a try.

Any particular models/brands that you would recommend? Are these available locally or usually have to be imported from China?

I rather pay a bit more for a better box (with better specifications).
Still Mi Box with Android 6.0 is the one. You can get them from local platform like Shopee and Lazada at about S$80-90. Or more expensive is Nvidia Shield TV which is the best Android TV box money can buy now.

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Old 13-11-2018, 03:30 PM   #674
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Still Mi Box with Android 6.0 is the one. You can get them from local platform like Shopee and Lazada at about S$80-90. Or more expensive is Nvidia Shield TV which is the best Android TV box money can buy now.
If you do not need Android TV features like Netflix HD and Chromecast, cheaper alternatives like Tanix TX3 Max (about S$50 from Lazada/Shopee) 2GB/16GB should be good enough. My Brother-in-law bought one and he likes it.

For apps, go to New TV Box SG Local Facebook group.
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Old 13-11-2018, 05:29 PM   #675
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If you do not need Android TV features like Netflix HD and Chromecast, cheaper alternatives like Tanix TX3 Max (about S$50 from Lazada/Shopee) 2GB/16GB should be good enough. My Brother-in-law bought one and he likes it.

For apps, go to New TV Box SG Local Facebook group.
Thanks for all the advise. Much appreciated.
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