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Do not buy this type of device. Buy a proper box like Mi Box S which supports Chromecast out of the box, and then you can install apps for Airplay and DLNA cast.

Currently I'm using ipad adapter to monitor to stream movies, so I thought using anycast dongle should be better?
 

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Currently I'm using ipad adapter to monitor to stream movies, so I thought using anycast dongle should be better?

You can always try. To me it is not worth the money. Buy a proper box instead.
 

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Hi All, need some help here..

I'm looking to buy the Mibox 4 purely to stream TVB Anywhere+. No use for Netflix or Amazon Prime because my TV comes preloaded with those apps. And no it's not very smart because I cant d/l any other apps.

Reasons why I'm inclined towards Mibox (unless there are better suggestions)

1) Price
2) Officially supported by TVB Anywhere+ (I believe there are different app version for mobile and TV and apparently only supported devices are able to install the TV version of the app.)
3) I reckon the resolution will be affected if I share my iphone screen to TV?

Based on my research so far:

1) There isnt an official source like Xiaomi Singapore to buy the box (warranty/tech support)
2) Sellers on Shopee, Qoo10 and Lazada flash China sets with English firmware so there's no warranty + support and you may be blocked from updating firmware.

So questions time..

1) Is there a more legit place to get the box?
2) Is there an alternative way to watch TVB on TV?
3) Any suggestions or recommendations?

Thanks in advance.. I'm not very good with all these tech stuff so plug and play will be best!
 

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Mi Stores sell Mi Box S but I guess they are still closed.

The following is an official shop from Xiaomi with local warranty even though they ship from China.
https://shopee.sg/product/178877065/5201808158?smtt=0.0.9

The cost is high now at S$109 -- but from time to time they have offer price like S$89 or even S$79 in January. Check out whether they have June 18 (618) offer or not.
 
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Hi All, need some help here..

I'm looking to buy the Mibox 4 purely to stream TVB Anywhere+. No use for Netflix or Amazon Prime because my TV comes preloaded with those apps. And no it's not very smart because I cant d/l any other apps.

tvb anywhere+ can't work on mibox 4

Reasons why I'm inclined towards Mibox (unless there are better suggestions)

1) Price

2) Officially supported by TVB Anywhere+ (I believe there are different app version for mobile and TV and apparently only supported devices are able to install the TV version of the app.)

only mibox s and other boxes using android tv os can support


3) I reckon the resolution will be affected if I share my iphone screen to TV?
tvb app on iphone disallow you to do that


Based on my research so far:

1) There isnt an official source like Xiaomi Singapore to buy the box (warranty/tech support)

yes, there are official xiaomi shop in singapore

2) Sellers on Shopee, Qoo10 and Lazada flash China sets with English firmware so there's no warranty + support and you may be blocked from updating firmware.

if you are talking about mibox s, it is not true. mibox s sold on lazada, shopee and qoo10 are geniue.

So questions time..

1) Is there a more legit place to get the box?
2) Is there an alternative way to watch TVB on TV?
3) Any suggestions or recommendations?


Thanks in advance.. I'm not very good with all these tech stuff so plug and play will be best!


see comments in red.
 

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see comments in red.

Thanks for your comments!

Yes I was referring to the Mibox s

I've gone to mi.com/sg hoping to buy it online but Mibox s is not even listed. Not sure about their physical stores though..

No I'm not saying they are fake.. what i meant was that I read that those boxes are for China market (or dunno where else) but they flash it to load English firmware so it becomes the 'global' version. Original power plug is the 2 flat pin one or they throw in a third-party power plug. And most of them have either no warranty outright or dodgy warranty support.

So I'm looking for a more legit reseller or even better, a way to buy direcly from xiao mi if that is even possible
 

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Thanks for your comments!

Yes I was referring to the Mibox s
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So I'm looking for a more legit reseller or even better, a way to buy direcly from xiao mi if that is even possible

As mentioned before, the following Shopee Shop "xiaomiofficialstore.sg" is directly from Xiaomi with one year local Singapore warranty even though they ship from China.
https://shopee.sg/product/178877065/5201808158?smtt=0.0.9

The cost is high now at S$109 -- but from time to time they have offer price like S$89 or even S$79 in January. Check out whether they have June 18 (618) offer or not.
 

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As mentioned before, the following Shopee Shop "xiaomiofficialstore.sg" is directly from Xiaomi with one year local Singapore warranty even though they ship from China.
https://shopee.sg/product/178877065/5201808158?smtt=0.0.9

The cost is high now at S$109 -- but from time to time they have offer price like S$89 or even S$79 in January. Check out whether they have June 18 (618) offer or not.
Is 18/6 a special day for sales?
 

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Thanks for your comments!

Yes I was referring to the Mibox s

I've gone to mi.com/sg hoping to buy it online but Mibox s is not even listed. Not sure about their physical stores though..

No I'm not saying they are fake.. what i meant was that I read that those boxes are for China market (or dunno where else) but they flash it to load English firmware so it becomes the 'global' version. Original power plug is the 2 flat pin one or they throw in a third-party power plug. And most of them have either no warranty outright or dodgy warranty support.

So I'm looking for a more legit reseller or even better, a way to buy direcly from xiao mi if that is even possible

don't know how/where you got your information. show me the source of your info. I have not seen such thing before.

don't think the seller in shopee/lazada is clever enough to fake mibox s by loading english firmware on china version.

it is very easy to test whether it is genuine. mibox s can receive chromecast, run netflix in 4k. if the seller sent you a box that is not genuine, you can always ask for refund.
 

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Thanks for your comments!

Yes I was referring to the Mibox s

I've gone to mi.com/sg hoping to buy it online but Mibox s is not even listed. Not sure about their physical stores though..

No I'm not saying they are fake.. what i meant was that I read that those boxes are for China market (or dunno where else) but they flash it to load English firmware so it becomes the 'global' version. Original power plug is the 2 flat pin one or they throw in a third-party power plug. And most of them have either no warranty outright or dodgy warranty support.

So I'm looking for a more legit reseller or even better, a way to buy direcly from xiao mi if that is even possible

They are such sellers in Taobao and called their Mi Box 4 China version Jail Broken version (破解版) or overseas (海外版) version of Mi Box 4. But they do not call this type of box Mi Box S.

They are not putting English FW. Rather they add a few apps and things like Shafa market or Dangbei market. For average users here, it is not a good idea to buy Android TV boxes from Taobao, and it is never a good idea to buy Mi Box S from Taobao.

As for Lazada and Shopee, as long as you search for Mi Box S, you should be fine. If still not comfortable, check the box model, it should be MDZ-22-AB.

Certain shop like Lazada xiaomionline (not an official shop from Xiaomi) will offer Mi Box S with 2pin plug and give free 3pin adapter. I bought one from this shop when it was on offer at S$67 during 11.11 offer and it is pretty okay.
 
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There will be a flash deal for this box at Shopee at 1800hrs on the 3rd June 2020.
 

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Hi guys, I know my my questions are probably answered somewhere in this thread but it's just too long to read.

Simple question, Im using an older model of 4k TV from Philips, which runs android system but is as good as an "unsmart" TV.

I need a TV box to run youtube, Netflix and maybe some other common apps, which brand/model should i look at?

Thanks!
 

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Hi guys, I know my my questions are probably answered somewhere in this thread but it's just too long to read.

Simple question, Im using an older model of 4k TV from Philips, which runs android system but is as good as an "unsmart" TV.

I need a TV box to run youtube, Netflix and maybe some other common apps, which brand/model should i look at?

Thanks!

Mibox s if you need youtube and netflix 4k etc and chromecast
 
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