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Or they’re losing customer who wants higher than 720/1080 videos. Those people have to switch to streaming to get higher res.

They probably don’t know their customer well and have wrong perception that the market is small. Those exec in charge of tv just take the easy way out and blame streaming platform instead of acknowledging their own incompetence.

I think they give up on 4k contents on Fibre TV already and now work with Netflix and other partners.

Look at the Starhub Fibre TV offer mentioned in the other thread. Not a bad bundle (Fibre TV plus 1Gbps Fibre broadband) actually with Netflix and Starhub TV+ thrown in for free.

Not sure whether it’s the same or a bit different from Starhub website. This is for NTUC members

HomeHub Plus 1G at $79.90/month on a 24-month contract:

1Gbps Fibre Broadband
1 Entertainment Pass
Netflix subscription
Limited-time offer:
FREE StarHub Smart WiFi (set of 2) worth $398
FREE 2nd Entertainment Pass for 24 months worth $429.60
FREE upgrade of Netflix from 2 screens to 4 screens for 24 months worth $96
 

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Spoke to gearbest Cs, they told me tanix tx3 is discontinued, and will not be restocked. Any other s905x3 TV box you all recommend?
 

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Spoke to gearbest Cs, they told me tanix tx3 is discontinued, and will not be restocked. Any other s905x3 TV box you all recommend?

In that case, you can check out Mecool KM1 S905X3. S905X2 box is also okay and you can look at Minix NEO T5. Both are certified Google Android TV OS device, but not Netflix HD certified.

Beelink GT1 Mini 2 is also a possible choice without certified Android TV OS.

But if you want to look at cheaper box and you are an experienced user, then A95X F3 or F3 Air seems to be popular. It is a generic no brand box so the quality may vary.
 

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Hello All,

Any recommendation for notebook that runs on android OS?

Get a decent Android tablet and add the keyboard case. You can check the tablet section.

Better brands: Samsung and Huawei
Cheap and okay brand: Alldocube and Teclast
 

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In that case, you can check out Mecool KM1 S905X3. S905X2 box is also okay and you can look at Minix NEO T5. Both are certified Google Android TV OS device, but not Netflix HD certified.
Beelink GT1 Mini 2 is also a possible choice without certified Android TV OS.

But if you want to look at cheaper box and you are an experienced user, then A95X F3 or F3 Air seems to be popular. It is a generic no brand box so the quality may vary.

Deciding between A95x F3 and F3 air, there's not much of a diff other than F3 support mobile control and Plex.

What is plex? Am I missing something?
 

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Deciding between A95x F3 and F3 air, there's not much of a diff other than F3 support mobile control and Plex.

What is plex? Am I missing something?

Plex
https://www.plex.tv/

Usually you install Plex server on the NAS or PC, then install Plex client on the phone or TV box.

As for the difference between F3 and F3 air, on the HW side only minor differences in the RGB LED effect, which is not important at all.
https://androidpctv.com/review-a95x-f3-opinion/

As for the FW difference of mobile control and Plex, I believe it is not important either. You can install Plex on the F3 Air as well. And you can install Cetusplay on the F3 Air to use your mobile phone to control the TV box.
 
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Deciding between A95x F3 and F3 air, there's not much of a diff other than F3 support mobile control and Plex.

What is plex? Am I missing something?
I got air n slim. Good enough.

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Don’t most 4k tv already have smart features?

If you are happy with the built-in apps of Samsung or LG Smart TVs like Netflix and YouTube, then indeed they are okay.

But in reality Samsung Tizen and LG WebOS are pretty dumb compared to Android TV OS.

For example, if you want to have TVB Anywhere+ you are out of luck.

If you need SingTel Cast, then yes Samsung has it but not LG.

If you need Starhub TV+, then the best bet is to cast from mobile with the built-in Chromecast function of Mi Box S or other Android TV OS devices.

You can also sideload many other apps on Android TV OS devices and many apps are not available from Samsung or LG.
 
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Personal experience with my Samsung Smart TV- it’s only good if you use the default Netflix, YouTube, Prime and MeWatch apps. Save for MeWatch, the rest of the apps are responsive and hardly ever any lag. But if you’re looking to sideload your own apps not available on their App Store, then you’ll need an Andriod Box like the two gurus have mentioned, or you use the built in chromecast to mirror from your mobile device onto the TV.
 

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If you are happy with the Britain apps of Samsung or LG Smart TVs like Netflix and YouTube, then indeed they are okay.

But in reality Samsung Tizen and LG WebOS are pretty dumb compared to Android TV OS.

For example, if you want to have TVB Anywhere+ you are out of luck.

If you need SingTel Cast, then yes Samsung has it but not LG.

If you need Starhub TV+, then the best bet is to cast from mobile with the built-in Chromecast function of Mi Box S or other Android TV OS devices.

You can also sideload many other apps on Android TV OS devices and many apps are not available from Samsung or LG.

Smart TV can only allow user to install some app and not all the apps.
Android TV box can be more flexible.
 

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Personal experience with my Samsung Smart TV- it’s only good if you use the default Netflix, YouTube, Prime and MeWatch apps. Save for MeWatch, the rest of the apps are responsive and hardly ever any lag. But if you’re looking to sideload your own apps not available on their App Store, then you’ll need an Andriod Box like the two gurus have mentioned, or you use the built in chromecast to mirror from your mobile device onto the TV.

tizen OS can install apk lah

just like TV storage pathetic no point

farking sammy i go removed uesless preinstall app but reinstall by itself again
still searching for solution
 

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Useful info from Xiaomi TV thread. Xiaomi TV running official Android TV OS can be a good alternative to Android TV Box.

The Github site mentioned is a good reference to Xiaomi TV and Mi Box models as well.

The following models are good to buy.
Mi TV (其他地区):

L32M5-5ASP: Mi TV 4A 32
L43M5-5ASP: Mi TV 4S 43
L55M5-5ASP: Mi TV 4S 55
L65M5-5ASP: Mi TV 4S 65

Mi Box (国际版):

MDZ-16-AB: Mi Box
MDZ-22-AB: Mi Box S

https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/...sion-thread-vi-[consolidated]-6320461-32.html

Xiaomi produces many TV models, but only a (fairly) small number of Xiaomi TV models are officially meant for markets outside China.

Below is a list of known Xiaomi TV models:
https://github.com/KHwang9883/MobileModels/blob/master/brands/mitv.md

I've previously (already) shared the above link in this thread.
The above list is updated till 2020-08-11 (as indicated on above Web page).

The above Xiaomi TV models' list has 3 sections:
(a) TV models for China market (国内产品).
(b) TV models for India market (印度产品).
(c) TV models for International market (国际产品).

Currently, section (c) is a short list.
There is just only one (1) model of 65" Xiaomi TV inside section (c): L65M5-5ASP

Yes, since L65M5-5ASP is for International market, it runs Android TV OS & comes with:
(1) Google Playstore, Google Assistant, Youtube, Netflix & Google Chromecast built-in.
(2) The TV remote control has dedicated Netflix/Amazon prime video buttons.
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Buying guide omitted
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can install lah but not that straight forward
got video somemore at least for sammy in AV forum

but many dare not try as risk of TV brick

hard to believe.

apk is meant for android os, but it can be installed on other os?

even among the versions of android os, some old apps can't work on newer os version, new apps can't work on older os version, handphone apps can't work on android tv os, and android tv os can't work on handphone os.


where is the link?

no link no talk
 

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hard to believe.

apk is meant for android os, but it can be installed on other os?

even among the versions of android os, some old apps can't work on newer os version, new apps can't work on older os version, handphone apps can't work on android tv os, and android tv os can't work on handphone os.


where is the link?

no link no talk

ang mo forum

me like many kiasi sinkies no dare test so no comments
 
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