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In the end Chromecast 2020 with Google TV is the new king at sub S$100 (US$50). Good thing is that it also forces Mi Box S to go towards lower cost.



Comparison of Chromecast 2020, Amazon FireTV Stick 4k and TiVo Streaming 4k. Take note for Singapore context, Mi Box S and Chromecast 2020 are better than Amazon FireTV Stick 4k and Tivo Streaming 4k (both kind of a bit locked to US region).
 
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Lon.TV Amazon FireTV Stick 2020 and FireTV Stick Lite review. 1080p only. Competitors include Mi TV Stick 1080p and Roku Stick 1080p, and also the higher end Amazon FireTV Stick 4k since it can have very steep discount during Thanksgiving holiday time.

In Singapore context, Mi TV Stick 1080p is still a better buy compared to Amazon FireTV Stick 2020.

Lon.TV review of Mi TV Stick 1080p.
 
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why some people like to send out fake info.

ubox's ubtv, ublive, ubvod now can run with default network settings, i.e don't have to change DNS.

a few months ago, there was a need, but it is quite easy to do it, just run an app from the app market, noobs can do it.
I bought one, due to DNS, and it wasn't smooth playing Sky Sports F1 during race, so I sold it off.
and used EVPad.
App store DNS cannot work, got to manually change DNS then.

Sent from Xiaomi REDMI NOTE 9S using GAGT
 
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Hi all,

I wish to record some programmes from the android TV box.

Anyone of u bought a hdmi capture device? Are those workable? I think I also want one that has hdmi pass-through, so that the hdmi can still be connected to the TV for viewing.
 

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I do not not see the reason how one newbie can install the apps in a generic S905X3 box but not able to change DNS on a Ubox.

But yes it is good to learn to install apps, then no need to depend on preloaded boxes like Ubox.

BTW, why not A95X? It is the same generic no brand box as the others like X96 and H96, etc. IMHO, all of them are not so suitable to newbies because the quality may vary from batch to batch.

I bought A95X twice, both died in days, So no more A95X for me
 

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Any recommendation of air mouse with keyboard for mibox s?

If you do not mind paying a bit more, Minix Neo A2 Lite or A2 is not bad.

Some people use things like Logitech K400 wireless keyboard and touchpad.

I use full size computer keyboard/mouse.
 
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If you do not mind paying a bit more, Minix Neo A2 Lite or A2 is not bad.

Some people use things likeLogitech K400 wireless keyboard and touchpad.

I use full size computer keyboard/mouse.
Tks for the recommendation.
 

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streaming box or stick

No perfect box. Starhub TV+ box is probably the only legitimate "preloaded" Android TV box in the local market.

If you go with not legitimate preloaded boxes, then probably Ubox is the only one to go.

Hi Xiaofan,

Can help recommend a cheapest streaming box or stick - purpose is to watch Netflix - to plug into a dumb TV, that's all.

Thank you in advance!
 

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Hi Xiaofan,

Can help recommend a cheapest streaming box or stick - purpose is to watch Netflix - to plug into a dumb TV, that's all.

Thank you in advance!

Mi Box S.

If you need Netflix HD, you need a certified box.
 

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hi sifus, thinking of getting evpad for myself.. look through some comments here say buay pai for preloaded box..
check shopee got different versions and different prices..

my questions is, is the latest versions like evpad 5P/5S better? should i just go buy the basic 3S? or pro/plus better?

thanks in advance :)
 

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hi sifus, thinking of getting evpad for myself.. look through some comments here say buay pai for preloaded box..
check shopee got different versions and different prices..

my questions is, is the latest versions like evpad 5P/5S better? should i just go buy the basic 3S? or pro/plus better?

thanks in advance :)

heard that recently has a kot of problems.

if you dont mind the problems, get the cheapest will do.
 

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hi sifus, thinking of getting evpad for myself.. look through some comments here say buay pai for preloaded box..
check shopee got different versions and different prices..

my questions is, is the latest versions like evpad 5P/5S better? should i just go buy the basic 3S? or pro/plus better?

thanks in advance :)

Recent feedbacks are not so good, especially for 5S/5P. If you still want to buy, then probably the cheapest 3S is the way to go.

You may want to consider UBox better for preloaded box as of now.
 

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morning, when you mean problems, can they be solved with a reset? thanks for reply bro

No. Problem with the servers and the new apps on the 5S/5P.

EVpad servers were seized by Chinese authority a few months ago. They are in the recovery stage.

As for new apps in 5S/5P, it will probably take sometimes to get stable.

All in all, it is still okay to buy as long as your lower the expectations of preloaded boxes (including Ubox). Get the cheapest 3S or 3S MY. Avoid old generation device like EVpad Pro or EVPad Plus (not the same as 3 Plus). It is also okay if you want to pay a bit more to get 3 Plus if you want 5GHz WiFi.

5S is supposed to be a relatively good buy if you need 5GHz wifi among EVpad models but probably you have to wait for the apps to be stable.

Or you can consider UPro S (Ubox Gen 7) which is a bit more expensive (similar to 3 Plus).
 
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No. Problem with the servers and the new apps on the 5S/5P.

EVpad servers were seized by Chinese authority a few months ago. They are in the recovery stage.

As for new apps in 5S/5P, it will probably take sometimes to get stable.

All in all, it is still okay to buy as long as your lower the expectations of preloaded boxes (including Ubox). Get the cheapest 3S or 3S MY. Avoid old generation device like EVpad Pro or EVPad Plus (not the same as 3 Plus). It is also okay if you want to pay a bit more to get 3 Plus if you want 5GHz WiFi.

5S is supposed to be a relatively good buy if you need 5GHz wifi among EVpad models but probably you have to wait for the apps to be stable.

Or you can consider UPro S (Ubox Gen 7) which is a bit more expensive (similar to 3 Plus).

morning, thanks for the really detailed reply bro :)

saw ppl saying DNS need to 动手脚 if buy Ubox.. think i will consider between evpad 3S and 3plus..

thank you :)
 

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morning, thanks for the really detailed reply bro :)

saw ppl saying DNS need to 动手脚 if buy Ubox.. think i will consider between evpad 3S and 3plus..

thank you :)

don't believe in whatever that guy is talking. you will regret if you do

ubox is better and dont have so many problems compared to evpad.

however, the better way is to get mibox s and load the apps youself. cheap, good and relatively problem free
 
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however, the better way is to get mibox s and load the apps youself. cheap, good and relatively problem free

for apps you mention for mibox s, any websites with a list of recommended apps? mostly wanna find cooking channels for ah ma and soccer/movie channels..

is it after loading all the apps, etc can also mirror the channels of evpad/ubox?

hard to find good reviews on the mentioned boxes.. all youtube channels like kena sponsered to say good things one.. lol

thanks :)
 
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