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What can I do with a Mecool M8S Pro ? Can play games ? Is it worthwhile getting a game controller as it's pretty old, I think. Any advice on what's a suitable controller ?

Thanks for any input. Appreciated.
 

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What can I do with a Mecool M8S Pro ? Can play games ? Is it worthwhile getting a game controller as it's pretty old, I think. Any advice on what's a suitable controller ?

Thanks for any input. Appreciated.

Which exact M8S Pro model?

M8S Pro and M8S Pro L: Amlogic S912 CPU with 3GB RAM

M8S Pro W: Amlogic S905W with 2GB RAM.

It will depend on the game you want to play. S912W is not too bad a CPU for casual Android games.

But to me in general it is not really worth using Android TV boxes for gaming, unless you have RK3399, S922X or better CPU (eg: Beelink GT-King, Nvidia Shield TV).
 

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Which exact M8S Pro model?

M8S Pro and M8S Pro L: Amlogic S912 CPU with 3GB RAM

M8S Pro W: Amlogic S905W with 2GB RAM.

It will depend on the game you want to play. S912W is not too bad a CPU for casual Android games.

But to me in general it is not really worth using Android TV boxes for gaming, unless you have RK3399, S922X or better CPU (eg: Beelink GT-King, Nvidia Shield TV).

Mine is M8S Pro and M8S Pro L: Amlogic S912 CPU with 3GB RAM
 

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I really dun recommend TV box for games too. Tablet/phone better

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Unless you want I got a brand new a95x f3 air 2gb RAM 16gb to sell.

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any recommendation for tv box for taiwan channels and football channels at FHD? :o
 
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My sis gave me an rk3229 1gb box, disable Google is faster than my s805 box.

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Hi, I have an old TV inherited from Mum's place. I think need to buy TV tuner. I wonder will it be good to just get a TV box and install to watch shows, netflix and stuffs?

Any recomendation?
 

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My sis gave me an rk3229 1gb box, disable Google is faster than my s805 box.

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3229 is faster than s805, but half the speed compared to s905.

however, all can play fhd video well when using hardware decoding.

the fast/slow perception is from opening / closing apps and other UI Operations.
 

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Hi, I have an old TV inherited from Mum's place. I think need to buy TV tuner. I wonder will it be good to just get a TV box and install to watch shows, netflix and stuffs?

Any recomendation?

Yes as long as the TV has an HDMI port.

Box to recommend: Google Chromecast 2020 (faster and better than Mi Box S but a bit more expensive) or Mi Box S, both are certified to run Netflix at 720p/1080p/4K.

For MediaCorp FTA channels, yes it is easier to buy a DVB-T2 tuner Box plus the antenna. However, you can also cast to TV using meWatch app from the mobile phone if you do not watch them often, if you buy boxes like Chromecast 2020 or Mi Box S.
 

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Yes as long as the TV has an HDMI port.

Box to recommend: Google Chromecast 2020 (faster and better than Mi Box S but a bit more expensive) or Mi Box S, both are certified to run Netflix at 720p/1080p/4K.

For MediaCorp FTA channels, yes it is easier to buy a DVB-T2 tuner Box plus the antenna. However, you can also cast to TV using meWatch app from the mobile phone if you do not watch them often, if you buy boxes like Chromecast 2020 or Mi Box S.

how about those boxes that can access the movies channels? drama and stufffs?
 

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Yes as long as the TV has an HDMI port.

Box to recommend: Google Chromecast 2020 (faster and better than Mi Box S but a bit more expensive) or Mi Box S, both are certified to run Netflix at 720p/1080p/4K.

For MediaCorp FTA channels, yes it is easier to buy a DVB-T2 tuner Box plus the antenna. However, you can also cast to TV using meWatch app from the mobile phone if you do not watch them often, if you buy boxes like Chromecast 2020 or Mi Box S.


Hi,

Did a quick search.
Google Chromecast v3 is SGD 59
Mi Box S is SGD 71

But you mentioned that ChromeCast will be more ex. Am i looking at the correct item?
 

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I signed out of my google account for the UBox S (from the web internet on another device).

When I tried to access the Google Play Store on UBox S, it says "Authentication is required. You need to sign into your Google account". I couldn't find a way to log in at the Play Store app, or from the main "Settings" menu.

Does anyone know how I can sign into the Google account on the Ubox?
 

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Hi,

Did a quick search.
Google Chromecast v3 is SGD 59
Mi Box S is SGD 71

But you mentioned that ChromeCast will be more ex. Am i looking at the correct item?

Chromecast with Google TV (Chromecast 2020) is much better than Chromecast V3 or Chromecast Ultra.

It is not officially available in Singapore but there are shops selling. The price in US is only US$49 but it will be more expensive in Singapore.

Discussion thread of Chromecast 2020.
https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/...ic-4/chromecast-google-tv-2020-a-6384782.html
 
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