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Based on the recommendations here, I am on the verge of buying the Mi Box S (model MDZ-22-AB).

A friend has however offered to sell me (for quite cheap) his older Mi Box 3 global edition (model MDZ-16-AB) that he is not using.

Is there any major benefit of the MDZ-22-AB compared to the older MDZ-16-AB? Thanks.
 

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Based on the recommendations here, I am on the verge of buying the Mi Box S (model MDZ-22-AB).

A friend has however offered to sell me (for quite cheap) his older Mi Box 3 global edition (model MDZ-16-AB) that he is not using.

Is there any major benefit of the MDZ-22-AB compared to the older MDZ-16-AB? Thanks.

No benefits. Old one is actually slightly better with faster CPU clock and better lossless audio pass through feature.

Make sure you factory reset the box if you intend to upgrade the OS. If possible, do not upgrade the OS as the OS upgrade actually takes some functions away from the older box to make it the same as Mi Box S (eg: loss audio pass through is lost with the latest FW updates).
 
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Only for those who needs a TV stick format and do not need Netflix. Mecool KD1 is a powerful Amlogic S905Y2 based TV stick which is certified by Google but unfortunately not Netflix.

 
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Hi,

I just cancelled my StarHub TV as it costs me a bomb.
Looking to purchase a tv box.
I have a Panasonic smart tv with Netflix app on it.

Looking through the different threads, I conclude that Unblock tech (ubox) is only worth it if I wanna watch live channels for free:
1) Ubox changes its channels regularly though. will I get TVB, HBO, Fox?
2) are there better tv boxes which allows me to watch live channels for free?

Ubox also have the streaming section which taps into streaming sites.
1) if I just want streaming sites only, then mi box S is a much cheaper option. Is that true?

Thanks in advance
 

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all in my option,

Mibox 4k would the be cheaper way to go with support for most apps.

Chomecast 2020 4k if u are feeling richer with even more support.

ubox is kind of the lazy way to go with most of the app working and installed already.

if u want drive auto go for ubox if u want to drive manual go for chomecast 2020 4k.


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I bought a Mi TV Stick, so far so good.

However the TV stick appears to overheat very quickly.
 

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I bought a Mi TV Stick, so far so good.

However the TV stick appears to overheat very quickly.

make sure that the plastic protection sheet is removed.

If you sideload app, go to app's setting to make sure that it is not using software decoding.
 

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Hi,

I just cancelled my StarHub TV as it costs me a bomb.
Looking to purchase a tv box.
I have a Panasonic smart tv with Netflix app on it.

Looking through the different threads, I conclude that Unblock tech (ubox) is only worth it if I wanna watch live channels for free:
1) Ubox changes its channels regularly though. will I get TVB, HBO, Fox?
2) are there better tv boxes which allows me to watch live channels for free?

Ubox also have the streaming section which taps into streaming sites.
1) if I just want streaming sites only, then mi box S is a much cheaper option. Is that true?

Thanks in advance

1. should be, I have an Ubox gen3 for many years and it has these channels.

2. I think ubox is the best in terms of customer support and reliability. Many other boxes are run by fly-by-night operators.

ubox has its own VOD servers, it only accepts connection from ubox.

for other boxes, it is not difficult to find other good VOD apps.

If you want to buy ubox, I suggest not to buy the latest (i.e expensive), buy gen3/gen4 if possible. You will be getting the same live tv/VOD contents.
 

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1. should be, I have an Ubox gen3 for many years and it has these channels.

2. I think ubox is the best in terms of customer support and reliability. Many other boxes are run by fly-by-night operators.

ubox has its own VOD servers, it only accepts connection from ubox.

for other boxes, it is not difficult to find other good VOD apps.

If you want to buy ubox, I suggest not to buy the latest (i.e expensive), buy gen3/gen4 if possible. You will be getting the same live tv/VOD contents.


Thanks Greg for this.
Ball park figures on Shopee before discount:
mi box s $80 vs ubox 7gen $198 (can’t find reliable seller reviews for ubox 3/4), I’m paying slightly more (2x to be exact) for the convenience of not needing to download VOD apps myself. Will think about it and buy one soon!
 

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all in my option,

Mibox 4k would the be cheaper way to go with support for most apps.

Chomecast 2020 4k if u are feeling richer with even more support.

ubox is kind of the lazy way to go with most of the app working and installed already.

if u want drive auto go for ubox if u want to drive manual go for chomecast 2020 4k.


:s22:

Thanks deepblue!
Still deciding if I wanna go manual as I’m not too familiar with how these android boxes work (first time buying). Have always depended on StarHub but it’s getting really too expensive!
 

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Thanks deepblue!
Still deciding if I wanna go manual as I’m not too familiar with how these android boxes work (first time buying). Have always depended on StarHub but it’s getting really too expensive!

well i also dont know android or android box too coz i have all along been a apple user. i been learning stuff the hard way. :s22:
 

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Bought a new Mi TV Stick, need mouse cursor to close ads. Please recommend the brand and model of bluetooth to buy. Or how to use android phone as air mouse? Thanks.
 

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Bought a new Mi TV Stick, need mouse cursor to close ads. Please recommend the brand and model of bluetooth to buy. Or how to use android phone as air mouse? Thanks.

better to delete the apps that need mouse cursor
 

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Please advise, why better to delete the apps that need mouse cursor? Thanks.

mi tv stick is using android tv os, so it is better to use apps that is compatible to android tv os, these apps need only the remote control to operate.

nowadays, there are plenty of android tv os app, you can easier find one to replace your existing apps.
 
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