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#1 mastrmind11 OFFLINE  

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Posted 15 November 2019 - 07:52 AM

https://www.walmart....layer/677842593

 

 



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Posted 15 November 2019 - 08:10 AM

Do you have one?
If so, are you satisfied with it or are there issues?

Does anyone have this running as a server?
If so, how does HW transcoding do?

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Posted 15 November 2019 - 09:24 AM

Do you have one?
If so, are you satisfied with it or are there issues?

Does anyone have this running as a server?
If so, how does HW transcoding do?

yep, it's the best bang for the buck imo.  I have it on the kids' tv and it works great.  

no idea about it as a server, however.


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Posted 15 November 2019 - 09:29 AM

Happy with my mibox as a travel device. It’s no shield but great value

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Posted 15 November 2019 - 05:10 PM

yep, it's the best bang for the buck imo.  I have it on the kids' tv and it works great.  

no idea about it as a server, however.

 

Thanks!

 

Happy with my mibox as a travel device. It’s no shield but great value

 

In which way would you consider the Shield better regardless of the price?



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Posted 17 November 2019 - 01:45 PM

https://www.walmart....layer/677842593


Pity it doesn't ship to Spain... ;-)


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Posted 17 November 2019 - 02:19 PM

Thanks!


In which way would you consider the Shield better regardless of the price?

Both more powerful and compatible.

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Posted 20 November 2019 - 12:16 PM

Any screen shots of the OS? Is it AndroidTV or Andriod? Might pick one up for a travel box too!



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Posted 20 November 2019 - 12:17 PM

Any screen shots of the OS? Is it AndroidTV or Andriod? Might pick one up for a travel box too!

 

The Mi from Walmart is true Android TV.


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Posted 20 November 2019 - 12:20 PM

Nice! I just saw the screen grabs on the Walmart page. How's the performance of page loads and file processing on these boxes?



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Posted 20 November 2019 - 12:22 PM

It is a good box.  Basically, the only thing it lacks is HD Audio.  I use this box for most of my testing of the app.



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Posted 20 November 2019 - 01:25 PM

It also lacks a lan connection, but this can be solved with an adapter.



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Posted 20 November 2019 - 03:31 PM

It is a good box. Basically, the only thing it lacks is HD Audio. I use this box for most of my testing of the app.

But it has Dolby DTS! LOL

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Posted 20 November 2019 - 03:32 PM

The lack of Lossless Audio and Ethernet is a non issue for a travel box.

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Posted 20 November 2019 - 07:14 PM

Got one for our upcoming trip. It'll be here tomorrow. Plus a bonus $10 Vudu Credit..



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Posted 20 November 2019 - 07:56 PM

Another plus is it can be powered by usb. In a hotel right now with my mibox connected to the tv for both power and video. I had one tv which didn’t supply enough power through usb but that’s one out of like 20 in the last year
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Posted 21 November 2019 - 03:24 PM

Another plus is it can be powered by usb. In a hotel right now with my mibox connected to the tv for both power and video. I had one tv which didn’t supply enough power through usb but that’s one out of like 20 in the last year

 

I didn't know that.  That's cool.  Thanks for sharing.



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Posted 22 November 2019 - 07:59 AM

Another plus is it can be powered by usb. In a hotel right now with my mibox connected to the tv for both power and video. I had one tv which didn’t supply enough power through usb but that’s one out of like 20 in the last year

woah, thats cool.  gonna give this a try.



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Posted 22 November 2019 - 08:29 AM

Looking for a good apk for Prime Video. The box says downloading isn't enabled so I'll need to drop it on a USB Stick and use File Commander.. maybe I will install apkpure or aptoid while I'm at it.

It looks like the box is on the previous AndroidTV that was on ShieldTV. Any way to update that? The current version of AndroidTV on the ShieldTV is superior.



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Posted 22 November 2019 - 11:10 AM

Looking for a good apk for Prime Video. The box says downloading isn't enabled so I'll need to drop it on a USB Stick and use File Commander.. maybe I will install apkpure or aptoid while I'm at it.

It looks like the box is on the previous AndroidTV that was on ShieldTV. Any way to update that? The current version of AndroidTV on the ShieldTV is superior.



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not really.  you can check over at the xiaomi forums for the mi box.  they're pretty slow to implement ATV updates.






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