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  Reply # 1928390 3-Jan-2018 10:17
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What's the best place to get a MiBox? I see G-Best has it for $100 plus free shipping, but only with a US or EU adaptor.


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  Reply # 1928392 3-Jan-2018 10:34
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I got mine from the Xiaomi store at Ali Express (currently USD $70): https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Global-Version-Xiaomi-MI-BOX-Streaming-Media-Player-Android-TV-6-0-Quad-Core-64Bit/2336004_32768535747.html?spm=2114.10010108.1000023.2.638b1490Db8mSK

 

I'm sure it used to have an option for the power adaptor and I selected Australia (now not there).  However; it just came with a US to AU adaptor.  Works fine as the power brick accepts 220v @ 50Hz.


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1928394 3-Jan-2018 10:37
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nzkc:

 

I got mine from the Xiaomi store at Ali Express (currently USD $70): https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Global-Version-Xiaomi-MI-BOX-Streaming-Media-Player-Android-TV-6-0-Quad-Core-64Bit/2336004_32768535747.html?spm=2114.10010108.1000023.2.638b1490Db8mSK

 

I'm sure it used to have an option for the power adaptor and I selected Australia (now not there).  However; it just came with a US to AU adaptor.  Works fine as the power brick accepts 220v @ 50Hz.

 

 

 

 

Thanks for that, appreciated.  :)


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  Reply # 1928396 3-Jan-2018 10:41
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woodson:

 

Re. more usb ports - if I want to add a wireless keyboard as well as an ethernet usb adaptor

 

 

If you are thinking Keyboard to enter your passwords...

 

I have found that once you log into your Google account it picks up all the Passwords from there.  Don't have to enter my Netflix password - it just logged it in for me!  Creepy...yep a bit. Handy....most definitely.

 

You can also hook up your phone to it.  I cant remember if this allowed you to use that as a keyboard or not. Definitely as a remote with Android TV - though this was unnecessary because of the remote provided.




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  Reply # 1928398 3-Jan-2018 10:42
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nzkc:

 

woodson:

 

Re. more usb ports - if I want to add a wireless keyboard as well as an ethernet usb adaptor

 

 

If you are thinking Keyboard to enter your passwords...

 

I have found that once you log into your Google account it picks up all the Passwords from there.  Don't have to enter my Netflix password - it just logged it in for me!  Creepy...yep a bit. Handy....most definitely.

 

You can also hook up your phone to it.  I cant remember if this allowed you to use that as a keyboard or not. Definitely as a remote with Android TV - though this was unnecessary because of the remote provided.

 

 

 

 

I was thinking more of searching within Kodi


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  Reply # 1928400 3-Jan-2018 10:50
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woodson:

 

I was thinking more of searching within Kodi

 

 

Not a big user of Kodi myself (actually have it just for the Freeview stuff really)...so just tested.  The voice search with the remote worked fine in it! :D




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  Reply # 1928402 3-Jan-2018 10:55
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nzkc:

 

woodson:

 

I was thinking more of searching within Kodi

 

 

Not a big user of Kodi myself (actually have it just for the Freeview stuff really)...so just tested.  The voice search with the remote worked fine in it! :D

 

 

 

 

Nice!


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  Reply # 1928406 3-Jan-2018 11:26
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theres this app

 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.tv.remote

 

 

 

that lets you control an android tv device with your phone.  this also lets you enter text/voice via phone.  so for the few times you do need to enter stuff and cant be bothered with the onscreen keyboard, you can use this.




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  Reply # 1928509 3-Jan-2018 15:21
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Thanks for all the advice folks. I took it all in an decided on the Mi Box afterall. Just ordered it, so now the wait for delivery and the fingers crossed that I made the right decision, begins!  :)


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