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#262131 6-Jan-2020 21:51
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Hi all.,

 

I am looking at getting a new Raspberry Pi as my RP2 is running like a dog when using kodi. Getting a lot of buffering, so thinking a new higher spec RP will be better.

 

Where is a good place to get on from? PBTech?

 

Any recommendation?

 

 

 

Cheers in advance


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  #2386357 6-Jan-2020 21:56
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Honestly, if you're not doing anything else with it - a Mi Box S is the way to go. small, has a remote, just works.

 

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  #2386362 6-Jan-2020 22:06
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Hi, 

 

 

 

Thanks for the reply, where would I get one of these from?

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2386365 6-Jan-2020 22:09
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PBtech have them for $130... You can get them off Aliexpress for about $90 landed I think or amazon for about $100ish. Make sure to get the legit Xiomi S version (4K)

 

I just ordered one for a second TV instead of a Shield (which is the best but I can't justify the extra $$$ since all I am going to do is use Kodi and Netflix on it)

 

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  #2386366 6-Jan-2020 22:12
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nice, cheers

 

Saw on MightApe as well - https://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/xiaomi-tv-box-mi-box-s-media-player/31674210

 

 

 

Will look on Ali express as well

 

 


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  #2386387 6-Jan-2020 22:52
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I bought my Mi Box S from the official Xiaomi Store on AliExpress. It doesn’t come with a NZ/AU power supply unit but a US PSU with a US to NZ pin adapter. Works fine here, but if you want a proper NZ power supply you’ll need to buy the Mi Box locally or buy your own NZ PSU.

I also bought the Ugreen USB to Ethernet adapter to avoid using WiFi. I’m a beta tester of Android TV 9.0 for the device. The chromecast ability is great for when an app isn’t available on Android TV but is available on a smart phone.

Overall it’s good value for money,

The Fire TVs are also very good Kodi devices, better than the Mi Boxes. There are plenty of YouTube reviews around.

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  #2386397 7-Jan-2020 06:37
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I got my Mi Box S from PB Tech for $130, figured it wasn't worth the wait from outside NZ. Works great for Kodi, Netflix, Disney, etc. R.Pi has been relegated to a drawer, to be repurposed at some point. I still use one R.Pi in another room for Kodi, but it doesn't do Netflix etc so may be ditched at some point as well.




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  #2386411 7-Jan-2020 08:18
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Just ordered it from PBTech and I will re purpose my Raspberry Pi 2 for something or sell it.

 

 

 

Cheers for the replies all.

 

 

 

 


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