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Topic # 220208 31-Jul-2017 16:20
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 I am looking for a cheap Android TV box with remote (or Harmony database) to do some experimenting with. Don't care too much about specs or model or gaming, I just want something that can stream Internet TV. Would prefer with Kodi installed (and no, I don't mean 'fully loaded'), around $50-$60.

 

 

 

       





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  Reply # 1834520 31-Jul-2017 20:03
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  Reply # 1834531 31-Jul-2017 20:41
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Yeah, I know. I am going there but I always like to check here first. You never know what someone has lying unused on a shelf.

 

 





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  Reply # 1834554 31-Jul-2017 22:10
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You could import a Fire TV stick? Sure it'll be a few dollars extra (not that many dollars though) but you're also able to sideload Kodi onto it and many other Android apps. The other option is either a Raspberry Pi or the Vero 4K.





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  Reply # 1834627 1-Aug-2017 06:26
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I have a little Android stick (no remote) sitting on the shelf that you can have for the price of postage if you like.


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I'm curious, what's the current cheap model Android TV boxes that others are getting from Alexpress/Banggood etc ?


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  Reply # 1834738 1-Aug-2017 09:49
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Do you have a reasonably specced android phone? If so consider a chromecast. Your phone will essentially become your remote. Kodi runs just fine on my Samsung S6 which I can then cast to chromecast. Same with the Netflix & Hulu apps. 

 

Admittedly this is not my primary streaming device (Nvidia Shield TV), but for the price the chromecast is hard to beat.


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  Reply # 1834759 1-Aug-2017 10:08
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sudo:

 

I'm curious, what's the current cheap model Android TV boxes that others are getting from Alexpress/Banggood etc ?

 

 

I bought an M8S box off AliX. The particular model/offer is sold out but there are plenty of M8S boxes still on offer.

 

If I wanted another, I would just order one of those again. The latest ones have 4K outputs and run Android 6.

 

 




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  Reply # 1835050 1-Aug-2017 15:36
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pbolger:

 

I have a little Android stick (no remote) sitting on the shelf that you can have for the price of postage if you like.

 

 

Happy to pay the postage. PM me your address or account and I will send you $5.

 

 





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