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# 204857 20-Oct-2016 16:24
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Anyone know where to get one of these from?

Seems like a good replacement for fire TV's. I'm digging Android tv in my Sony tv, but don't want to replace every tv in my house ;)

http://www.mi.com/en/mibox/

No buy link on that website I could find

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  # 1655236 20-Oct-2016 16:56
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A Buy Now button pops up if you select United States.


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  # 1655436 20-Oct-2016 23:48
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Why the need to replace the fire TV's? I was looking at buying one.


 
 
 
 




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  # 1655439 21-Oct-2016 00:07
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Google play movies, lightbox all, better search and interface. H265. Fire tv 2 does h265 as well, but not first gen or first tv stick.
Fire TV's are good, I just prefer Android tv

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  # 1655441 21-Oct-2016 00:20
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Just having a look at it on YouTube, also looks like I can use an ethernet USB hub so similar to fire tv. 




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  # 1655462 21-Oct-2016 06:51
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cant get passed the registration page if i switch to "US" on that page, comes up with some error.

 

 

 

anyone know another source for them?  Something I dont have to use youshop for would be ideal.




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  # 1655472 21-Oct-2016 07:55
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got the order to work from that website, didnt like my firstname NZ12345678 (youshop name), but error said "Surname must be in English" (that was my first name).  The suite on address line 2 contains that number anyway, hopefully delivery works out.

 

 

 

but yeah, if anyone knows how to order that exact model (there are different mibox's out there with same name but older model, just to confuse you) let us know.  cheapest android tv device I found with decent specs.


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  # 1655479 21-Oct-2016 08:18
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I'll be interested to know if it changes to 4K mode when it detects a 4K stream like the Fire TV or if its like the Roku and runs at 4K all the time doing its own upscaling of 1080p content. Personally I found the upscaling in the Roku to be pretty average especially compared to my Sony TV.





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  # 1655483 21-Oct-2016 08:29
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won't be using it on a 4k TV :)

 

my 4k TV has android tv built into it.  I am interested to see how well games perform on it.  My new sony bravia is pretty average when it comes to the android tv games.  was very disappointed with this.  spend $3.6k on a TV and they put in average parts.  Lesson learnt.  wont use it heaps now, but I see android tv becoming quite popular gaming wise, esp with things like in home streaming with moonlight etc.  


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  # 1657187 25-Oct-2016 07:52
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I ordered one yesterday via Ebay Aus. There's a few sellers at around NZ $150 including postage. Got a message this morning to say it has been sent.

 

 

 

Just realised I'm a "Master Geek" but it looks like I'm still on my Learner plates :)


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  # 1662604 2-Nov-2016 12:09
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Just turned up...8 days from US isn't bad :)

 

Now to test it...




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  # 1662668 2-Nov-2016 13:11
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LittleDude:

 

Just turned up...8 days from US isn't bad :)

 

Now to test it...

 

 

still waiting on my one to reach youshop in america....  has been handed over to DHL USA at least... but yeah....

 

 

 

can you post who your bought yours off of?  Hard to tell which model each one is on ebay since theres a newer model of the mibox 


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  # 1662685 2-Nov-2016 13:41
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The seller on Ebay AUS was regainthestyle...still has more listed. USPS tracking was excellent....17 updates showing every step of the journey.

 

I've had a quick play...really nice little device.




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  # 1662687 2-Nov-2016 13:44
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thanks, yeah that has android 6 listed, so many list android 5, 5.1.  saw one mi box with android 4.4 in its specs.


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  # 1665778 8-Nov-2016 14:54
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Aliexpress has them, with free shipping to NZ\

 

https://www.aliexpress.com/...

 

Looks like they will be going on special in a few days. I am very tempted to get one. Testing a Nvidia Shield TV in the bedroom at the moment and loving it. Planning to move the Shield into the living room to take over from the HTPC, and need something to replace it and the new Mi Box is ideal.


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  # 1665793 8-Nov-2016 15:28
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I am considering getting one of these to replace my Chromecast 2 (of which, keeps rebooting at the moment) - how do people find them?





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