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  Reply # 1989491 6-Apr-2018 14:03
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Does the Mi box stream files from local storage?

 

I currently have a WDTV Live and Synology Diskstation connected via ethernet cables via my router. I'm guessing I can't substitute a Mi box for the WDTV Live and there is no ethernet on the Mi box?


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  Reply # 1989492 6-Apr-2018 14:04
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dafman:

 

Does the Mi box stream files from local storage?

 

I currently have a WDTV Live and Synology Diskstation connected via ethernet cables via my router. I'm guessing I can't substitute a Mi box for the WDTV Live and there is no ethernet on the Mi box?

 

 

yes and no ethernet.  but you can get a ethernet usb dongle/adapter.  thats what i use.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1989556 6-Apr-2018 15:19
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reven:

 

dafman:

 

Does the Mi box stream files from local storage?

 

I currently have a WDTV Live and Synology Diskstation connected via ethernet cables via my router. I'm guessing I can't substitute a Mi box for the WDTV Live and there is no ethernet on the Mi box?

 

 

yes and no ethernet.  but you can get a ethernet usb dongle/adapter.  thats what i use.

 

 

I used to use the WDTV via wifi, but buffering was an issue, so I had to move to ethernet. I suspect a ethernet usb dongle/adapter would re-introduce the buffering risk?

 

Local streaming aside, the significant majority of our watching is Netflix/Lightbox/Google play movies. If I have an android TV already with apps for these, then there is little extra to gain for me from adding in a Mi Box?


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  Reply # 1989561 6-Apr-2018 15:26
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nah, you shouldnt have buffering issues using ethernet.  i never have any issues like that using mine.  




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Lol I didn't even see the was no ethernet port I just presume there was one ...I just ordered it oh well be just like all my other junk ...well hopefully not




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  Reply # 1989629 6-Apr-2018 17:19
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just get a usb ethernet adapter if you need ethernet

 

https://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?SearchText=mi+box+ethernet&opensearch=true

 

 

 

about nzd$15-20 shipped.


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  Reply # 1989855 7-Apr-2018 07:49
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reven:

just get a usb ethernet adapter if you need ethernet


https://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?SearchText=mi+box+ethernet&opensearch=true


 


about nzd$15-20 shipped.



I bought a ugreen micro USB to Ethernet adapter for my first gen chromecast and can vouch that it’s an excellent device.

BTW does the mibox support the NZ (i.e. non US) Amazon Prime app?

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  Reply # 1991780 9-Apr-2018 07:33
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cokeman2: Lol I didn't even see the was no ethernet port I just presume there was one ...I just ordered it oh well be just like all my other junk ...well hopefully not

 

 

 

I also have a USB adapter and it streams fine from my UnRAID server over Cat5.

 

The wifi on it is actually pretty good as well.


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  Reply # 1991804 9-Apr-2018 08:45
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@dafman, @reven I have no buffering issues on my mibox conencted to 5Gh WIFI (content from NAS or PC).

 

I'm playing full-hd movies locally from plex + kodi sometimes for sports. I have not tried 4k videos on it.





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  Reply # 1991805 9-Apr-2018 08:49
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In regards to the Mi Box, does it support HDR content from Netflix?



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Dial111: In regards to the Mi Box, does it support HDR content from Netflix?

 

i dont know if many do i was trying to get Dolby atmos going threw chrome-cast last night , atmos icon didn't show up 

 

even thou sound goes threw my compatible atmos amp .

 

only things are compatible is sum of the Xbox ones versions  and LG oled 2017 tvs as far as i know 

 

 





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I'm a very big fan of the Vero 4K. I've had Android boxes before, and they sucked.

 

Especially the support is astonishing. Also, the remote is superb.

 

The only downside is that there aren't a lot of apps for 3rd party services compared to what's available on the web; like TV on-demand. 
To watch things from a USB drive / NAS it's amazing.


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  Reply # 1996837 16-Apr-2018 10:17
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I still consider my FireTV to be the best money I've ever spent on hardware for my home theatre. Streams Plex from my home PC flawlessly.

 

My latest model shield tv is a poor alternative in most cases, though more open, so I can watch google play movies from it. 

 

 




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It has arrived ....let's see how good it is





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  Reply # 1999172 19-Apr-2018 10:25
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Enjoy your Mi!  :)


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