expired Xiaomi Mi TV Box (Int'l) (Android TV, Amlogic S905X, 2GB/8GB, 4K) $85 (Melbourne Stock) Delivered @ Gearbite eBay

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Greetings everyone, sam from gearbite advised me of this product and they look like a good price to combine with tonight’s coupon! A bit more expensive than the previous deal from overseas but this is from AU and comes very quickly.

Main Features: (Thanks to batraobin)
● It runs on the not-so latest Android TV 6.0 which is easy to enjoy your entertainment time.
● A high performance of Quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU can play a wide range of games.
● A Bluetooth voice remote control: Just speak into the remote control and Mi box will search for what you want.
● HDR 4K H.265 VP9 Profile-2 4K Decoding will provide you with a scene in vivid contrast, color and clarity.
● HDMI 2.0 is a faster way to send video and audio output to your TV.
● It also supports both Dolby and DTS encodings which create you smooth and surround sound.

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Thank You to TA for the Original $15 off $100+ Spend @ eBay Deal Post

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  • +3 votes

    ● It runs on the latest Android TV 6.0

    Latest? ATV 7 came out ages ago.

    • -5 votes

      It should be able to upgrade to Android TV 7.0(Nougat).

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        They did a beta long ago. Any sign of it passing QA for release? Real soon now?

      • +5 votes

        Beta for like a year. At this stage, I'd be surprised if they ever release it. Assume android 6 for life if buying this one.

        • +2 votes

          Yes, I have the same concern that this tv box will be stuck with ATV 6 forever. Better wait for official update release or next generation… not wise spending $85 for a 2016 tech in 2018

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          @DarthLord: I'm with you on this. I might snag this for $70ish if I can find one used. But don't think it's good value buying it for $80+ unless you really needed a media player.

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          @DarthLord: There is no benefit between 6 and 7 yet, it will still run most google apps for a while

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          @asa79:
          As of now, no major diff.

          But soon some apps or most important kodi will eventually put min requirement as android 7? Then this hardware need to be replaced

          We r in 2018 now, and this box still equipped with 2016 software.

          It's either xiaomi provide official software update or just wait for newer generation

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          @DarthLord: I dont see kodi doing that in the next few years, its only been recently that they finally changed some code to stop support of legacy devices.

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          @asa79:

          Ok

          Anyway, maybe just me.. I won't pay this price for a 2016 software & hardware

      • +1 vote

        Product Rep? Lol.

  • +2 votes

    Price jacking !!!!

    They raised it 5 cents to make this deal.

    Thanks guys !

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    Can I watch asian TV like japan and korea TV with this device?

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    Isn't the Mi Box 4 out?

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      In china only, dont confuse with this one. The chinese versions are very different beasts than the international versions.

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        Ahh okay. My bad, I didn't know. What the usual ETA for international model of mi box 4?

        • +1 vote

          No idea, I dont think anyone has an ETA. I read a few things when they were announced and the hardware is actually a backwards step, plus being chinese version it runs standard android, not android TV so you wont get things like Chromecast (which I use all the time).

          For $85AUD, you cant go wrong with these. Ive bought probably 40 of these things in last year or so, and theyre great. From china theres deals for the international/global version from time to time to save a couple bucks, but $85ish seems standard (69.99USD any day of the week). $85AUD delivered from australia is a good buy considering delivery from china can be weeks/month.

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          There is no international version of the Mibox 4. The Chinese version 4 box was by all accounts a minor upgrade of their box 3. As far as the community is aware there are no plans currently for an International Mibox 4

        • +5 votes

          @damop: 40?????

        • +2 votes

          @damop: 40? do you think these are eneloops?

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          @Davo1111:
          Not just for me, for mates, mates of mates, mates of mates of mates…

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      Xiaomi does not have any plan with mi box 4 international version in coming months. They may have new box later this year.Mi box 4 chinese version does not have upgrade at hardware compare to mi box 3 global version.

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      no int version yet. might be a new apple tv or something like google/pixel tv
      Really depends on need if you can wait or not

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    I'm running kodi - Covenant with this :] would recommend this!
    Also does anyone have any stuff that they would recommend me installing on the mibox"

  • +1 vote

    AFL or Foxtel Apps work?

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    Does it output 4k@60hz?

    • +1 vote

      I'm running Android 7 (I think I side loaded it)
      Anyway under the display settings it says I can choose 4k24hz up to 4k60hz

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        I so want to flash it with ATV 7 (so that I can add 2 accounts), but I have heard it has lots of bugs. Especially issues with Netflix and YouTube. How are you going with your update to 7?

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          honestly none.
          I use it more for KODI for the HDR support with Dolby Atmos
          However I have watched plenty of youtube no issues ever.

          As I noticed the Neflix on the XBOX seems to be the best option atm , I really don't use it much on the Xiaomi so I couldn't say.
          I just used it to compare the 4k difference on the xbox today

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          Why do you need 2 accounts at once?
          You can log in on one, install apps, then log in on another for youtube/music.

          You don't lose apps when changing login.

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          @manic: yes you do lose pro function on most of the apps as they check in the background which account is active and if that’s not what you bought from than it won’t work. eg: airpin pro (for airplay), mx player pro, etc..

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          @mnc:

          Interesting. Thanks.

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    Would netflix 4k work in this?

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      When it comes to Netflix even though this unit is capable of HDR the best I have seen listed on some of the newer shows in Netflix is ULTRA HD 4K 5.1

      However my Xbox one X (I think for all versions of xbox) Says HDR and Dolby atmos on some of those same titles. So maybe the APP needs an update

      With Kodi I am able to run 4K HDR Dolby Atmos with rips, so the unit is capable of producing 4K HDR and thus far has decoded all audio options

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      I use my netflix at 4k on these.
      Advantage of these over cheap 'android boxes', is that they only run 480p netflix.

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    Does this have China TV apps?

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    Is Melbourne stock better than China stock? Or you just mean the product is located in Melbourne so you charge more for it?

  • +1 vote

    Cost only few dollars more than the sellers from China. I bought mine from these guys and very fast delivery. I recommend them.

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    Am I able to connect a hard drive or USB into this and play the video files I have from those sources?

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    Can you run a plex server on these?

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    How does this compare to the (discontinued) WDTV media players? My parent's one has given up the ghost and it'd be good to have a relatively inexpensive replacement. ie. A media player that will play pretty much any video file thrown at it from usb storage and be able to stream netflix.

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    Can this receive a 4K stream from Plex, without any conversion from the server?

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    How does this compare to an nvidia shield tv in terms of performance if I don't need it for gaming. Plan would be for terrarium TV. Netflix. YouTube. Plex. Etc.

    I think it's the same or comparable firmware and interface as a shield right?

    • +1 vote

      From what I have read the Shield works a bit better than the Mi TV. Also, I believe the Shield TV has received the latest Android TV update whereas the Mi Box will probably be stuck on 6.0 for the foreseeable future (the 7.0 update is in perpetual beta).

    • +3 votes

      nvidia is better but 2-3 times the price

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      Not worth getting a Shield if you don't want the games.
      Very similar.

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      It appears the Shield is the only Android TV box than can run Plex Server - if that is of interest.

  • +1 vote

    Thanks OP, snagged one, my HTPC blew up and I am simplifying.

  • -1 vote

    Looks like they jacked up the price

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    I got 2 of these.
    Thanks OP, good find!

  • -1 vote

    managed to get one, not sure what it does or if need it but that dont mater, followed the guide, buy now , think later

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    Better to get this or a rasbperry pi with Kodi, do you think?

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    So with the Melbourne stock, surely they have to supply it with a certified Australian power supply? The legal requirement is that any electrical equipment sold in Australia needs to meet (and be certified as meeting) Australian standards. The US or European DC supply does NOT do this.

  • +1 vote

    Mi Box 4 comes with a refreshed chipset but still runs Android 6.0. So there is not really any benefit at moment waiting for Mi Box 4

    https://www.gsmarena.com/xiaomi_mi_box_4_and_4c_unveiled-new...

    Xiaomi unveiled the new generation of its Android TV box, but not much seems to have changed. The Mi Box 4 comes with a refreshed chipset but still runs Android 6.0.

    The chipset is an Amlogic S905L and the major addition compared to the old one is Hybrid Log Gamma HDR and HDMI 2.0b support. However, Xiaomi only lists HDMI 2.0a support in the specs (which lacks HLG HDR).

    That doesn’t matter too much, though, you’re still looking at 4K video decoding at up to 60fps (for HEVC/h.265 files) with HDR10 support. DTS and Dolby Digital Plus ensure high-quality audio, which comes out of the HDMI port or an optical out.

    Xiaomi advertises its AI-enhanced movie suggestion engine and in China, you could stream movies and TV shows through its service. The remote is slightly redesigned, the mic key is now above the clickwheel (you use it for voice commands).

    The Xiaomi Mi Box 4 comes with 2GB of RAM and 8GB of storage, which you can expand over the USB 2.0 jack (still no 3.0 or USB-C). There’s a Mi Box 4c model, which comes with half the RAM – 1GB. There are a few more differences, e.g. the 4c lacks Bluetooth and Dolby.

    Xiaomi advertises the gaming capabilities of the Mi Box 4, but its chipset only packs a quad Cortex-A53 processor (2.0GHz) and a Mali-450 GPU (750MHz, 3 + 2 core). And don’t forget that the 4c version is strapped for RAM.

    The Mi Box 4 and 4c will go on sale in China on February 1. The 4 comes in white only and will cost CNY 350 ($55/€45) while the 4c model is available only in black and will cost CNY 250 ($40/€32).

    There may be an international version of this box at some point, but honestly you’re not missing much compared to the current one.

  • +1 vote

    Be aware there is no AU adapter shipped with this - you have to go buy one

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    Any reason I should get the Mi Box over something like the X96mini 2/16GB? They seem to go for ~$50 (plus $10 for an air mouse/keyboard). Only benefit for me that I see is perhaps the voice search, but is it worth the extra $25? I don't need to watch Netflix at 4K or play games, and the X96 is on Android 7, plus has an ethernet port. Am I missing something?

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      Yes. Android vs Android TV. Very different.

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        Do you mind expanding on that at all? There appear to be benefits for each.
        I'll be using it for Netflix, iView and YouTube with the hope to add a few other apps, plus I'd connect an external HDD. Any advice?

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          I'll be using it for Netflix, iView and YouTube

          Then get the Mi Box. Or Roku, Apple Tv, nvidia.
          Not touch-screen android. Those cheap no-name boxes are only good if you can install LibreElec instead of Android, but no netflix then.

          https://www.google.com.au/search?q=Android+vs+Android+TV

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          The advantage I see of Android tv is the voice search (if it works well) and the ability to cast.
          I appreciate your feedback manic, but have you used an air mouse/qwerty keyboard? It makes searching and clicking easy with my older streaming box so I'm more concerned that certain apps (eg NHL.tv) aren't available if I use Android TV.
          PS looking at $40-85 so no NVIDIA etc.

        • +1 vote

          @DamonT:

          biggest issue for me is the cheap boxes only do 480p in Netflix. That's OK for your phone but not the lounge.

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