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(International Version) Xiaomi Mi TV Box (Android TV, Amlogic S905X, 2GB/8GB, 4K) - US $58.99 (~AU $77.11) Delivered @ LITB

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Rep shared a code with us for the Xiaomi Mi Box (aka Mi Box 3) International Version at a very good price. See previous deals

Note that there are only 500 available with the code and also I've been told processing time may be up to 1 week before being shipped. Tracked shipping is included for free.

Details (thanks to batrarobin):

Xiaomi MiBox 3 is one of the few android TV boxes that actually run a true Android TV operating system, officially supported by Google. This is an ultimate media entertainment box that has an inbuilt 4k Chromecast and is easy-to-use for the whole family. Comes with a Bluetooth remote that has a voice controlled search feature, fast and convenient!

This 4K Android TV box supports Bluetooth voice remote control which can meet your varieties of demands. You can catch your favorite TV shows, play games, watch the news or switch to radio. Mi box also supports Google Chromecast.

Main Features:

  • It runs on the 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.

*Ensure you pay in USD as the AUD rate on LITB site in inflated, select USD as the currency in the top right hand corner of the website. US $58.99 = ~AU $77.11 with today's MasterCard exchange rates. Ensure you also Untick shipping insurance at checkout, if you don't want to pay the US $1.99 extra for that. Double check that the grand total is "USD 58.99" BEFORE completing the order.

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  • +6 votes

    It runs on the latest Android TV 6.0 which is easy to enjoy your entertainment time.

    Think they need to update that description, as 6.0 hasn't been the latest in well over a year?

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      That's what the Xiaomi website states aswell, that it's still android 6.0

      • +4 votes

        Yeah that's what I'm saying though, the latest Android TV is version 7 which the Nvidia Sheild TV runs.

        There's been 'rumours' about the update coming to the Mi Box for nearly a year as well, doubtful they'll ever update it. Just from that description it makes it sounds like it's running the latest Android TV OS.

        • +5 votes

          latest Android TV is version 7 which the Nvidia Sheild TV runs.

          HA. Even 7 is very old. My Nexus Player has been running 8 for nearly a year.

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          @PainToad: Would you recommend the Nexus player? It does 4K well?

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          @singlemalt72: Googled myself, no 4K :(

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          Incorrect! Oreo (version 8) is out on the nexus. I will comment on how it nearly breaks the device as its that slow its unusable now.

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          @PainToad: Just noticed the comment! Has yours not slowed down beyond belief? May need a wipe I am thinking now.

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          @giBzoR: I have two, both on 8, and I haven't noticed a performance impact on either. I would definitely try a reformat.

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          @singlemalt72: Pretty sure the Nexus Player has been discontinued after being neglected for a while. Remotes are impossible to replace. I can't comment on 4K.

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          @gibby157:

          neglected for a while

          Support only ended a few months ago. Before that, it was the longest support Nexus device ever (that's not saying much, but).

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          You're correct, I misread, yeah they should not state latest OS!

          I had a nexus player, but after some recent updates it became unbearably slow so I bought a mi box to replace… Was then disappointed as android 6.0 doesn't have long press home to get to background tasks.. so I can't switch between apps without going back to home, which is a major pain for 'certain' scenarios

  • +4 votes

    This is so old. Will for the next version.

  • +2 votes

    4k @ 60hz?

  • +3 votes

    Too old to command this pricing. Will only buy when there's an official OS update

  • +2 votes

    Finally bought, thank you!

  • +11 votes

    A few of us picked up the new Vodafone TV today:

    https://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=2714884&...

    It's $40 more, but has FTA tuner, Ethernet, dedicated Netflix, YouTube, Voice, and Live Channels buttons on remote, and runs Android TV Nougat (7.1.1):

    https://sites.google.com/view/droid-tv/pay-tv-provider/vodaf...

    https://www.pickr.com.au/news/2018/vodafone-connects-tvs-wit...

    • +3 votes

      Where can u buy it?
      Btw does it have chromecast built in?

      • +2 votes

        Officially available tomorrow in store / online / over the phone.

        Yeah has Chromecast built in.

    • +2 votes

      Thanks for the tip!

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      Do you have a MiBox as well? Can you do a quick comparison (functionality, speed, ease of use)?

      Not sure I want a Vodafone branded Android TV box - but if you can jailbreak it then it might be alright.

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      FTA tuner does not allow you to record, so pointless when you have FTA in your TV anyway
      10/100 is actually slower then if you used a USB 2.0 ethernet adapter that runs at 200mbs

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      Vodafone TV™ will be available in April for just $5 per month over 24 months, or can be purchased outright for $120 in-store or online.

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      Tuner aside, it's the same hardware, and Xiaomi have decided to race to produce an Oreo build rather than muck around with the same patchwork solutions that got Technicolor (the company that developed that device) to Nougat.

      It's good if you want a tuner, or desperately need an ethernet connection, but they are otherwise the same hardware. Do you think the Chinese behemoth will throw the towel in given how much they've developed the US market with this device?

      Oreo is on the timetable for Technicolor as well, but I guess we'll see how that turns out, particularly given how many different partners they have to deal with given they have adopted a B2B model with cable and other IPTV providers.

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      For a little more you could get a shield

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      Can you load Kodi on these?
      How have you been finding it after use?

      DOn't worry posted and refreshed a lot of answers already :)

  • +4 votes

    Overpriced for how old it is. This model never gets a bargain.

  • -1 vote

    Less Xiao mi

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    Had anyone been able to find a replacement remote? The little one dropped it into tiles and it doesn't want to play ball anymore..

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    I cant see an option for an AU power adapter, only US/EU/UK. Any suggestions?

  • +3 votes

    Don't even bother if you want it for 4k content. Its too slow and playback is far from smooth.

  • +4 votes

    I am thinking about retiring mine. It's on 6.0.1 and it is quite buggy. Often needs cache clearning or a reset.

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    What do people even use Android boxes for anymore? Kodi is all but dead in terms of free plugins so is it just to play local content and paid streaming?

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    So this allows me to stream mainland China TV?

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    Would this work OK as a backup PC running say Linux? Or is that not possible? I was considering an Intel compute stick

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      Not possible.

    • +1 vote

      As PainToad said it's not possible, because it has a locked bootloader and breaking that voids the purpose of the box.

      An unlocked box with the same chipset and none of the licensing (that you would effectively wipe out) costs about $30 or $40, and is capable of having a Linux distro put on it. As to what functionality that provides as a PC, I have absolutely no idea.

      Given that you have no battery life concerns with a compute stick, I would have thought the portability and the x86/x64 capability of the Atom chipset would be a big plus compared to the comparatively low-end and highly-specialised SoC on this.

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    Anyone know of a device that can run Foxtel Go?

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    It's a good deal, I got mine for $95 off eBay recently. Will need to experiment with apps though as I found some didn't work as well as others that were perfect on tablets/phones, etc. i.e. VLC sucks on MiBox due to audio sync but MX Player worked perfectly. The voice remote comes in handy.

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    Dont buy this guys, I did and its been okay for about 8 months and I now would much rather use a Chromecast. I love android tv but this thing often overheats and freaks out or its slow and updates are nonexistent. When I purchased it we were promised an updates "soon".

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      Thanks for the tip. I was looking at this thinking wow that sounds pretty good having Chromecast built-in but after reading the comments I might just get a Chromecast itself.

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    I have this and a Shield, the Shield is obviously better, but I have had no real issues with the MiBox, other than you need to restart it every now and then as it sometimes loses network and wont get it back.

    The Mibox needs an update though 6.01 with July security update is pretty poor. I got an update on it the other day I thought, HOLY CRAP! we might be getting something here. It was a 400meg update just to fix something with Youtube.

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    anyone know what the netflix app will be like?
    I bought an android tv box a year or so ago and the netflix app is really bad - very difficult to scroll through etc

  • +3 votes

    Nice easy to use media/kodi box.

    The AU adapters supplied are usually pretty flaky, you could use something like this https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/263312558023? or this https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/172265168620

    Can be updated to Android 7 BETA , though remember its BETA and some people have had problems. Ive had no issues, but have a super basic 1080p 2.0 channel setup. Betas are released really slowly, at this rate Nougat stable release is about 5 years away, if ever.

    Latest BETA is 1560 https://www.mediafire.com/folder/9k82rbe2nc0vw/mdz-16-ab Please google info before installing. Can be downgraded , but it doesn't look simple.

    If you sideload normal android apps that need an airmouse you can use this app with the mi remote http://fluxii.com/mousetoggle-androidtv/
    Its a bit kludgy (uses buttons to move cursor) but it's fine for occasional use , I mostly use it for BBC iPlayer.

    Look at whirlpool forums and user wrxtasy for more than you'll ever need to know about android streaming boxes.

    Edit. Ive never had a problem with Netflix on the Mi Box, app works well with the remote. Only does 1080p not 4k. Ive read some issues with Netflix DRM not working on older non compliant tv's (usually no name brands)

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      For the flimsy power adaptors, just a tip to bend pins inwards for a bit better contact, also taping adaptor to plug doesn't hurt to keep it stable.

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    I've looked at this offer as a potential solution for our reception issues. We live in an area that has marginal FTA digital signal due to landscape and buildings. Have resorted to Freeview though an iPad to an old AppleTv.
    Would like to get something a bit easier to use and a bit overwhelmed with what is available. At present would like to a have a single device to provide FTA via ethernet (no antenna), catchup FTA and Netflix to connect via HDMI with remote.
    I thought that this was OK but seems to be betterr solutions just not sure which one.

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    Is this compatible with my slanted eyes?

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    I received my mi box recently but it is not showing as available to cast to from other Android devices.

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    Apparently, mine was shipped out on the 16th of April but it has been stuck in Frankfurt since the 25th of April (DHL), which seems like a very long delay. Anyone have a similar experience?