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    hi guys.... can anyone tell me which android tv box is the best out there right now?
    thanks in advance.
    plus where i can buy one safely without being ripped of buy chinese.

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    Last edited by tigerchilly; 07-26-2013 at 05:42 PM.
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    That depends on what you are wanting it to do. If you list some of your uses your trying to do, I'll give suggestions. There are a large number of Android based TV solutions, and each is good at different things. There isn't one "best".
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdevenberg View Post
    That depends on what you are wanting it to do. If you list some of your uses your trying to do, I'll give suggestions. There are a large number of Android based TV solutions, and each is good at different things. There isn't one "best".
    general browsing,ebay,facebook,online shopping,maybe video calling,photo editing,watch tv,youtube,videos, etc .
    you think a android tv box will be good or tv stick is fine?

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    i seen the auxtek looks ok and specs arent bad either.
    whats your user experience...any lagging

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    Quote Originally Posted by ACD see View Post
    i'm using AUXTEK AT-01 TV BOX now
    and it says it has camera and mic.
    di they work for skype?

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    Well, dunno if you'll find it to be relevant device, but here goes: At home, I'm using, and loving a . It's not Android, but it is a Linux or BSD type of system. It supports NTFS, so there no file size limitation for HD content. I even tested it out on by ripping my favorite Blu-Ray to it, and it worked flawlessly, including menu navigation and all. The software running on it is a little slow, but this device has its high point where it counts: playback is always flawless and it supports just about every CODEC out there, even reads ISO and IMG files as-is, and offers 1080P. Mine has an extra 1.5TB portable drive permanently hooked up to it over USB, and playback is still flawless. The software allows to create and manage partitions, and supports a bevy of streaming services like Hulu, NetFlix, Spotify and the likes. It also supports networks shares on SMB (Windows) networks, and has support for passworded access control both in and out. Firmware is easy to find and download, and older firmware is still posted, so you can backtrack if something goes wrong.

    These are getting rare, they have been discontinued, people did not like them because they are a little slow, and they came out at the height of the , so their prices just flew out of control, and WD stopped making them. That said, what they don't have in speed, they offer in playback enjoyment. Most "faster" streamers are 720P only, don't support for NTFS disks off their USB ports, so unless you accessing networked-stored content, large HD files are a no-go. Because it also sports RCA out, one can even bring it over as a music playback device or to view video on a secondary TV, like the kids basement CRT, or at friends/family still using old CRT TVs and analog stereos. Few streamers offer this capability.

    Moded extreme firmware for WD players
    Below: Video review about the Version without the onboard HD



    So, to recap, a little slow, but Highest marks for usability and versatility.

    Have a good one.
    Last edited by s.g.vallee; 07-27-2013 at 09:25 AM.
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    Personally, I'd get a Google TV box. The one from Asus (can't remember the name) or the Vizio CoStar are both supposed to be very good. They won't edit photos, but.I.don't think there is a single tv solution, android or otherwise, that will deliver a good experience editing photos.
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    ill be using standard android apps anyway and i want a media center for cheap..might put xmbc on it...ive got xmbc on my note 10 but i cant organise it like ive seen some ppl do on YouTube

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    help organise my xmbc...cant get all my channels on the homepage..i have to go in seperate folder each time

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    If XBMC is your thing you might want to look at the Ouya gaming console. There is a port of XBMC that some people say is fast and smooth since the box has the hardware support for gaming.

    Another option is some of the Android stick TVs with HDMI ports, or my current favorite, the Minix Neo Android box family. The Neo X7 is coming any day now and looks impressive. The Minix boxes are running Android 4.2.2 with a full Play store so all of the expected apps are available. But these device have a checkered history so I am taking a wait and see attitude. Go to freaktab.com and follow the threads for more information on Android based video boxes and sticks.

    Jerry
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    thanks jerry..i will be using xbmc but the rest of the ppl in my house want an android experience like on there phones...they are getting used to it now.. they were all on iphone...they seem to be getting on ok with my android tablets...but yes the ouya is amzing for the price,I'll be getting one soon.
    the minix neo is probably the best one for the price...neo x7 specs are looking nice ...dont know if i shoud wait.

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    I bought Mele A1000G Quad support XBMC well, can enjoy different kinds of videos,
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    if XBMC , I suggest could choose EM6.
    base on Amlogic Dual core.

    New comeing would be Amlgoic Quad Core.
    EM8 or ES8

    this model could support full support XBMC
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    Please send me a link with firmware img for this product.Please.Thank you very much.

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