1. tigerchilly's Avatar
    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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    07-26-2013 10:13 AM
  2. JRDroid's Avatar
    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".
    07-26-2013 06:22 PM
  3. tigerchilly's Avatar
    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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    07-26-2013 08:54 PM
  4. tigerchilly's Avatar
    i seen the auxtek looks ok and specs arent bad either.
    whats your user experience...any lagging

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    07-27-2013 05:37 AM
  5. tigerchilly's Avatar
    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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    07-27-2013 05:39 AM
  6. LavallavaL's Avatar
    Well, dunno if you'll find it to be relevant device, but here goes: At home, I'm using, and loving a WD TV Live Hub Media Center 1TB. 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 Thailand flooding and Hard drive crisis, 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.

    http://b-rad.cc/ 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.
    07-27-2013 08:59 AM
  7. JRDroid's Avatar
    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.
    07-27-2013 11:04 AM
  8. tigerchilly's Avatar
    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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    07-27-2013 01:17 PM
  9. tigerchilly's Avatar
    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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    07-27-2013 01:18 PM
  10. jerrykur's Avatar
    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.

    07-27-2013 08:29 PM
  11. tigerchilly's Avatar
    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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    07-28-2013 03:49 PM
  12. yuki1975's Avatar
    I bought Mele A1000G Quad support XBMC well, can enjoy different kinds of videos,
    09-05-2013 01:57 AM
  13. jetwellson01's Avatar
    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
    12-26-2013 03:48 AM
  14. cudu13's Avatar
    Please send me a link with firmware img for this product.Please.Thank you very much.
    03-05-2014 05:50 PM
  15. Mendim's Avatar
    Hello.im new here i want any iptv app with admin center for channel managment
    12-17-2014 03:44 AM
  16. Abby903's Avatar
    Android TV BOX is an interesting device. I always like new products and concern Android TV BOX all the time.As far as i know, there are many valuable boxes you deserve,such as MINIX NEO X8-H Plus/UGOOS UT3 and Xtreamer.Maybe you can search them on ebay or amazon. BTW, i notice there is a new box, called ZIDOO X9, my friend had one and said it supports PVR and CPU is new solution Mstar,which is the reason why i mention it here.If you are interested in any box i mentioned above, we can discuss and share together.
    01-26-2015 12:44 AM
  17. freetvbox's Avatar
    I"ve been using a Q7 its quad-core 2gb ram very very nice box never a problem either with firmware or reliability and I've had all of them mini x7, x8 , M8 , G-box do yourself a favor look at the Q7
    05-06-2015 03:45 PM
  18. thailen's Avatar
    I want to watch as many movies - old, new, American, Australian, etc. and TV series, from both America and England. A friend showed me his box(Mobie) which he got from England and paid around $70) and it included Kodi and The Black Box and The Beast. We live in Thailand, so my question is: does it matter where the box comes from? What type box should I get? One with Kodi included?
    12-18-2015 09:23 PM
  19. Kojote1980's Avatar
    Personally I do not use an Android TV Box. For this reason I got a Raspberry Pi 2 running with OSMC, which perfectly does the job. I am pretty much sure you might want to go the "Android" way so you can enjoy games and apps and other stuff. If it's just plain about watching or streaming things, then OSMC might be a way to go. The costs are also pretty acceptable. RPi2, Shell and a MicroSD card - so if you love it basic and if you love control over what you are doing, this might be an option for you.
    Getting back to Android TV Boxes I might not recommend Chinese ones, as you never know how they modified the software.
    12-20-2015 04:51 AM
  20. cp12345's Avatar
    Hi @tigerchilly, Jide Technology (the company that released 2 successful Kickstarter campaigns for Remix Mini and Remix Ultratablet, and built and Android-based operating system) just released Remix IO+, an Android Nougat-powered device, engineered to be a 4K TV set-top box, gaming console, and PC in one. It has RK3399 chipset, 4GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, USB3.0 and Gigabit Ethernet. It allows you to watch your favourite TV shows e.g. on Netflix / YouTube with 4K video output at 60 fps, audio 5.1 Pass-Through, HDMI CEC and CPU fan.

    It's available exclusive on Kickstarter now, check out: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...-in-one-device
    11-07-2016 03:06 AM
  21. EMostafa's Avatar
    Where the Remix Made in? they are looks nice.
    11-11-2016 12:15 AM

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