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Last Edited by jersharocks June 28, 2016 at 11:55 AM
Ebay (Via Tri-State Camera) Has The G-Streamer MXQ Quad Core Android TV Media Streaming Box w/ Special Edition XBMC
For $34.99 And free shipping

True 1080p Quad Core XBMC HD Decoding!
Paired with the powerful Mali400 Dual Core 3D GPU Graphics Processor
Includes the Special Edition XBMC designed by elite developers specializing in XBMC
specifically for the MXQ provides the best experience with Android 4.2.x! Tons of free
streaming add-ons available for XBMC so quit paying for cable.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/G-Streame...1328210172
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What makes this box a better deal than other similarly-priced and android tv kodi boxes? Is it Pre programmed better for dummys! ( like the RVEAL box?) or will it have to have tedious (for the tech-challenged) programming done ( by folliwing utube videos, etc
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This post got me thinking again about an Android TV box. After some research, I think the Xiaomi Mi Box looks compelling. No US release date yet, but it should go on sale everywhere in the next few months. Street price should be under $70.
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Description says dual core Mali-400 (ancient) and Android 4.2.x (ancient). Spec says Amlogic S805 (which contains a quad-core Mali-450) and Android 4.4. These people don't know what they're selling and just blindly copy and paste. "Special Edition XBMC" doesn't matter as you'll probably want newer version (XBMC was renamed to Kodi in 2014).

The Amlogic S805 quad 1.5GHz is pretty slow (Cortex-A5 is pretty low end with lower IPC than A7 or A9) but adequate for video playback (you may notice UI lag compared to faster CPUs).

Speedwise, S905 (Cortex-A53 64-bit, up to 2GHz, 4K60, H.265 decode) > S802/S812 (A9, up to 2GHz, UHD 4K30, S812 has H.265 decode) > S805 (A5: slow, up to 1.5GHz, 1080p, H.265 decode). All 3 are quad core and sport Mali-450 (quad/octa/penta core) GPU. Other CPUs I've heard of are the Rockchip RK3188 (ancient), RK3368 (octa 64-bit core, expensive) and Allwinner H3 (had decode compatibility issues with Kodi upon release last year, not sure if it's fixed now).

Amlogic CPU/SoC are well supported by Kodi/XBMC since it is wildly popular in Android boxes. "MXQ" and "MXV" boxes have traditionally used the S805 SoC, "MX3" with S802, "M8s" with S812 since those were the model numbers of the boxes every other factory clones (and often the port count/layout match the original).

I've seen Android boxes on Lollipop 5.1 near $30. I bought a KitKat 4.4 box last Nov for <$30 so there's little reason to buy a JB 4.2 box nowadays.

There are several models of the (Chinese market) Xiaomi MiBOX (1S, 2, 3, Mini, maybe more since my research last Nov). They're very Apple-esque minimalist (no surprise, even their CEO is a knockoff of Steve Jobs in person) and tiny compared to the typical Android boxes. The 2, 3 and Mini have no ethernet LAN port (but generously supports 802.11a/ac), the 3 and Mini have no SD card slot, all except the Mini has one USB port (1S and 2 have a micro USB OTG port). I was like WTF when fixing my sister's/neighbor's MiBOX 1S and 2 when these ports are pretty much standard in other boxes. USB hub and/or a card reader is a requirement if you use (micro)SD, USB flash drives or non-BT wireless keyboard/mouse/touchpad.
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Last edited by FatFaluz June 29, 2016 at 12:08 PM
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Quote from FatFaluz View Post :
Description says dual core Mali-400 (ancient) and Android 4.2.x (ancient). Spec says Amlogic S805 (which contains a quad-core Mali-450) and Android 4.4. These people don't know what they're selling and just blindly copy and paste. "Special Edition XBMC" doesn't matter as you'll probably want newer version (XBMC was renamed to Kodi in 2014).

The Amlogic S805 quad 1.5GHz is pretty slow (Cortex-A5 is pretty low end with lower IPC than A7 or A9) but adequate for video playback (you may notice UI lag compared to faster CPUs).

Speedwise, S905 (Cortex-A53 64-bit, up to 2GHz, 4K60, H.265 decode) > S802/S812 (A9, up to 2GHz, UHD 4K30, S812 has H.265 decode) > S805 (A5: slow, up to 1.5GHz, 1080p, H.265 decode). All 3 are quad core and sport Mali-450 (quad/octa/penta core) GPU. Other CPUs I've heard of are the Rockchip RK3188 (ancient), RK3368 (octa 64-bit core, expensive) and Allwinner H3 (had decode compatibility issues with Kodi upon release last year, not sure if it's fixed now).

Amlogic CPU/SoC are well supported by Kodi/XBMC since it is wildly popular in Android boxes. "MXQ" and "MXV" boxes have traditionally used the S805 SoC, "MX3" with S802, "M8s" with S812 since those were the model numbers of the boxes every other factory clones (and often the port count/layout match the original).

I've seen Android boxes on Lollipop 5.1 near $30. I bought a KitKat 4.4 box last Nov for <$30 so there's little reason to buy a JB 4.2 box nowadays.

There are several models of the (Chinese market) Xiaomi MiBOX (1S, 2, 3, Mini, maybe more since my research last Nov). They're very Apple-esque minimalist (no surprise, even their CEO is a knockoff of Steve Jobs in person) and tiny compared to the typical Android boxes. The 2, 3 and Mini have no ethernet LAN port (but generously supports 802.11a/ac), the 3 and Mini have no SD card slot, all except the Mini has one USB port (1S and 2 have a micro USB OTG port). I was like WTF when fixing my sister's/neighbor's MiBOX 1S and 2 when these ports are pretty much standard in other boxes. USB hub and/or a card reader is a requirement if you use (micro)SD, USB flash drives or non-BT wireless keyboard/mouse/touchpad.
Well said. This box is pretty under powered, even at this price point.
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Quote from Epyx View Post :
This post got me thinking again about an Android TV box. After some research, I think the Xiaomi Mi Box looks compelling. No US release date yet, but it should go on sale everywhere in the next few months. Street price should be under $70.
Where did you get this pricing info? If under $70, I may pick one up, but I suspect they may try to charge more.
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Where did you get this pricing info? If under $70, I may pick one up, but I suspect they may try to charge more.
Just remembered that I hadn't replied to you yet! I was basing it on the Chinese import price, as well as a temporary listing on Amazon which purported to be from Xiaomi itself.
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