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post Apr 2 2019, 02:45 PM

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i got hold of a tx3 mini, played with it for a few hours.

for its price of rm111, it is a no brainer, best value for money for simple use.

amlogic s905w, 2+16gb, android 7.1.2, build dated 2018.12.29.

non-gigabit rj45, 2.4ghz only, works good even for 50ft.

comes with renamed kodi17.6.

has (simple) native video player app.

does 1080p, 4k, hdr, 10bit rips quite well.

can do dd, dd+, dts playback.

not smooth for full 1080p/2160p bdmv, struggles with ddtruehd, dtshdma audio.

has auto framerate switching feature but does not work very well.

can't do astrogo; closing root does not help.

other simple popular apps - rss, adrama, youtube, etc., no problem.

gets warm but not hot.

tiny in size - smaller than a burger, can fit into yr pocket.


i suppose tanix tx5 max with s905x2/android 8.1 would be a lot more powerful, more suitable for bigger tasks.

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post Apr 3 2019, 10:55 AM

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QUOTE(sailou @ Apr 2 2019, 06:41 PM)
He's selling H model. Most of us here are using A model which have problem using Astro Go.
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any idea what diff A vs H?

i wud think if enough work done on it... root/unroot, hide, etc... it can work as reported by many... seller will charge more, i suppose.

still, there are boxes with original firmware ready to install astrogo/olaytv direct from playstore, will work just like that, no hassle.

QUOTE(annoymous1234 @ Apr 2 2019, 09:26 PM)
play tv unifi cannot work on this box
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astrogo and playtv needs same requirements

for any device, if one works, the other will; if one doesn't work the other will not.
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post Apr 3 2019, 06:20 PM

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QUOTE(sailou @ Apr 3 2019, 05:43 PM)
I have used the modded apk. It can login and but most channel are not watchable.

I tried and installed Magisk to hide root and installed the official apk. The outcome is the same.
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i can understand... seen that with other boxes too.

moded apks also dun work if the box firmware has something missing.
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post Apr 3 2019, 09:03 PM

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QUOTE(sailou @ Apr 3 2019, 07:49 PM)
Precisely. I too have tried various firmware from original, Alice to ATV. All turned out to be the same. So when some user reported it's working I'm baffled. Model H is the explanation I guess.
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u mean u tried diff firmwares on tx3 mini and failed to do astrogo?

original will not work... alice is tanix own firmware/UI with ATV skin but is not ATV.

if full ATV, it should work - seen in smart tv androidTV's (the sharp's and sony's), mibox s, shield.
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post Apr 4 2019, 12:37 PM

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QUOTE(sailou @ Apr 4 2019, 12:22 PM)
I have successfully solved the problem by flashing back to the old firmware. Astro Go finally playing good.
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what firmware version is this?
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post Apr 4 2019, 12:57 PM

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QUOTE(SCThong @ Apr 4 2019, 11:54 AM)
I got Astro On the Go working. I also got UnifiPlay TV working.
I bought my Tx3 Mini 2+16 from THIS SELLER [click here]
I have checked, the label on the back is Model Tx3 Mini-A

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i bought from him, good service.
he confirmed current CANNOT do astrogo.
QUOTE(sailou @ Apr 4 2019, 12:43 PM)
firmware 20171220.

The atvxperience firmware is super cool but too bad I really want to use my Astro Go. Real sadding.
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ok, that is 1 yr older than the current one i have 20181229.
yes, it is annoying why a newer firmware is unable to do same.
for me, not a problem as i have astrogo running on other devices, dun need it for this one.
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post Apr 4 2019, 01:21 PM

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QUOTE(sailou @ Apr 4 2019, 01:18 PM)
Alice? Cool interface too. If you are not into Astro Go then should try atvxperience firmware.

Makes this cheap box look like a crazy cool android box.
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no, it is not alice.

alice is found in higher models only, i think.

ATV... ya, somewhat cool but same working when it comes to the apps.
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post Apr 4 2019, 03:57 PM

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QUOTE(sailou @ Apr 4 2019, 03:20 PM)
Can flash to Alice. I have tried. Initially said it was for L model but many have tried and succeed.

But afaik 20181210 and beyond are Alice interface.  My guess is you are on Alice.
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i have seen this alice ux on youtube but is not what i have.

can u pass me the link for this alice, let me read up. thanks.
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post Apr 5 2019, 05:46 PM

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got a tanix tx5 max.

this one is >double the price of the tx3 mini but can do a lot more.

amlogic s905x2, 4+32gb, android 8,1.

hdmi 2.0, spdif optical, usb2.0+usb3.0, bluetooth 4.2.

rj45 gigabit - impressive, i get 840mbps; wifi excellent... 55ft can stream online 1080p dd+5.1.

alice ui (quite pretty); comes with tv center (kodi 18.0), u can remove, DIY 18.1.

does dd, dd+, dts 5.1; 4k hdr, 10 bit - pretty smooth, no judders despite no auto framerate switching.

netflix in SD; can't do astrogo; all other common apps OK.

box is a bit thicker than tx3 mini but is still smaller than a burger.

stays cool , no need fan or whatever.

if looking for a <rm250 box to do above, this box is great value.

good sales service, v fast delivery from penang:
https://shopee.com.my/product/115192699/2044069135

this review convinced me:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jsU_n8EF4c

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post Apr 5 2019, 07:21 PM

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QUOTE(sailou @ Apr 5 2019, 06:55 PM)
Here is the link to TX3 mini firmware including Alice. Just read around.
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thanks, may play with it some day.
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post Apr 10 2019, 06:11 PM

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QUOTE(SCThong @ Apr 10 2019, 04:12 PM)
CURRENTLY cannot do AstroGo, huh!
thanks for yr comments.

yes, the seller did tell me that, and i'm ok with it.

becos i already have other devices that can run astrogo, no need for this one.

explanation is probably the firmware change.

tx3 mini is a high value box, no doubt.

i also bought tx5 max, which is a lot more powerful - s905x2, 4+32gb, gigabit ethernet, ac wifi.

both are working the way i want them to do.

the only thing missing is auto framerate switching and hd audio (dtshdma, ddtruehd, dtsx, atmos).

for that, i hv yet another box.
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post Apr 10 2019, 11:13 PM

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QUOTE(SCThong @ Apr 10 2019, 04:12 PM)
Upon reading your comment, I search for latest Mod AoTG v 8.2.6. Found two mod apks. Installed them on my Tx3 Mini.
Works perfectly on my Tx3 Mini, no difference with v8.2.4. Seems more stable and faster as well.
ok, out of curiosity, i just tried a modified 8.2.4 apk.

yep, if u close root in superuser, it works.

i had previously tried official 8.2.6, doesn't work.

so, the modified version does something, i guess.


this means the tanix tx3 mini at rm118 is probably the cheapest box available that can run astrogo! biggrin.gif
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post Apr 11 2019, 01:22 PM

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QUOTE(SCThong @ Apr 11 2019, 11:36 AM)
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Wrong  and Wrong.... he he he

Cheapest is a Tx3 box (1GB+8GB) at RM88.[/url]
ah, ok..! biggrin.gif
but really, 1+8gb leaves no room for anything else after a few simple apps.
2+16 wud be minimum for present use, imo.
3 or 4+32 is ideal to cater for a lot more apps and contingencies.
bigger storage bodes well for those wanting to use kodi quasar.

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for potential buyers of Tanix:

Tanix TX3 Mini has this "superuser" close or open root option in android settings, which is something i do not see in other boxes.
Once root closed, Astrogo go modified and Unifi Playtv official will work.
i suppose it is built in the s905w soc - a simple and useful feature.

Tanix TX5 Max uses s905x2 chipset, doesn't have that superuser option.
BUT, can easily install SuperSU app from playstore, unroot, restart - that's all.
Then, Astrogo modified and Unifi Playtv official will work.
Done that, all good.

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post Apr 11 2019, 01:49 PM

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QUOTE(SzeMeng76 @ Apr 11 2019, 01:44 PM)
So strange. my TX92 s912 box have the super user function too.
I thought TX5 Max will have too  hmm.gif
I thought all Tanix box will have it.
So I thought my next box will be targeted on Tanix new box too  hmm.gif
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i think that is due to the various types of chipsets and soc they use... amlogic s905w, s912, s905x2, allwinner, rockchip...

which is why it is good to have a thread for each brand so that buyers can get specific info about the model they buy.

after 2 weeks, i have to say i am very pleased with tx3 min and tx5 max.

i did not go for tx6 becos of allwinner chipset which is said to heat up bad...?
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post Apr 11 2019, 03:59 PM

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QUOTE(arvind13 @ Apr 11 2019, 03:28 PM)
Hi bro, how's the 2.5Ghz WIFI signal strength for the TX3 MINI?  Planning to get one connected via WIFI.  smile.gif
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tx3 mini can only run on 2.4ghz, quite alright for say max 50ft.

if u need higher speed, tx5 max on 5ghz is much stronger.
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post Apr 11 2019, 05:36 PM

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QUOTE(arvind13 @ Apr 11 2019, 05:30 PM)
Thanks bruh..  Shall keep this in mind..  notworthy.gif
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i assume u have at least 100mbps speed and a decent wifi router.

if 10, 20mbps... poor router...50 ft... tough....!
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post Apr 12 2019, 09:50 AM

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QUOTE(sailou @ Apr 12 2019, 01:58 AM)
I'm good with this box. Just that the interface is so old school. Can't do Alice nor ATV cos need to use Astro Go.

And the IR remote sucks. Need to be very close.
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true... but overall, not too shabby for rm118! biggrin.gif

tx5max is a lot better in every aspect but cost double that of tx3mini.

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post Apr 12 2019, 10:24 AM

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QUOTE(arvind13 @ Apr 12 2019, 10:21 AM)
Yep.. I'm currently having Unifi turbo 300Mbps with Tenda AC18 router.  Pulled the trigger last night to get the TX3 mini given that AOTG & unifi PLAYTV apk able to install on it.  thumbup.gif  thumbup.gif
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u r using sharp ue630x, r u not?

the tv can already do the 2 apps... will be bit of a redundant.

or for another tv?
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post Apr 12 2019, 11:03 AM

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QUOTE(arvind13 @ Apr 12 2019, 10:58 AM)
Yeah i hv the sharp ue630x with Astro on it thus bought this box for another TV in my room.  biggrin.gif  smile.gif
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For astrogo and playtv, tx3mini at such a price will be perfect.

Of course, u can install other apps too.

Enjoy! biggrin.gif
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post Apr 12 2019, 10:31 PM

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QUOTE(annoymous1234 @ Apr 12 2019, 09:16 PM)
Anyone try iflix on this box? When putting the player full screen, it always hang
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i just tried... free version only.

it's good.

no hanging like u described.

usually, such problems r due to poor connection speed.

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