QUOTE(AVFAN @ Jul 13 2019, 10:06 AM)
this androidtv box thing has become so varied and diverse in terms of hardware, support, capabilities, features and price that it is impossible to say what suits a user best without knowing what he wants.
a rm120 box may do everything for one user while a rm1000 one may not be able to do something desired.
so, it all depends on what u want it to do.
if u r a beginner, not looking for high grade video or audio, just basic online streaming, u may wanna start with a rm100-120 box like tanix tx3mini 2+16gb.https://forum.lowyat.net/topic/4722095/+280
when u know more about such boxes, u can then get a better, more expensive one.
a 3 or 4 + 32 or 64 gb is better only for some heavy stuff or to install 1000 apps.
i have not used beelink but was interested in the GT1-A until a trusted source says it can't do astro go.https://forum.lowyat.net/topic/4044338/+1180
himedia Q10pro or minix u9h at rm500-600 are among the most capable boxes but may not be great choices now as they are >3 years old, android7 or 6.
really, i myself have been looking for a replacement box but haven't found the right one... so, i use what i have now and wait a bit longer.
Agree. I am very new to android boxes and whatever i know are from Google and it really confuses me. I am not planing to download loads of apps. As you mentioned, basic streaming. Mainly, it is for my wife and mother in law (she takes care of my son and loves watching HK/hindi movies - ghost stories, criminal, etc). I list down my requirements as below.
- FHD (No need 4K etc but if can get, well and good)
- 3-4GB RAM & 32-64GB MEMORY
- ASTRO subscription
- Able to run on 5 MHZ and not 2.4
- to have predownloaded TV apps like Terranium, Hindi movie channels, netflix, chinese/HK/Taiwan dramas and hantu movies
or any other recommended apps that are widely used in Malaysia
- With the latest android
- after running a while, no hanging. As i read reviews, most people complain that after using the device for sometimes, it heats up and lows down
- able to play very light simple games for my 4 y.o toddler.
Just fyi. I also posted regarding this undr "Android / Other TV Box, see Page 1 first... V2" i hope this kind of duplication shoud not be an issue.
Thanks alot in advance.