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voncrane
post Aug 6 2020, 01:34 PM

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QUOTE(putra23 @ Aug 6 2020, 11:17 AM)
Was considering evpad as there is a physical stall inside mall nearby. Good for trouble shooting support especially for non tech person. As I know, no other cost incurred once purchase the evpad set. Seem to cost more though. Thanks for sharing about sub titles. It is very important for me.

So...
Amlogic = a brand of tvbox
IPTV = the apps to download (such as MYIPTV4K)

Then... evpad = tvbox + apps installed, right?
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Err.. nope. AMLogic is an American tech company that primarily designs and produces various System on Chip (SoC)... Think Intel or AMD, etc.. They aren’t a brand of tv box.. Also, heres a dedicated thread for Android OS, etc powered boxes. There’s tons of info contained in it. I advise you to swing by and arm yourself first. Understand what you be getting into.. I recently posted some videos about the Beelink GS-King X box. You might want to take a look at it too as I go into details and show what can be achieved (legally of course) with a decent box. Check the thread out or links in my signature below..


Evpad is like an Astro decoder.. Except that Astro is 100% legit, while evpad isn’t. Don’t let their marketing fool you either. The SIRIM certification is just for the hardware being “clean”, their software isn’t. IMHO, you should only consider them if you have significant trouble setting up yourself. Normally, I wouldn’t even recommend them.
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post Aug 15 2020, 10:33 AM

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QUOTE(putra23 @ Aug 13 2020, 04:16 PM)
Lots of info to digest. Thanks a lot!!!
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You are welcome...

QUOTE(xswatch @ Aug 13 2020, 04:22 PM)
just go for mi box s jela. other box can't run Netflix & other streaming apps in 4k coz not widevine L1 certified.
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Partly wrong... Watch my review of the Beelink GS-King X.. The part 3 where I clearly show you can achieve Netflix FHD and it’s with surround sound too. Plenty other boxes certified or not can do the same. Not just the Mibox S. Nvidia Shield la, Apple TV 4K la, Roku la, etc.. That’s why I recommended that dedicated thread in my earlier post. The information is out there.. Just read je... We’ve discussed it all. Noobs welcome.. just read first.

Edited... Seems you were referring to a single box vs “all other boxes” except the Mibox.. notworthy.gif

QUOTE(phoenix69 @ Aug 14 2020, 11:30 AM)
6 Years ago: Look for TV box based on technical performance (Chip Type/RAM/Reviews reference) , plan to learn all about KODI, Setting up the streaming source. Downloading the app (Kena Bayar) .... I Give Up .. That TV Box is gathering dust somewhere in the store.  bangwall.gif

2 Year ago: My technically challenged wife, bought a TV box all set up with 2 main app.
Malaysia Live - Works like a TV (Astro Channel+Malaysia+Singapore)
Video On Demand - Data Base of dramas from Korea, China, Japan, Netflix (Updated with latest episode Daily). Asian Movies, English Movies,
--- Still going strong , the app did not die off or requires "subscription" icon_idea.gif

2 day ago - Passed the old box to my mom and bought another newer model of the same TV box my wife bought.
Everything is still there but now got 2 more Naughty TV and VOD app   brows.gif

Conclusion: Being technical does not can't beat blind luck  doh.gif
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Conclusion.... Just because you couldn’t achieve or be bothered to achieve the same results all by yourself, does NOT mean they aren’t achievable easily.. I can setup Kodi to be the only app I ever need to use to consume media on my box. If there are people who’d like to learn how? There’s also the Kodi dedicated thread, where we discuss and show how.. once again, the info is all out there and we give freely..

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post Sep 5 2020, 02:01 PM

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To follow up on my previous post... I decided to make a few videos as proof of concept and to also clear up some misconceptions about what can be achieved with Kodi & just a tiny bit tech know-how...I also tried to make the videos noob-friendly with explanations so you know what's happening and if you'd like to tweak yours to better suit your needs and viewing preferences..No advancedsettings.xml to code..no intricate setup.. Just simple instructions and you can be up and running with the best soon enough. Below is a quoted post I shared from the Kodi dedicated thread. If it helps you, do hit the Like button, share if you can to others and subscribe to my channel. I'll post up more tips and tricks plus addon updates, etc.. Thanks.

QUOTE(voncrane @ May 11 2016, 12:05 PM)
YouTube videos showing latest addons, tutorials, plus various tips and tricks to get the best out of your Kodi Installation. The latest video begins from the top for easier access. However, do check below for other videos that will appeal to you. All videos below are made and shared by myself. So please Like, Share and Subscribe to my YouTube Channel in appreciation. Every little bit counts.. Thanks.






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post Sep 12 2020, 11:20 PM

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QUOTE(chickenriceboy @ Sep 7 2020, 01:42 PM)
Just go ahead and get either the LongTv box or iboite x  . it have a lot of cartoon movie and even live tv for only now 299,.

Go to digital mall and tried this out

Forget bout buying some empty box and loaded up with apps that requires subscripotion it stupid to do that.  when long tv provided u apps to watchi this without subscrioption

just make sure your line internet is 100Mbps and it should be ready to watch out of the box.

I owned longtv and a couple of tv boxes and i can say longtv is the best.

longtv is cheaper btw ..

dont look at specs as specs dont play a huge role here. Long tv is octacore with 1GB ram and yet the channel is clearer and faster than other boxes spec.

look at SVI cloud, Iboite X . Longtv
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I strongly disagree... And as someone who has actually dabbled... Toyed with boxes and services of different price ranges and performances? I humbly say that you Sir are spouting stupid info. Please don't mislead people.
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post Sep 21 2020, 11:16 AM

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QUOTE(chickenriceboy @ Sep 18 2020, 04:08 PM)
I dont really care for someone who makes all the claims in the world.

Im just sharing information to whoever who just wanted to buy a box go home plug into tv and can watch al the show they wanted without paying for subscription.

in the end if the product work without you needing to setup here or there,. it is a good product .

our friend above have a youtube channel to which he want u guys to subscribe to and increase his follower.

i dont . i am not even a reseller of any boxes ...

Btw im a Linux System Specialist .. so i do know my way around all boxes.
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Nice try fam... A "Unix specialist" that says hardware doesn't matter.. 1GB RAM is enough.. lolwut... laugh.gif Just because you drove a kancil and liked it doesn't mean it's a good car for everyone.. As an "IT specialist", you should know this basic concept.. So forgive me when I say...You do not know your way around boxes or heck are a Unix specialist (I play with Ubuntu, Manjaro, Fedora, Linux Mint, OpenSUSE, Kubuntu, Edubuntu, Tails and even Kali Linux..I'm also comfortable with macOS, Windows, Android, Windows Mobile, iOS, Remix OS, Chrome OS, etc to name a few...So I do know my shizz yeah..No need blow trumpet) sweat.gif . Why? cuz even with over a decade of experience on my part. As an IT specialist, I know and understand that tech changes and generally gets better with time. So I'm still learning till date.

FYI.... I got into the YouTube thingy because enough folks asked me to. Each video I make takes a ton of my free time, I could otherwise be spending with my family or heck, just relaxing on my own. Notice I don't show my face either as I value my anonymity and not interested in being ultra famous to be stopped in the street. I review items in my unique style because I want to help others spend their money in the best ways possible and according to their needs and not because it pays my bills or that I'm hungry. I'm not making any bold unverifiable claims here. So if I say A works? it works and if i say it doesn't? Then it doesn't at that time. This is the internet age and everything tech can be easily verified, so why would I be "making all the claims in the world"? Besides, there's video evidence now to go with my extensive text only reviews, comments and posts.. haha...

Lastly, i ask people to sub cuz I want to help as many people as possible and the best way to do so is to grow the sub base, forcing YouTube's algorithm to do it's magic. Got people buy subs and like all.. Nah, I don't and won't roll like that. Organic growth even if slow is my game. Thanks for checking out my channel though.. Make sure to subscribe to learn from an equally learning specialist yeah. Feel free to like and share my videos yeah if it helps you (I'm sure a few will) or helps others. You have a great day.. notworthy.gif

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post Oct 11 2020, 08:21 AM

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QUOTE(leose7enART @ Oct 10 2020, 09:56 AM)
Which one is better, TX3 (New Model) vs TX6s.. going to buy today..anyone please
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Even though the TX6S has Android 10 bs Android 9 on the TX3.... I would still go with the TX3 because it has the superior and more flash friendly AMLogic S905X3. The TX6S uses an AllWinner H616, a lesser performer. When getting, if you plan to game on it? Get the 4GB RAM versions, although they are “just” DDR3 vs DDR4 used in most newer boxes now. Only get the 2GB versions if you only plan to use it as a media streamer or player. Storage-wise? I would recommend minimum 32GB just to be sure you’ve got some space to play around and can still stream large media files using the onboard eMMC and not resort to write/reading from the slower USB port.

Hope this helps your decision.

QUOTE(Rubypoyo @ Oct 10 2020, 11:01 AM)
i been using mi box and also mi tv stick for my bedroom...
just ok performance price wise for the spec but then the device is google certified device with official google tv os...
if wanna install unknown source for "ahem2" to the box should be no issue since you can use "filecomander" that ur can download in app store to easily transfer the apk file to the box.
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Yeah, primary reason to get either is definitely due for 100% confirmed Google Certified devices. You don’t ever have to worry about such. Performance-wise, it’s so-so la.. but more than plenty for the simple needs user who wants a Google certified device.
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post Oct 25 2020, 09:41 PM

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QUOTE(xperiaVuser @ Oct 25 2020, 05:03 PM)
Got so many android boxes with 4GB RAM now, but how to check if it's 'faked' without opening up the box?
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Hmm, without opening the box huh... Well, the surest way is to simply stick with well-known brands with reputation to lose. Brands such as Minix, HiMedia, Beelink, Zidoo, Xiaomi, Nvidia, MeCool, Tanix, Roku, Amazon, TiVo, Wetek etc....Just to name a few...With so many players in the market.. I know for certain that you won't get cheated... at least not from these mentioned.. There should be a few more, but these are the ones i can recall off the top of my head. sweat.gif

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post Nov 4 2020, 08:21 AM

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Yep.. yet to test it out myself.. But a verified source did mention ExpressVPN works.
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post Nov 16 2020, 09:50 AM

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QUOTE(h0inerve @ Nov 16 2020, 09:14 AM)
Thanks for this. I was also considering between TX3 and TX6. Sifu voncrane, any problem to install Netflix, AOTG, Hulu, or any other streaming apps on this device? I saw you takking about Beelink, is it much better than TX3? Thanks sir, noob here. Not Unix expert. 😅
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Oh you are welcome....About Beelink versus Tanix devices.. To be fair, I can't categorically state that Beelink is miles better than Tanix, because I'm yet to personally play with either Tanix boxes. However, specs and features-wise? I can say that Beelink wins. You can triple boot OSes (Android, EmuELEC, CoreELEC) and there are a few verified custom ROMs for em. Kodi (my favorite app) also runs great on em. Using CoreELEC, you can have Netflix @1080p and DD audio on most Beelink boxes. Tanix? probably still the usual 540p max (i stand corrected if other owners can confirm otherwise). The major pro for Tanix devices at this time is that Asterruk Go app (with some hackery cuz rooted, etc) works on some of their boxes. Problem is, they'll only work until something is changed on Asterruk's end that makes them incompatible. So might not even work in a few days or weeks. Minix boxes used to be king and my default recommendation (for years) to those whose criteria is to run the Asterruk Go app. The app would be updated over and over again and yet Minix boxes would just update and keep playing smoothly. But then few months back.. Stuff got changed and they began experiencing problems.

Edit: Make that quad-booting capable. Manjaro Linux can now be used on Beelink boxes like the GT-King Pro and the GS-King X. It's currently in Alpha stage though. but for tinkerers like myself. This is excellent news. Means that with a little more time, I can turn the Beelink GS-King X into a full-fledged Linux powered NAS device. For now, that means ditching Android for good, cuz Manjaro needs to run off the on-board eMMc storage.. Eagerly awaiting USB/SD card bootable support. thumbup.gif

QUOTE(h0inerve @ Nov 16 2020, 09:22 AM)
I use NordVPN but when connected to US server my Netflix won’t sign in. The VPN works on my Ipad/Iphone but not Android box. Not sure why, but its a really old box, Mini M8S. Been in service for few years and now its having infinity rebooting and can’t log in. That’s why I was considering Tanix, TX3 as a replacement. No money to get Nvidia and all thise high end brands. 😭
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Try ExpressVPN bro.. I did and yep it works... Had to change system time and location stuff to match.. But yeah, it works.. Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, Prime, etc.. Can view and watch all geo-locked stuff.. My next box review video will drop soon and you can see proof there. nod.gif

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post Nov 16 2020, 08:02 PM

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QUOTE(h0inerve @ Nov 16 2020, 12:08 PM)
Thanks for the great enlightenment bro. You sure are master of boxes!

Have yet to try Express VPN, but I have the same error at times using Nord. Asking me to change time and location. For time okay, I can comprehend but how do you change location? Blur...
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QUOTE(h0inerve @ Nov 16 2020, 03:20 PM)
I’ve just gotten my hand on ExpressVPN. But Netflix is giving me error, “You seem to be using an unblocker or proxy. Please turn off any of these services and try again.”

Haha GG...
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Try this.. Uninstall the app, reboot and connect to ExpressVPN. Disable Location in settings (Won't work for Hulu or ESPN though...this will request access).. Mine's toggled on and okay je for Netflix. Then reinstall Netflix and log back in. Should be good now.


QUOTE(h0inerve @ Nov 16 2020, 01:39 PM)
Plus another question, how do I know that Im connected to Netlix US, or South Korea etc? The only way I check now is by the availability of James Bond movies, which are available in US but not Malaysia. Hehe
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Yeah, that's the way to find out. Search for USA specific titles. My default is "Casper".. biggrin.gif
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post Nov 17 2020, 12:57 AM

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QUOTE(Scissorshand @ Nov 16 2020, 09:06 PM)
That's weird... I've my location turned off yet have no problem assessing Hulu ESPN
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Gee, good for you.. What device again? See around the 13:50 timestamp for ESPN, and 14:30 for Hulu.. It gets asked on the Beelink GS-King X. Prolly because it's running the mobile app version?? Cuz on your Mecool KM1 Deluxe running the ESPN ATV OS version. It doesn't request for it.. Just logon via PC, connect and boom...All access.. Video editing is a pain.. Hopefully I'll be done by Thursday night at the latest.. Upload full review then. sweat.gif



QUOTE(Cendol_Pulut90 @ Nov 16 2020, 11:39 PM)
Close netflix app, Clear cache especially netflix, connect vpn, open netflix. I got problem like you for prime video and after clear cache all ok.
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Yeah.. Guess for some devices have to do this..

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post Nov 19 2020, 02:41 PM

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Hey all..Fresh off the oven. It's my review of the Google Certified Mecool KM1 Deluxe running Android TV OS...version 10 and all legit.. It's not as powerful as the S922X-H SoC equipped Beelink GS-King X.. But I can say it's a better streamer if one can overlook the few nit-picky cons and grey area stuffs. I welcome comments here and or on the video.. Thanks to Scissorshand for lending me his unit for this review. notworthy.gif notworthy.gif Show some love y'all.. Enjoy!


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post Dec 2 2020, 08:20 PM

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QUOTE(h0inerve @ Dec 2 2020, 07:30 PM)
Omg, you’re a life saver bro. Just notice this, sorry for the late reply. I manage to install the apk on the Plusbox, finally without any error!

It prompted me to update tho after installing, can I update or just ignore? (Chose to ignore now).

Thank you so much. It can’t work with the VPN tho but at least Netflix is alive on the Unifi plusbox. Thank you sir!
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Correct, always choose the ignore option.. Thankfully and unlike some services, Netflix doesn't yet force everyone to use the latest app version to view content.
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post Dec 4 2020, 09:53 PM

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QUOTE(vhs1 @ Dec 4 2020, 01:51 PM)
What is naughty TV, vod app?
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Most likely XXX rated stuff...
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post Dec 10 2020, 01:28 PM

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QUOTE(stormchaser @ Dec 10 2020, 09:13 AM)
yesterday they upgraded a new version... now all other apps cannot be accessed already.. or am i missing something?
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Erm...I think we are missing something from your post... Wrong thread?
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post Dec 11 2020, 12:38 AM

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QUOTE(adamletham @ Dec 10 2020, 10:40 PM)
Looking to get a box to stream SyberTV. I don't have AOTG or Netflix.

Would you guys recommend Xiaomi Mi Box S or TX3/6/6S?
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Want Netflix? Go with the Xiaomi Mi Box S...
Want AOTG with a bit more flexibility? Look into the Tanix devices.

I haven't tried SyberTV myself... But I reckon it'll fare better on a Tanix device than the Mi Box S.. I'm guessing regular Android OS would handle nicer.
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post Dec 21 2020, 01:39 AM

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QUOTE(Drian @ Dec 20 2020, 10:20 PM)
Do get the branded one , I bought Minix U9H which is a higher than average android box. Can't even use netflix and it had the typical android lag.

Bought the Apple TV4k , big difference in stability, smoothness and app support.

Only get those android box if you're planning on using it on jack sparrow channel.
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*Can't even use Netflix on it.. Can but you will be limited by the max res 540p.. Either that or you find some hacked apk to allow up to 1080p or more.. This is basic knowledge for all non-Netflix-certified devices. I always advise people who seek the best Netflix experience, to begin with their TVs. The built-in Netflix app on decent TVs works pretty well.

*Typical android lag.. I beg to disagree. Minix prides itself in shipping as close to vanilla Android as possible. Some custom ROM chefs actually "borrow" or convert their firmware to run on other non-Minix devices. Yes, they are that good. Perhaps you bought a Neo U9-h from some dunno seller who pre-installed crap apps and services which bogged down your system.. Well, that or user problem (we all learning).

*Bought Apple TV 4K and happy.. yeah sure, that is expected and I'm happy for you... Ultimately, you got what you wanted. There are limitations to using the Apple TV 4K box. Limitations that don't exist in the Android ecosystem. Perhaps you should compare an Apple TV 4K with the latest or heck older-gen Nvidia Shield TV Box (runs proper Android TV OS). I'm sure you'll also notice big differences in stability, smoothness, and app support...not only from the Minix Neo U9-H, but also when compared with the Apple TV 4K.

*Nope...Just like smartphones or computers. Android boxes have "levels". Exhibit A below.... The Beelink GT-King Pro & GS-King X I reviewed are even faster, although not Google certified. I installed plenty choice legit apps on both boxes and even dual-booted OS on the Beelink (which can run 5 different Operating Systems).. You can verify the absence of any "typical android lag". Trust me, a good box done right will serve you well.



 

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