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Title: Recommend an Android Media Player
Post by: egzbuen on December 06, 2017, 07:24:41 PM
Im shopping for 2 android media players. A basic one for masters bedroom and another one for the tv room.


Here's the essentials:


1. Android based
2. Must be able to play all file formats
3. Access to tv series and movies on the fly
4. Most importantly, would be able to detect and utilize my existing Probox which houses 4pcs of 4tb.
5. Must have 1yr warranty at least
6. Vendor must have a physical shop


Budget is nothing above 4500 for the master bedroom and nothinf above 10000 for the tv room.

Im new to android boxes, as well as Kodi, so be gentle  :)

Thanks.
Title: Re: Recommend an Android Media Player
Post by: wheelee on December 06, 2017, 09:33:28 PM
Is it the same as this?

http://forum.pinoypc.net/index.php?topic=58971.0
Title: Re: Recommend an Android Media Player
Post by: egzbuen on December 06, 2017, 09:37:10 PM
I saw that before posting. Discussion is more centered on apps and codecs i reckon.

Correct ne if I'm wrong
Title: Re: Recommend an Android Media Player
Post by: lahar on December 06, 2017, 09:52:25 PM
I bought the Minix Neo U1.
Title: Re: Recommend an Android Media Player
Post by: AJ on December 07, 2017, 07:11:00 AM
looking to replace my raspberry Pi2 with an android box and have been reading reviews.

This might help you narrow your choices:
https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=252916

From article:
Q. Fastest, most powerful regular Android tablet OS - Kodi streaming box ?
MINIX U9-H
Title: Re: Recommend an Android Media Player
Post by: ris on December 07, 2017, 08:45:14 PM
your budget seems to be very high.  i would actually suggest you lower your budget.  you could buy the mi box for less than 4k and it should be good enough for both rooms.  being able to play all formats i think should be dependent on the app you are using.  i had vlc not play certain files while another player could.  i actually bought a cheap android box and im fairly satisfied with it.  its a bit slow but when its playing the videos it does not stutter.  with that kind of budget you should make sure you get one with at least 2gb of ram.  lazada is having a sale now so i guess its one of the places you could check out
Title: Re: Recommend an Android Media Player
Post by: wheelee on December 07, 2017, 10:03:56 PM
This is way below your budget
http://forum.pinoypc.net/index.php?topic=57223.0
Title: Re: Recommend an Android Media Player
Post by: egzbuen on December 15, 2017, 12:53:03 AM
Just got myself 2 units of Mi Box from Globe.

Its currently on sale for 100/month for 24 months instead of the regular price of 3899.

So far so good but I am still learning how to use it
Title: Re: Recommend an Android Media Player
Post by: ris on December 15, 2017, 01:35:12 AM
Just got myself 2 units of Mi Box from Globe.

Its currently on sale for 100/month for 24 months instead of the regular price of 3899.

So far so good but I am still learning how to use it

mukhang great buy yan.  kasama ba sa globe broadband yan or pwede pag globe postpaid mobile?
Title: Re: Recommend an Android Media Player
Post by: egzbuen on January 06, 2018, 03:57:40 PM
Just got myself 2 units of Mi Box from Globe.

Its currently on sale for 100/month for 24 months instead of the regular price of 3899.

So far so good but I am still learning how to use it

mukhang great buy yan.  kasama ba sa globe broadband yan or pwede pag globe postpaid mobile?

When I got it, the requirement is that you are suppose to be an existing broadband subs, or should apply for one.

It is suppose to be 1 unit per sub. I guess they are not strict as they allowed me to get 2.

I also bought 2 other units. tx3 pro and Himedia h8 plus to give as gifts.

You guys are right, they are almost all the same, small tweaks and differences only in terms of GUI and speed.
Title: Re: Recommend an Android Media Player
Post by: dom_08 on January 06, 2018, 11:55:17 PM
not sure if netflix 4k is in your list of requirements, but there's a list of compatible players.  some android players like my zidoo x9s (which is really great, you can consider this for your tv room) are seen by Netflix as a 'tablet' device so for some reason they limit their videos to 720 or 1080p. 

here's the list:
https://help.netflix.com/en/node/13444 (https://help.netflix.com/en/node/13444)
Title: Re: Recommend an Android Media Player
Post by: egzbuen on January 19, 2018, 11:31:38 AM
not sure if netflix 4k is in your list of requirements, but there's a list of compatible players.  some android players like my zidoo x9s (which is really great, you can consider this for your tv room) are seen by Netflix as a 'tablet' device so for some reason they limit their videos to 720 or 1080p. 

here's the list:
https://help.netflix.com/en/node/13444 (https://help.netflix.com/en/node/13444)

Thanks dom.

However, I don't use Netflix. I am ok already with the add ons of Kodi, Terrarium and Megabox and etc.