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Title: Android TV Box
Post by: wheelee on September 15, 2017, 11:49:24 AM
guys I got me an SAST Q7 android TV Box here in china & most of the content is Chinese, what apps do you recommend that I install so that it can be used back home? what's the best plug-in for kodi?

I tried some app designed for the phone but some won't show well maybe coz of the resolution.

spec of the Q7
http://www.chinaglobalmall.com/products/550995848097 (http://www.chinaglobalmall.com/products/550995848097) 

BTW can these box be flashed with other international TV ROM?
Title: Re: Android TV Box
Post by: ris on September 16, 2017, 09:57:41 PM
mobdro and terrarium are the ones i see often.  kung okay lang sayo subscription you could try netflix or iflix.  pero mga local and old contents lang ang meron sa iflix.  meron akong free subscription sa iflix because of the new fibr line. 

interested din ako kung ano yung nilalagay sa kodi.  hopefully someone suggests a good plugin
Title: Re: Android TV Box
Post by: ris on September 16, 2017, 09:58:50 PM
magkano mo nga pala nabili?
Title: Re: Android TV Box
Post by: wheelee on September 18, 2017, 09:28:25 AM
just downloaded these on the phone & will try them on the Box kung OK sila
plex, haystack, tubi tv, yuppy tv, sonyliv, netflix, hdmovies, aptoide tv, showbox, qq music, happy cast & cetusplay remote for box in phone. yung plugin sa kodi wala pa akong nakukuha need to read more about it. got it in HK@380.
Title: Re: Android TV Box
Post by: ris on September 19, 2017, 04:27:52 PM
kung local channels pala meron i want tv or tfc.  its just odd that iwantv stutters when i use the higher resolution feed.  also, dont forget to install the youtube app
Title: Re: Android TV Box
Post by: wheelee on September 19, 2017, 04:59:27 PM
I think I have to root my Box to install Google All!
I can't get to install google play service which most app/ player needs.
I hope Kingroot will work.

would be better if I can flash an English TV ROM for RK3229.
Title: Re: Android TV Box
Post by: ris on September 20, 2017, 04:14:44 AM
my android box came pre rooted when i bought it.  if you have aptoide app installed already it should have the apps that you need.  also, couldnt you just sideload the play store?  just dont forget to enable install from unknown sources
Title: Re: Android TV Box
Post by: WallyWest on December 03, 2017, 11:04:52 AM
What's a good app for remotely controlling (in lieu of a dedicated Bluetooth keyboard, mouse) a generic Android TV box via phone?

All apps that I've Googled so far seem to work on specific smart TVs only.

I'm eyeing this one:

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171203/9b3c9f3e4d1b645f603a9740a30935ac.jpg)

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Title: Re: Android TV Box
Post by: barurutor on December 03, 2017, 11:38:01 AM
if you're running kodi on that AFAIK you can use yatse to control kodi remotely.
Title: Re: Android TV Box
Post by: WallyWest on December 03, 2017, 08:47:27 PM
Thanks.

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Title: Re: Android TV Box
Post by: AJ on December 04, 2017, 06:26:49 AM
^Also the official KODI app works well!
Title: Re: Android TV Box
Post by: WallyWest on December 12, 2017, 10:21:16 PM
I finally settled on a Tanix TX3. S905, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage. 1.9k from Lazada. I hope it doesn't disappoint when it gets delivered.

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Title: Re: Android TV Box
Post by: wheelee on December 13, 2017, 09:07:09 AM
^ let us know how it goes
Title: Re: Android TV Box
Post by: egzbuen on December 15, 2017, 12:52:02 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: Android TV Box
Post by: WallyWest on December 23, 2017, 07:09:02 AM
^ let us know how it goes
Very happy with the TX3 as our first TV box. Currently using up the free month of Netflix. Video playback of DLed videos is good and supports more formats than our TV's built-in (USB) player. The more popular Kodi add-ons are already set up by default.

I don't have 4k content to test it though.

The only thing that worries me is the lack of ventilation holes.

Are there any apps I could use as wireless keyboard/mouse for this? Or is it better to purchase a dedicated air mouse remote with keyboard?

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Title: Re: Android TV Box
Post by: wheelee on December 26, 2017, 02:00:16 PM
so is it the power supply of the TX3 that died ?
Title: Re: Android TV Box
Post by: WallyWest on December 26, 2017, 08:18:59 PM
so is it the power supply of the TX3 that died ?
Yup. Voltage dropped to 2V. I knew the bundled power supply wouldn't last because it was too light - like there nothing but air inside.

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Title: Re: Android TV Box
Post by: WallyWest on May 06, 2018, 08:22:19 PM
250-peso bluetooth mouse from Yoyoso ("Korean" counterpart of Miniso) works great as a remote. :happy:
Title: Re: Android TV Box
Post by: supremogamer on May 07, 2018, 09:05:26 AM
just bought ubox gen 4, its generally fine but the nba tv premium channel is too laggy.
Title: Re: Android TV Box
Post by: wheelee on May 07, 2018, 09:24:24 AM
^ wouldnt that be because of the net speed?

anyways most of the new TV's now that are coming out have built in android system with thier own apps which is sometimes hard to configure or add your own app. i guess these TV boxes days are numbered ha
Title: Re: Android TV Box
Post by: WallyWest on May 07, 2018, 12:23:18 PM
^ wouldnt that be because of the net speed?

anyways most of the new TV's now that are coming out have built in android system with thier own apps which is sometimes hard to configure or add your own app. i guess these TV boxes days are numbered ha
Probably not. Smart TVs aren't that cheap yet. :)
Title: Re: Android TV Box
Post by: wheelee on May 07, 2018, 01:54:46 PM
really?
oh yeah maybe there but here in china you can get a 32" no name brand between P3K~4K & some 55 incher for P12K!

this is also where Lazada & other Shopee get their stuff
https://s.taobao.com/search?q=32+%E6%B6%B2%E6%99%B6%E7%94%B5%E8%A7%86&imgfile=&js=1&stats_click=search_radio_all%3A1&initiative_id=staobaoz_20180507&ie=utf8&sort=sale-desc&fs=1&data-key=baoyou&data-value=1