[Amazon Canada] Samix r95 2gb ram Android box $49.99 - $5 coupon.
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FWIW, an S905W based box was listed for $9 today. Depending on your needs, that might suffice.Exp315 wrote: ↑Dec 3rd, 2017 8:53 pmYes, good choice. It has (or claims to have) the S905X chip rather than the recently-released cheaper and lower-performance S905W chip that everyone is starting to use.
Go for the 16 Gbyte version for $4 more like Paigne suggested - it has Bluetooth as well. Ordered, thanks OP and Paigne.
On both 8 and 16 Gbyte boxes the Wifi is weak internal 2.4 GHz. Both are on Android 6.0, and will never be updated. But you can't have everything.
Xiaomi Mi Box has the advantage of being a true Android TV box rather than a tablet version of Android ported to an Android media player, and it does support HD Netflix as well as acting as a Chromecast receiver. But it's more than twice the price and has no LAN port.
None of these Android media players support HD Netflix - it's a DRM issue, not a technical performance issue. There are some hacks which may work around it. But personally I don't care, I have a Roku box for that.
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If the price seems too hot be true and from a relatively unknown seller (or seller other/unrelated items)... odds are you wont get what you ordered.
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You say that like you were expecting a cheap Android media player to be different....
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If its s905x all the hardware is roughly the same its the software and driver support and uboot that is dependent on what the soc releases and how the brand keeps up with it.Exp315 wrote: ↑Dec 3rd, 2017 11:00 pmYou say that like you were expecting a cheap Android media player to be different....
If you aren't prepared for those things, then a better choice would be the Minix U1, which was on sale on Amazon.ca yesterday for $98. That's a premium version of these boxes with faster memory, more stable firmware, and much better WiFi. But it was only on sale that cheap because it's now getting pretty old (stuck on Android 5.1, never to be updated). And the price is back up closer to $150 today.
For half the price you get a box that about 70% works when you get it, and can be brought up to 90% with a little work for the apps you care about.
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