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[Primecables.com] Primecables® MXQ-4K Android Smart TV Box 4K HD Media Player $39.99 FS - new customer

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[Primecables.com] Primecables® MXQ-4K Android Smart TV Box 4K HD Media Player $39.99 FS - new customer

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Has any difference with this one on eBay?
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/like/12275668940 ... dispItem=1

New customer FS Code: FREESHIPPING10
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Don't you need Android 5+ for newer versions of Kodi?
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l69norm wrote:
Nov 14th, 2017 11:34 am
Don't you need Android 5+ for newer versions of Kodi?
The box says 6.0
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Only has 1Gig of memory. Is 2gig not recommended ?
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The amazon box for $41.99 is a better deal? This box is only 1GB of memory
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Shu wrote:
Nov 14th, 2017 11:51 am
The amazon box for $41.99 is a better deal? This box is only 1GB of memory
What Amazon box?

I'm looking into getting an Android box or mount a Raspberry Pi 3 as a Kodi machine !

Edit: Found it, it was the next item in the Hot Deals section :-)
amazon-ca-4k-android-tv-box-s905x-2gb-d ... #p28467025
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I wouldn't recommend buying any no name box especially with 1 GB ram only,in no time you will find your device is not supported anymore.
Now I have Mi box,it's the best box you ever wish for,I have Kodi,Netflix,IP tv with tons of channels and many other apps installed,and it's working flawlessly .
I tried Raspberry Pi and it's too much work and money ,and I don't recommend it for a family,all I wanted a box a simple boix to watch tv.
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Rock chip + 1GB RAM = COLD DEAL
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nellium wrote:
Nov 14th, 2017 11:43 am
The box says 6.0
In the deal link posted by OP, specs say:
OS Android 4.4.4
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Please excuse my lack of knowledge, but isnt there a concerted effort to shut Kodi (even within the foundation) streaming functionality down?
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immortal_kssss wrote:
Nov 14th, 2017 12:33 pm
I wouldn't recommend buying any no name box especially with 1 GB ram only,in no time you will find your device is not supported anymore.
Now I have Mi box,it's the best box you ever wish for,I have Kodi,Netflix,IP tv with tons of channels and many other apps installed,and it's working flawlessly .
I tried Raspberry Pi and it's too much work and money ,and I don't recommend it for a family,all I wanted a box a simple boix to watch tv.
The mibox is a good choice vs no names but hands down the rpi will always be easier and longer support.Plus latest Rpi kodi nightlies have prime,netflix and baked in retroplayer. The true determination is 4k vs 1080p. The rpi only does 1080p.

No name boxes are brutal. The worst experience is flashing firmwares to android box, or finding the right firmware or , finding a 3rd party firmwareone to fix its current state. Even the flashing to libreelec is harder on these than an rpi.

The rpi is dead simple to install kodi. Download install to sdcard. Put in, use it.

Pretty much any wifi adapter will work and arguably has the most extensive peripherial support your gonna find.Its virtually plug in play. The best part it auto updates to latest/fixes on its own. my rpi 2 has been working solid for years I never have to tinker with it. Hey it already got the krack fix too on its own.
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Everyone should take the Primecables specs with a grain of salt - they are not noted for being highly accurate in their descriptions.

Traditionally the classic "MXQ" label refers to a box using the Amlogic S805 chip. I have such an MXQ, and it appears identical to this unit (box, casing and remote). So who knows what chip it really contains...

The MXQ and all of the S805 generation are typically limited to Android 4.4. Only a very few suppliers ever attempted to update it, and Amlogic never released an S805 devkit for later than Android 4.4.

Nevertheless there are up-to-date versions of Kodi hacked to run on Android 4.4, I'm using one from Ebox, and it runs the latest plugins just fine.

This is a cheap price, but it's outdated. I'm not throwing mine out just yet, but I wouldn't be wasting $40 on a new one.

The Amazon.ca S905X box with 2 Gbytes RAM listed in Hot Deals this morning was much better, but that deal was dead pretty quickly. It's now $60.
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Why not Chromcast? I think the price is almost the same or 5 bucks more
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was working on the MXQ pro today and its super slow shiity box spend abit more and get something better.

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