Xiaomi Mibox S - $81.32 CA all in
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Discontinued long ago.
Feb 12th, 2020 9:18 pm
The question is why would anyone be interested in the mibox S now that Amazon has made up with Google?
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Indeed mibox S replaces the original mibox, running Android 9 (vs. Android 8) and with official amazon prime support (vs. sideload and a cap to 1080p) but you get same 2016 hardware with a missing IR port and dropped hd-audio bitstreaming.
Only if you can get it to cross the boarders cheaply, else the $30-$40 USD will rack up pretty quickly to similar tag.lifeisfuneh wrote: ↑ Walmart US had these on sale before Christmas for $30 -$40, the price changed almost daily.
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Feb 12th, 2020 9:50 pm
Thats the biggest issue for me with the S. I had a 3 and then bought 2 S's but didn't know about the lossless audio issue. Luckily I only needed one that has atmos but still disappointed that the new S is not as good
Feb 12th, 2020 10:03 pm
If you are just going for local streaming then a similarly specced piracy box from Amazon will be half the price (~$40) and will run fine for all your local playback needs (also depending on your ability to tinker with it you can get working HD-audio bitstreaming).
Feb 13th, 2020 12:02 am
Obviously not a big advantage, but I like that it integrates with Google home. I don't have any Alexa devices.aasoror wrote: ↑ The question is why would anyone be interested in the mibox S now that Amazon has made up with Google?
Mibox had only two main advantages over firestick 4K, hd audio bit streaming and Google play movies. Now with mibox-S, Xiaomi took back the hd audio support it advertised (by simply removing all mention of it in the published specs of the mibox-s, well after the product was launched) and now that Google play movies runs in 4K on firetv (via the official YT app) there is nothing the mibox-s has to offer for $80 over what the $50 (sale price) firestick can give you.
Fact is a firestick would do better given it's official atv app support and 4K playback from most streaming platforms (Movies Anywhere, Hulu, Disney+, Vudu, Fandango, Netflix) not sure about the mibox-s but on the original mibox all 4K streaming capabilities from these platforms were lost (aside from Netflix) after the most recent firmware update (including Google Play movies).
It was once a nice device and a very viable option vs. shieldtv, unfortunately can no longer recommend it over a cheaper and more capable firetv 4k stick.