5 great Android TV boxes you can buy in South Africa

Hemps

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Do any of these things have gigabit Ethernet, I hate it when they say just Ethernet and it turns out to be 100Mbps.

One of the issues with my ATV4 , the Ethernet is 100Mbps while my entire network was setup for gigabit so every so often I get the plex "upgrade your network speed" thing which dissapears if I switch to wifi 5ghz.
 

rudyb

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How do these devices compare to a Chromecast apart from the fact that they have a remote? I would like to get another Chromecast and wonder what would make the one a better option than the other.
 

irBosOtter

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Netflix recommends 200mbps. I'm pretty sure the 11ac on the MiBox should handle that comfortably

You mean 25Mbps

Below are the internet download speed recommendations per stream for playing TV shows and movies through Netflix.

  • 0.5 Megabits per second - Required broadband connection speed
  • 1.5 Megabits per second - Recommended broadband connection speed
  • 3.0 Megabits per second - Recommended for SD quality
  • 5.0 Megabits per second - Recommended for HD quality
  • 25 Megabits per second - Recommended for Ultra HD quality
 

Speedster

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You mean 25Mbps

Below are the internet download speed recommendations per stream for playing TV shows and movies through Netflix.

  • 0.5 Megabits per second - Required broadband connection speed
  • 1.5 Megabits per second - Recommended broadband connection speed
  • 3.0 Megabits per second - Recommended for SD quality
  • 5.0 Megabits per second - Recommended for HD quality
  • 25 Megabits per second - Recommended for Ultra HD quality
My bad... I read it as 25MBps. That makes it even more achievable over old school 11b/g/n wifi, although most people probably have at least an 11n router by now
 

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Dolby

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Netflix recommends 200mbps. I'm pretty sure the 11ac on the MiBox should handle that comfortably

Unless I'm misunderstanding, Neflix recommend 25Mbps for UHD .

But I agree that 802.11ac should suffice if in the same room or fairly close
 

Speedster

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Unless I'm misunderstanding, Neflix recommend 25Mbps for UHD .

But I agree that 802.11ac should suffice if in the same room or fairly close
Correct. As mentioned above I somehow managed to read 25MBps...
 

Koosie

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anybody sideloaded Netflix on the Skyworth?



Yep, follow the same steps from the Telkom Lit box thread page 1.

Anyways perfectly happy with my Skyworth Box, paid R750 for it and it works 100% for my needs.[[/QUOTE]
 

whatwhat

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Had a MiBox 3 for a long time, but it just cannot do UHD with 7.1 ATMOS output that I need for my setup.
 
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