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Re: Xiaomi Mi Box 3 (International Edition): FIRST IMPRESSIONS
« Reply #90 on: Feb 23, 2017 at 11:50 AM »
what's your Samsung TV model?  And which app are you playing your downloaded 4K 50GB movie file?  you mentioned that any other 1080/720 file you played also manifests the same observation.  so I guess it's the TV and/or the app player you're using.  perhaps this should have something to do with the settings as well.

no other owner of this MiB3 stated the same observation/issue...


I believe it's a Samsung Series 8 SUHD (UA65KS800), and playing the mkvs using Kodi, though I also tried VLC (same result). I'll try to check the mkv encoding later

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Re: Xiaomi Mi Box 3 (International Edition): FIRST IMPRESSIONS
« Reply #91 on: Feb 23, 2017 at 11:52 AM »
Here's my complain. I'll try to get a better pic next time.


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Re: Xiaomi Mi Box 3 (International Edition): FIRST IMPRESSIONS
« Reply #92 on: Feb 23, 2017 at 11:53 AM »
I've found sellers on FB and OLX.

FB sellers - no stock (baka next week "daw").
OLX sellers - meron pero MAHAL
Lazada - cheapest pero hintay of course for delivery kasi shipped from overseas.

Of the 3 Lazada seems to be the most enticing BUT also risky. Just do your homework before buying there to ensure you get the right model number :)


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Re: Xiaomi Mi Box 3 (International Edition): FIRST IMPRESSIONS
« Reply #93 on: Feb 23, 2017 at 12:00 PM »
I got this off of Lazada and surprisingly took just a week to get delivered. The eta on the site says March 12.

It's priced at 3,8xx, cheapest I found online. Used a P300 voucher and got it for P3,500.

Sulit.

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Re: Xiaomi Mi Box 3 (International Edition): FIRST IMPRESSIONS
« Reply #94 on: Feb 24, 2017 at 06:10 PM »
I'm about to pull the trigger on this one. I'm not sure if someone already answered the question if a USB hub works

a usb hub works with the mi box. i'm using a small 4 port hub.
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Re: Xiaomi Mi Box 3 (International Edition): FIRST IMPRESSIONS
« Reply #95 on: Feb 24, 2017 at 06:15 PM »
Anyone having casting issues with Green lines on the left for mi box. This happens when I cast a tab with a full screen video. Can't replicate the issue with my Chromecast.

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Re: Xiaomi Mi Box 3 (International Edition): FIRST IMPRESSIONS
« Reply #96 on: Feb 27, 2017 at 11:44 AM »
I'll give it a try later using my Netflix account on my iPhone to cast it to the MiBox. Will reply later.

Update: For some reason Netflix (on my iPhone has issues casting) but youtube doesnt have problems. Unable to replicate the green bars.
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Re: Xiaomi Mi Box 3 (International Edition): FIRST IMPRESSIONS
« Reply #97 on: Feb 27, 2017 at 11:53 PM »
I'll give it a try later using my Netflix account on my iPhone to cast it to the MiBox. Will reply later.

Update: For some reason Netflix (on my iPhone has issues casting) but youtube doesnt have problems. Unable to replicate the green bars.


btw, I'm casting this from a windows pc via chrome browser tab playing netflix in fullscreen.  Also have green bars playing plex video via chrome browser tab  full screen cast to mibox.
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Re: Xiaomi Mi Box 3 (International Edition): FIRST IMPRESSIONS
« Reply #98 on: Feb 28, 2017 at 12:03 AM »
Then I think the best thing to do is proper isolation test, I will try using a Chrome browser (Mac user ako) and see if I can replicate and you can try using something else to cast like a cellphone.

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Re: Xiaomi Mi Box 3 (International Edition): FIRST IMPRESSIONS
« Reply #99 on: Mar 03, 2017 at 11:29 AM »
I've been getting support from XiaoMi regarding Ultra 4K on their Netflix app on the Mi Box.

Basically I could not get Ultra 4K on Netflix and now it's resolved.

Can other Mi Box owners w/ 4K TVs pls test it again if you can get Ultra 4K content (of course with premium account).
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Re: Xiaomi Mi Box 3 (International Edition): FIRST IMPRESSIONS
« Reply #100 on: Mar 14, 2017 at 12:19 PM »
Google Assistant coming to the Mi Box (and other official Android TV devices).

https://blog.google/products/assistant/coming-soon-google-assistant-android-tv-and-more/

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Re: Xiaomi Mi Box 3 (International Edition): FIRST IMPRESSIONS
« Reply #101 on: Mar 23, 2017 at 05:01 PM »
Nougat update is now available to the Mi Box beta testers..  Hope someone can make it available to the public.
Hopefully, we should get an update before on or before April.. :)
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Re: Xiaomi Mi Box 3 (International Edition): FIRST IMPRESSIONS
« Reply #102 on: Mar 24, 2017 at 03:35 PM »
FYI. There's a sale in lazada  for the global version of the mi box. From 3.8k down to 2.5k. not bad.
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Re: Xiaomi Mi Box 3 (International Edition): FIRST IMPRESSIONS
« Reply #103 on: Mar 24, 2017 at 04:38 PM »
FYI. There's a sale in lazada  for the global version of the mi box. From 3.8k down to 2.5k. not bad.
I bought another box. :D

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Re: Xiaomi Mi Box 3 (International Edition): FIRST IMPRESSIONS
« Reply #106 on: Mar 24, 2017 at 09:23 PM »
Bought that one too.. it took 2 weeks to arrive.

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Re: Xiaomi Mi Box 3 (International Edition): FIRST IMPRESSIONS
« Reply #107 on: Mar 25, 2017 at 01:46 AM »
Bought that one too.. it took 2 weeks to arrive.

Yup, My brother also bought one and it only took 2 weeks to deliver.. 
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Re: Xiaomi Mi Box 3 (International Edition): FIRST IMPRESSIONS
« Reply #108 on: Apr 06, 2017 at 06:59 AM »
Any local sellers for these?

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Re: Xiaomi Mi Box 3 (International Edition): FIRST IMPRESSIONS
« Reply #110 on: Apr 16, 2017 at 10:51 AM »
Done with the update. :)
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Re: Xiaomi Mi Box 3 (International Edition): FIRST IMPRESSIONS
« Reply #111 on: Apr 16, 2017 at 11:01 AM »
Very interesting. It is still in beta but I'm already thinking about OS stability once the bugs have been ironed out. The pre-Nougat OS has been very stable for me.

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Re: Xiaomi Mi Box 3 (International Edition): FIRST IMPRESSIONS
« Reply #112 on: Apr 16, 2017 at 11:13 AM »
Did it fix your box's DRM issues?

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Re: Xiaomi Mi Box 3 (International Edition): FIRST IMPRESSIONS
« Reply #113 on: Apr 16, 2017 at 11:20 AM »
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I'll test the nougat firmware later. 
Anyway, you can always go back to Marshmallow if you dont like it..I'll hang on to it for a while.. :D
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Re: Xiaomi Mi Box 3 (International Edition): FIRST IMPRESSIONS
« Reply #114 on: Apr 16, 2017 at 11:22 AM »
Did it fix your box's DRM issues?

I just checked DRM info.. still HDCP unprotected.. :(
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Re: Xiaomi Mi Box 3 (International Edition): FIRST IMPRESSIONS
« Reply #115 on: Apr 16, 2017 at 11:49 AM »
I put the update.zip on USB flash drive but I can't seem to get it to update.

Put the update.zip on a USB and insert.
Turn the unit off and remove power
Press and hold the back and centre buttons on the remote as you reconnect power and it will boot into recovery. Choose Install from ext and select your USB and then the zip.

option:
you can  include this file xiaomi_update in the usb drive together with update.zip
this is to automate the wipe data and update process.
xiaomi_update  https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4iixgynasgOc1UzUUQxNXZCUnM

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Re: Xiaomi Mi Box 3 (International Edition): FIRST IMPRESSIONS
« Reply #116 on: Apr 16, 2017 at 12:15 PM »
Yeah got it to work. Had to reformat my flash drive with MBR partition (not GUID) before it was recognized by the android recovery program.

So far so good except this firmware does not support HD Audio. 4K netflix still works for me and HDR as well.

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Re: Xiaomi Mi Box 3 (International Edition): FIRST IMPRESSIONS
« Reply #117 on: Apr 17, 2017 at 11:33 AM »
Fair warning. If you update to the Nougat Beta, there is no way back.


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Re: Xiaomi Mi Box 3 (International Edition): FIRST IMPRESSIONS
« Reply #118 on: Apr 19, 2017 at 07:59 AM »
Fair warning. If you update to the Nougat Beta, there is no way back.


yup stuck with nougat.. my other box got a new marshmallow update build 1007.. hope that xiaomi keeps these updates going.. :)
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Re: Xiaomi Mi Box 3 (International Edition): FIRST IMPRESSIONS
« Reply #119 on: Apr 19, 2017 at 08:31 AM »
Anyone streaming movies from a NAS?  Smooth ba with wifi-AC?  Even those gigantic raw BD files?

Eto lang concern ko with the Mi Box 3, walang RJ45 port.  All my content is in my LAN NAS.