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    Thinking of selling on the old mede8er media player i have and going for something i might get a bit more use out of

    So was thinking of getting one of these android box's that you can use to run xbmc, been googling a while and getting no closer, majority of these box's look very cheap which is making it difficult for me

    Anyone use one, or recommend one that i can have a read up on

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    Default Re: Android Box XBMC

    I run Xbmc on ouya it's flawless but fire tv is supposed to be the best just now rapid I hear


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    Default Re: Android Box XBMC

    i have minix x5 - it runs xbmc very well indeed and uses bugger all power. same size as an apple tv
    impressed. dont go off a lot of the online reviews. a lot were written a while a go before the code had developed. got mine for 52 off fleabay

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    Have a MINIX x7, was a bit sluggish out of the box but flash a quick shot ROM on there and is not missed a beat plays everything I throw at it, was 80on eBay.
    Agree the fire is supposed to be the best of the bunch now.

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    Default Re: Android Box XBMC

    Quote Originally Posted by Nathz29 View Post
    Have a MINIX x7, was a bit sluggish out of the box but flash a quick shot ROM on there and is not missed a beat plays everything I throw at it, was 80on eBay.
    The remote in that comes
    with it is pretty useless though, I use yatse on my phone to control xbmc and a btooth keyboard for browsing.
    Agree the fire is supposed to be the best of the bunch now.

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    Oooops sorry, ballsed up my post edit there!!!

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    Default Re: Android Box XBMC

    Cheers all, will check these out, do like the sound of the ouya

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlauGE View Post
    Cheers all, will check these out, do like the sound of the ouya
    Ouya is also great for the emulators and old school games And a lot of indie releases as well as flawless Xbmc


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    Yea that side of things is starting to appeal to me more then the xbmc

    Thanks to PlauGE

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    Default Re: Android Box XBMC

    If you need a hand give me a shout there's an addon for Xbmc that downloads every rom for most all emus


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    Thats that settled then, will give you a shout once ive hunted one down on ebay, thanks for all the help everyone

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    Default Re: Android Box XBMC

    I'm still pissing my pants about this [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    Still no crashes and a fairly consistent 24fps even on 1080p movies. I've had some buffering issues but that's over wifi with a 1080p DTS-HD so a bandwidth issue really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by losttoy View Post
    I'm still pissing my pants about this [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    Still no crashes and a fairly consistent 24fps even on 1080p movies. I've had some buffering issues but that's over wifi with a 1080p DTS-HD so a bandwidth issue really.
    looks good, did you get it in UK mate? how much?

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    Can't beat ouya with Gotham installed runs flawless and super fast, also emulators and now play cast a game streaming service


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    Quote Originally Posted by mc.dodd View Post
    looks good, did you get it in UK mate? how much?
    I got it from the link I posted, China somewhere. £75 plus some DHL customs fees. It's fannying around at 720p instead of 1080p at the moment but I'm too lazy to reboot it which will no doubt sort that and there's been a couple of firmware releases since which may have addressed it too.

    The remote is pants. I'm still struggling to find the perfect one.

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    Default Re: Android Box XBMC

    These things look quite nice. Do they run Plex, Netfllix and Amazon etc?

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    Default Re: Android Box XBMC

    I've not tried any of those. I believe there were problems to do with video quality with the Netflix app on android apart from firetv and nexus devices. that could have changed by now though as updates move so fast.

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    Default Re: Android Box XBMC

    just got one of these box's any one got any good xmdc tips and good apps to put on it

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    Default Re: Android Box XBMC

    Gomovies, gotv, ice films, mashup(can be flakey) 1channel all good for movies and tv. Amber skin works well on the android boxes looks decent and not too resource hungry either

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    Default Re: Android Box XBMC

    Hey,

    Thanks for the heads up on the OUYA rom plugin for XBMC.
    I have been using my OUYA solely for emulators and painstakingly downloading each rom onto the computer then puttin into a USB hard drive before plugging into OUYA.

    Hopefully with Gotham installed I will bypass his now! Thanks again.

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