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    I have the xiaomi Mi box. It is really good. Google ceritifed which is a plus. Netflix, dstv now and showmax all run well. Interface is really good and the voice capabilities work well.

    The only cons are:
    No ethernet
    Still running android 6 - Xiaomi pulled the software update due to some major bugs. They hoping ot still release the update.
    Xiaomi just released the Mi Box S internationally. Same specs but andoid updated to 8.


    Im actually looking to purchase another one. Waiting for a special. I bought mine on a daily deal for R1200 about two months back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enerdude View Post
    Skyworth box is cheaper than mi box (R899) and although claimed not to support Netflix you can sideload this apk and stream netflix in 1080p
    https://www.takealot.com/skyworth-bi...x/PLID51979040
    Quote Originally Posted by eboo View Post
    I have the xiaomi Mi box. It is really good. Google ceritifed which is a plus. Netflix, dstv now and showmax all run well. Interface is really good and the voice capabilities work well.

    The only cons are:
    No ethernet
    Still running android 6 - Xiaomi pulled the software update due to some major bugs.
    I would go for the skyworth. R500 cheaper on takealot at the moment (R799)

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    Quote Originally Posted by enerdude View Post
    I would go for the skyworth. R500 cheaper on takealot at the moment (R799)
    Im worried about the bad reviews and no official netflix support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eboo View Post
    Xiaomi just released the Mi Box S internationally. Same specs but andoid updated to 8.
    A little expensive at the moment but you can get it from here:
    https://www.geewiz.co.za/media-playe...-tv-box-4.html

    Dispatch time "10-14 days"

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    Quote Originally Posted by eboo View Post
    Im worried about the bad reviews and no official netflix support.
    No problem with this box. Myself and 2 friends using it. Official netflix support is coming soon via update. In meantime sideload of netflix works like a charm

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    Whem you sideload Netflix, does it provide hd streams

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    Quote Originally Posted by eboo View Post
    Whem you sideload Netflix, does it provide hd streams
    Like I said in my post above it provide 1080p streams
    I tested it with the netflix test pattern to confirm

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    Howzit,


    Gonna order the skyworth this weekend. The price is really good. Will provide some feedback once its up

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    Quote Originally Posted by eboo View Post
    Howzit,


    Gonna order the skyworth this weekend. The price is really good. Will provide some feedback once its up
    Yes and what's nice about takealot is that if you not happy you can send it back for full refund within 30 days - no questions asked. So nothing to lose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eboo View Post
    Howzit,


    Gonna order the skyworth this weekend. The price is really good. Will provide some feedback once its up
    Pls let me know your thoughts as I also want to buy one

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