Advice On Mi Box 3 Purchase


dermot

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Jan 15, 2017
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Hello.

I want to get a mi box 3 with 4k capabilities off ebay:

how can i tell the difference between the mi box 3 and 3s, does the 3 also run marshmallow and have voice control. Ebay does not specify if its 3 or 3s

description of one I want to order:

Xiaomi Mi Box (International Version) - 4K, HDR, Android TV 6.0, Bluetooth Voice Remote

I want the best mi box i can get

Could anyone advise me on any known issues with this box

Does it have wifi issues, connectivity, speed ??

Ive read it can struggle to playback 4k content, Is this true ?

Any advice would be greatly welcome. I want to order this soon.

thank you
 

DoctorBR

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Dec 23, 2016
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Ask if the model on sale is the MDZ-16-AB...

Make sure your TV has HDCP 2.2 for 1080p videos from Netflix and HDMI 2.0a (with HDCP 2.2) for 4K videos...
 
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dermot

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Jan 15, 2017
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Ask if the model on sale is the MDZ-16-AB...

Make sure your TV has HDCP 2.2 for 1080p videos from Netflix and HDMI 2.0a (with HDCP 2.2) for 4K videos...

Hey, thanks for the reply. I went ahead and order this on ebay. I did not get a chance to ask the seller what model it was, but it had orange packaging and looks like the 2016 version, Is there an earlier model with 2gb ram and google voice control.

Unfortunately I cannot post a link here yet. Do these look like the specs of the latest model ?

Length: 101mm
Width: 101mm
Thickness: 19.5mm
Weight: 176.5g (+/- 1g)
Color: Black
Basic specs Output Resolution: Up to 4K 60fps
Processor: Quad-core Cortex-A53 2.0GHz
GPU: Mali 450 750MHz
RAM: 2GB DDR3
Flash: 8GB eMMC
System: Android TV 6.0
Security: Widevine L1 + PlayReady 3.0
Wireless connectivity Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-band Wi-Fi 2.4GHz/5GHz
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0/3.0
Video VP9 Profile-2 up to 4K x 2K @ 60fps
H.265 HEVC MP-10 at L5.1, up to 4K x 2K at 60fps
H.264 AVC HPat L5.1, up to 4K x 2K at 30fps
H.264 MVC, up to 1080P at 60fps
Supports HDR10/HLG HDR processing (software upgrade required)
Sound DTS 2.0+ Digital Out, Dolby Digital Plus
Up to 7.1 pass through
Ports HDMI: HDMI 2.0a x 1 port (HDCP 2.2)
USB: USB 2.0 x 1 port
AV: SPDIF Out / 3.5mm audio output x 1 port
Power: 1 port
 

dermot

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Jan 15, 2017
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I think I figured out my confusion. There is a mi 3 international version and a 3s which is not yet out internationally. The 3s seems to have the better specs, such as Amlogic S905X processor the processor on the mi 3 international is just named quad core