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This review of the Magicsee N5 max x3  suggests an external hard disk of up to 3TB can be used for media storage.

 

One other important thing to consider about this particular box... Amlogic S905X3 applies quad-core Cortex-A55 processors, which is described as an "advanced application processor designed for hybrid OTT/ IP Set-Top Box (STB) and high-end media box applications". 

 

 It will run hot so perhaps fit some 6mm rubber feet under it to give a bit more air circulation and/or direct a fan at it.

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On 5/15/2020 at 3:58 PM, ajnamoon said:

Ive had my TX6  android box  for over an year great box   downloaded lots of programs plus full kodi  add on

Works really well has 2.5 and 5   and very low price in Lazada now  Great Buy

I have a TX3 Mini that works well for movies etc but am having trouble watchin live Australian sport through LivenetTV app, especially Racing.com and Sky Racing. Often they are okay but other times they keep stopping and when reset there is an advertisement or a demo game.

Does your box have these adds and games.

On 5/15/2020 at 7:36 PM, Thailand said:

TX6

 

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On 5/22/2020 at 1:13 PM, Jai Dee said:

This review of the Magicsee N5 max x3  suggests an external hard disk of up to 3TB can be used for media storage.

 

One other important thing to consider about this particular box... Amlogic S905X3 applies quad-core Cortex-A55 processors, which is described as an "advanced application processor designed for hybrid OTT/ IP Set-Top Box (STB) and high-end media box applications". 

 

 It will run hot so perhaps fit some 6mm rubber feet under it to give a bit more air circulation and/or direct a fan at it.

It will not just run hot, it will overheat and crash. Rubber feet will do little, because hot air rises and can not escape because it is a plastic box.

 

Take note also, every box with S905X3 and S905X2 processor from whatever brand has issues, most of them network issues, but so far there hasn't been one that doesn't have firmware issues.

 

Better stay with S912 octa core processor, as that one has been proven, though S912 does not support higher than Android 7.1.2, which again is a firmware that has most of the bugs ironed out.

 

Android 9.0 will give you little advantage, and is still full of bugs.

 

If you want a reliable device, the golden rule is , never go for the latest technology and/or firmware

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17 minutes ago, GreasyFingers said:

I have a TX3 Mini that works well for movies etc but am having trouble watchin live Australian sport through LivenetTV app, especially Racing.com and Sky Racing. Often they are okay but other times they keep stopping and when reset there is an advertisement or a demo game.

Does your box have these adds and games.

 

Why do you think that the issues with sky racing has anything to do with your box?

 

Livenet is a free app, and same as with everything in the world, you get what you paid for it.

 

Now I'm sure in a minute there will be someone posting that the same thing works fine on their box.

 

Just ask yourself the question, why would people pay money for IPTV, if they could get the exact same for free?

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15 minutes ago, Susco said:

Why do you think that the issues with sky racing has anything to do with your box?

 

Livenet is a free app, and same as with everything in the world, you get what you paid for it.

 

Now I'm sure in a minute there will be someone posting that the same thing works fine on their box.

 

Just ask yourself the question, why would people pay money for IPTV, if they could get the exact same for free?

So would the games be embedded in the LivenetTV app and not the box. If it is the box I can replace it.

The racing programs are not available on subscription and while I can access them through my browser, OPERA, the quality is not as good and still have some buffering problems.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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2 minutes ago, GreasyFingers said:

So would the games be embedded in the LivenetTV app and not the box. If it is the box I can replace it.

The racing programs are not available on subscription and while I can access them through my browser, OPERA, the quality is not as good and still have some buffering problems.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

First of all, the steams are provided by Livenet app, which runs from servers to which everyone in the world who has the app installed connects.

Every server has a limit in upload bandwidth, so once that limit is reached by the number of people who are downloading from that server, it starts cutting out. Load balancing is not possible on free accessible servers.

 

Secondly, your TX3 runs a S905W processor, which is the cheapest and slowest processor Amlogic ever made.

 

I guess someone told you that all Android boxes are equal, so just buy the cheapest available. Nothing could be further from the truth of course

 

Maybe you box has also only 1Gb RAM, as they make it in 1 and 2Gb version, so that would be another disadvantage as you will lack processing power.

 

With IPTV you get 10.000 channels which include the Aussie sky racing 1 - 2 as well as the UK version, most in HD or FHD, and it works without buffering, if you have a sufficient internet speed and connect by LAN cable instead of WIFI.

 

I could give you more specific details, but that would most likely be against forum rules

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20 minutes ago, Susco said:

First of all, the steams are provided by Livenet app, which runs from servers to which everyone in the world who has the app installed connects.

Every server has a limit in upload bandwidth, so once that limit is reached by the number of people who are downloading from that server, it starts cutting out. Load balancing is not possible on free accessible servers.

 

Secondly, your TX3 runs a S905W processor, which is the cheapest and slowest processor Amlogic ever made.

 

I guess someone told you that all Android boxes are equal, so just buy the cheapest available. Nothing could be further from the truth of course

 

Maybe you box has also only 1Gb RAM, as they make it in 1 and 2Gb version, so that would be another disadvantage as you will lack processing power.

 

With IPTV you get 10.000 channels which include the Aussie sky racing 1 - 2 as well as the UK version, most in HD or FHD, and it works without buffering, if you have a sufficient internet speed and connect by LAN cable instead of WIFI.

 

I could give you more specific details, but that would most likely be against forum rules

Thanks. I only watch Skyracing as a last resort as it is a crappy coverage designed for the mug punter for TAB's benefit. I prefer the Racing.com site but it only covers VIC & SA racing which mostly is enough for me.

I knew nothing about android boxes so this was purchased through a friend of a friend that I now know I paid too much.

It is connected with a LAN cable (5e) from a 3BB router but the box only works on 2.5Ghz, not 5Ghz so it looks like it is time to upgrade to a better box.

I rarely use the box for anything except sport or an occasional documentary so IPTV would be an overkill.

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1 hour ago, GreasyFingers said:

It is connected with a LAN cable (5e) from a 3BB router but the box only works on 2.5Ghz, not 5Ghz so it looks like it is time to upgrade to a better box.

I rarely use the box for anything except sport or an occasional documentary so IPTV would be an overkill.

2.4 and 5Ghz are WI-FI frequencies. If you connect by LAN cable, WI-FI isn't used obviously, so you could even do with a box without WI-FI.

 

IPTV has virtually every sport channel in the world, that is one of the main reasons why people subscribe to IPTV, as they will be able to watch every sport event they can think about.

 

Of course there are other options, but a better box will not improve streams from a free app. They either work or they don't, and the end user has no control over that.

 

Feel free to send me a PM if you want more specific info.

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