The mi TV box is by far one of the best boxes available, because it is uses officially certified android TV os, which has so many convenient features. On the other hand, the h96 mini is good, but, its good specs notwithstanding, it is only so when and if it is compared with the other garbage on it’s league.
I would suggest that you buy a smart TV and also an android TV box as well, if your budget allows you. Smart TVs usually have some useful features that are definitely absent in dumb TVs. Eg screen mirroring.
About android TV box, I strongly suggest that one buys the Safaricom Mega Internet and TV box, because it is 3 things in one, namely, dvb-t2 decoder, certified android TV box, and a powerful WiFi hot-spot! Very few TV boxes in Kenya have those attributes!
Just buy a smart TV with modern features and use a streaming device of your choice. Smart TVs, especially non-android ones can be supplemented with an Android box for more features and functionality. However, if you want to be a serious gamer on TV, consider Nvidia shield.
Mi Box S doesn’t have DV or Atmos, just HDR10, but if your TV panel doesn’t support that, you are good.
Hii ni kama kusema unataka kunua gari bila tires utajiekea zako. In the past non-smart TV were easily available lakini for now the best quality TVs will give a smart UI coz that’s what the best brands do. Lakini you can still buy a mi box S, firestick or Nvidia Shield if you want flexibility
I know this thread is a bit dated, but I thought I’d chime in just in case you’re still in the market for some info. First off, yes, non-smart TVs do still exist, and you can definitely find them with large, high-quality displays upwards of 50’'. They’re a bit less common than smart TVs these days, but they’re out there!
Since we’re on the topic of streaming, if you’re interested in a seamless streaming experience, you might want to learn how to get So Player on Firestick. It’s a fantastic option for reliable, high-quality streaming, and it works great on Android boxes too.
I’ve had the safcom box for several years and it’s perfect for current needs ie playing music and movies from flash and a little youtube now and then.
Wouldn’t recommend it currently though, I only got it cos I have an analogue TV and needed an external set top box. I think the mi box is the best solution for majority of people unless one is one of those enthusiasts who are into atmos and whatnot. How is the shield better than the mi box? The price differential is quite significant
That’s why i qualified my statement as below. FYI I always view purchase of the Safaricom Big Box as a mistake. This has nothing to do with the adequacy or lack thereof of the device. Just that in the end my needs were served by a different device hence sort of making purchase of the Big Box a waste…
For most people they can be adequately served even with by the Cheaper Streaming Boxes.
I have used mi box several years ,its not bad but for the last one month i switched to X96 Max Plus Ultra TV Box Android and its much more better,interms of clarity,and the ability to multi task.eg you can open youtube whilst spotify is streaming without Spotify having to go off.so you reduce youtube volumes and spotify in the background ,noma sana