How are all of those better than an Xbox? On price yes they are better except the Shield. But as far as quality, support, etc. in what way is say a Mi Box better than and Xbox One?foxbat121 wrote: ↑Wed May 20, 2020 12:30 pmNot sure what horror story you refer to. I have couple different brands and generations of ATV boxes all working. Better than PC and Xbox (see the recent audio issues from teh app).
I mean you already went with two much horrible devices for HDHR TV viewing, FireTV and Roku. Anything else will be better
I have used:
Google Nexus Player: still works flawlessly with HDHR app
Mi Box 3: works fine for HDHR app. Firmware update broke the sleep functionality but subsequent update seems fixed it.
Mi Box S: firmware update broke the MPEG2 codec. But HDHR app works around the problem already.
JetStream: works fine without any issues.
nVidia Shield: works fine without any issues with exception that it doesn't support 4K HLG for 4K TV broadcasting with HLG HDR.
Verizon Stream TV: works fine with HDHR TV viewing.
BTW I have Mi Box 3, Mi Box S, FireTV 4K, Nexus Player and 2 Xbox Ones. The nexus crapped out after 2 years. Mi Box S and 3 work fine, but require a hard reboot too often to keep working and the Fire TV 4K is sluggish and often freezes when loading streaming apps. Our Xboxs have never failed to work correctly, are much faster and work great with HDHR. Image quality is far superior on Xbox than the Mi Box.
The one advantage of AndroidTV over Xbox is that we can use the Channels DVR app for recording TV Anywhere streams. Once HDHR has DRM working then that becomes a non-issue. Channels DVR has some nice features (automatic commercial skip), but otherwise we don't really like the organization of it.