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    As promised, i've checked the name and it's called Maige TV HD2. I'm not sure if you can link to other websites, but a quick search on google will get you to the offical site.

    I attach two photos, one of what it looks like and the second, of the list of channels (English speakers will be able to recognise some of the more international channels).

    In terms of cost, for around HK$2000 plus an a $800 a year subscription (which starts 2nd year), i'm happy to take the plunge for this in exchange for 270 or so channels - rather than paying over $500 a month to those crooks at Cable/NowTv. Sure, there is a risk it might not work in a year, but the wife is happy with her Korean TV and i'm happy with watching Champions League / Premier League / History channel.

    Setup is easy and everthing is pre-installed, so no need to fiddle and when I bought it, I asked the guy in the shop to setup the English menus (default is Chinese). Keep in mind though that on the channel selection screen, the descriptions of what are showing are in Chinese, so for people who can't read (myself included) i'm flicking through channels to see what is showing.

    In terms of quality / reliability, i've had it for over a month, and connection has been excellent, and you have a mix of 'HD' and non 'HD' channels. So far for premier league games, i've had to put up with SD quality (which I can accept), but I was able to find a 'HD' feed of the Champions League.

    Pretty long thread so far, so i'll leave it there. If any of you are interested, i'll can try to let you know where I bought it from in SSP when I have a bit more time!

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    Going to get one today. Whereabouts in SSP did you find it - Golden Computer Centre?


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrit:
    Going to get one today. Whereabouts in SSP did you find it - Golden Computer Centre?
    I checked in Golden last time but they didn't sell it there. They only seemed to sell Android boxes.

    I got mine in Apliu Street Market exit C2, turn right and walk straight, till you reach this guy selling out of the back of a stall (yes sounds dodgy I know!). When I went there he had a TV setup and you'll be able to see the box on sale.
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    Oh right, thanks. That will save me some time


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    Quote Originally Posted by mlclau:
    I checked in Golden last time but they didn't sell it there. They only seemed to sell Android boxes.

    I got mine in Apliu Street Market exit C2, turn right and walk straight, till you reach this guy selling out of the back of a stall (yes sounds dodgy I know!). When I went there he had a TV setup and you'll be able to see the box on sale.
    Terrific @mlclau. Great great effort and interesting twist here. Thanks for your time! German and italian league available as well with that box?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrit:
    Oh right, thanks. That will save me some time
    Do let us know if you end up getting it! Would be keen to see what you think..

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    On the MTR at Prince Edward right now. Hope the stall is still open.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mlclau:
    Do let us know if you end up getting it! Would be keen to see what you think..
    German and Italian league available?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlclau:
    Do let us know if you end up getting it! Would be keen to see what you think..
    Got it. Excellent - really impressed. The streaming quality - even over wi-fi - is superb and I wouldn't have realised it was delivered over IP unless I had been told. The VOD service is a nice extra too. Easy to set up and streaming quality is head and shoulders over anything I have found on the net.

    Watching Newcastle vs. Chelsea now

    For anyone else who wants to look for this, follow mlclau's instructions and this is what the stall looks like. It is about 50 metres from the MTR exit. $2250 for the box and I paid 50 extra for a wi-fi dongle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrit:
    Got it. Excellent - really impressed. The streaming quality - even over wi-fi - is superb and I wouldn't have realised it was delivered over IP unless I had been told. The VOD service is a nice extra too. Easy to set up and streaming quality is head and shoulders over anything I have found on the net.

    Watching Newcastle vs. Chelsea now

    For anyone else who wants to look for this, follow mlclau's instructions and this is what the stall looks like. It is about 50 metres from the MTR exit. $2250 for the box and I paid 50 extra for a wi-fi dongle.


    Fantastic - happy you found it and glad you're enjoying it as much as I am!

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