START HERE - Pick the Right Kodi Box (updated Dec 2020)
(2016-11-22, 12:38)hansolo Wrote:
(2016-11-22, 09:58)tmihai20 Wrote: @wrxtasy: Amazon UK does not deliver to Romania, Amazon France does deliver, but it would be 78 euros more than I paid for the Q10 Pro that I chose over the Beelink. Even the nVidia Shield TV would not be 100% suited for me, because I want to use it as a seedbox. If I get HBO Go to run on my Q10 Pro (which it does not, although it did on the Beelink GT1, surprisingly), then I can consider myself satisfied (I managed to get Netflix to run on my Q10 Pro). Thanks anyway.

Well, in Romania HBO Go is SD quality. Of course it's better than other (illegal) streaming services but it's nothing to write home.
Netflix on Q10 pro is also SD quality.
But of course, I wouldn't use Shield as a seedbox.
I also looked for Shield in Romania (only a nonofficial reseller with big prices). I would't buy one now, there are rumors that it will have a hardware refresh.

Well, I beg to differ. I use HBO GO on my non-webOS LG smart TV and it is at least HD (I used the wired network). I have the 10 euro plan for Netflix and it is also running in HD at least. A good 720p stream in Netflix or HBO Go at a high bitrate is better than a 1080p at a lower bitrate. I could see the drop in quality with these Android TV boxes, but it is good enough for me. Even the nVidia Shield TV has limitations, you still have to sideload some apps (HBO Go included). I would be royally pissed to sideload HBO Go and to notice that it is not working just as it does not work on the Q10 Pro with Lollipop.
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