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I have the Jetstream box from Walmart (pretty sure same SOC as the MiiBox S but with Ethernet and Optical). Performance is fine, including AC WiFi throughput (around 200mbps on 5GHz connected to Luma Mesh, wired PC one-room over is 300-350mbps). Unfortunately, the Optical (the reason I bought it over the MiiBox S) is pretty much useless since it does not transcode DD+ to DD and pretty much all 5.1 streaming content is DD+. The display I have it connected to (50" Hisense H7 4k) has no problem transcoding both DD+ 5.1 and DTS 5.1 to DD 5.1 via its optical output though, so that's a workable solution. Since I'm not using either the Ethernet or Optical, I'm considering picking up a MiiBox S next time there's a sale and moving the Jetstream to the bedroom (to replace an aging but functional Nexus Player) where I can use the wired Ethernet.
One neat bonus I found is that the remote from an old first-gen Amazon Fire Stick pairs and functions 100%, so I keep that remote in my office (which looks out into the living room) and keep the stock remote in the living room for the kids to use. The remote from a 2nd gen Fire TV 4k pairs and works fine was well, except no Mic support.
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Last edited by Stephen Hopkins; 04-04-2019 at 03:15 PM.