confusing review of devices

I’m still looking at Media PCs and selecting one is very confusing

Trademe has a heap of AndroidTVs

Very hard to weed through all these, and even within one product, there are variations

  • some have different versions of firmware, I want the latest androidTV for instance – 7.1, where others have as old as v4-6
  • some have different chipsets (and some claim to be fast)
  • others that appear to be the same have some fundamental differences such as some support USB 2 whereas others have 3.o

Then if one were confused… ignoring Trademe, one might go the route of reading reviews to see which is best.  For example:

These reviews tend to rate devices like the ShieldTV very high, and most I have seen don’t rate devices I am seeing on Trademe at all.

It will be interesting to see what the best option is.



About andy dingfelder

Andy is a CISO/CTO in the fintech sector with over 20 years of experience in Software Delivery and Team Leadership in multiple industry domains. Master's Degree (MPA) in Public Administration Information Systems and over 10 years of board governance experience for multiple organisations. Full bio is available at: and links available at or follow him on Twitter at Andy lives in the Wellington region, New Zealand with his wife and two daughters.
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