Top positive review
A reasonable Android TV box for the price, if you ignore the sleep issues.
6 November 2018
There's alot to like about this box.
It's small, runs Android TV 8.0 (after upgrading from the shipped Android TV 6.0).
1080p streaming via Youtube and Netflix works well.
The interface is responsive and beats the pants of the previous non Android TV box I used.
Putting the box to sleep opens a world of hurt (I just leave it on all the time).
The bluetooth remote appears to have an IR sensor at the front. When the system is put to sleep, you need to actually point the remote at the box (as at this point it seems to use IR to send the wake up signal) and press the power button to bring it out of sleep mode. I don't specifically have an issue with this, but I'm sure this confuses many people.
After coming out of sleep mode, the system stutters on playback. Restarting the box restores playback to working order. Xiaomi blame the Netflix app for this issue, but I don't buy this. Leaving the box on works around this.