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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast, and things like it
PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 13:29 
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Mr Russell wrote:
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MaliA wrote:
DavPaz wrote:
£5 free play credit for each Chromecast, currently.


How?

1. Click this: https://cast.google.com/chromecast/offers/
2. Connect to your Chromecast
3. Profit!

Just tried to redeem it for both our Chromecasts and each one says that the code entered is invalid. Must be a one per Google account thing rather than per Chromecast.

Nope. I redeemed both of mine against the same account


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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast, and things like it
PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 17:44 
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Mystery solved. Apparently my Google Wallet account has been suspended so they can protect me against fraud (what?)

All I have to do is send them a copy of my passport or other government issued ID and they'll unlock it for me. For the sake of a fiver I'll say no thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast, and things like it
PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 16:28 
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MaliA wrote:
Would dust in the hdmi port cause the chromecast picture to come and go and often fill about half or a third of the screen with a snowstorm?


Buying a new telly sorted this problem, by the way.

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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast, and things like it
PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 16:43 
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Pretty extreme way to get dust out of the HDMI port, I'd have probably just given it a blow.

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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast, and things like it
PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 18:09 
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Cras wrote:
Pretty extreme way to get dust out of the HDMI port, I'd have probably just given it a blow.

I've heard that's the way that you solve many problems, Craster.

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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast, and things like it
PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 19:18 
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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast, and things like it
PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 14:04 
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Cras wrote:
Pretty extreme way to get dust out of the HDMI port, I'd have probably just given it a blow.


Well, she wants to watch Scandal when I want to play ps4 and the shop was out of ipad air 2's. So I saved loaDs.

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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast, and things like it
PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 22:45 
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I have bought a Roku 2 to replace the Nexus Player since the Nexus *still* doesn't have iPlayer, more 4, demand 5 or Amazon prime. The Roku, while lacking a certain level of polish, does all of those *and* Netflix, Google movies and Plex.

Plus, it has wired Ethernet and an IR sensor, meaning it works with the Logitech harmony without fuss.

No kodi, though. Meh.


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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast, and things like it
PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:21 
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It's weird that it's been exactly one year *to the day* since I bought the Roku and it seems today is the day that I'm going to replace it with a Fire TV box.

Would anyone be interested in purchasing a Roku 2?


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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast, and things like it
PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 20:15 
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I've tricked my fire TV into thinking it's an Nvidia Shield, so I can now play dirt rally on the sofa. I am *really* bad at it


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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast, and things like it
PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:55 
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Finally replaced my Roku 2 with the new Kindle Fire Stick (4k). The old box served me well for five years or so but had become increasingly erratic: BBC Iplayer in particular would take three automatic reboots to get past the first 15 seconds of a show. Fond as I am of the 'Doctor Who' theme in most of its variations, you can have too much of a good thing when you want to see the rest of the show.

So far I'm very impressed with it - installation was easy and it looks very colourful. The lack of a proper Youtube app is fine as my telly as one built-in.


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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast, and things like it
PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:22 
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Kern wrote:
So far I'm very impressed with it - installation was easy and it looks very colourful. The lack of a proper Youtube app is fine as my telly as one built-in.

If you install Firefox, YouTube runs in that in a very close approximation of the official app. Just one extra click


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