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 Post subject: Re: Amazon set-top box?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 14:07 
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Bear in mind it's like two feet from my wifi router, though.

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Video quality on Netflix on my Chromecast is great. No idea what that review is on about.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:54 
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Forgive me for being simple:

I can buy a chromecast, plug it into the HDMI port on the tellybox upstairs, set it into the wireless network and use a phone to control netflix and iplayer through that tv? All for £30?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 13:12 
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Forgive me for being simple:

I can buy a chromecast, plug it into the HDMI port on the tellybox upstairs, set it into the wireless network and use a phone to control netflix and iplayer through that tv? All for £30?

As long as you have a clever phone

Or an ipod/ipad.


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Forgive me for being simple:

I can buy a chromecast, plug it into the HDMI port on the tellybox upstairs, set it into the wireless network and use a phone to control netflix and iplayer through that tv? All for £30?

As long as you have a clever phone

Or an ipod/ipad.


Superb. I shall get one.

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Excellent. They're ace.


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 Post subject: Re: Amazon set-top box?
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This will no doubt be "Free" for Prime users, meaning the cost of Prime will go up to cover it :p


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 Post subject: Re: Amazon set-top box?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:53 
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Chromecasts are indeed ace. Bought two of them late last week and now have my entire media library streamable pretty much everywhere I need it.

Although Plex Media Server fucks me right off in that it won't show anything that it can't match up to the databases.

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 Post subject: Re: Amazon set-top box?
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How do I use this to get content from my computer playing on my telly. Is that possible? If not, why not?

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How do I use this to get content from my computer playing on my telly. Is that possible? If not, why not?


Look up one post...


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 Post subject: Re: Amazon set-top box?
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Although Plex Media Server fucks me right off in that it won't show anything that it can't match up to the databases.

I can play obscure 4x4 event videos through it with Chromecast so I can't see how that's right.

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 Post subject: Re: Amazon set-top box?
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Although Plex Media Server fucks me right off in that it won't show anything that it can't match up to the databases.

I can play obscure 4x4 event videos through it with Chromecast so I can't see how that's right.


I think you can choose where it sources its info from too, it might default to IMDB but you can swap it to local files, which should sort the issue I would have thought.


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 Post subject: Re: Amazon set-top box?
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Trooper wrote:
Curiosity wrote:
How do I use this to get content from my computer playing on my telly. Is that possible? If not, why not?


Look up one post...


I need a Plex media server that fucks me off?

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 Post subject: Re: Amazon set-top box?
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Although Plex Media Server fucks me right off in that it won't show anything that it can't match up to the databases.

I can play obscure 4x4 event videos through it with Chromecast so I can't see how that's right.


I think you can choose where it sources its info from too, it might default to IMDB but you can swap it to local files, which should sort the issue I would have thought.

I'll have to have a look in the settings. WHEN THE BLOODY APP STOPS CRASHING.

(it's great when it works)

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I use Media Browser. WHICH ALSO CRASHES A LOT.

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 Post subject: Re: Amazon set-top box?
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The missus is home with poorly kids today. She has been using the Chromecast with the barest minimum of instruction. No greater endorsement needed


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 Post subject: Re: Amazon set-top box?
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The missus is home with poorly kids today. She has been using the Chromecast with the barest minimum of instruction. No greater endorsement needed


Seconded. I've been really impressed so far. The only problem is some flickering and snow. I think this is due to the HDMI connection in one TV as on the other it is absolutely fine. Well worth £30.

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 Post subject: Re: Amazon set-top box?
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DavPaz wrote:
The missus is home with poorly kids today. She has been using the Chromecast with the barest minimum of instruction. No greater endorsement needed


What about if they add squizzles ?



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 Post subject: Re: Amazon set-top box?
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What's tempting about the Chromecast is that it has YouTube. Fond of I am of my roku, it lacks this (so far as I can tell)


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What's tempting about the Chromecast is that it has YouTube. Fond of I am of my roku, it lacks this (so far as I can tell)


What's a Roku? I thought everything had YouTube these days? Even the 3DS.


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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast, and things like it
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 Post subject: Re: Amazon set-top box?
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What's tempting about the Chromecast is that it has YouTube. Fond of I am of my roku, it lacks this (so far as I can tell)


What's a Roku? I thought everything had YouTube these days? Even the 3DS.


Box I bought so I could watch BBC Iplayer and Netflix on my telly. It has loads of other apps (4od, Sky Now, Demand5 as big names, but also bizarre collections of WW2 propaganda films and Angry Birds, amongst others) but not YouTube. It has Vevo and Plex though.


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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast, and things like it
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They have finally launched a Youtube app for the Roku.


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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast, and things like it
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Cool, I'll grab that later.


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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast, and things like it
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After trying my Chromecast on the main TV with unexpected success (it's attached to the back of the the AV receiver inside the cabinet, so I was skeptical as to it's wi-fi signal potential) I have bought a second Chromecast for the kids' room.


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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast, and things like it
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I has one of these now, it's very good.


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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast, and things like it
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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?

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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast, and things like it
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It's possible, but when that happened to me it was that the USB cable was taut, and was pulling the Chromecast "down" slightly and making the connection suffer.

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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast, and things like it
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£4.99 of Play money if you have a ChromeCast: http://chromecast.com/offers

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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast, and things like it
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What if I have two?


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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast, and things like it
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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast, and things like it
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Sweet, it says it is for a movie rental, but is actually just credit :)

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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast, and things like it
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£4.99 of Play money if you have a ChromeCast: http://chromecast.com/offers


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2 lots of £4.99.

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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast, and things like it
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I'd better do the work one ;)

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Handy! Russell, please investigate!!

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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast, and things like it
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Having installed, configured and used plex, I can now state that plex is better than mediabrowser


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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast, and things like it
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http://www.amazon.co.uk/Amazon-CL1130-F ... chromecast

Looks like the Fire TV Box is out end of the month in the UK

So you can now watch Amazon Prime on your TV without having to have a Smart TV or buy an Xbox One

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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast, and things like it
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https://cast.google.com/chromecast/offers/

Apparently you can get 3 months free Now TV sub for your Chromecast. I can't check it as my Chromecast is at home.


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£5 free play credit for each Chromecast, currently.


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You can get all the other things on that page too, like the X-Men movie and Now TV.

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That's £10 in credit so far, it's virtually paid for itself!!!!!11!!1


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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast, and things like it
PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:27 
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Watch these free videos and get a chromecast.

Google just actualised Freemium coin gathering.

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£5 free play credit for each Chromecast, currently.


How?

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£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!

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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast, and things like it
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Grim... wrote:
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£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.

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If Mimi has a Play account it might work on that?

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