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  Reply # 902721 25-Sep-2013 21:42 Send private message

old3eyes: Mine finally arrived today. Kind of surprized that the setup wouldn't work from my desktop until I added a WiFi dongle to it. After that i could cast via LAN cable only OK. Even iSky seemed to work reasonably well or as good as iSky ever works.. Works well on YouTube.

I assume that the Chromecast installer will not work on Win XP as it wouldn't install on my wife's laptop.

Will have to read thru the 15 page thread to see what I'm missing.

I side loaded the Android app as per the link back in this thread OK but interesting to see you can buy it on the iTunes app store for about $1.29. Why not on Google Play Store??


I'm pretty sure the Chromecast app for iOS is not currently available and that may be a third-party app instead. Google Play Store have just geo-restricted the Chromecast app, that's all.




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  Reply # 903118 26-Sep-2013 14:37 Send private message

Got it all setup, and now currently streaming Netflix on to TV. Ended up putting Tomato (Shibby) onto the Linksys E2500, and linked it to Vodafone Station LAN to WAN. Then put Unlocators DNS server addresses onto the E2500, and then ticked the "Intercept DNS port" option. Also tried Unlocators setup instructions, and that worked also. Have one very happy american flatmate now.

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  Reply # 904849 30-Sep-2013 07:37 Send private message

old3eyes: Kind of surprized that the setup wouldn't work from my desktop until I added a WiFi dongle to it.


Me too when I read that, but later it occurred to me that the Wi-Fi configuration initialisation will only be possible using 802.11's peer-to-peer ad-hoc mode

That would explain, I think, the need for the Wi-Fi dongle, as until the credentials are provided to the Chromecast, it can't join the infrastructure mode BSS?




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  Reply # 904852 30-Sep-2013 07:53 2 people support this post Send private message

I'm off to the US this week and hoping to grab as many of these as I can get my hands on as I already know a few people after them. If anybody is keen on one keep an eye out as I'll put a post on here when I get back if I've managed to grab any.

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  Reply # 904872 30-Sep-2013 08:54 Send private message

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old3eyes: Mine finally arrived today. Kind of surprized that the setup wouldn't work from my desktop until I added a WiFi dongle to it. After that i could cast via LAN cable only OK. Even iSky seemed to work reasonably well or as good as iSky ever works.. Works well on YouTube.

I assume that the Chromecast installer will not work on Win XP as it wouldn't install on my wife's laptop.

Will have to read thru the 15 page thread to see what I'm missing.

I side loaded the Android app as per the link back in this thread OK but interesting to see you can buy it on the iTunes app store for about $1.29. Why not on Google Play Store??


I'm pretty sure the Chromecast app for iOS is not currently available and that may be a third-party app instead. Google Play Store have just geo-restricted the Chromecast app, that's all.


I see in the Play Store now a beta app called RemoteCast that is designed for Chromecast.   I least you can access it from NZ Play store.  Seems to work OK on my tablet..




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  Reply # 904881 30-Sep-2013 09:13 Send private message

I see that there are at least 13 Chromecast units currently listed on TradeMe.

My American mate says Best Buys still have them available for US$35.

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  Reply # 905037 30-Sep-2013 12:30 Send private message

Rickles: I see that there are at least 13 Chromecast units currently listed on TradeMe.

My American mate says Best Buys still have them available for US$35.

R.


So does Amazon. Some of the people selling these on TM are a bit optimistic with their pricing.  Some of the "buy Now"  pricing is nothing but a rip off..




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  Reply # 905062 30-Sep-2013 13:18 Send private message

$60 on www.fishpond.co.nz

http://www.fishpond.co.nz/Electronics/Google-Chromecast-HDMI-Streaming-Media-Player/0811571013579

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hat's about right when you take GST, exchange rate, and shipping into account.

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  Reply # 905341 30-Sep-2013 19:31 Send private message

NonprayingMantis: $60 on www.fishpond.co.nz

http://www.fishpond.co.nz/Electronics/Google-Chromecast-HDMI-Streaming-Media-Player/0811571013579

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hat's about right when you take GST, exchange rate, and shipping into account.


Not a bad price for NZ.  Pity it is crippled a little here though with no Netfix or Google movies..




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  Reply # 905525 1-Oct-2013 09:12 One person supports this post Send private message

old3eyes:
NonprayingMantis: $60 on www.fishpond.co.nz

http://www.fishpond.co.nz/Electronics/Google-Chromecast-HDMI-Streaming-Media-Player/0811571013579

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hat's about right when you take GST, exchange rate, and shipping into account.


Not a bad price for NZ.  Pity it is crippled a little here though with no Netfix or Google movies..


plenty of other stuff you can do with it.  
saying it is crippled because of no Netflix is like saying the iPad is crippled because of no netflix.

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  Reply # 905635 1-Oct-2013 12:16 One person supports this post Send private message

NonprayingMantis:
old3eyes:
NonprayingMantis: $60 on www.fishpond.co.nz

http://www.fishpond.co.nz/Electronics/Google-Chromecast-HDMI-Streaming-Media-Player/0811571013579

t
hat's about right when you take GST, exchange rate, and shipping into account.


Not a bad price for NZ.  Pity it is crippled a little here though with no Netfix or Google movies..


plenty of other stuff you can do with it.  
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Like ???




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  Reply # 905647 1-Oct-2013 12:32 Send private message

old3eyes:
NonprayingMantis:
old3eyes:
NonprayingMantis: $60 on www.fishpond.co.nz

http://www.fishpond.co.nz/Electronics/Google-Chromecast-HDMI-Streaming-Media-Player/0811571013579

t
hat's about right when you take GST, exchange rate, and shipping into account.


Not a bad price for NZ.  Pity it is crippled a little here though with no Netfix or Google movies..


plenty of other stuff you can do with it.  
.


Like ???


mirror anything from your chrome browser onto your TV screen,  watch youtube,  watch TVNZ OnDemand,  watch iSky,  browse houses on trademe on your TV so the whole family can see the pictures,  have a slideshow of your family pictures mirrored from your laptop, listen to music through your home theatre wirelessly, stream any of the content from your NAS to your TV without worrying about formatting problems by using VLC mirrored to your TV screen.

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  Reply # 905676 1-Oct-2013 12:59 Send private message

old3eyes:
NonprayingMantis: $60 on www.fishpond.co.nz

http://www.fishpond.co.nz/Electronics/Google-Chromecast-HDMI-Streaming-Media-Player/0811571013579

t
hat's about right when you take GST, exchange rate, and shipping into account.


Not a bad price for NZ.  


Yep - I paid US$35 on Amazon with free US shipping @ 0.8000 exchange rate = NZ$43 + $17 shipping to NZ by YouShop = $60 all up. Due here any day now.

Note - no GST because it's worth less than $400.

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  Reply # 906462 2-Oct-2013 14:37 Send private message

freitasm: Why we are not seeing new Chromecast apps yet. In short: blame Google.


I see from that article you can no longer stream from your android device, ie wireless HDMI which is one thing I want to do.

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