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cjkbarnett
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  #2968306 14-Sep-2022 21:33
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I have a chromecast with google tv, paired with a "dumb" 4K veon tv from the warehouse.

 

Honestly, the out-of the box experience with the Chromecast with google tv is pretty average. So many ads on the stock launcher.

 

While i liked the device (having a physical remote is awesome!), installing a 3rd party launcher (recommend F-Launcher) and de-bloating a bit makes it an incredible device, and great value.

 

Just my 10c though. I only use it for Emby and Netflix, and the occasional youtube. Plenty of power and handles 10 bit 4K x265 video like a champ, you can also add a USB C dock that supports power delivery if you wanted to hardwire it via Ethernet too 


 
 
 

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  #2968414 15-Sep-2022 09:38
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I used to used the MiBox and found it really good.  I haven't used mine for a few years though, so I don't know if they still work well.





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rossmcm

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  #2968494 15-Sep-2022 11:12

Many thanks for the wealth of suggestions.

 

Picked up a CCWGTV from PBTech.  Commissioning it was relatively painless (but I don't know how anybody without grandchildren would get on ;-).  Installed Kodi.

 

@cjkbarnett, the USBC dock sounds interesting - any recommendations?  I noticed on my first play with the Chromecast last night that I'm getting occasional freezes so I might look at getting a wired connection to it.




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  #2968503 15-Sep-2022 11:31
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The USB C dock I have is this one here (I can't seem to post a link)



Works a treat with an apple 20w usb c charger.
Ran into a few weird issues trying other power supplies, but this one seems to work fine.

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  #2968505 15-Sep-2022 11:35
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rossmcm:

 

Picked up a CCWGTV from PBTech.  Commissioning it was relatively painless (but I don't know how anybody without grandchildren would get on ;-).  Installed Kodi.

 

 

They would buy an Apple TV.





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