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  # 1199981 18-Dec-2014 14:30
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Chromecast has pretty much paid itself off already. 90 days of all access music and X- Men.

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  # 1199986 18-Dec-2014 14:36
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I sometimes wonder about the things we buy ahem *COUGH*  "new" I have done a reset on the Chromecast and things seem better, can actually cast music and video from my Galaxy Tab S and S5 




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  # 1200011 18-Dec-2014 15:36
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KiwiNZ: I sometimes wonder about the things we buy ahem *COUGH*  "new" I have done a reset on the Chromecast and things seem better, can actually cast music and video from my Galaxy Tab S and S5 


Great stuff! Glad to hear its working out better for you.

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  # 1200963 20-Dec-2014 10:02
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Love my new Chromecast. Works really well, even the casting from Chrome browser on a PC works great.

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  # 1200983 20-Dec-2014 10:38
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MikeAqua: Will chrome cast work if I plug it into my AV receiver (Onkyo NR-609) rather than my TV?

Actually looks like a compelling purchase.  I didn't realise Google Play Movies was available for NZ.


Yes it will I plug mine into my Onkyo receiver and power it from my TV. It works great.

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  # 1201903 22-Dec-2014 11:23
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benokobi: Chromecast has pretty much paid itself off already. 90 days of all access music and X- Men.


How did you get this offer?
I'm buying a chromecast if this offer is available in NZ.



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  # 1201905 22-Dec-2014 11:25
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russelo:
benokobi: Chromecast has pretty much paid itself off already. 90 days of all access music and X- Men.


How did you get this offer?
I'm buying a chromecast if this offer is available in NZ.


On page 8 of this same thread.




 
 
 
 


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  # 1201952 22-Dec-2014 11:53
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Hi
Chromecast and Orcon Genius modem.
What settings do I need to change in the modem menu for it to work with Chromcast?

Orcon wont help of course it's a 3 rd party device although they do say on their site it will work.
Thanks

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  # 1201956 22-Dec-2014 11:57
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Sometimes all I need is a justification to buy something even if I don't really need one.
What's wrong with me.


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  # 1201961 22-Dec-2014 12:10
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russelo: Sometimes all I need is a justification to buy something even if I don't really need one.
What's wrong with me.



You're a member of Geekzone. I think that is all the answer you need ;-)


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  # 1204476 27-Dec-2014 12:54
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I bought a Chromecast about a year ago when on a US trip but apart from proving I could mirror my phone, I didn't use it.

Now I am seeing how good Netflix is on it but of course I need to get over the Google DNS baked in.

Using Gargoyle I setup routes from 8.8.8.8/255.255.255.255 to my IP address of my router (and 8.84.4.4) where I use Unotelly.

Now I can't access Netflix from my phone. It brings up the menu of shows but as I try to screen a show, it hangs for a while and then says Sorry Cannot reach Netflix service at the moment.

If I delete that routing all is fine.

Anybody know what could be going on?

It's not a big deal since on that TV where the Chromecast is installed I can watch Netflix on a PS3, Sony  BD player and an Asus NeoTV Google TV box so it's more of an academic exercise than anything else.




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  # 1204551 27-Dec-2014 16:05
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No I tried on my phone and on my tablet which has no 3G.  If the routing is set to send 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 to the IP address of my router I get the Netflix thumbnails showing progranmes I can watch. But I try to watch one I get Sorry we could reach the Netflix service. Please try again bla bla bla.

If I remove the routing, then Netflix works fine.

I must try on my other devices but isn't that the way to get over the problem with Chromecast?




Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

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System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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  # 1204557 27-Dec-2014 16:23
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lchiu7: I bought a Chromecast about a year ago when on a US trip but apart from proving I could mirror my phone, I didn't use it.

Now I am seeing how good Netflix is on it but of course I need to get over the Google DNS baked in.

Using Gargoyle I setup routes from 8.8.8.8/255.255.255.255 to my IP address of my router (and 8.84.4.4) where I use Unotelly.

Now I can't access Netflix from my phone. It brings up the menu of shows but as I try to screen a show, it hangs for a while and then says Sorry Cannot reach Netflix service at the moment.

If I delete that routing all is fine.

Anybody know what could be going on?

It's not a big deal since on that TV where the Chromecast is installed I can watch Netflix on a PS3, Sony  BD player and an Asus NeoTV Google TV box so it's more of an academic exercise than anything else.


The problem is likely the version of the netflix app you are using the latest android ones have need acces to googles dns need work try side loading an early verdion thats what I use...

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  # 1204640 27-Dec-2014 20:30
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No it's not that. When I have the routing in place, I can watch Netflix on my Chromecast fired off from my phone (Nexus 5).

But if I want to watch Netflix on my phone or tablet (N7) I can see the menus but as soon as I try to play a video I get the video is temporarily unavailable message. No problem watching Netflix though on my PS3 or Sony BD player with the routes in place.

If I remove the routes, then I can watch on my phone or tablet but can't watch on the Chromecast.

It's not really a big deal since I have enough devices I can watch with and anyway, watching on the Chromecast connected directly to HDMI on my TV means I lose DD 5.1 audio. I guess I could put the Chromecast into a HDMI input on the receiver and I would get DD+ 5.1?




Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

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System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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