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  Reply # 1196977 13-Dec-2014 18:15
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KiwiNZ: Well I purchased one. What can I say, I think I wasted $60. Its yet another crippled device here in godzone......unimpressed.


you mean copyright is cripplng it?

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  Reply # 1196979 13-Dec-2014 18:21
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KiwiNZ: Well I purchased one. What can I say, I think I wasted $60. Its yet another crippled device here in godzone......unimpressed.


you mean copyright is cripplng it?


No, a poorly implimented crap product.




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  Reply # 1196981 13-Dec-2014 18:29
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nathan:
KiwiNZ: Well I purchased one. What can I say, I think I wasted $60. Its yet another crippled device here in godzone......unimpressed.


you mean copyright is cripplng it?


No, a poorly implimented crap product.


Care to tell us what you expected it to do but doesn't do?




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  Reply # 1196982 13-Dec-2014 18:38
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Won't cast from Samsung Galaxy S, very limited cast from iMac. Yet these devices will sent to Xbox one. Nexus nope, Galaxy 5 I gave up on and thrown the Chromecast into the office waste paper bin.

It reminded me why I prefer MSFT products.They work




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  Reply # 1196983 13-Dec-2014 18:43
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KiwiNZ: Won't cast from Samsung Galaxy S, very limited cast from iMac. Yet these devices will sent to Xbox one. Nexus nope, Galaxy 5 I gave up on and thrown the Chromecast into the office waste paper bin.

It reminded me why I prefer MSFT products.They work


It will cast, and mirror screen, from both the nexus and galaxy s5. Suggest you pull from bin.

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  Reply # 1196989 13-Dec-2014 19:02
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sonyxperiageek:
KiwiNZ:
nathan:
KiwiNZ: Well I purchased one. What can I say, I think I wasted $60. Its yet another crippled device here in godzone......unimpressed.


you mean copyright is cripplng it?


No, a poorly implimented crap product.


Care to tell us what you expected it to do but doesn't do?


Since I have 2 of them and find them very handy I suggest you take another look and also make sure your WiFi network is sufficant for streaming. I've never had any problems.

As per "blocking" Google DNS don't do this - just use a static route instead as per my previous posts otherwise you'll run into issues with other devices that will not work if they can't access Google DNS.




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  Reply # 1196993 13-Dec-2014 19:10
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My Network has no issue streaming 1080 video. What annoyed me with the Tab S I get an message along the lines of "your Operating system is not support......." Wtf it's Android by hmmmmm Google????????




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  Reply # 1196994 13-Dec-2014 19:10
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KiwiNZ: Won't cast from Samsung Galaxy S, very limited cast from iMac. Yet these devices will sent to Xbox one. Nexus nope, Galaxy 5 I gave up on and thrown the Chromecast into the office waste paper bin.

It reminded me why I prefer MSFT products.They work


Did you install chromecast app on phone? Nexus should have screen cast option direct from pull down menu

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  Reply # 1196995 13-Dec-2014 19:13
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I know with my Microsoft Miracast adapter I can set it to use 5ghz to be less congested. Can you set that on chromecast somehow?

My Chromecast works fine over 2.4ghz

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  Reply # 1196996 13-Dec-2014 19:17
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Is it for sale? Ex bin?

I found the more I used them the more apps I utilised it. First off I was kinda hmm, yeah it's handy. Now it's a daily one for me. Screen mirroring, media streaming via play movies, music, plex and YouTube. Google photos is handy too. Netflix, I don't use but I know people who do.

From chrome I've cast onedrive.live.com and skytv tabs which is handy. I think at the price point it's a good buy when you have multiple displays. I even have a spare I take with me in case I want to use one when I'm at others places.

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  Reply # 1197003 13-Dec-2014 19:29
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I will look at it again in about 6 months, my wife grabbed out of the basket . if I touch it now it will be reshasped by a hammer.

Right now its still Xbox one ftw




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  Reply # 1197019 13-Dec-2014 19:41
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I'm in China at the moment and can't get Chromecast to work because of their stupid firewall..




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  Reply # 1197021 13-Dec-2014 19:46
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sonyxperiageek: I'm in China at the moment and can't get Chromecast to work because of their stupid firewall..


VPN

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  Reply # 1197022 13-Dec-2014 19:49
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sonyxperiageek: I'm in China at the moment and can't get Chromecast to work because of their stupid firewall..


My wife arrived back today from Shenzhen China. She concurs about that issue




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  Reply # 1197023 13-Dec-2014 19:58
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I imagine they have google's DNS servers blocked.




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