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# 205700 23-Nov-2016 16:48
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Is there some reason that I should pay NZ$62 for a chromecast at PBTech compared to paying US$17.50 for it on Amazon ? Will I still be able to get NZ-based content e.g. Lightbox? 


(And no I'm not worried about shippoing - have relllies with space in their bags coming for Xmas from the US) 

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  # 1676241 23-Nov-2016 16:51
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I bought a gen 1 Chromecast from Amazon and it works fine..



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  # 1676243 23-Nov-2016 16:53
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$18 from amazon?


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  # 1676244 23-Nov-2016 16:53
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$18 from amazon?

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  # 1676261 23-Nov-2016 17:05
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Ah sorry, I was too fast - it's a knock off 

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  # 1676294 23-Nov-2016 18:41
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I remember that at one stage Amazon wouldn't allow Chromecasts to be listed to avoid confusion as "customers might buy them by mistake instead of fire sticks". Very public-spirited of them.


I can confirm that I have recent audio Chromecasts from the UK and US that work perfectly here, as does my US-sourced gen1 video chromecast.

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  # 1676298 23-Nov-2016 18:45
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I get a warning from my US sticks about the wifi region not matching, not sure if it will do all the 5GHz channels or not as I dont have things on them all, since many of them never work properly thanks to the DFS and power control bollux.


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