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Topic # 225402 16-Nov-2017 18:52
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I would appreciate any thoughts on using Chromecast to watch Lightbox (free via Spark bundle). Is this a good solution compared with, say, Apple tv, Roku, or anything else?


I would ideally want to plug the Chromecast into a spare HDMI port on a receiver and switch it to the tv. If I get the Ultra then I can use a wired connection rather than wifi.





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  Reply # 1902907 16-Nov-2017 19:29
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I am doing just that and it works fine on an ADSL connection with the WìFi on the modem.
I do get buffering if I use a WiFi access point off a wired switch to the modem ( IP access to all the video components, DVD player, Sky decoder, TV set and HTPC, XP flavour)
However, I can use the AP on my external tablets without buffering but not the chromecast with Lightbox. I think Ii would prefer the chromecast ultra with my setup, but provided I turn the AP off when casting, I have no problems.


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  Reply # 1902912 16-Nov-2017 19:42
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Working fine here. The wife is quite happy with it for Netflix, Lightbox, TVNZ, TV3, YouTube etc. Of course, in many/most cases you can also use the play/pause buttons on the TV remote to control the Chromecast stream.

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  Reply # 1903526 18-Nov-2017 07:12
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I've got the old non smart tv in the bedroom with just the chromecast. Using tablet can happily watch lightbox, netflix, neon etc.

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