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# 256041 11-Sep-2019 19:32
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Hi

 

 

 

If the HDMI port is in use to connect TV to whatever, can a chromecast be added to stream the rugby?

 

 

 

It's just that I think the tech guy used that port to connect sky .. or something.

 

 

 

Thanks





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  # 2315216 11-Sep-2019 19:34
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Is there really only one hdmi port, what model.

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  # 2315219 11-Sep-2019 19:42
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Oh gosh - I don't know.

 

 

 

OK - did the sensible thing, and had a look.  There's two.  One has arc beside it ...

 

 

 

I have a DVD writer reader, which I don't use.  I'm guessing that's connected to the second HDMI?

 

 

 

A NL techie set it up, and currently the DVD reader/writer shows a message "please wait", but when I try to use it, either with remote or the player itself, nothing happens.





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  # 2315223 11-Sep-2019 19:57
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Likely your sky is connected to one port, you will want to plug the chromecast into the other one.

 

 

 

If it's a chromecast ultra and a cable is near i'd take the opportunity to connect it other Ethernet.

 

 

 

 

 

ARC simply stands for Audio Return Channel. This is handy for a few more advanced setups where a AV Amp is involved.

 

But it will still function as a perfectly normal HDMI port to.

 

 

 

I've actually used this port for family's Chromecast, simply because.. it was the port that was unused.

 

 

 

 

 

Chromecasts are basically plug and play. Plug it in, connect up to it with the Google Home app, go through setup and your away :)





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  # 2315224 11-Sep-2019 19:57
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So just use that, problem solved.

Cyril



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  # 2315228 11-Sep-2019 20:03
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Re ethernet - Unfortunately my modem/router is in another room, and I don't want to trail cables everywhere.  I suppose I could get someone to put cable under the floor ...

 

 

 

I will need to disconnect the DVD player then.  I would quite like to be able to use a DVD player, but guess there's the option of connecting/disconnecting the cable to switch between each.





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You can buy a cheap HDMI switch ,and probably get one with a remote control, from Trade Me.
Two in , one out to the HDMI Port.

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