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Topic # 150873 6-Aug-2014 12:29
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Hey Guys

Finally! A Chromecast for sale at a resonable price.

https://www.1-day.co.nz/products/AACAAN1GC

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  Reply # 1103226 6-Aug-2014 12:38
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thanks, ill grab one.  already have 2 but, handy devices most/all tvs should have.

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  Reply # 1103235 6-Aug-2014 12:47
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Also at PBTech today for $69

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1103270 6-Aug-2014 13:25
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thanks for posting this; I'm not sure how impressed my wife will be with me having purchased one, but I know the kids will find it easier to use this rather than having to use the Mac Mini connected to 'their' TV to find content, and it'll be great for taking on holiday (much easier than unplugging and setting up the Apple TV to achieve the same results. I think I've read on another thread that the new Lightbox service isn't yet compatible, but hopefully that will come with time...

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  Reply # 1103278 6-Aug-2014 13:36
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Mine are sitting unused till they fix the crazy insecurity of them.




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  Reply # 1103283 6-Aug-2014 13:40
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richms: Mine are sitting unused till they fix the crazy insecurity of them.


Being? (Help out a Chromecast virgin...)

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  Reply # 1103285 6-Aug-2014 13:45
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That whenever there is an Internet outage or they just can't access what they want they revert to broadcasting an open network allowing anyone to reconfigure the chromecast with any network details.




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  Reply # 1103331 6-Aug-2014 14:27
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I haven't used one before, but does anyone know if they will let you watch shows off TVNZ on demand streaming off a samsung galaxy?

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  Reply # 1103398 6-Aug-2014 15:19
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mattwnz: I haven't used one before, but does anyone know if they will let you watch shows off TVNZ on demand streaming off a samsung galaxy?


No, the TVNZ on demand app doesn't support chromecast. Most likely as it's not officially sold in NZ?

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  Reply # 1103402 6-Aug-2014 15:22
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z2k:
mattwnz: I haven't used one before, but does anyone know if they will let you watch shows off TVNZ on demand streaming off a samsung galaxy?


No, the TVNZ on demand app doesn't support chromecast. Most likely as it's not officially sold in NZ?


Thanks for that. Thats a pity, if it had that functionality it may have been worth getting for me.

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  Reply # 1103805 7-Aug-2014 08:59
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ahhh.. i've missed out, all sold out

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  Reply # 1103816 7-Aug-2014 09:30
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mattwnz:
z2k:
mattwnz: I haven't used one before, but does anyone know if they will let you watch shows off TVNZ on demand streaming off a samsung galaxy?


No, the TVNZ on demand app doesn't support chromecast. Most likely as it's not officially sold in NZ?


Thanks for that. Thats a pity, if it had that functionality it may have been worth getting for me.


You may be in luck. If your Samsung is S4 or above, you are able to mirror the device on your TV - should be ok to mirror TVNZ streaming. Alternatively, download the Chromecast extension to Google Chrome on a PC and you can 'cast' the Chrome browser window to your TV. That's how we watch On Demand - works a treat (no more hooking the PC up via HDMI cable).

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  Reply # 1103823 7-Aug-2014 09:53
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When I tried mirroring chrome to it with video it was juddery as anything - loads of frame drops and dupes. Looked ugly as.




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  Reply # 1103997 7-Aug-2014 12:46
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When I've tried mirroring I get the fones softkeys on the right of the screen..




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  Reply # 1112589 21-Aug-2014 08:37
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Received mine yesterday, so far so good, now to find a decent use for it

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