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Topic # 189163 18-Dec-2015 21:12
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Hi There!

Looking at purchasing a new TV for our Bedroom. Primarily looking at a 43" Sony which has built in Android TV, but was told to consider the 43" LG which has WebOS and it seems every brand has it's own smart OS built in now. 

One thing that I am confused about, is which TV's use which technology. The Android TV apparently uses Google Cast, and the WebOS uses Mirroring, I am told Mirroring is inferior but the guy couldn't explain to me why. 

Basically I want to be able to throw whatever is on my phone, be it streaming, or just the phone OS itself, up to the TV, wirelessly, reliably and seamlessly.

What is the ideal type of casting ?

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  Reply # 1453256 18-Dec-2015 21:47
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Which OS is your phone on? Android?




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  Reply # 1453259 18-Dec-2015 21:55
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Ugh, yup sorry, I don't know how I missed that! Yes Android.

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  Reply # 1453268 18-Dec-2015 22:10
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I would go for Android TV for casting from Android.

If it doesn't work out grab a Chromecast.

I bought a smart 18 months and and it was slow and clunky (Samsung so not Android or WebOS).

Gave up and now run a Fire TV. That thing is awesome. I have a Nexus Player also which is not nearly as polished as the Fire TV. Chromecast is good. Something with a remote is better. I found with casting to the Chromecast that Unotelly caused issues and was unreliable. Services which did not require location spoofing work fine.

My experience only.

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  Reply # 1453269 18-Dec-2015 22:19
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hairy1: I would go for Android TV for casting from Android.

If it doesn't work out grab a Chromecast.

I bought a smart 18 months and and it was slow and clunky (Samsung so not Android or WebOS).

Gave up and now run a Fire TV. That thing is awesome. I have a Nexus Player also which is not nearly as polished as the Fire TV. Chromecast is good. Something with a remote is better. I found with casting to the Chromecast that Unotelly caused issues and was unreliable. Services which did not require location spoofing work fine.

My experience only.

Cheers, Matt.


I love my FireTV. I LOVE it. 

The Sony 43" is the TV I really want, but in our bedroom, that's a pretty significant bit of screen. Unfortunately, they don't make a 40" with Android TV.

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  Reply # 1453273 18-Dec-2015 22:39
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You can cast youtube to the LG Tv's

Mirroring is much worse because it is rendered on the phone to its display, and then compressed and sent to the TV for decompression and display. Realtime compression has latency and looks bad compared to the source compression. Airplay and casting have the display grab the source compressed stuff and show locally for media.

The LG netflix app is fine. Not been able to get it to change to US and install hulu so am just using a small PC on it to watch that and BBC etc.




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  Reply # 1454333 21-Dec-2015 10:58
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How do you buy a FireTV ? Amazon says "Does not ship to Wellington" ?



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mainlydata: How do you buy a FireTV ? Amazon says "Does not ship to Wellington" ?


Send it back to NZ with Youshop or ShipitTo.

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