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  Reply # 866423 26-Jul-2013 10:37
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they did not stay at $35 long on amazon,now at $59.99

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  Reply # 866427 26-Jul-2013 10:42
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myfullflavour: I couldn't resist a stab at Sky:

http://www.fullflavourmedia.co.nz/blog/2013/7/26/chromecast-next-must-have-for-the-television-cord-cutter

I'm back in the US in a few weeks so hoping Best Buy will have some stock.


Picked one up from BB Watertown earlier $37 incl tax

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  Reply # 866472 26-Jul-2013 11:34
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Great little device that could render the projector useless in meetings, presentations etc.

I have got my USA based family to pick me one up from BestBuy.
Selling like hot cakes though.




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  Reply # 866501 26-Jul-2013 11:55
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no more Netflix bundled in

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  Reply # 866504 26-Jul-2013 11:59
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Interesting thought:

The company that won the rights to stream the English Premier League (beating Sky) could simply hook into the Chromecast API and add a button to their web-player, in fact they could provide the Chromecast within the subscription. (as an option). At this stage Google does not recommend streaming Chrome-tabs with video, so it would have to be done 'officially'.

Opens up a lot of potential if this gets into a lot of homes.



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  Reply # 866508 26-Jul-2013 12:11
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Good to know they can be powered by an HDMI 1.4 compliant port.

If only I could work out if my TV has one




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  Reply # 866512 26-Jul-2013 12:14
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Crowbar: Interesting thought:

The company that won the rights to stream the English Premier League (beating Sky) could simply hook into the Chromecast API and add a button to their web-player, in fact they could provide the Chromecast within the subscription. (as an option). At this stage Google does not recommend streaming Chrome-tabs with video, so it would have to be done 'officially'.

Opens up a lot of potential if this gets into a lot of homes.




Chromecast solves a big problem for PLP if they get cracking on this.

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  Reply # 866513 26-Jul-2013 12:14
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Just grabbed one on Google Play with NZPost Youshop so it'll be interesting to see when I get it. Still $35 there, but no mention of Netflix :(.

Still a pretty good deal...




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  Reply # 866542 26-Jul-2013 12:42
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Wow people so desperate to make money on Amazon that the prices have gone to $70! It'll probably go back down to $35 once Amazon have it in stock i.e sold by Amazon.






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  Reply # 866544 26-Jul-2013 12:46
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Shindig: Great little device that could render the projector useless in meetings, presentations etc.

I have got my USA based family to pick me one up from BestBuy.
Selling like hot cakes though.


Unless you use Microsoft Powerpoint for presentations in which case you would still need the projector... unless you use Google docs?




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  Reply # 866762 26-Jul-2013 18:17
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ajobbins: Good to know they can be powered by an HDMI 1.4 compliant port.

If only I could work out if my TV has one


You only bought it recently didn't you? Is it 3D capable?

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  Reply # 866787 26-Jul-2013 19:13
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ajobbins: Good to know they can be powered by an HDMI 1.4 compliant port.

If only I could work out if my TV has one


This is Geekzone isn't it? Or did I come to the wrong forum?

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  Reply # 866791 26-Jul-2013 19:25
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I have an old sony Bravia and I can't barely find a reference to that TV via search engines... Some of the manufacturers are really bad at disclosing specifications.




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  Reply # 866852 26-Jul-2013 21:24

I would love to have a chromecast as I dont have a smart TV. If any one order can one of you order one for me, happy to share the cost.


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  Reply # 867080 27-Jul-2013 15:53
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sonyxperiageek: Oh and not sure if I'll be able to redeem more than one free 3-months of Netflix if I buy more Chromecasts..?


And if post #15 from this Canadian thread is anything to go by you are not going to be able to cast Netflix to it anyway as we have to use UnoTelly on Unblock US or a VPN here in NZ and this post from Canada is suggesting that ChromeCast did not like that.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=43991867

I will just stick with my 7m HDMI cable from my iPad to TV.

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