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  # 1678389 27-Nov-2016 16:24
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And mine just arrived. So now waiting for my other purchases so I can aggregate the shipping.




Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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  # 1678391 27-Nov-2016 16:26
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What else did you buy?  I'm keen on a Pixel and Daydream VR.  


 
 
 
 


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  # 1678496 27-Nov-2016 20:46
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Just bits and piece from Amazon. I want a Pixel also but they are out of stock at Google (I am on the waiting list) and I couldn't buy one on my last trip except if I wanted to sign up for a plan with Verizon, which I didn't





Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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  # 1681120 2-Dec-2016 11:15
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Found a nice list of commands.

 

https://github.com/iantrich/GoogleHome


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  # 1682179 4-Dec-2016 21:57
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I saw somewhere they can talk to Hue bulbs. I currently have my Amazon Dot talking to devices emulating Hue bulbs via HABridge so I presume the Google Home can use the same emulation?  It's going to get confusing with both the Dot and Google Home both running but I guess the trigger words being different would minimise confusion.





Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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  # 1682196 4-Dec-2016 23:08
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lchiu7:

 

I saw somewhere they can talk to Hue bulbs. I currently have my Amazon Dot talking to devices emulating Hue bulbs via HABridge so I presume the Google Home can use the same emulation?  It's going to get confusing with both the Dot and Google Home both running but I guess the trigger words being different would minimise confusion.

 

 

You need to be running at least v3.2.0 of ha-bridge as that defaults the port to 80 which GH requires. The builds beyond v3.5.x though now support MQTT which is awesome and works great. Too easy now to get everything under voice control! I have both Echo and GH and the family has no trouble using both.


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  # 1683050 6-Dec-2016 08:45
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Microsoft to take Google Home on ...

 

http://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-home-hub

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1683070 6-Dec-2016 09:09
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dafman:

Microsoft to take Google Home on ...


http://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-home-hub


 



Not sure what version of the hub I am running but I think it uses port 80. From memory OpenHAB uses a different port?




Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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  # 1683072 6-Dec-2016 09:12
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My home has been totally useless for spotify today and yesterday. Skipping songs, playing a few seconds and then jumping to the next one and just saying that something went wrong. I have a feeling they are not putting as much effort into making it work as amazon did.





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richms:

 

My home has been totally useless for spotify today and yesterday. Skipping songs, playing a few seconds and then jumping to the next one and just saying that something went wrong. I have a feeling they are not putting as much effort into making it work as amazon did.

 

 

Maybe it's Google Home's subtle hint that you should swap over to Google Play Music (-;


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  # 1683166 6-Dec-2016 10:33
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Had mine for a while. Loving it. 

 

sitting in the kitchen/dinning and great to just add things to the shopping list. Or keeping my 1.5 year old happy with animal sounds..

 

Wife uses it daily for music while tinkering away in there. Had to hook it into her spotify as i use my Google Play Music in the office and it cant run both at the same time. So that was rather annoying.

 

Have noticed a few little changes since first using it. We use to be able keep adding items to the shopping list. Now its only one at a time which can be repetitive if you are adding a few at once.

 

Have also run into the problem of multiple streaming video to lounge and playing music in the kitchen then couldn't stop the video 'cast'. Cant remember the command that did work to stop the video, but it was still 'casting' to the TV.


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  # 1683182 6-Dec-2016 10:45
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richms:

 

My home has been totally useless for spotify today and yesterday. Skipping songs, playing a few seconds and then jumping to the next one and just saying that something went wrong. I have a feeling they are not putting as much effort into making it work as amazon did.

 

 

 

 

I know little about this, but is it optimised for New Zealand?





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# 1684176 7-Dec-2016 19:42
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greenbone: Can confirm ordered from bhphoto yesterday, shipped to NZ today via dhl saver

Did your order arrive yet? I was on the fence about buying one, they were on back order with bhp, before I saw your post - so ordered one straight away and it showed as shipped 22 Nov, and fell off DHL radar on 23. Contacted DHL yesterday to see if they had any info - they were more than useless and told me to contact original seller. BHP answered my email request straight away but say they have to wait 30 days from shipped before they can start a claim with DHL :(
No issues with them before, guess the package may have got caught up in the 'holidays' chaos.

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mine just arrived today 

 

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had a play with it - the search function is definitely better than Alexa - probably good to have both. 


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alexingram:
greenbone: Can confirm ordered from bhphoto yesterday, shipped to NZ today via dhl saver

Did your order arrive yet? I was on the fence about buying one, they were on back order with bhp, before I saw your post - so ordered one straight away and it showed as shipped 22 Nov, and fell off DHL radar on 23. Contacted DHL yesterday to see if they had any info - they were more than useless and told me to contact original seller. BHP answered my email request straight away but say they have to wait 30 days from shipped before they can start a claim with DHL :(
No issues with them before, guess the package may have got caught up in the 'holidays' chaos.

 

yes, it arrived around a week after that post


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