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Topic # 150572 27-Jul-2014 08:31
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Morning all, 

I want to have a play around with a chromecast. I see I can buy one from fishpond for $52 but with a 25 day wait. 

I currently have $40 in my technology budget. Does anybody have a chromecast lying around they'd like to sell for that?

I'm in Wellington, happy to pickup around the region, otherwise price will need to include post. 











(I realise it might seem a bit cheeky to ask to buy one at that price, but I think it's realistic considering what they can be bought for new)

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  Reply # 1096457 27-Jul-2014 08:31
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Hey, have you listed a price, location and how much shipping would be to other parts of New Zealand? Also if you are asking for a PM make sure your Privacy settings allow your account to receive PM otherwise people can't contact you. Also note if you are selling something we ask you to offer to other members first. Links to private sales (including Trade Me posts) aren't accepted anymore and will be removed.




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  Reply # 1096484 27-Jul-2014 09:01
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Keep an eye on the Firstin and 1-Day web sites. They regularly have them for sale, although I've not seen them within your budget range.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1096486 27-Jul-2014 09:20
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I had one for about 6 weeks until I finally gave up and sold it on trade me. Complete waste of time and money. The device is locked on googles DNS server 8.8.8.8 so not netflix, unable to get Plex/xbmc working or anything geo blocked in NZ failing buying a new router that I could flash. If your looking for a cheap media player to play around with for the $50 mark id reccomed the OUYA raspberrypi or ATV1 with a 1080p upgrade card.

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  Reply # 1096489 27-Jul-2014 09:41
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Are Noel Leeming selling them yet? They were doing instore demos a few weeks ago leading up to the launch.


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  Reply # 1096570 27-Jul-2014 12:21
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Just as an FYI apparently you can do Netflix on them.  One way is to use Dnsmasq in your router if you've flashed custom firmware.  Else an easier way to is to use a static route for Google's DNS addresses as described here.

http://support.unblock-us.com/customer/portal/articles/1196600-netflix-on-the-ps3-technical-guide

Then all calls to Google's DNS servers will go unheeded and the Chromecast will give up and use the router's DNS servers.

I have a Chromecast which I use primarily to cast my phone screen to the TV but might try it out when I get the chance.




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  Reply # 1096838 28-Jul-2014 00:47
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Skot323: I had one for about 6 weeks until I finally gave up and sold it on trade me. Complete waste of time and money. The device is locked on googles DNS server 8.8.8.8 so not netflix, unable to get Plex/xbmc working or anything geo blocked in NZ failing buying a new router that I could flash. If your looking for a cheap media player to play around with for the $50 mark id reccomed the OUYA raspberrypi or ATV1 with a 1080p upgrade card.

What issues did you have with plex? I've not had a single issue, streaming plex through my Chromecast all the time over the last ~4 months. Geo blocks were quite easy to bypass on the router side too.



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  Reply # 1096965 28-Jul-2014 10:27
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Woot, sorted thanks geekzone. Might have some setup questions later in the week when it arrives :D

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