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20-02-2014, 08:50   #1
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Chromecast

All in about €40 via Parcel Motel
Good Deal
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Google-Chr...item2335dd90b2
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All in about €40 via Parcel Motel
Good Deal
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Google-Chr...item2335dd90b2

Why Parcel Motel? He seems to ship to here.
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Why Parcel Motel? He seems to ship to here.
His shipping costs £8 to Ireland
so with that it comes to about €46
With Parcel Motel shipping is free and therefore comes to approx €40
hence the bargain!!
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His shipping costs £8 to Ireland
so with that it comes to about €46
With Parcel Motel shipping is free and therefore comes to approx €40
hence the bargain!!
Gotcha,cheers.
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20-02-2014, 09:54   #5
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For me - at least right now - it's not worth the money. It kinda sucks in its current form. And its not as robust as I thought it would be.

I think one of those Chinese Android USB TV sticks would be a better option for most people.
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Widi is much better if your laptop/pc is compatible
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For me - at least right now - it's not worth the money. It kinda sucks in its current form. And its not as robust as I thought it would be.

I think one of those Chinese Android USB TV sticks would be a better option for most people.
What do you mean by it's not robust as you thought? I think it always did what it claimed to do extremely robustly.

My experience of Chinese TV stick is that they normally come with very flaky ROMs so are definitely not robust. They tend to suffer heating issues and reboot intermittently and need custom ROMs to make them useful.

The Chromecast SDK has been now been released so the flow of apps is steadily increasing. Now pretty much anything that is displaying / playing on your phone/tablet/pc can be cast to the cc.

I've had an Android stick in the past and will probably have more in the future but I would argue that a Chromecast would definitely suit more people because of it's absolute ease of use and it's performance.
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What do you mean by it's not robust as you thought? I think it always did what it claimed to do extremely robustly.

My experience of Chinese TV stick is that they normally come with very flaky ROMs so are definitely not robust. They tend to suffer heating issues and reboot intermittently and need custom ROMs to make them useful.

The Chromecast SDK has been now been released so the flow of apps is steadily increasing. Now pretty much anything that is displaying / playing on your phone/tablet/pc can be cast to the cc.

I've had an Android stick in the past and will probably have more in the future but I would argue that a Chromecast would definitely suit more people because of it's absolute ease of use and it's performance.
I agree, with the opening of the Chromecast environment to app developers there should be huge innovation with it.
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i have four of these and they are amazing for the price..

There is an extension (called file manager) which allows you to open anything up
on chrome and cast it to the chromecast. Videos of any codecs, powerpoint, images etc..
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Keep an eye on this, Its updated regularly.
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i can do this with my phone so just wondering if there are any other advantages i'm missing?
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His shipping costs £8 to Ireland
so with that it comes to about €46
With Parcel Motel shipping is free and therefore comes to approx €40
hence the bargain!!
Dumbass question: How do I go with the parcel motel option??

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Dumbass question: How do I go with the parcel motel option??
open an account with parcel motel and use their address as the delivery address (include your PM number you will get when opening the acount). it's all explained when you open your account
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Curry's said they will start selling the Chromecast in the UK on the 1st March which is only a few days away. If it's like the way they sell the Nexus 7 then you'll be able to purchase it here too. Although they haven't released prices yet I'd expect it to be less than €40.

I own two since it launched and looking to buy another one when it launches in the UK. Couldn't recommend it more.
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I have one but am finding we are hardly using it.

I'd love if RTE or BBC iPlayer were available for it.
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