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25-07-2015, 21:03   #76
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When you cast the desktop to your TV screen and play streaming video from within Chrome browser, will it play both audio and video on the TV?
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25-07-2015, 21:04   #77
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Can it play avi or mkv?
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Can it play avi or mkv?

Depends on what you use to play them but yeah. I use plex and its grand. Videostream is also available
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26-07-2015, 01:31   #79
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I seemed to have read earlier in the thread that when it casts streaming video from Chrome, it can be quite choppy and poor quality when played on the tv unless the comp cpu is quite fast etc, is this true?
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26-07-2015, 03:20   #80
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Was using one this evening to stream a match from chrome works really well to be fair.
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26-07-2015, 05:37   #81
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I seemed to have read earlier in the thread that when it casts streaming video from Chrome, it can be quite choppy and poor quality when played on the tv unless the comp cpu is quite fast etc, is this true?

yes....thats true since your computer transcodes it....
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26-07-2015, 10:42   #82
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Chromecast works. I got one for €40 when it first came out in Argos last year, then just before Christmas I 'treated' myself to the Apple TV (€79) I thought I'd always wanted. I'm an apple fan (ipad, MacBook, iphone, in fact several generations) so I thought I was just adding to the family when the price dropped.
Long story short, Chromecast is better. Sure, your atv mirrors apps onto the tv, but this drains the phone battery & you can't use the phone for anything else. You can't mirror sky go anyway. For everything else, there's Chromecast. I'm only typing this as atv annoyed me yesterday. I tried to watch rte player from my MacBook through atv to my tv. It stuttered every 3 secs so it was unwatchable. I never have this issue with Chromecast. So it's the same laptop but different performance. Definitely worth buying the Chromecast for €40 or less.
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26-07-2015, 11:02   #83
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Chromecast must be one of the best products of all time. It really is fantastic.
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26-07-2015, 12:13   #84
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I want to buy one of these today, where's the best/cheapest place to get one?
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26-07-2015, 12:14   #85
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I want to buy one of these today, where's the best/cheapest place to get one?
Only place i can find them is pc world /currys. 39 euro.
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Only place i can find them is pc world /currys. 39 euro.
Cheers, going to pick one up now
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26-07-2015, 12:40   #87
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Chromecast must be one of the best products of all time. It really is fantastic.
We love ours.
We mostly use it for Netflix & YouTube, but its very handy for other things.

Casting the devices screen to the TV is great if you are showing people photos.... or if you want to show something on the browser or app.
You can cast games to the TV, kids get a kick out of 42-inch boom beach/clash of clans.

Even the standby mode is good.... It streams fantastic images from NASA/Google Earth/Works of art.
Or you can slideshow images you've uploaded to Google.
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I found a big limitation, I cannot get surround sound on Netflix as the Netflix app only does Dolby Digital Plus or stereo. The problem is that the Chromecast does not play or passthrough any Dolby formats as Google don't pay Dolby for a licence, the Netflix app bypasses this by passing Dolby Digital Plus straight to the receiver. This is not supported on my Logitech Z5500s so I get stereo. Dolby Digital Plus is backward compatible with Dolby Digital but will not work over optical, HDMI only.
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35 Euros

http://www.grabonestore.ie/google-ch...=NonFreemail_A
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Plus 4 euro delivery and up to 14 days for it to arrive!
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