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Cool New Gadget - Google Chromecast

This is what I've been looking for. A gadget to cheaply and easily connect my TV to my laptop w/o cables.

http://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome...ecast/#netflix

Looks really simple, just plug it in the HDMI port on your TV and start watching movies from your laptop. Only $35USD too.

They must be popular since the lead times are around 3 weeks for delivery.
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Old 18.08.2013, 14:55
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Re: Cool New Gadget - Google Chromecast

I'll wait for your next thread entitled "Why is Google Chromecast a pile of shit which doesn't actually connect to my laptop at all?!?".
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Old 18.08.2013, 17:42
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This is what I've been looking for. A gadget to cheaply and easily connect my TV to my laptop w/o cables.

http://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome...ecast/#netflix

Looks really simple, just plug it in the HDMI port on your TV and start watching movies from your laptop. Only $35USD too.

They must be popular since the lead times are around 3 weeks for delivery.
Did you get one already?
A friend was in the US last week but it was sold out everywhere in Houston.
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This is what I've been looking for. A gadget to cheaply and easily connect my TV to my laptop w/o cables.

http://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome...ecast/#netflix

Looks really simple, just plug it in the HDMI port on your TV and start watching movies from your laptop. Only $35USD too.

They must be popular since the lead times are around 3 weeks for delivery.
Very nice. So you don't need a Smart TV but one with just an HDMI port in the back?
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This is what I've been looking for. A gadget to cheaply and easily connect my TV to my laptop w/o cables.

http://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome...ecast/#netflix

Looks really simple, just plug it in the HDMI port on your TV and start watching movies from your laptop. Only $35USD too.

They must be popular since the lead times are around 3 weeks for delivery.
Where are you getting it? Amazon (at $35) does not ship to Switzerland. A couple of others do but they are much more expensive.
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Old 19.08.2013, 02:27
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Re: Cool New Gadget - Google Chromecast

Just ordered from Google. Shipping it to the US and bringing it to CH.
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Re: Cool New Gadget - Google Chromecast

this is an outstanding new device and i can't wait for google to make it available in switzerland! a review would be great!
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Old 29.08.2013, 14:29
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this is an outstanding new device and i can't wait for google to make it available in switzerland! a review would be great!
I was, uh, wrong: Chromecast does what Google claims
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Old 29.08.2013, 14:52
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Re: Cool New Gadget - Google Chromecast

I think the WD TV live is a much better proposition


  • USB input to play mpg, avi, mkv etc..
  • Ethernet port for super fast streaming (or wifi)
  • Media server so you can pull pictures, videos, songs etc.. off a NAS or other computer
  • Dedicated remote or smartphone/tablet for control
  • BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Youtube, Spotify + much more

CHF 90, which is probably the same cost as the Chromecast once you add shipping and tax to CH.
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Old 29.08.2013, 15:09
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Re: Cool New Gadget - Google Chromecast

I have a ChromeCast on order, should come from the US in late September. I have a perfect use case for it and that is pumping my Chrome window to the Cast.

3 months of Netflix for free might be a giggle too
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Re: Cool New Gadget - Google Chromecast

Cute stuff
For my phone I use iMediaShare (via Wifi). Works like a charm with Samsung TV and phone. There is a similar software for my mac but I don't recall it's name atm.
Both softwares are free and you can stream vids and music, show pics etc

What would be the advantage of buying extra hardware? maybe only if your TV doesn't have the wifi option.
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Re: Cool New Gadget - Google Chromecast

I really don't get why many people seem to singularly fail to understand what the Chromecast does.

From the OP:
"A gadget to cheaply and easily connect my TV to my laptop w/o cables"

IT DOES NOT DO THAT.
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Old 29.08.2013, 15:15
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Cute stuff
For my phone I use iMediaShare (via Wifi). Works like a charm with Samsung TV and phone. There is a similar software for my mac but I don't recall it's name atm.
Both softwares are free and you can stream vids and music, show pics etc

What would be the advantage of buying extra hardware? maybe only if your TV doesn't have the wifi option.
I have an Al Jazeera Sport subscription which plays in Chrome on my PC. It's a HD feed.

I believe that tab in Chrome pushed to my ChromeCast (when it comes) will be wonderful.

It's more than just your pictures and movies, that's the easy bit.
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Old 29.08.2013, 15:21
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I believe that tab in Chrome pushed to my ChromeCast (when it comes) will be wonderful.
And how do you propose to do that?
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I have an Al Jazeera Sport subscription which plays in Chrome on my PC. It's a HD feed.

I believe that tab in Chrome pushed to my ChromeCast (when it comes) will be wonderful.

It's more than just your pictures and movies, that's the easy bit.
Oh ok, not sure if that software does that...but i think there should be a software out there that can mirror your desktop on the tv...will do some research...
an option would also be (not sure if your tv supports it) to stream the Al Jazeera Sport stuff directly in the TVs internet browser. It has worked for me for some online streaming movie sites. but might not work if you need some extra goodies installed...
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Oh ok, not sure if that software does that...but i think there should be a software out there that can mirror your desktop on the tv...will do some research...
an option would also be (not sure if your tv supports it) to stream the Al Jazeera Sport stuff directly in the TVs internet browser. It has worked for me for some online streaming movie sites. but might not work if you need some extra goodies installed...
it's flash-based, my TV does not support this. But the dirty solution to connect HDMI cables doesn't appeal.

Cast is simple and flexible. I proper want one!
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it's flash-based, my TV does not support this. But the dirty solution to connect HDMI cables doesn't appeal.

Cast is simple and flexible. I proper want one!
Well then i would be really interested in a little review once you get it
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Old 29.08.2013, 15:51
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Well then i would be really interested in a little review once you get it
You'll see his review in the 'For Sale' section
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You'll see his review in the 'For Sale' section
For 320 CHF, almost new!
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You'll see his review in the 'For Sale' section
bollocks you will.

if the dog hadn't eaten my Tizzbird remote, you might see that in the section though!!
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