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Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2018-01-13, 02:03 PM
Replies: 278
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Posted By North_of_Calgary
I find that the Google Home Mini has no problems...

I find that the Google Home Mini has no problems finding and communicating with the Chromecast (compared to the Android phone that constantly losses it and fails to control it).

But like reported,...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2017-12-27, 08:17 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 84,543
Posted By North_of_Calgary
Yes that's how it's designed to work. It's not...

Yes that's how it's designed to work. It's not relaying through your phone/tablet. Rather your phone/tablet is just instructing it where to stream from and then it does that independently from the...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-04-02, 06:10 PM
Replies: 278
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Posted By North_of_Calgary
Agreed. Don't expect it to be a full blown media...

Agreed. Don't expect it to be a full blown media device like the ATV or Roku or the GoogleTV. Sure it appears like the GoogleTV may be abandoned but there's rumors that it's to be replaced by...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-03-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 278
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Posted By North_of_Calgary
In hotels and public wifi's you usually need to...

In hotels and public wifi's you usually need to still use a computer and maybe your own router as well to setup your own private hotspot that serves all of your personal devices. If you're on your...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-03-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 278
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Posted By North_of_Calgary
Yes, I've had many issues switching networks as...

Yes, I've had many issues switching networks as well. It seems to hang on the "connecting to network" after giving it the wireless password via the phone app. Sometimes have to try two or three...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-03-18, 10:06 PM
Replies: 278
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Posted By North_of_Calgary
Still no "TV" purchases in Canada though. Apple,...

Still no "TV" purchases in Canada though. Apple, MS, and Cinemanow all seem to be able to sell TV episodes - I'm surprised Google didn't want to jump into that game at the same time as the...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-02-04, 09:02 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 84,543
Posted By North_of_Calgary
Now where's the international/Canadian rollout?? ...

Now where's the international/Canadian rollout?? I'll bet on May which is around the time of Google IO and roughly one year since the initial announcement.
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2013-12-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 278
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Posted By North_of_Calgary
Apparently a big international launch in 2014 as...

Apparently a big international launch in 2014 as well. I'd expect to see them for sale here in January or February.

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Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2013-12-10, 11:46 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 84,543
Posted By North_of_Calgary
Vevo worked fine. But defaulted to "low" quality...

Vevo worked fine. But defaulted to "low" quality which looked awful. Switched to "high" and it looked good.
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2013-12-02, 07:54 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 84,543
Posted By North_of_Calgary
Do you find that the PQ is as good as on your...

Do you find that the PQ is as good as on your other devices. I think that I've just been using mine on crappy TVs (i.e. in hotels) with poor internet bandwidth but coming home and watching my Roku /...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2013-12-02, 06:05 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 84,543
Posted By North_of_Calgary
If they have inventory levels up I'm surprised...

If they have inventory levels up I'm surprised that's they don't offer them in Canada yet.

Sure it's a small market and they'd need new packaging but roku is in the same boat and it seems to be...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2013-11-29, 11:37 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 84,543
Posted By North_of_Calgary
Went into a Best Buy today (in the U.S.) and they...

Went into a Best Buy today (in the U.S.) and they must have had 200 of these in a bin at the front door. And only $29.99 too with the black Friday sale.

These things aren't rare finds anymore.
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2013-10-28, 04:43 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 84,543
Posted By North_of_Calgary
Yeah it's back to normal for me today.

Yeah it's back to normal for me today.
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2013-10-27, 08:11 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 84,543
Posted By North_of_Calgary
Getting a little off topic here but earlier I was...

Getting a little off topic here but earlier I was able to see the Chromecast and TV shows in the (Canadian) Play store.

Tonight though the only thing available on Google Play are Android Apps. ...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2013-10-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 84,543
Posted By North_of_Calgary
In which case I sure hope that TV show purchases...

In which case I sure hope that TV show purchases on the Play Store are soon to follow.

But I doubt either are related to their event on the 24th , I think both the Chromecast and Canadian TV show...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2013-10-03, 09:25 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 84,543
Posted By North_of_Calgary
So it's been out for over two months now (seems...

So it's been out for over two months now (seems longer than that) and not much has developed. I still run into all sorts of little bugs like most times the phone will act as a remote control...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2013-09-30, 11:35 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 84,543
Posted By North_of_Calgary
Bummer though that Google Play doesn't have TV...

Bummer though that Google Play doesn't have TV content for Canada. Was going to buy my TV shows on Google Play and then watch on the Chromecast. But it looks like Google Play is movies only in...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2013-09-24, 07:51 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 84,543
Posted By North_of_Calgary
No, it's not about geoblocking. It's about them...

No, it's not about geoblocking. It's about them being able to record more information about what sites/services are being accessed. It's all about harvesting that data that they would otherwise not...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2013-09-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 84,543
Posted By North_of_Calgary
Got mine working through unblock-us. Solution...

Got mine working through unblock-us. Solution was actually pretty simple.

For the "less-familiar with the situation" folks, here's a simplified explanation of the issue with Chromecast &...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2013-09-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 84,543
Posted By North_of_Calgary
^ Curious as to what you're using yours for...

^ Curious as to what you're using yours for brownstar? For Netflix I'm still using the Roku's and ATV. I'm not really using my Chromecast at all right now.

But I think what I'll do is pick up a...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2013-09-15, 09:29 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 84,543
Posted By North_of_Calgary
The thing gets pretty warm to the touch after a...

The thing gets pretty warm to the touch after a while.

Overall I'm glad I bought was because I like the "toys" - but I'm having a hard time putting it to use. I have so many other Netflix devices...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2013-09-13, 06:42 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 84,543
Posted By North_of_Calgary
Yes I'm behind unblock-us but at the router level...

Yes I'm behind unblock-us but at the router level so it should put everything including the Chromecast on the same plane and hence I wouldn't have thought that would be an issue. Unless Google is...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2013-09-12, 11:36 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 84,543
Posted By North_of_Calgary
This thing is kind of flaky: I'm watching a movie...

This thing is kind of flaky: I'm watching a movie on the ATV3 which is excellent super-HD pic and DD sound. I decide to try the chromecast instead so I stop the ATV. Open up the netflix app on my...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2013-09-11, 10:28 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 84,543
Posted By North_of_Calgary
Agreed - there would be more of a wow factor if...

Agreed - there would be more of a wow factor if we didn't have AirPlay.

As for my AVR hookup - tried it again tonight and now it is working through the AVR. Don't know why it didn't want to work...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2013-09-11, 03:31 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 84,543
Posted By North_of_Calgary
Are you able to use yours when plugged into an...

Are you able to use yours when plugged into an HDMI port on your AV receiver??? I plugged mine in using the HDMI port where I usually have my Roku and the TV reports "no signal". Strange... that...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2013-09-11, 01:03 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 84,543
Posted By North_of_Calgary
Yes, "screen casting" is what I've been saying...

Yes, "screen casting" is what I've been saying all along.

In the chrome browser rather than choosing the "share this tab" option you can take the pull down arrow and instead cast your entire...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2013-09-11, 11:55 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 84,543
Posted By North_of_Calgary
^ brownstar, no I haven't done a factory reset on...

^ brownstar, no I haven't done a factory reset on it but I did some searching and I found lots of other reports that screen casting doesn't support audio. Only tab casting which is exactly what I...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2013-09-10, 10:56 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 84,543
Posted By North_of_Calgary
I still only get sound when casting Netflix,...

I still only get sound when casting Netflix, YouTube, and a chrome browser tab. When I vast my entire Windows 8 desktop the sound goes back to the PC speakers.
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2013-09-10, 09:38 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 84,543
Posted By North_of_Calgary
No, it's an issue with casting full screen vs...

No, it's an issue with casting full screen vs just a single browser tab. With their demo video on their chromecast webpage it only gets the sound when casting the tab.

When plugged into my AVR,...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2013-09-08, 10:37 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 84,543
Posted By North_of_Calgary
I can't get it to cast the sound with slingbox. ...

I can't get it to cast the sound with slingbox. Picture only.
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