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Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2018-01-09, 02:27 PM
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Posted By ExDilbert
I've run into a couple of annoying bugs in...

I've run into a couple of annoying bugs in Chromecast with Netflix. I often pause playback part way through a show. The Chromecast device times out after a period of inactivity when playback is...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2018-01-06, 04:36 PM
Replies: 278
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Posted By ExDilbert
Sometimes control from other devices is built...

Sometimes control from other devices is built into the app. For example, I can control an active instance of Spotify from any device logged into the same Spotify account. I can also move playback...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2018-01-06, 12:02 PM
Replies: 278
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Posted By ExDilbert
I'll concede those points but Chromecast has...

I'll concede those points but Chromecast has similar issues, like how do you control it if the phone gets out of range of the same wi-fi network. I did state that the direct streaming feature of...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2018-01-04, 12:14 PM
Replies: 278
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Posted By ExDilbert
Jake, Point taken. I misunderstood the previous...

Jake, Point taken. I misunderstood the previous post that must have been referring to the Chromecast video device, not the Chromecast Audio. I can now see why someone who wants directly streamed,...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2018-01-03, 10:26 AM
Replies: 278
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Posted By ExDilbert
I never took the Chromecast Audio seriously. It's...

I never took the Chromecast Audio seriously. It's an ill conceived solution to a problem that doesn't exists for most people. That is, how to stream audio on a video device. It's a a misapplication...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2017-12-29, 01:12 PM
Replies: 278
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Posted By ExDilbert
Just checked CEC using the Chromecast Ultra and...

Just checked CEC using the Chromecast Ultra and the Vizio M43-C1 TV (2015 model.) The TV remote buttons Play, Pause and Exit (Stop) work. The FF, Rew and Skip Back buttons do nothing. I was hoping...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2017-12-27, 01:31 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 84,323
Posted By ExDilbert
Now I'm wondering if the PVR controls on the TV...

Now I'm wondering if the PVR controls on the TV remote can use CEC to control the Chromecast. That would be as good as a Chromecast remote.
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2017-12-27, 12:36 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 84,323
Posted By ExDilbert
I picked up the Chromecast Ultra over Black...

I picked up the Chromecast Ultra over Black Friday. It's very impressive on a 4K TV and easier to set up than the original as well. There are two minor shortcomings. One is that the Ultra must be...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-12-30, 05:05 PM
Replies: 278
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Posted By ExDilbert
The Chromecast extension is also available for...

The Chromecast extension is also available for the Chrome browser on Android.
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-06-18, 11:56 AM
Replies: 278
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Posted By ExDilbert
EDIT: Found this link that can be used to claim...

EDIT: Found this link that can be used to claim the credit: https://cast.google.com/chromecast/offers/
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-05-05, 01:11 PM
Replies: 278
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Posted By ExDilbert
PlayOn recently announced support for Chromecast....

PlayOn recently announced support for Chromecast. At first glance, the PlayOn service appears to be similar to Plex. It also offers a DVR service for online video. Now you can supercharge Chromcast...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-04-02, 05:42 PM
Replies: 278
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Posted By ExDilbert
The Chromecast is a very simple device. It...

The Chromecast is a very simple device. It appears to be not much more than a wi-fi chip and a video chip with a small amount of RAM and EEPROM. It's an interesting concept, especially for smartphone...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-04-02, 12:07 PM
Replies: 278
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Posted By ExDilbert
That's just it. I'm accustomed to using the TV...

That's just it. I'm accustomed to using the TV screen as the UI. Using the screen on another device feels unnatural. Like I basically said, it's a good device for some people. Not so good for others....
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-04-02, 11:50 AM
Replies: 278
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Posted By ExDilbert
It would increase the price slightly. I doubt it...

It would increase the price slightly. I doubt it would be doubled. As it is, I will need to spend $200-$500 to replace my Android 2.x tablet with a 4.x version. That's a false economy. I just said I...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-04-02, 11:30 AM
Replies: 278
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Posted By ExDilbert
I find it interesting that I am located in Canada...

I find it interesting that I am located in Canada and purchased the Canadian Chromecast but this is the first I've seen of the Canadian Chromecast site. My criticism of the lack of services no longer...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-04-01, 03:02 PM
Replies: 278
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Posted By ExDilbert
I stand corrected again. That still leaves 3...

I stand corrected again. That still leaves 3 services and half a feature that are not available in Canada, that's only 50% that are. Note that I am talking about services offered directly to...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-04-01, 02:33 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 84,323
Posted By ExDilbert
I mean this page...

I mean this page (http://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/devices/chromecast/) I linked to above. HBO Go is not legally available to Canadians. It doesn't matter if it "works."

To my knowledge,...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-04-01, 02:09 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 84,323
Posted By ExDilbert
I am talking about the streaming services...

I am talking about the streaming services depicted on the Chromecast site (http://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/devices/chromecast/). It's especially conspicuous since this the international site but...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-03-31, 06:13 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 84,323
Posted By ExDilbert
Like I said, "easily accessible in Canada." The...

Like I said, "easily accessible in Canada." The rest are either not offered in Canada or are blocked outside the US. My congratulations to anyone who finds a way to access them. Otherwise, it's not...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-03-30, 12:36 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 84,323
Posted By ExDilbert
I agree. H.264 hardware decoding is quickly...

I agree. H.264 hardware decoding is quickly becoming the standard and video chips that include it are commonly available. The Chromecast probably doesn't have enough memory or CPU power to support...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-03-29, 05:40 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 84,323
Posted By ExDilbert
I used LocalCast Media 2 on the tablet. Chose it...

I used LocalCast Media 2 on the tablet. Chose it because of the ratings. It worked well until I tried to play FLAC or MPEG2 files. Then the Chromecast itself threw an error message. I'll give...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-03-29, 04:33 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 84,323
Posted By ExDilbert
Plex needs a Plex Server back end in order to do...

Plex needs a Plex Server back end in order to do this. (On a PC it can be the same system.) Transcoding requires a fair amount of CPU power to perform in real time. The Plex Server is free but the...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-03-29, 02:11 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 84,323
Posted By ExDilbert
The Chromecast does not directly support MPEG2....

The Chromecast does not directly support MPEG2. Some applications (like Chrome) work by decoding the stream on local hardware and casting the output to the Chromecast. Even Google admits this is not...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-03-28, 11:33 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 84,323
Posted By ExDilbert
Cool Chromecast: To Cast or Castoff?

Got mine the other day as well. It is the "New Canada Compatible" version. The setup is weird. It arrives configured as a WAP with no password. That's a security risk, someone could hijack it, but...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2013-11-30, 12:25 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 84,323
Posted By ExDilbert
They are destined to be popular Christmas gifts....

They are destined to be popular Christmas gifts. Just about any techie will want one and some families will want one for every TV and/or computer monitor. Like every other mass produced product these...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2013-09-24, 05:05 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 84,323
Posted By ExDilbert
I've also had issues with Google Chrome and...

I've also had issues with Google Chrome and Netflix roaming with a PC. It appears that Google is very proactive in enforcing geoblocking on their products. Don't know on which other services they...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2013-07-31, 02:57 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 84,323
Posted By ExDilbert
I am surprised that Netflix Canada works since it...

I am surprised that Netflix Canada works since it uses different protocols and most US based devices do not work with the Canadian service. Many devices sold in Canada do have a Canadian version of...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2013-07-24, 09:46 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 84,323
Posted By ExDilbert
This is an interesting device but the bad news is...

This is an interesting device but the bad news is that it's completely locked down by Google. It requires an app to control it and (according to the report I read) it currently only supports 4...
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