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Old 06-06-2018, 03:34 PM   #1
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Anyone heard of Google Chromecast? Is it good?

Saw this online and wondering is it good? Don't really like using HDMI cable, too troublesome liao. Is chromecast a better option?
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Old 06-06-2018, 03:37 PM   #2
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Not really...

Roku is much better...
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Old 06-06-2018, 03:49 PM   #3
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Oh thanks!

So Roku can cast videos from any website to the TV?
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Old 06-06-2018, 06:23 PM   #4
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After using anycast, i don't believe these things.... but on offer, so tried chromecast.

For the price $30plus, chromecast is good enough for daily needs and transform tv into smart tv. Smooth less bugged.
This is why it is so demanding and popular in the market.... but the cons i see is need strong wireless networking.

1 of the feature i like is i can cast from bedroom(desktop) to living room.... while using the computer. In another way, i can cast while doing shopping/gaming on mobile....no lag at all.

Another thing is 99.9% compatible to youtube.
Another another thing is frequent updates.

just buy and try....if not happy, can always sell away.
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Old 06-06-2018, 11:10 PM   #5
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Personally I like it. Got 1 CC ultra, 1 CC n 2 CC audio. Using it wif slingbox m2 tats in storeroom n cast 2 4K tv or projector. If WiFi speed not good can get ugreen OTG Ethernet adapter 2 haf wired connection... $10 from Lazada. All my 4 CC using wif it.
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Old 07-06-2018, 09:34 AM   #6
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I have Chromecast 2 and tried using with my el cheapo $80 mini projector. Why image only appear a few seconds then go blank again? When i connect to my TV there is no problem.
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Old 07-06-2018, 10:33 AM   #7
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After using anycast, i don't believe these things.... but on offer, so tried chromecast.

For the price $30plus, chromecast is good enough for daily needs and transform tv into smart tv. Smooth less bugged.
This is why it is so demanding and popular in the market.... but the cons i see is need strong wireless networking.

1 of the feature i like is i can cast from bedroom(desktop) to living room.... while using the computer. In another way, i can cast while doing shopping/gaming on mobile....no lag at all.

Another thing is 99.9% compatible to youtube.
Another another thing is frequent updates.

just buy and try....if not happy, can always sell away.
so i juz need good connection and im good to go? Sweet!
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Old 07-06-2018, 11:02 AM   #8
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so i juz need good connection and im good to go? Sweet!
i suggest u get chromecast first, if lag...then re-do/improve your networking. Hardly got any lag while using youtube. Just some buffering during netflix when other devices cluster near my chromecast.

i not sure how chromecast works... but i think the logical is
mobile/computer act as remote control/interface while chromecast will stream data directly from the router.
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Old 07-06-2018, 04:16 PM   #9
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using it for past 2 year, love it.
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Old 22-06-2018, 02:56 PM   #10
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Well guess time to wait for a good gss sale for chromecast and buy. Thanks guys!
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Old 22-06-2018, 10:28 PM   #11
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Not really...

Roku is much better...
Roku is useless. I did all kinds of somersaults to register is US roku account. Finally, managed to get US apps on Roku, but then none of them work. Amazon Prime video Singapore subscription doesnt work. With or without VPN.
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Old 23-06-2018, 12:17 PM   #12
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I bought a new Sony smart tv and realised that streaming online videos is a horrendous experience. Better to connect laptop to TV.

Using chromecast app from iPad to Tv also doesn’t work for some reason.

Will this solve the problem ?
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Old 10-09-2018, 01:00 AM   #13
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Anyone tried using Chromecast on old non smart TV?
My mobile is able to detect my c2 on TV but when cast audio or video, the TV remain black blank.
I am puzzled as if WiFi is needed for casting?
Any help is appreciated. TIA.
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Old 10-09-2018, 04:03 AM   #14
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I bought a new Sony smart tv and realised that streaming online videos is a horrendous experience. Better to connect laptop to TV.

Using chromecast app from iPad to Tv also doesn’t work for some reason.

Will this solve the problem ?
Which Sony smart tv you brought?
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Old 10-09-2018, 11:43 AM   #15
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Which Sony smart tv you brought?


Mine is an old Sony KLV-26S400A.


I thought C2 will work with any LCD or TV as long as it has a HDMI port.
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