Google Announces Chromecast

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Google announced Chromecast, a $35 HDMI dongle that will stream media from your Android device to your TV. No streaming of games has been mentioned yet. According to the specs, Chromecast is powered ...

    Google Announces Chromecast
     
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    Pretty cool. I might buy one, depending on the price.
     
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    k1net1cs Ancient Guru

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    It's around $35.

    I mean, did you even read anything more than 4 words? :p
     
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    Ghosty Ancient Guru

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    That's the dollar price. I live in the UK, where prices are very different.
     

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    I found this on the Play store yesterday. Looks interesting but I have no practical use for it.
     
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    You could use it as a media centre. Streaming music and movies directly from your PC.
     
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    k1net1cs Ancient Guru

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    Then isn't it normal to just either exchange the currency sign or convert it then add VAT + £5 markup?
     
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    If I wanted to import it from the US, I might use a currency converter. Prices in the UK/Europe tend to be much higher.....
     
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    It probably should be noted that it can only do 720p right now. At least that's what I've read.
     
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    Seen a few places like Gizmodo say £25 the other day
     

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    They were offering 3 free months of streaming Netflix with this but pulled the offer due to overwhelming demand.
     
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    I'll get one, so that I can stream HBO GO on to my television. Comcast restricts the use of the ROKU box for streaming HBO GO, but allows the XBOX (don't own) to stream HBO GO. I never understood that move, but ChromeCast may be my savior.
     
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    $35 in NZ compared to $100 for Apple TV.

    Not bad.
     
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    If you have an internet connected TV (Samsung, LG, Sony, etc) you can download an app for free that does that with your android device.
     
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    Ours is too old, it has HDMI but no USB or WiFi etc. It's connected to my lounge system via HDMI but we keep tripping over the cable. lol
     

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    I should say Wifi internet connected TV but assume thats obvious.
     
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    Yeah pretty much. Lol

    Prob need a new TV anyway ours is only 32" and our lounge is huge, we sit like 15 ft away makes screen look very small.. lol
     
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    Eh no USB battery, gotta plug power cord into wall instead. That sucks.
     
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