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Postby Psyber » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:58 am

I am looking at an adaptor to enable my older 50" Plasma TV to function as a Smart TV.
One option is a plug in "computer on a stick" or a set top box.
Another less expensive option is Chromecast which can in theory pick up signal from one of my computers or my phone via wifi.

Anyone used one?
How effective is it?
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Re: Chromecast

Postby heater31 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:10 am

Works well in my experience. I use my tablet computer to the TV without issue. Had to download an app on the tablet to connect.

My Dad uses one to get Foxtel from his phone using a login from my Foxtel Now subscription. Think he's managed to master the concept and now secretly addicted to it but won't admit it.
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Re: Chromecast

Postby bennymacca » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:02 pm

I have a chromecast and agree it works well.

I use it to stream the EPL from my phone to the TV.

my tv is a smart tv and for netflix and stan i find that more convenient. just becasue you can use the TV remote. but i have used netflix and SBS on demand with the chromecast and it works fine.

what will you use it for?
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Re: Chromecast

Postby Psyber » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:55 pm

bennymacca wrote:I have a chromecast and agree it works well.

I use it to stream the EPL from my phone to the TV.

my tv is a smart tv and for netflix and stan i find that more convenient. just becasue you can use the TV remote. but i have used netflix and SBS on demand with the chromecast and it works fine.

what will you use it for?


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Re: Chromecast

Postby bennymacca » Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:27 pm

will work well for all of that - you just download the app on your phone, and then press the cast button on anything you would like to play
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Re: Chromecast

Postby Wedgie » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:59 pm

I prefer a pre-installed media centre from EBay.
Had it for 18 months and still have access to every channel in the world as well as every movie and TV show ever made.
Best $100 I've ever spent.

Note: even though I have access to all those things never would I use it to watch them as its illegal, just use it to browse my photos. ;)
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