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Old Apr 9th 2014, 11:35 am
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Hi there, so long as your TV and tablet/phone or laptop are compatible and your internet connection is fast enough then yes, just plug into your TV and hey presto
You do need to check the connections available on your TV. You may need a HDMI cable if it is not included in the pack.
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Hi there, so long as your TV and tablet/phone or laptop are compatible and your internet connection is fast enough then yes, just plug into your TV and hey presto
Thanks Rural - having previously researched all about VPN's and the like this all seemed a little too easy! But I'm not complaining. We recently had broadband installed and are over again on Sunday for the Easter 2 week holidays, so looks like I need to buy one of these before we leave the UK!!

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Old Apr 9th 2014, 12:17 pm
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Great to hear you have internet sorted and hope this works for you though it's all thanks to Fen for the OP.
Hope you have a lovely 2 weeks
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Great to hear you have internet sorted and hope this works for you though it's all thanks to Fen for the OP.
Hope you have a lovely 2 weeks
Thanks Rural and thanks Fen too!

Just out of interest Fen apart from iPlayer what other TV from the UK do you get with the Chromecast?
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Old Apr 9th 2014, 4:31 pm
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Thanks Rural and thanks Fen too!

Just out of interest Fen apart from iPlayer what other TV from the UK do you get with the Chromecast?
I actually have Netgear Push2Tv because I have a Kindle Fire HDX. This was recommended by Amazon. I have Netflix on my Kindle and movies are great. It all depends on what apps you download to your android tablet or Windows 7 or 8 compatible laptop. The gadget mirrors what you see on your tablet/laptop. I'd have gone for the Chromecast had it been around at the time I bought my Push2TV. Technology changes so fast.
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I actually have Netgear Push2Tv because I have a Kindle Fire HDX. This was recommended by Amazon. I have Netflix on my Kindle and movies are great. It all depends on what apps you download to your android tablet or Windows 7 or 8 compatible laptop. The gadget mirrors what you see on your tablet/laptop. I'd have gone for the Chromecast had it been around at the time I bought my Push2TV. Technology changes so fast.
But the Chromecast doesn't have the mirroring feature when used with a tablet. So I'd say the Netgear device you have is better for that reason!

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/...gle-chromecast

The more I read up on Chromecast the less appealing it becomes!
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Old Apr 9th 2014, 6:04 pm
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But the Chromecast doesn't have the mirroring feature when used with a tablet. So I'd say the Netgear device you have is better for that reason!

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/...gle-chromecast

The more I read up on Chromecast the less appealing it becomes!
That's strange the link below says it can mirror your android tablet!
http://www.engadget.com/2014/03/05/m...ecast-support/

My Kindle Fire HDX already has Mirror display to TV built in so all I need to do is switch on my Netgear Push2TV.
Might be best to wait for the Amazon TV gadget!
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Chromecast:
All about what it can do.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-revi...owViewpoints=1
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Netgear Push2TV
http://www.netgear.com/landing/stream/tv/#push2tv
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Hi there, so long as your TV and tablet/phone or laptop are compatible and your internet connection is fast enough then yes, just plug into your TV and hey presto
Hi all,

Just thought I'd update you all with my findings on the Chromecast.

Yes it does work straight out of the box, really easy to set up and works fine straight away. You Tube works off the laptop or the iPhone, but TV - er, no!

Unless anyone knows otherwise it seems you still need either a VPN or Smart DNS. :-(

Cheers,

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Old Apr 28th 2014, 1:58 pm
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Hi all,

Just thought I'd update you all with my findings on the Chromecast.

Yes it does work straight out of the box, really easy to set up and works fine straight away. You Tube works off the laptop or the iPhone, but TV - er, no!

Unless anyone knows otherwise it seems you still need either a VPN or Smart DNS. :-(

Cheers,

Matt
Presumably it can be used as just a way of getting the PC to play on the TV without a cable running between them? - so if you ran Google Chrome with a VPN or Smart DNS then you could get it played through the TV by the Chromecast wi fi connection? I wonder?
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Presumably it can be used as just a way of getting the PC to play on the TV without a cable running between them? - so if you ran Google Chrome with a VPN or Smart DNS then you could get it played through the TV by the Chromecast wi fi connection? I wonder?
I guess so John, yes. But I think it's like anything wireless it takes a lot more memory etc. I got a much better quality from my iPhone than my laptop with the Chromecast.

For £30 I can't complain though!

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