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post #61 of 165
I wonder if you could install application like ES File Explorer, which allows you explore SMB network shares. The website says access to 1000s of applications at Google Play. Here it is listed on google play.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.estrongs.android.pop&feature=nav_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDMsImNvbS5lc3Ryb25ncy5hbmRyb2lkLnBvcCJd

Assuming files are in proper format, such as MKV, it should work.
post #62 of 165
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Originally Posted by rdb4133 View Post

I got a 404 as well just now. But I was able to download it earlier without a problem. I uploaded the User Manual PDF to my Google Drive: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B7GgNL3UxKXWbUxEZGpVQ1hwVHc

Thank's for the link, worked great.

Still don't see how to have full functionality without a cable box. As I'm having mine removed on the 13th.

There is only a coax-cable off the Terk antenna.
post #63 of 165
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Thank's for the link, worked great.
Still don't see how to have full functionality without a cable box. As I'm having mine removed on the 13th.
There is only a coax-cable off the Terk antenna.
This is not going to work with your Terk Antenna for TV content. Your cable box and Satellite box HDMI output passes through this box, enabling you to PIP and content search/aggregation (not sure how they do it.. probably using IR blaster or so). This is more a competitor to Roku and other google TV boxes. I didn't see any reference or menu options for local streaming. So XBMC in google play is your best bet for local streaming.
post #64 of 165
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This is not going to work with your Terk Antenna for TV content. Your cable box and Satellite box HDMI output passes through this box, enabling you to PIP and content search/aggregation (not sure how they do it.. probably using IR blaster or so). This is more a competitor to Roku and other google TV boxes. I didn't see any reference or menu options for local streaming. So XBMC in google play is your best bet for local streaming.

Or Plex for local network streaming (http://www.plexapp.com) might be a better option since it has been around for longer and it is more mature at this point on Google TV/Android.
post #65 of 165
The Vizio Co-Star "Owners Manual" is again available for download !

Just tried it and it functions as it should.

Here: http://store.vizio.com/documents/downloads/streaming/VAP430/UM_VAP430.pdf
post #66 of 165
Video Playback H.264, MP4, MKV only supported playback modes.
post #67 of 165
Why hasnt anyone devloped a universal player yet for Andriod? I would think that the road blocks for doing this are software, not hardware. Andriod is supposed to the unrestricted platform.
post #68 of 165
I noticed they have just charged my card from my preorder last month. Maybe they are shipping soon?
post #69 of 165
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I noticed they have just charged my card from my preorder last month. Maybe they are shipping soon?

Wow, Lucky you.

Sure sounds like its on the way to me. wink.gif
post #70 of 165
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Wow, Lucky you.
Sure sounds like its on the way to me. wink.gif

yep same here, my CC also was charged today. I was thinking of cancelling as no local play back support...
Probably will ship out by this weekend.
post #71 of 165
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yep same here, my CC also was charged today. I was thinking of cancelling as no local play back support...
Probably will ship out by this weekend.

Yeah, I don't think it has a separate media player built-in like the Sony box. But you should be able to use an app like XBMC or GTVBox from the Play Store to play files from USB drives right?
post #72 of 165
My card has been charged too. There's a Plex app. I already have the Plex Media Server (PMS) and the Plex client running on my HTPC. All I need is the Co-star to competently run the Plex client to put the PC in the closet. PMS will transcode the non supported formats such as AVI.
post #73 of 165
Under the compare section of this page it appears DNLA enabled..though I do remember reading somewhere that it required an APP to be downloaded from the google app store
http://www.vizio.com/costar/features#features-apps

From the owners manual on page 12

" And don’t forget, geeks: Using apps from Google Play Store,
you can enjoy photos, music, and movies from any DLNA-enabled phone, tablet, or computer."
Edited by Ernie in NH - 8/8/12 at 6:17pm
post #74 of 165
My CC was charged today as well. Looks like these should be shipping soon for some of us! smile.gif
post #75 of 165
No email yet, that it shipped!! May be tomorrow??
post #76 of 165
no news of this being shipped today either, 3 days after the card has been charged.
post #77 of 165
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Originally Posted by csrini1 View Post

no news of this being shipped today either, 3 days after the card has been charged.

Have you checked your on-line account at Vizio ?

Mine still says processing.
post #78 of 165
Same here, it still says processing.
post #79 of 165
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Originally Posted by csrini1 View Post

Same here, it still says processing.

To have it still processing is a good sign.

Soon we will have our new pieces of technology in our hot little hands, either praising or cursing it. Then it will come time to try hacking it with visions of improving it to our liking.
( I certainly hope there is some way to do a factory reset.)

It will be nice to see who posts the first review, be it good or not so good.
post #80 of 165
STILL processing. I was thinking we were supposed to have these in our greasy little hands today....what gives?
post #81 of 165
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STILL processing. I was thinking we were supposed to have these in our greasy little hands today....what gives?

Time to give them a call I guess...
post #82 of 165
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Originally Posted by csrini1 View Post

Time to give them a call I guess...

I thought it was supposed to be shipping on 08/14? I could be wrong though, let us know what you find out! smile.gif
post #83 of 165
Just curious what people plan to do with these boxes? Just internet streaming and browsing? It seems pretty poor for local media playback with no support for MPEG2, VC1, AC3/DTS decoding, etc. Also keep in mind that the Google Play market for phones/tablets is not the same as for the GTV. GTV does not support running native code (NDK) applications at all so you're stuck with a limited set of simple apps written in java. Java is too slow and limited for any media player apps or higher performance games.
post #84 of 165
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Originally Posted by Wizziwig View Post

Just curious what people plan to do with these boxes? Just internet streaming and browsing? It seems pretty poor for local media playback with no support for MPEG2, VC1, AC3/DTS decoding, etc. Also keep in mind that the Google Play market for phones/tablets is not the same as for the GTV. GTV does not support running native code (NDK) applications at all so you're stuck with a limited set of simple apps written in java. Java is too slow and limited for any media player apps or higher performance games.

The biggest uses for me: Global search/integration with cable, Netflix, Youtube, Amazon VOD, OnLive gaming, Google Music, Plex client, Chrome, Google Play Movies & TV, simplifying my AV setup, etc.
post #85 of 165
limited set of apps?
"Apps By The Thousand
With access to thousands of apps, Google Play takes your entertainment experience to the next level like no other stream player before. A simple interface lets you easily download all your favorite apps to watch, listen, chat and play through your TV in a whole new way."
http://www.vizio.com/costar/features
Though what exactly Vizio means by apps I am not to sure of ...
post #86 of 165
I am giddy with excitement for this thing..........but if they don't ship mine by tomorrow, I'm going to contact support or something. My order has said "Processing" for a week now, so either "process" it, or give us some information that there has been a delay or something.
post #87 of 165
Just called them... Standard reply, West coast customers should receive by Friday or Saturday or latest by midweek next week.
post #88 of 165
Well this is definitely a strange "release". For all their bombast and pushing information out to the Tech and Home Theater websites, they don't seem in too much of a hurry to get the actual product into the hands of the customers that pre-ordered it.
post #89 of 165
Sounds like at least some are going out today; just got contacted to clear up a problem with my order.
post #90 of 165
That's great to hear that some are going out today! Hopefully mine ships out as well, I placed my pre-order on 07/24 fairly early! smile.gif
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