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post #391 of 476
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Originally Posted by Uxberger View Post

Hello:
So far the ChromeCast is not available in Canada. If I buy one in the USA when I am there, will it work in Canada or is it blocked by address?

Has anyone tried this?

Thanks!

I'm not in Canada but this thread from xda dev should be helpful to you - http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2378257
Short answer, yes it should work but you will need some modifications for certain things to work. I don't want to copy and paste from another forum, so you can read the thread for details.
post #392 of 476
Thank you very much.
Now, to find one. ;-)
post #393 of 476
YouTube testing Chromecast support for embedded videos

Anyone wanting to stream YouTube videos through a Chromecast currently has to visit YouTube's website or run one of its mobile apps. Viewers may soon have more options, though, as Google has confirmed to GigaOM that it's publicly testing Chromecast support for embedded YouTube clips on third-party web pages.

Right now, access is random at best -- the "send to" button only appears some of the time, and might not be available to everyone. The company says it's monitoring feedback from these experiments, however, and it could offer embedded video support to more Chromecast owners if all goes well.

Full Story Here

post #394 of 476
Athlon646464-

Thanks for that. Let's hope he's not going it alone because Google is closing down its ecosystem.
post #395 of 476
We just got a new Nexus 7 and it came with a couple of shows on it. I started playing "Wonders of the Solar System" and it looked great on the Nexus which is actually higher res than my projector. Casting it over to the projector looks fantastic. On a side note, the Netflix app does not work at all on the new Nexus, but just fine on the old. It seems to be a common problem.
post #396 of 476
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Originally Posted by gregoryperkins View Post

We just got a new Nexus 7 and it came with a couple of shows on it. I started playing "Wonders of the Solar System" and it looked great on the Nexus which is actually higher res than my projector. Casting it over to the projector looks fantastic. On a side note, the Netflix app does not work at all on the new Nexus, but just fine on the old. It seems to be a common problem.
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On a side note, the Netflix app does not work at all on the new Nexus,
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I would call Eric Schmidt direct on that straight away and insist they straighten that out right away!biggrin.gif

SRSLY Lot of folks like the Nexus fondleslabs (you can tell I read The Register) I 'm thinking about the Nexus 10
because it isn't Apple and also gets good reviews might even get the 7 .
I don't need to stream Netflix to anything plenty of Netflix enabled devices here already and a wireless Lan
but they should fix that.
post #397 of 476
Good idea, I gave Eric a call and he had the man behind the curtain push the magic update out this morning and that solved the problem.

Now the new 7 is at a higher version than the old one. I really don't understand Google's staggered delivery approach.
post #398 of 476
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Originally Posted by gregoryperkins View Post

Good idea, I gave Eric a call and he had the man behind the curtain push the magic update out this morning and that solved the problem.

Now the new 7 is at a higher version than the old one. I really don't understand Google's staggered delivery approach.

Thanks. good to know they fixed it in case I get one I kinda figured they would fix it somehow not like them to leave too much undone
maybe some Microsoft or Apple tendencies have been rubbing of on them eek.gif
post #399 of 476
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Originally Posted by gregoryperkins View Post

We just got a new Nexus 7 and it came with a couple of shows on it. I started playing "Wonders of the Solar System" and it looked great on the Nexus which is actually higher res than my projector. Casting it over to the projector looks fantastic. On a side note, the Netflix app does not work at all on the new Nexus, but just fine on the old. It seems to be a common problem.
Works fine on mine, so does my Nexus 10, I haven't tried my Galaxy nexus yet.
post #400 of 476
It is fixed, see above. It is not clear what the problem was, but it was common on the 7 v2.
post #401 of 476
quote>Last night I was experimenting with play music instant mix feature on my chromebook. Then I thought, this would be great to cast it from my Nexus, and there it was... It's like Pandora with your own collection. Google music mangled many of my genres, and this seems like the best way to get a mix of like music together. It would be nice if this could be done from music on my home net too.

I have ~18,000 songs up there in the cloud, so it's hard to manage especially since it exists at home too. If you don't know, Google allows you to upload 20,000 songs into their cloud. It might take a while, but it eventually gets there.

This is exactly what I hoped to get from the chromecast. I think I'll get another!
Edited by gregoryperkins - 8/19/13 at 6:47pm

That's worthless for me, I have over 100,000 mp3s. I guess I'll just keep the HDD plugged into the router after all...
post #402 of 476
Bear in mind, the 20,000 "songs" is actually files. You can send a two-hour mix tape as a single "song."
post #403 of 476
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Originally Posted by milehighxr View Post

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That's worthless for me, I have over 100,000 mp3s. I guess I'll just keep the HDD plugged into the router after all...

I'm sure that Google would be happy to store all your music, just not for free! 20k isn't so bad for the price.
post #404 of 476
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Originally Posted by gregoryperkins View Post

I'm sure that Google would be happy to store all your music, just not for free! 20k isn't so bad for the price.

Google Music's free storage is the best bargain anywhere in the cloud.
post #405 of 476
FYI - the Android Hulu Plus app has been updated with Chromecast support. I tried it out and works great. You can pause and play from the notification bar too and from the lock screen.

Since I don't have an iOS device, I looked it up and Hulu says it is coming out for iPad today and "soon" for iPhone.
Edited by jprc - 10/2/13 at 3:03am
post #406 of 476
Just wanted to let you know about some gadgets you may find helpful. I wrote earlier that one of my chromecasts was pretty hot, and exchanged it, but the new one is hot too. I did read the tiny instructions and posts here by members that, indeed, it can run hot. But, since my Samsung LN52A860 is over five years old and still perfect, I wanted to isolate it as much as possible.

So I don't use the TV's USB for power, and I moved the chromecast away from the set using a Monster 360 degree hinged HDMI extender. The HDMI connector to the TV is perfectly cool, and the HDMI to the chromecast is less hot than the chromecast itself. And it allows me to rotate the chromecast anywhere to give better clearance. (The included extender cable is too long for my installation.)

Best Buy has this hinge and it's Magnolia shop also has left and right angled, and up and down angled connectors, which could also work. The down side is they range from $15-$30, and the hinge causes the loss of one stripe on the wifi signal icon, but doesn't degrade performance.
post #407 of 476
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Originally Posted by dfp View Post

Just wanted to let you know about some gadgets you may find helpful. I wrote earlier that one of my chromecasts was pretty hot, and exchanged it, but the new one is hot too. I did read the tiny instructions and posts here by members that, indeed, it can run hot. But, since my Samsung LN52A860 is over five years old and still perfect, I wanted to isolate it as much as possible.

So I don't use the TV's USB for power, and I moved the chromecast away from the set using a Monster 360 degree hinged HDMI extender. The HDMI connector to the TV is perfectly cool, and the HDMI to the chromecast is less hot than the chromecast itself. And it allows me to rotate the chromecast anywhere to give better clearance. (The included extender cable is too long for my installation.)

Best Buy has this hinge and it's Magnolia shop also has left and right angled, and up and down angled connectors, which could also work. The down side is they range from $15-$30, and the hinge causes the loss of one stripe on the wifi signal icon, but doesn't degrade performance.
Good tip! That sort of item can also be found for much less at Monoprice. Monoprice has been a long time advertiser at AVS.

HDMI® Port Saver Adapter (Male to Female) - 360 Degree Swiveling Type $3.68
post #408 of 476
+1 I bought the exact same item from Monoprice a month ago.

3850 HDMI® Port Saver (Male to Female) - 270 Degree 2 2 0 $1.98 $3.96 They come both left and right angled.

1.98 each!!!! Their HDMI cables are also 1/10 of the Monstor brand sold by BB
post #409 of 476

@jrnewquist You're running Chromecast from your Denon AVR.  I'm having trouble doing the same.  I have a Denon AVR-2113CI.  I downloaded the Chromecast app to my android phone, setup Chromecast on my TV, played some music from Google Music, and then moved it to my receiver as other posters have.  And that's where the fun stopped.  I have been unable to play audio through the receiver.  I plugged Chromecast into the Media Player input and set the receiver to the same input, but I have nothing.  I've tried other ports too (Blu-ray, Game); no luck.  How did you do yours?  Is there a setting in the receiver that needs changed?  Thanks for your help!

post #410 of 476

All good!  Figured it out.  I needed to name the Input in Input settings.  Works like a charm now!!

post #411 of 476
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Originally Posted by ruminant View Post

All good!  Figured it out.  I needed to name the Input in Input settings.  Works like a charm now!!

Cool!
post #412 of 476
Update: Hulu Plus app for iPhone now supports Chromecast streaming

Chromecast owners got Hulu Plus app streaming on their Android devices and iPads at the start of the month.

Today, it's the iPhone's turn: a newly updated Hulu Plus app lets those with smaller-screened iOS devices control TV shows playing through Google's media adapter.

Full Story Here
post #413 of 476
Pandora for Android & iPhone adds Chromecast streaming

http://www.engadget.com/2013/10/31/pandora-android-chromecast-tablet-ui/
post #414 of 476
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Originally Posted by dfp View Post

Just wanted to let you know about some gadgets you may find helpful. I wrote earlier that one of my chromecasts was pretty hot, and exchanged it, but the new one is hot too. I did read the tiny instructions and posts here by members that, indeed, it can run hot. But, since my Samsung LN52A860 is over five years old and still perfect, I wanted to isolate it as much as possible.So I don't use the TV's USB for power, and I moved the chromecast away from the set using a Monster 360 degree hinged HDMI extender. The HDMI connector to the TV is perfectly cool, and the HDMI to the chromecast is less hot than the chromecast itself. And it allows me to rotate the chromecast anywhere to give better clearance. (The included extender cable is too long for my installation.) Best Buy has this hinge and it's Magnolia shop also has left and right angled, and up and down angled connectors, which could also work. The down side is they range from $15-$30, and the hinge causes the loss of one stripe on the wifi signal icon, but doesn't degrade performance.
They have the generic versions at Monoprice for 3 bucks. Work great.

Sent with my arthritic thumbs with proofreading help from the hound!
post #415 of 476
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Originally Posted by andover View Post

[quote name="mdavej" url="/t/1483018/chromecast-google-in-the-living-room-take-two/360#post_23690125"]Use component for DTV or run all HDMI thru Denon.[/quote]Denon 885 has no HDMI . Nor DVI- audio jacks.Currently run DTv HDMI jack to TV (only one HDMI jack) and the A/V of the DTv mini-Genie to the Denon.I guess I need a HDMI --> component converter?Thanks

Not to sound like a commercial but, I have a HDMI 4in 1out switch from Monoprice that also extracts audio to eitherboptical or RCA and it works with the Chromecast fine in one of it's ports. They also have HDMI to component video converters.

Sent with my arthritic thumbs with proofreading help from the hound!
post #416 of 476
That is interesting, but the one I am looking at has coax and optica (both digital)l, not rca which is analog.

I assume this?

http://www.monoprice.com/Product/?c_id=101&cp_id=10110&cs_id=1011002&p_id=7974&seq=1&format=1#largeimage
post #417 of 476
I'll stick with my custom built HTPC thanks....
post #418 of 476

Loving my Chromecast!  Ready to buy a second one for the bedroom.  My only wish is that I could access the audio stream to enhance it anyway I see fit.  Anyone know of a way to do that?

post #419 of 476
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Originally Posted by audionerdist View Post

Loving my Chromecast!  Ready to buy a second one for the bedroom.  My only wish is that I could access the audio stream to enhance it anyway I see fit.  Anyone know of a way to do that?

I have my Chromecast going into my receiver where I can use any of the receivers processing... I guess you could do that and also use the receiver pre-outs to send the signal to a mixing console or whatever else you wanted to enhance as you saw fit.

One of the previously mentioned devices to split the audio and video portions of the signal could also be used to support outside enhancement.

What exactly are you wanting to accomplish in terms of enhancing?
post #420 of 476

This is now available in Canada at Amazon, however it is $64.99. What a price difference to the US!

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