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#31 +techbeck

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 02:05

Digital surround sound?  I wonder if maybe you guys are expecting a little too much from a device which only costs 35 bucks...

 

Not really.  New device so I wouldnt be surprised that more apps support this.




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Posted 15 August 2013 - 02:08

Any news on a UK release?

 

Edit: Possibly same date as Nexus 7 2013 release in UK?



#33 badb0y

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 02:23

Can it replace my HDMI wire from laptop to TV? I use TV as a monitor...?



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Posted 15 August 2013 - 02:34

Can it replace my HDMI wire from laptop to TV? I use TV as a monitor...?

 

What exactly do you do?



#35 AJerman

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 04:24

Can it replace my HDMI wire from laptop to TV? I use TV as a monitor...?

Not yet. It would have to mirror the entire screen.



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Posted 15 August 2013 - 11:53

Not yet. It would have to mirror the entire screen.

 

According to this site, it can mirror the entire screen....

http://howto.cnet.co...ast-experience/

 

Have not noticed it myself...will check later when I get home tho.



#37 tsupersonic

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 11:55

My surround sound works fine with Netflix.

What is your setup out of curiosity? I just can't get surround sound of the damn thing!

 

Mine is: Chromecast hooked into TV's HDMI 1

TV output to receiver via Toslink (optical cable). 



#38 AJerman

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 12:10

According to this site, it can mirror the entire screen....

http://howto.cnet.co...ast-experience/

 

Have not noticed it myself...will check later when I get home tho.

Wait, what? is this a new version? Since when did it cast the whole screen, last I saw casting a whole tab was experimental. I like the hidden settings noted on that page though!



#39 +techbeck

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 12:13

Wait, what? is this a new version? Since when did it cast the whole screen, last I saw casting a whole tab was experimental. I like the hidden settings noted on that page though!

 

I dont remember seeing that option either.  Not sure if there is a new version.  Been streaming Netflix off my tablet and have not opened Chrome in a few days to check.



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Posted 15 August 2013 - 12:16

What is your setup out of curiosity? I just can't get surround sound of the damn thing!

 

Mine is: Chromecast hooked into TV's HDMI 1

TV output to receiver via Toslink (optical cable). 

 

Similar setup.



#41 +techbeck

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 12:22

 like the hidden settings noted on that page though!

I think enabling the hidden settings will probably give you the full screen mode.  I have not tried it yet but it makes sense.



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Posted 15 August 2013 - 15:12

Upcoming CyanogenMod will open up Chromecast streaming to more Android apps



#43 B0mberman

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 15:34

Upcoming CyanogenMod will open up Chromecast streaming to more Android apps

 

nice find 



#44 +techbeck

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 16:31

Upcoming CyanogenMod will open up Chromecast streaming to more Android apps

 

 

Now that is pretty sweet.  Hopefully more roms will have this and it could be side loaded.



#45 AJerman

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 17:17

Did anyone else forget they had a Chromecast plugged into the back of their TV? :laugh:

 

I like the thing, but I really just don't use it much. Sometimes to play a little music or toss a YouTube video up on the screen, but with a full PC plugged into all my TVs, I don't really have as much of a need. I still need to get one for my parents though.

 

So, has the CM app progressed anymore? Anyone used it? I have a second phone that I just repaired the screen on and loaded CM10.2. It would make a good media device for the coffee table+Chromecast.





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