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    News - Google launches Chromecast, a US$35 streaming TV HDMI dongle

    Control it with and share video streams from: your smartphone, tablet or computer.
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    Re: News - Google launches Chromecast, a US$35 streaming TV HDMI dongle

    Want

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    Re: News - Google launches Chromecast, a US$35 streaming TV HDMI dongle

    Long as they come out <£30 over this side of the pond I'll pick one up just to play.

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    Re: News - Google launches Chromecast, a US$35 streaming TV HDMI dongle

    Shame as I reckon they'll be £35 - in which case one of those Android on a stick things from ebay will be better!
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: News - Google launches Chromecast, a US$35 streaming TV HDMI dongle

    Anyone know if it works with blinkbox?

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    Re: News - Google launches Chromecast, a US$35 streaming TV HDMI dongle

    If a large amount of apps do adopt to use this function It is a must buy for me

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    Re: News - Google launches Chromecast, a US$35 streaming TV HDMI dongle

    if the xbmc app supports it I'm in

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    Re: News - Google launches Chromecast, a US$35 streaming TV HDMI dongle

    If I can get a program to stream video files from my PC and use an Android app remote, I'd be interested. Assuming it can handle 5.1 audio correctly. Otherwise I'll stick with HTPC.

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    Re: News - Google launches Chromecast, a US$35 streaming TV HDMI dongle

    I like it. Perfect for upstairs.
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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    Re: News - Google launches Chromecast, a US$35 streaming TV HDMI dongle

    im looking forward to grabbing one. im assuming its going to be quite hackable.

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    Re: News - Google launches Chromecast, a US$35 streaming TV HDMI dongle

    On the surface it certainly seems like a very useful little gadget. If they weren't allowing the USA to beta test it for us I'd have already ordered one.

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    Re: News - Google launches Chromecast, a US$35 streaming TV HDMI dongle

    I'm thinking this looks more akin to one of those cheap Android HDMI sticks, but using your phone/tablet for the UI/remote rather than a hardware remote linked to the device itself. I could be wrong, but it doesn't look like a general purpose HDMI streaming device.

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    Re: News - Google launches Chromecast, a US$35 streaming TV HDMI dongle

    no and i've just discovered the roku lt media streamer which looks like a cracking device for 35 quid on cclonline.

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    Re: News - Google launches Chromecast, a US$35 streaming TV HDMI dongle

    Pah, the quality (resolution & bit rate) over n wireless networks is going to be limited I reckon. I know it's not meant to be the highest quality but....

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    Re: News - Google launches Chromecast, a US$35 streaming TV HDMI dongle

    Quote Originally Posted by Phage View Post
    I like it. Perfect for upstairs.
    That's what I thought, great for getting streaming video on older non-smart TVs which aren't in use enough to warrant a whole PC attached to them.

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    Re: News - Google launches Chromecast, a US$35 streaming TV HDMI dongle

    Quote Originally Posted by Noli View Post
    Pah, the quality (resolution & bit rate) over n wireless networks is going to be limited I reckon. I know it's not meant to be the highest quality but....
    Yeah, that's why I never bought one of the Chinese-made devices with similar functionality that have existed for some time. I need something with an RJ45 connector.

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