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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by johnchart, Jul 31, 2013.

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  1. johnchart

    johnchart Legend

    Sep 17, 2006
    Any one used the new Google Chromecast yet? If so, how do you like it? Ordered one on Amazon but they were sold out & said will take 3/4 weeks to deliver. Hoping it is as good as all the buzz going on.

  2. D_V_D

    D_V_D New Member

    Jul 31, 2013
    San Jose, CA
    Yup I picked one up while on vacation.

    Was using a Hotel's internet so I couldn't set it up till I created a hotspot to by-pass the hotel login requirements.

    Once I got it working Youtube worked great but Chrome browser had some lag especially when playing flash games from Facebook. I think it would be fine for basic web browsing but nothing more at this time.

    I'm hoping HBO Go comes out soon.

    So far I have connected Apple phones, Android phones/tablets and Win 7 laptop all without issues.
  3. TomCat

    TomCat Broadcast Engineer

    Aug 31, 2002
    The quick sellout made Apple blink; they dropped the price of refurbed AppleTVs to $75 today. Somehow I don't see that stopping the bleeding. Expect 3 or 4 Chromecast knockoffs in the near future.

    What I wish it would do is let me use my HDTV as a second computer screen. Not really a goal, probably.
  4. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 24, 2007
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