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Old 07-24-2013, 11:05 AM
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Chromecast

Really interesting stuff coming from Google - I see in THIS something actually changing the status quo in my home media centers....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZzS6BxHEns

Bout half way through it starts talkin' about Chromecast....
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:26 AM
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Heh, just read about it and came here to post, and you beat me to it.
http://www.engadget.com/2013/07/24/google-chromekey/

My first thought was, remember how Jeff was interviewed once upon a time and talked about wanting to make Sage into a packaged dongle type thing? I wonder if there's any connection between those words and this device (meaning, the device could someday be pushed firmware that could include cloud-based DVR-type function). Could just be coincidence, but any time I see Google doing anything related to media on a TV set, I immediately wonder if the Sage team has any hand in it....
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:53 AM
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Really interesting stuff coming from Google - I see in THIS something actually changing the status quo in my home media centers....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZzS6BxHEns

Bout half way through it starts talkin' about Chromecast....
Unfortunately they've taken the video private.

Interesting, though of course it doesn't work for any of us who still have non-HDMI TV's in their media stable. Still waiting on my old Mitsu to die.
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Old 07-24-2013, 12:01 PM
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Video is here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=WmpOis2UEJg

Or you could just see the video on the Chromecast website: http://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome...romecast/#play

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Old 07-24-2013, 12:06 PM
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Heh, just read about it and came here to post, and you beat me to it.
http://www.engadget.com/2013/07/24/google-chromekey/

My first thought was, remember how Jeff was interviewed once upon a time and talked about wanting to make Sage into a packaged dongle type thing? I wonder if there's any connection between those words and this device (meaning, the device could someday be pushed firmware that could include cloud-based DVR-type function). Could just be coincidence, but any time I see Google doing anything related to media on a TV set, I immediately wonder if the Sage team has any hand in it....
I just want my DVR/extender to be as good as an HD300, but as small and convenient as this USB dongle. Put SageTV/GoogleFiberTV on this dongle and sell it to the world. I know that is probably a pipe dream tho
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Old 07-24-2013, 12:13 PM
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"just click it on your phone and it plays on the tv...."

I can see the cell-overage bill outrage already. time to sign-up for UNLIMITED data!
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Old 07-24-2013, 12:15 PM
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It streams content from the source, not the phone. But there will be outrage none the less
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Old 07-24-2013, 12:16 PM
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Another commercial demoing Chromecast

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKG5...layer_embedded

Looks like open SDK as well.
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Old 07-24-2013, 12:25 PM
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The inevitable question: Can it play MY media?
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Old 07-24-2013, 12:39 PM
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The inevitable question: Can it play MY media?
Seems like the SDK allows for playing content from local source via a URL. Time for the brilliant SageTV 3rd party devs to explore this one. Would of course work only as well as your WiFi speed.
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:31 PM
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Would of course work only as well as your WiFi speed.
Maybe they'll get around to releasing an ethernet version. Would be nice to have the option. The problem is most people would prefer wifi for ease.
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:24 PM
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I don't get it. Why do this and have googletv as a separate devices? Wouldn't it have been better to combine?

Where is the consumer Sagetv 8 non-fiber version!??
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:29 PM
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I don't get it. Why do this and have googletv as a separate devices? Wouldn't it have been better to combine?
Yes. Could be GoogleTV will eventually "on a stick"?

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Where is the consumer Sagetv 8 non-fiber version!??
Good question. Better question: Will we ever see a consumer, non-fiber version? I hope so but I'm not sure that is a for-certain thing.
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:36 PM
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I don't get it. Why do this and have googletv as a separate devices? Wouldn't it have been better to combine?

Where is the consumer Sagetv 8 non-fiber version!??
I think eventually GoogleTV will incorporate the functionality of a Google Cast Receiver (much as this Chromecast dongle is).

Although in theory GoogleTV is really an android tablet without a screen, connected to a TV. I think it's days are numbered, especially if this Google Cast thing takes off.

With the proliferation of Smart Phones and Tablets, this kind of integration is probably the future of the living room. The big missing piece, assuming we can get local media to play back in the GoogleCast ecosystem, is how do we get PVR functionality. Sage's recording engine is still the best - I suspect we'll have a way to GoogleCast sage recordings in 3 months or less
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Old 07-24-2013, 04:05 PM
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I think eventually GoogleTV will incorporate the functionality of a Google Cast Receiver (much as this Chromecast dongle is).

Although in theory GoogleTV is really an android tablet without a screen, connected to a TV. I think it's days are numbered, especially if this Google Cast thing takes off.
I agree. There may be some functionality/apps transition from GoogleTV to ChromeCast as GoogleTV fades. Would be nice if they do some integration of Google FiberTV into GoogleCast also although I'm not sure how that would work.
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Old 07-24-2013, 04:39 PM
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This product doesn't excite me. Am I missing something. This is simalar to what other products have (Samsung sync, Plex, I don't know what else).

This is what I found on the website:
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Subscriptions may be required to use with certain content providers.
Is there going to be some subscription client on most of their things? Or just only referring to things like netflix?
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One scary thing I saw in several of the articles about this on the internet is that part of the latest Android update is they are introducing a new "enhanced" DRM.
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Old 07-24-2013, 05:47 PM
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I don't think this will come anywhere close to replacing SageTV but I can see it helping to add in a much needed feature, 1080p Netflix & Hulu streaming (Netflix is officially supported, don't know about Hulu) with an awesome way to actually select content (your Smartphone).

I just ordered one in order to replace the horrible Samsung SmartTV Netflix app which is junk to use and only does 720p.

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Please, please, please, don't say PlayOn - I don't consider that an acceptable option when it only supports 480p streaming.
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Please, please, please, don't say PlayOn - I don't consider that an acceptable option when it only supports 480p streaming.
PLEX seems to do this already but you need to get hardware at the TV. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...nncddgkiibboil

I know not the same but you can queue and have it view-able full screen anytime.
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:23 AM
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PLEX seems to do this already but you need to get hardware at the TV. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...nncddgkiibboil

I know not the same but you can queue and have it view-able full screen anytime.
If PlayOn would just get their act together and support 1080p then SageTV wouldn't be lacking for much...
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