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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, 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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It streams content from the source, not the phone. But there will be outrage none the less
but if I am watching Netflix/YouTube/Phoenix on my phone via my cell companies data plan, and then viewing on TV via Chromecast, I AM using cell data bandwidth, yes?

I watched the Google press conference, and 'the cloud' is mentioned as a source, but I guess I am not following that part....does Chromecast shut-down the link to my cell phone if an approved wifi source is attainable? What if there is no wifi available?

oh yeah...Amazon: usually ships in 2/3 months......pfffft
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Old 08-13-2013, 08:20 AM
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but if I am watching Netflix/YouTube/Phoenix on my phone via my cell companies data plan, and then viewing on TV via Chromecast, I AM using cell data bandwidth, yes?
Obviously, if I connect my phone to a wifi router then that's different
I'm not sure for the Chrome tab feature, but I don't believe Chromecsast uses your phone for anything other than a remote. When you select a Netflix movie to watch it streams it directly from Netflix. This is different than using AirPlay with an iOS and Apple TV. Netflix on the Chromecast works the same as it does on the Apple TV (the device connects directly with the service).
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but if I am watching Netflix/YouTube/Phoenix on my phone via my cell companies data plan, and then viewing on TV via Chromecast, I AM using cell data bandwidth, yes?

I watched the Google press conference, and 'the cloud' is mentioned as a source, but I guess I am not following that part....does Chromecast shut-down the link to my cell phone if an approved wifi source is attainable? What if there is no wifi available?

oh yeah...Amazon: usually ships in 2/3 months......pfffft
AFAIK, i haven't tested, but to cast something to chromecast the device MUST be on the network. The option is taken away from the application if you are on your cellular or any other network for that matter.
** Just tested and chromecast option is not available when not on my home network... so the same would stand true for a machine not on your network. so your use case is not possible

once you tell chromecast to go out and view something from netflix it has nothign to do with your phone or other device anymore, other than a small html5 page which allows "control" of the stream...the physical data is not stopping at your phone and then being thrown to the tv... its direct like many other have commented

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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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