We might be related..
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Works brilliantly... if you can get it set up!,
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This review is from: Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player (Personal Computers)
Ok, the bad news first - if it doesn't just work out of the box on your network, you're in for some technical fun and maybe a call to Google to sort it out. Things to try on your router, in case it's helpful:
- make sure Access Point isolation mode is off
- make sure uPNP is on
- try changing the WiFi channel from "Auto" to 11 as the Chromecast uses US wifi channel frequencies which don't include all UK ones; 11 is a common channel for both the US and Europe
- if you have a dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz router, make sure the Chromecast and your video source (e.g. laptop) are on the same band
- do a router reboot after the above, wait till the internet connection is stable (e.g. from a laptop/tablet/phone via WiFi) and then power on and connect the Chromecast.
- it comes with a 10cm HDMI extender as right next to a TV is hopeless for wifi connection - you might need to get a longer extension, e.g. 0.5m, to move it away from the TV. This way it shouldn't affect Freeview either.
Anyhow once it connects, it works brilliantly. Most recommended are YouTube, Google Play Movies, iPlayer, Netflix and DayFrame (shows pictures from your phone on your TV). I suspect all major Apps will be moving to support it over the next few months.
We watched Turbo in HD with no problems via our 40Mbit fibre optic broadband - no buffering problems at all. Sky+ On Demand, on the other hand, often has buffering problems in HD despite our super-fast connection.
So why only 4*? Because Google really should have offered you the possibility of configuring it manually by connecting it to a laptop through the USB port so you can really set the settings to what you know should work. Otherwise it's great stuff!
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Initial post: 25 Mar 2014 01:12:53 GMT
We might be related..
In reply to an earlier post on 25 Mar 2014 07:46:17 GMT
Richard Gledhill says:
Pretty good chance via the Sheffield area I would imagine :-)
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