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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 19 Mar. 2014
Was pretty impressive before with Netflix and YouTube, now we have the BBC iPlayer on board it is a no-brainer even if you have a TV or BluRay player with iPlayer built in. No more unpleasant searching using the numeric keypad.

Mine is plugged into my Yamaha 7.1 receiver. With everything on stand-by I can select a video on Netflix from my Android tablet and cast it. Within seconds the receiver switches on by itself as does the TV, both choose the correct input and the video starts to play in HD with surround sound if available. Wonderful yet simple.
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Initial post: 19 Mar 2014 12:28:58 GMT
Sam says:
Hey, nice review. Can I just ask, how do you get your TV to turn on automatically and select the correct input? Or is this just a feature built in to the receiver/tv?

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Mar 2014 12:41:41 GMT
Gashead says:
There is a standard called HDMI-CEC which Chromecast supports. If the devices in the chain are compliant, which seems to be most reasonably modern TVs and receivers, then it just happens. My TV is around 6 years old (Sony) and my receiver around 4 years old (Yamaha). If it doesn't work there might be an option in the settings menu of the TV and/or receiver to enable it. Works with a Chromecast plugged straight into a compliant TV as well.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Mar 2014 12:54:25 GMT
Sam says:
Cheers, i'll give it a go.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Mar 2014 16:10:27 GMT
Hi Gashead

Do you get true DD 5.1 (or 7.1 on your kit) with the CC plugged into your amp? I have mine plugged into the TV, which outputs audio to my Yamaha amp via optical. I don't get true 5.1 though, even where the material has it. I understand CC actually uses DD Plus which can't be sent down optical. Not sure whether to switch it to an HDMI socket on the amp, and whether any fresh setting up is required. Would be much obliged for anything you can add. Cheers, Mike

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Mar 2014 16:35:23 GMT
Gashead says:
Hi Mike,
The receiver is certainly showing up as 5.1 where available via Netflix films and sound is coming from behind. Haven't seen any 7.1 yet and to be honest can't remember if any of the Google Play content had it. I didn't have to do anything special other than leave the input in Direct mode which in Yamahaspeak means leave it to the receiver to interpret rather than enforce any fake surround. Hope that helps.
Regards
Ali

Posted on 31 Mar 2014 00:34:57 BDT
Tooma says:
You just answered my question about using the device via my Onkyo AV Unit Gashead- cheers for that. Tooma from Hamilton.
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