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Android games look great when played on a Nexus 7 and displayed on TVs.
Android games look great when played on a Nexus 7 and displayed on TVs.

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selinz
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Re: DLNA, WIFI?
selinz   8/1/2013 4:46:18 PM
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No prob. The computer is upstairs but the blue ray and the ps3 can talk over wifi. {lus, they are already hooked up to the TV via my 1000watt receiver. I don't want to give up hifi audio. So Wifi enables HiFi so Why Fly to Chromecast?

JmS0
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Re: DLNA, WIFI?
JmS0   8/1/2013 4:33:24 PM
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It seems to me to be a wireless replacement for HDMI cables, but that said, my PC isn't near my TV and my wifes iPad doesn't have HDMI output.  So, actually, it's better than just a wireless replacement for HDMI cables.  It's that, AND you don't have to move your computer close enough to the TV to be connectable with an HDMI cable.

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Re: ChromeCast
Kinnar   7/29/2013 6:38:21 AM
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You are very true but let us see what comes up in this regard from Google and other developers.

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Re: ChromeCast
alex_m1   7/28/2013 3:34:25 PM
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Kinnar,

What the hardware does is pretty trivial. But it's very low cost, have got a lot of marketing behind it, and will be tied to all kind of apps/content , and maybe even google tv ads. This isn't something trivial to copy.

Kinnar
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Re: ChromeCast
Kinnar   7/28/2013 12:41:15 PM
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No, I do not think that will be that much successful initiative from Google, as on the other side there are many open source hardware development boards are available with HDMI port and porting of Embedded Linux or Android with this you can very well have similar access as discussed in ChromeCast. I have also came across some similar devices being sold by Mobile Service Providers as well. 

selinz
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DLNA, WIFI?
selinz   7/27/2013 6:28:25 PM
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First of all, I like the Nexus 7. 1920 by 1200 is legit! Particularly in a device that size. that being said, I don't understand how people are jumping up and down about chromecast. Is it a combination of DLNA and Wifi? Or yet another Apple TV like format? Or is it a wireless substitute for an HDMI cable?

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Re: ChromeCast
alex_m1   7/27/2013 2:01:05 AM
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I'm pretty sure that content companies will add support soon. Chromecast is designed in such a way to frighten them into doing so. Although currently, theoretically they could block TV access, Google, with a flick of a switch could enable streaming of everything including pirated content, easily, without a way to block this. That's goggle's way of saying :either be on my platform, or we'll let all hell break loose for you. But if you join, we will assure you get tons of customers.

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Frank Eory   7/26/2013 6:07:51 PM
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At such a low price point, and with such an unobtrusive form factor, Chromecast could be a game-changer with respect to cord cutting (dropping cable and/or satellite TV). Easy access to Netflix & YouTube without needing a set-top box or a game console -- just a dongle -- makes this device very interesting. Google says Pandora support is on the way, but I've heard no mention of HuluPlus. If they add support for that too, then Chomecast moves from "very interesting" to "compelling."

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Games...
Charles.Desassure   7/26/2013 4:41:33 PM
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According to the article, "The new Nexus 7 is the first device to ship with Android 4.3. Its major new features include support for Bluetooth 4.0 and OpenGL ES 3.0".  I have not tested this Nexus 7 yet, but the screen looks like it will be great for playing games.

wilber_xbox
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Re: Lacklustre presentation
wilber_xbox   7/26/2013 11:49:35 AM
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I think no other company right now that Apple can create a market for a product. It used to be other-way-around case that there is a consumer market that companies could target. So, the strategy for companies to keep a close watch to Apple and follow their lead is understandable.

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