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  •  ...our Christmas gift is one of those... (9+ / 0-)

    ...Chromecast things. It cost $35. It plugs into an HDMI connector on your TV. It allows you to stream via wifi from an iPad, smartphone or anything like that to your TV.

    The idea is to have a full HD TV image of anything you can stream via your whatever device.

    NO sound. I've not been able to fix that yet. Apparently that is a big problem with the thing. I've been reading online about lots and lots of folks with this problem.

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    Ignorance is bliss only for the ignorant. The rest of us must suffer the consequences. -7.38; -3.44

    by paradise50 on Wed Dec 25, 2013 at 11:07:16 AM PST

    •  ...I've discovered that if I plug it into... (3+ / 0-)

      ...a specific HDMI port it gives me visual AND audio. If I plug it into other HDMI ports, all I get is visual.

      SO, I'll have to swap it with something else (the Roku) if I want to use it. But it does work!...

      Ignorance is bliss only for the ignorant. The rest of us must suffer the consequences. -7.38; -3.44

      by paradise50 on Wed Dec 25, 2013 at 01:48:43 PM PST

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      •  ...and another thing is it actually... (3+ / 0-)

        ...doesn't stream what's on your iPad or smartphone. Those just control it. It streams directly from the internet via wifi.

        The innerds of the thing are supposed to be much like the innerds of an Android, from all the stuff I've been reading on the internets have to say about it...interesting...

        Ignorance is bliss only for the ignorant. The rest of us must suffer the consequences. -7.38; -3.44

        by paradise50 on Wed Dec 25, 2013 at 01:50:44 PM PST

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