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anybody have any of these? the chromecast looks good but the android dongles seem to have more apps etc

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I went for WesternDigital Live Box.

Its a new technology so i would go the cheapest, as its bound to be superseded in a few months. I did read about 6 months ago there were wifi issues with the chrome-cast.

Just be aware if your device its self, will not hide the wifi transmission to your router. common issue. So check up on USB extension cables.

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Depends on what you want it for mate. What's your objective?

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whats a dongle ?

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Just wanna make tv in kids room able to use some apps. YouTube netflix etc without the expense of a buying a smart tv

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Originally Posted by justice
whats a dongle ?


like a usb stick, goes directly into your hdmi slot on tv and makes tv a smart tv, apps, internet, games etc. £37 on ebay

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in a similar situation, not sure whether to get a roku lt or a chromecast


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Thanks EFC. I can only find Virgin etc offering gongles at so much a month.Is that the same thing.
If I bought a dongle could I get internet at a place where there is no internet.
thanks a lot

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Originally Posted by justice
Thanks EFC. I can only find Virgin etc offering gongles at so much a month.Is that the same thing.
If I bought a dongle could I get internet at a place where there is no internet.
thanks a lot

No. smile
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Originally Posted by justice
Thanks EFC. I can only find Virgin etc offering gongles at so much a month.Is that the same thing.
If I bought a dongle could I get internet at a place where there is no internet.
thanks a lot


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/XBMC-Andr..._Media_Streamers&hash=item2ecb6ada9a

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Originally Posted by AX_125
in a similar situation, not sure whether to get a roku lt or a chromecast


i really want the chromecast but its very limited at the moment. it doesnt let you stream local content, ie your own pictures, videos or and videos you may have downloaded onto your laptop. even music that you put into your google play it wont stream. has to be movies/music bought from the play store. because the android dongles have the micro sd slot, i can play films direct to my basic tv using it.

because of that, im edging toward the android stick. £36.99 or £48 with the wireless air keyboard


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