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  • #547072

    Graybeak
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    ntn said:
    You can plug it in to a the TV’s usb

    Unless there is a lot more to this that isn’t shown in the photos I have seen, this device plugs into the HDMI port. I didn’t realize you could get power through those.

    #547073

    Mister Shifter
    Participant

    Graybeak said:
    Unless there is a lot more to this that isn’t shown in the photos I have seen, this device plugs into the HDMI port. I didn’t realize you could get power through those.

    It plugs into the HDMI port, yes. However, it also needs power, hence needing to plug it into USB as well.

    HDMI doesn’t offer bus power.

    #547074

    Graybeak
    Participant

    Mister Shifter said:
    It plugs into the HDMI port, yes. However, it also needs power, hence needing to plug it into USB as well.

    HDMI doesn’t offer bus power.

    I didn’t think that was the case. So, the photos and the promise of the tiny device are slightly misleading?

    #547075

    Graybeak
    Participant

    Though I did just see this comment on Amazon.

    If you have a newer TV with HDMI ver 1.4 you don’t need the USB power.

    #547076

    Mister Shifter
    Participant

    Graybeak said:
    Though I did just see this comment on Amazon.

    If you have a newer TV with HDMI ver 1.4 you don’t need the USB power.

    I stand corrected if that’s the case.

    #547077
    ntn
    ntn
    Participant

    Q: Does the Chromecast power itself off the HDMI?

    A: Yes, if you have HDMI 1.4. On HDMI 1.3 you need to power it off a USB port that your TV migh have built-in or through a USB charger if it doesn’t have one.

    #547078

    Graybeak
    Participant

    reading about this ver 1.4 I may have to call shenanigans. I don’t see anything about power.

    #547079
    murfmurphy
    murfmurphy
    Participant

    Mister Shifter said:
    It plugs into the HDMI port, yes. However, it also needs power, hence needing to plug it into USB as well.

    HDMI doesn’t offer bus power.

    It’s not as pretty as they make it out to be.

    #547080

    bucki12
    Member

    murfmurphy said:

    It’s not as pretty as they make it out to be.

    +1 thanks for that info. When did HDMI 1.4 become common?

    #547081
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    murfmurphy said:
    It’s not as pretty as they make it out to be.

    Yeah, but it’s something that will most likely be plugged in the back of the TV. How often are people going to actually be looking at the thing? ;)

    #547082
    murfmurphy
    murfmurphy
    Participant

    Walker said:
    Yeah, but it’s something that will most likely be plugged in the back of the TV. How often are people going to actually be looking at the thing? ;)

    That’s very true.

    I like the device personally, but what they show you it is versus what it actually looks like is a bit deceptive to me. MY HDMI inputs are also on the side, not back, of my TV. While it’s set it a little bit I still think the cord, and that extension piece could end up sticking out more than I would like. However, that’s all immaterial because I won’t be buying one. Not because I don’t like it, but I already have a PC hooked to one TV and my eventual second TV has a Roku waiting to get hooked up.

    #547083

    Graybeak
    Participant

    Well, that was quick.

    The World’s love affair with Google’s Chromecast Dongle Appears to be over.
    One of the bullet points in the story:
    The tiny gadget actually requires an unsightly power cord to work, something the product shots and ads cleverly hide . That’s because regular HDMI ports don’t pump out enough power to run a device like the Chromecast.

    Plus, they called it a dongle.

    #547084

    Mister Shifter
    Participant

    It seems like the hyperbole is dying down and people are being a little more realistic about this device.

    http://lifehacker.com/google-chromecast-does-it-deserve-a-place-in-your-livi-945082974

    #547085
    Caleb
    Caleb
    Participant

    I am still going to buy one.

    #547086
    spfld_expat
    spfld_expat
    Participant

    I wish Google would unload some old Nexus Qs on Woot. That thing had decent functionality but was way too expensive. The Chromecast on the other hand is just too neutered to be useful for me – no way to stream locally stored video is a dealbreaker, even at $35.

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