Chromecast with Google TV

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream 4K' started by privateinfo, Oct 1, 2020.

  1. Nov 9, 2020 #401 of 548
    dbpaddler

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    For me over 50% of the suggestions were for paid content. HBO Max content is all over the place, and I have HBO already through Amazon so it's annoying. And I uninstalled YouTube yet I'm stuck with YouTube content all over I can't get rid of.

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    AussieFigjam

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    Interesting, this partly confirms what I have suspected for a while; these devices are targeted for B2B, to sell on to cable companies and other content providers as subsidised devices; actual end-user customers are not really consequential. I suppose, there's a good chance that they try to make their own launcher which integrates the Tivo Stream app; I'd like to see that, it's good to have different ideas on aggregation floating around, especially since this concept is still in its infancy.
     
  3. Nov 9, 2020 #403 of 548
    AussieFigjam

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    Could be that it is completely agnostic to subscriptions, and I happen to subscribe to most of the stuff they are recommending. I do have HBO Max, Netflix, Prime, and YouTube TV, so it probably covers most of what would be suggested.
     
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  4. Nov 9, 2020 #404 of 548
    dbpaddler

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    I just don't want my content to be so sparse, and it shouldn't be effort to get to it. I don't want to have to go into the app every time. I want to see a row of things I'm watching or on my list for that app or suggested within that app. It's just not fun. I suppose I can do the app only mode, but then I might as well have just stuck with the TS4k.

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    I turned off automatic updates on my TiVo 4K so I’m good for now but I suppose they will do some kind of system update that could change that in the future.
     
  6. AussieFigjam

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    I would agree on this one, and it would be easy to fix in the new launcher if there were some way to add back a specific app based row. Maybe it will come if enough people complain, but it's always hard to tell with Google.

    I just want Plex back (but not enough to give up launcher aggregation). I would be fine that Plex doesn't integrate with the new search and aggregation if I could add it's app specific row back.
     
  7. Alex_7

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    Justwatch app just had a nice big update to its Android TV app looks really good, the plus side is no ads and it only shows stuff you pay for, the way any aggregator should be.
     
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  8. AussieFigjam

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    Long time since I looked at JustWatch, maybe I'll install and play with it to see what it looks like. For me, it would need to support YouTube TV, including DVRd content, and I'm not holding out much hope that anyone other than Google will ever do that. Another big one for me is Plex...if only I could find an aggregator that supported both, I'd be all set.
     
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  9. Alex_7

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    Reelgood supports Plex
     
  10. brotony

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    I've got the same model usb hub and ethernet and wifi speeds are the same. My subscribed speed is 200 Mbps. Maybe it is your cable or ethernet switch causing the slower speed? But the CCGTV isn't fully gigabit capable; it will top out around 300 to 400 Mbps as it appears the USB C port is 2.0- better than the Google ethernet adapter which is limited at 100 Mbps connection.

    I noticed in another forum a user posted the current draw was minimum with this same hub. The original CCGTV power block is more than sufficient. My hub seems to run cooler than the CCGTV.

    If the hub is powered and ethernet cable connected, you should see power indication there in the connection LEDs. Nevermind, I see you found your cat had chewed the original power cable. (Last week I found a chewed ethernet cable. 3yo indoor bored male kitten roams around here; still playful and chewing cables though he's forbidden behind the entertainment center. No telling how long that's been that way. Got away with another cable chew.)

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  11. Alex_7

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    I’m using a CAT 6 Ethernet cable, should I be using a different type?
     
  12. dbpaddler

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    Cat 6 is fine.

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  13. brotony

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    That's what I'm using. Is your router and Ethernet switch (if used) gigabit ethernet?

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  14. Alex_7

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    I don’t think my router is gigabit I pay for 200mbs speeds. I get wifi speeds a little over at 235mbs over wifi on my phone and chromecast
     
  15. Old Roamio 0

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    I think the Chromecast-TV works a lot like YouTube. If I say "Dr. Who" after hitting the button with the dots it brings up Dr. Who. Then I hit the down button and just like Youtube there is a row of suggestions.

    I stumbled across a row with Oscar nominated movies, another with popular shows. It changes each time.
     
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  16. pauliepaul

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    So happy I found this thread after I purchased the TS4k because of some buggy issues while playing local media (500GB SSD)/NTFS as well as 64GB NTFS memory stick. Kodi would randomly crash and reboot the box quite a bit + random black screen flicker during playback. My workaround was to use VLC which worked most of the time, still encountered random black flicker but not that often, oh and experienced random "Your drive has been ejected" so yeah, I returned to Amazon and bought the Chromecast as well as a USBC dongle so I can hook up external drives. The NTFS drives show up but show up as "ejected" I googled that formatting with FAT32 solves this, which it did (64GB memory stick.) Now, before I backup my 500GB and format it to FAT32 is there any size limit issues? I've been using NTFS for so long I don't remember the limitations with FAT32.... Also is there any talk of a future update that will allow the Chromecast to recognize NTFS? Most files are 1080p, some 4k I think the max file sizes are around 12GB.
     
  17. dbpaddler

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    So you could've tried the fat32 solution with the TS4k and alleviated your frustration.

    Have fun with Google's advertising device. And say goodbye to using a personalized device the way you want to.

    And it's been a while, but isn't it 4gb files the max? Or was that raised since I last cared to look?

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  18. Tony from the corner

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    I purchased two of these Chromecast with Google TV. I'm keeping one for a 1080p panel. The other unit that was going to feed my projector is going back.

    Very disappointed in this unit. In the setup options you have to select a resolution and frame rate. For instance, I selected 4K 60 hz since my projector supports that resolution.

    There are two huge issues with locking in that resolution and frame rate:
    1. all of the content, even if it was 24 frames per second content, is output as 4K 60 hz.

    2. The color space output is essentially 8 bit... What that means is that if you have a 4K 60 hz display, and you want to watch HDR material that is 10-bit, you won't be able to do it. The device will output 8-bit color only... At least that's what it does for my projector. Output color space is Ycbcr (4:4:4).

    Ideally, the system ought to see what my projector can handle, and then when outputting 4K 60 HDR material, it should understand that it should use a different color space like 4:2:2 or 4:2:0... That way it leaves it up to my projected to decode the color. That's the only way I'm ever going to get 10 bit color at 4K 60 hz.

    At least the Xbox one s was smart enough to output the correct color space in order to provide 10-bit color at 4K 60p.

    I need a streamer so I guess the Nvidia shield is in my future. Or the fire TV 4K.

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    Note that my projector has full speed 18 Gbps hdmi 2.0.b inputs. Before I posted, I did some experimenting by setting the Chromecast with Google TV to 4K 24p. 24p content look good of course... and the dongle output 12-bit color because that's within the hdmi 2.0.b specifications. 60P material had stutters.
     
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  19. babsonnexus

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    Just to be clear: Reelgood supports the on-demand (ad-supported) content on Plex, not personal content. No one as of of yet has developed a deep link product that would read your personal library on Plex, Kodi, etc...
     
  20. babsonnexus

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    Not for me, my ship date keeps getting pushed further into the future. As of this morning:

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    I already had a chat with them last week (surprisingly easy to get through to chat support from Google when it comes to ordering items) and they said they are being filled in the order they were received. I asked specifically if they were waiting for the product to be shipped into the country or what the holdup is, but did not get any answer except, "You are not forgotten, it will arrive!"

    I'm guessing this is solely based on color because for some reason I just don't want the basic white :p
     
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