Sabrina could be a better option.

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    RickNY

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    So, have been unable to add to cart all week. Had to go to HD today to pick up a new GFCI outlet, and the 6 in stock were sitting there on the shelf, so I grabbed one.
     
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    RickNY

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    Out of curiosity, I installed the HDHomeRun app as well as Android Live Channels. Both work well with my HDHR on the CCGTV. But for whatever reason, Live Channels won’t leave an app icon. Have to do a voice search for it. Anyone run into this?
     
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    Alex_7

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    The chromecast for some reason hides the Live channels app, its a known issue
     
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    Noelmel

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    Anyone still looking now I went ahead and canceled my google store bundle because Walmart.com has the blue (and white) in stock now (not in any stores around me) with free 2 day shipping. Unfortunately since I missed the cut off and Monday is a holiday won’t come until Tuesday. If I had looked yesterday it probably would have come tomorrow and I’m off all weekend and wanna play with it lol


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  5. Alex_7

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    Hey so I purchased this power charger:
    [Latest 2020] POWLAKEN for iPhone Charger,USB C 18W Power Delivery Wall Charger with QC 3.0 USB Adapter, Apple MFI Certified Fast Charger for iPhone 11 Pro Max XR XS X iPad Pro Air https://www.amazon.com/dp/B089GVTG2C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_xMGGFb6SMAENX

    It specifies that it gives 18W through the USB C PD Port but it doesn’t specify how much power it gives through the USB-A

    My question is should I be fine connecting the USB-A to USB C power chord that came with the chromecast or do I need to purchase a USB-C to USB-C power cord to get that 18W of power? Sorry I’m a noob this is my first time experimenting with a usb hub.
     
  6. Niners

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    In reading the product description I also didn't see the Watts specified when using only the USB A port. Since it has a QC 3.0 port it probably supports at least 12W when using only the USB A port without using the USB C port. If you are only using this charger's USB A port with the CCGTV you should be good.

    If you plan to use this charger's USB A port with a USB C hub I would try it with the USB A port connected to the USB PD port on the hub and if with all your devices connected the USB C hub works with all your connected devices then no need to use the USB C port on the charger.
     
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  7. Alex_7

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    Thank you very much I will update you when I try my set up!
     
  8. dbpaddler

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    Don't think it really matters what connection you use. Sabrina is only going to accept what it wants voltage/amp wise. And if the power on the hub is pass through, then doesn't Sabrina supply the power to things connected on the hub anyway?

    And side note, Google sent me a $10 off code for its store, so I just picked up my second one.

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  9. dbpaddler

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    I'll give a +1 to the TS4k over Sabrina for universal remote capability. My long discontinued LeEco TV just didn't want to be controlled by Sabrina. I took the TS4k out of the theater room, plugged it into the LeEco, and without skipping a beat I was controlling volume and turned the TV off and back on. Literally within a minute of it being up and running. Guess I'm keeping at least one TS4k. Will ha e to get the latest Google TV updates on it and disable anything stream. Kind of over the stream app.

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  10. mdavej

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    You need to pick either CEC or IR option to get TV vol to work. Did you try both and go thru the setup steps?

    I highly doubt the TS4K is using IR codes with that TV.
     
  11. dbpaddler

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    Cec was enabled by default on Sabrina. I have another one coming from Google with the $10 off. So I'll give it another go.

    And cec won't work with my LR setup as I have an amp mounted behind the TV that learns remote codes for volume control. So it learned off of the Leeco remote. And the TS4k remote is doing IR to it. It's the only possible way with the optical out from the TV. No TV does volume control from digital out. So at best, tv power would be CEC.

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  12. mdavej

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    Why not teach your amp commands from another remote that’s a more common brand.
     
  13. dbpaddler

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    Was going to do that since I have a Pany in the bedroom, but that doesn't help with Power. When the other one comes will see how it goes, but I really don't mind the TS4k with the stream/tivo stuff disabled. Considering I'd lose money selling them, I'll live with a blend of both.

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  14. Noelmel

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    Well it came 2 days early (on a Sunday holiday weekend - go fed ex!) First impressions are great! Set up was easy and it controlled my new TCL Roku tv volume and power out of the box (I still can’t get Apple TV to do that after trying 4 diff times!) I can’t wait to test the watch list feature since I have every major streaming service. Also the matching blue batteries to the remote was a nice touch (or was it a coincidence did anyone get the pink version were the batteries pink lol??)

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  15. dbpaddler

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    I ordered blue from Google with the $10 off. My white one has white batteries. Thought they were Eneloops at first.

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  16. Noelmel

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    I agree hopefully since google movies & tv app is on iPhone it will be updated to the new one soon. Just got mine today how are you adding to your watch list? Using chrome and googling the shows then adding them from there?


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  17. JOSHSKORN

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    I finally got my Sabrina device almost all hooked up. Some bad news, though, I was going to attempt attaching it remotely to a USB 3.0 connected drive (drive was connected to a router via USB 3.0 port) but unfortunately the drive died on me. I tried everything I could think of, took it out of its enclosure, put it in a hub, didn't recognize in Windows, nor Linux (tried 'gparted'). I did however put ASUS-Merlin on my router (RT-AC87U, which is currently being used as an AP). I also ordered two 5TB portable drives which will come in the mail tomorrow. I'm planning to only open one of them, test to see if they work on both devices (the Sabrina device and then the router). If if it works while attached to both devices, then great, I'll open the second one, otherwise, I'll end up shipping one of them back. With respect to my router, I don't know much about it but I hear with the ASUS Merlin firmware, you can install scripts, so basically, I'll be able to have two backups instead of just one. I actually have a 10 TB HDD on my main computer that I use only for data and non-essential programs/unused games that I can use as a third, as well.

    I'll post back when I get it all tested/hooked up and include a list of everything I'm using.

    One question that has popped into my mind, has anyone ever tried remote administration with Chromecast? I'd like to remote into the Chromecast from a Windows 10 machine located in the other room so I can manage it.

    Second question: Do these devices support simultaneous login sessions? Just throwing random ideas in my head. I'm a little curious as to if someone can be watching it directly on the TV that the device is attached to and other one can also be watching their own thing with their own credentials on a PC (Windows 10, Raspberry Pi, whatever) through something like OBS. To a point, I would imagine that the Chromecast isn't powerful enough to do that.
     
  18. Alex_7

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    Through google search and within the google chromecast google tv interface
     
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  19. Tony from the corner

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    Not a helpful reply to you, other than to say you are asking an awful lot of a $50 dongle that was designed for administration via the remote, and video output via the hdmi port.
     
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