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  1. NashGuy

    NashGuy Well-Known Member

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    Does a single short press of left/right during video playback jump backwards/forwards several seconds? And, if so, is that behavior consistent in all the major apps you've tried?
     
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  2. dbpaddler

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    You think this is an Apple TV?

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  3. foghorn2

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    With sling, its single> 30 sec skip, long > rew/ff, same with Kodi and other apps
     
  4. Alex_7

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    How much free storage space do you have?
    Have you got the chance to test a usb hub?
     
  5. dbpaddler

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    Think the hands on said 4.4gb. Should be similar to the TS4k, but I'd imagine slightly more since the TS4k has the stream apps.

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  6. foghorn2

    foghorn2 Well-Known Member

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    verified, 4.4
     
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  7. foghorn2

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    the volume control is long press >1 increment on the onkyo, short press> about 5 increments, never seen this before!
     
  8. ListedGuru

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    Sounds good to me. I have a cheap newer Roku stick with dual and it has a very good wifi signal. I would think the new google device would be at least as good in that department. My other issue was the hdr always being on like with the Tivo Stream 4k but earlier in the thread it was indicated that the hdr works like it's supposed to on this device. I will most likely pick one up.
     
  9. ListedGuru

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    How do you like the new Google Chromecast with Sling? Does the sling app work good on it?

    Also I noticed in an earlier post you mentioned that this Google device do not force HDR on for all material only the stuff that should be displayed in HDR. That's good to know as that was one of my concerns.

    -Guru
     
  10. NashGuy

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    Pretty sure I've read that you can skip back/forward X seconds in Android TV apps rather than just rewind and FF. If so, I'm wondering how that's done. (I actually briefly had a Mi Box years ago but I don't remember much about it at this point.)
     
  11. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler Well-Known Member

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    I was referring to the same functionality across all apps for play control navigation where on Android one app does X, another app does Y and so on.

    And too funny. I'm betting it was you that replied to me on Reddit just minutes ago. Crogs over there.

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  12. foghorn2

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    Perfect with Sling, I do miss the guide button though, Im sure there is a way to map it though.
    You can load the android (same a firetv) version of Sling and/or the Airtv w/Singtv version. They both work fine.
     
  13. Alex_7

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    is the Live tab only functional with youtube tv, or does it also work with sling, fubo, etc
     
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    Guess what just came in the mail! My new chromecast! Walmart ended up delivering it! Weird because they had cancelled my order. Essentially I got it for free! I will be setting it up later today after work
     
  15. dbpaddler

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    Sounds similar to people that order Echelon bikes from them. Quite a few got two and were billed for just one. Have fun playing tonight.

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  16. Alex_7

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    I got extremely lucky!

    good news is that it does support USB C adapter hubs!

     
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  17. ListedGuru

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    Wait are there two different Sling apps? You mention Sling or the Airtv w/Slingtv version. I have the airtv2 but I just use the regular sling app on my roku. Am I missing something or just confused, lol?
     
  18. dbpaddler

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    Think he's talking about sideloading the actual android app and having it side by side with the android tv app.

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  19. Alex_7

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    I am still in shock lol
     
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  20. NashGuy

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    Yeah, if this ends up being a situation where you have to use different playback control routines for each app, I'm probably not interested.

    Also read that if you have a TV that only supports Dolby Vision up to 30 Hz (as my 2016 LG OLED does), then this Chromecast appears to restrict *all* 4K output (whether SDR or other) to a max of 30 Hz (or 25 or 24 Hz if you set it there). On my Apple TV, I have it set to prefer HDR10 over DV if the frame rate is above 30 Hz.

    We'll see where Google goes with this device, and Android TV generally, in terms of polishing it. But it's looking like it's not going to stack up to Apple TV initially. (But hey, even the Apple TV 4K didn't have dynamic range matching and frame rate matching until it got its first major tvOS update post-release.)
     

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