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hardcast

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question before i order........
« on: October 17, 2013, 09:25:16 AM »

i am far from a computer "whiz", so, please hang in there. i am considering purchasing chromecast. right now, i am running windows xp. i know the death of xp will soon be upon us. i hope to get a new laptop at some point (i live on tight budget and have had to dip into my laptop savings which will delay my purchase for awhile). anyway, my hdtv (samsung 4665F) is run with directv. is it worth it for me to order a chromecast unit? seems like i have heard chromecast does not work well with xp. thanks for any response!



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Re: question before i order........
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2013, 09:02:56 PM »
I would wait till Chromecast supports more apps, unless you want Netflix, Hulu or playing Google Music (from cloud only).  I have a Roku connected to my big screen and prefer it.  May also wait a month or so as Amazon is reportedly going to offer something called Firetube.  Stay tuned!

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Re: question before i order........
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2013, 03:55:53 PM »
I would suggest that you make a new laptop your priority, and wait on  Chromecast, as it does not play well with XP, as you noted. By the time you have your new laptop, you may find a better  Chromecast device or other options from Google.

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