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jan 02 2017

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Third Google Chromecast 2

In this article I talk about my third acquisition Google second-generation Chromecast, also known as Google Chromecast 2.

I have talked about the first Google Chromecast 2 aqui no Skooter Blog, and strongly recommend the Reading that article before proceeding, because I am not going to repeat the product review. I also recommend reading the article about the second ChromeCast 2.

Motivation

The first Google Chromecast 2 It was connected to the Smart TV Panasonic Viera TC-40 "-40DS600B of my Office. As I enjoyed the Chromecast 2, I decided to buy another one for my living room TV.

And had gone missing just the bedroom TV, as well as the TV in the room, It is also a Smart TV Sony Bravia of 2012, with Netflix, but without Youtube and with possibility of my videos NAS (DS214play) only via DLNA, without support for subtitles or audio selection.

So, with a Chromecast 2 the bedroom TV also became smarter and expanded the possibilities of use.

Acquisition

Again I couldn't go back to France and buy another Google Chromecast 2 in a Fnac for 40 Euros, as I did with first Google Chromecast 2. Without any scheduled trip, I decided to buy in Brazil, as I did with the second ChromeCast 2.

This time I made a point to ask potential vendors if the product they were selling was actually sealed. And so I found picks that simply go off the question and others who swear that the ChromeCast 2 There's no seal. Ahan…

I ended up buying the seller ELGVENDAS, the free market, who said that the product had the original factory seal. And he was right. This time Yes, I received a product with factory seal, Unlike what happened with the second ChromeCast 2.

Unboxing

I received the product in the North American version, with the factory seals and supply with plug type A. Check out the photos and the video of the unboxing:

Google Chromecast 2, in its sealed package

Google Chromecast 2, in its sealed package

Google Chromecast 2, in its sealed package

Google Chromecast 2, in its sealed package

Google Chromecast 2, in its sealed package

Google Chromecast 2, in its sealed package

Google Chromecast 2, in its sealed package

Google Chromecast 2, in its sealed package

Google Chromecast 2, in its sealed package

Google Chromecast 2, in its sealed package

Google Chromecast 2 and accessories

Google Chromecast 2 and accessories

Google Chromecast 2 and accessories

Google Chromecast 2 and accessories

Installation

My bedroom has TV 4 HDMI ports, two in the back and two on the side. She also has two USB ports on the side.

Only one of the HDMI ports (one of the back) was being used. It is the HDBaseT HDMI Extender Lenkeng LKV375 by Single twisted pair, offering a point of slave Sky. The other three were free. The two USB ports also.

Thus, I chose to install the Google Chromecast 2 in one of the HDMI ports on the sides and feed it with one of the USB ports on the sides. Was so:

Google Chromecast 2 up and running

Google Chromecast 2 up and running

Google Chromecast 2 up and running

Google Chromecast 2 up and running

As the only USB port is powered when the TV is on, the Google Chromecast 2 also only works when the TV is on, but your boot is quite fast. You can pause it and continue playing with the TV remote.

After installation of this third Google Chromecast 2, also decided to put the same name (SSID) the two networks of the two routers home, in other words, in the networks of 2,4 GHz and 5 GHz Router ASUS RT-AC68U (main) and the Netgear WNDR3700.

I did this because, Unlike the other two Chromecast 2 that are close to the ASUS RT-AC68U and the network of 5 GHz, the third Chromecast 2 It's a little far of the two routers, slightly closer to the main, but with more obstacles, and so he chooses automatically between networks of 2,4 GHz of the two routers, as the stronger signal in time.

Final Considerations

I was also very pleased with the Chromecast 2 in the TV room, increasing the level of Smart the same, facilitating play videos from your phone to the TV, mainly from Youtube.

My recommendation for Chromecast 2 still quite positive. Note that I made this acquisition at a time when the third generation of Chromecast was already announced, but with the main benefit being the 4 k resolution. Without having a TV 4 k at the moment, I saw no advantage in purchase it now.

The Chromecast 2 continues to be a great purchase for those who do not have a Smart TV, and also for anyone who has a Smart TV, but she lacks some applications of interest, as is the case of Youtube on my.

If you want to acquire a Chromecast in Brazil, Click here to see the best deals. You can also find it on eBay, foreign direct.

About the author

Skooter

Skooter is a computer scientist and the founder of Skooter Blog. He is interested in everything related to technology and he likes to save money by making his purchases directly from abroad.

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Alex

Skooter, good morning.

I was wondering if the Chromecast are universal?
All services that you bought in France work in Brazil, including Netflix?
I have a relative who will travel pro Japan and was thinking of asking to bring a Chromecast Ultra.

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