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Xbox or Chromecast for Streaming

Discussion in 'Audio Visual' started by Madengineer, Jul 5, 2020.

  1. Madengineer

    Madengineer Member

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    So I can't decide what I want to use... So figured I'd get some suggestions from others.

    I currently use the xbox to stream netflix, stan, plex etc. It's a One S so it upscales to 4k. But I've only got a normal chromecast.

    Is it worth getting the new 'pro' chromecast for 4k compatibility?

    Will it upscale?

    Thoughts?
     
  2. CrazyDez

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    Why bother? You already have a 4K device.
     
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    Madengineer

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    I dunno. Is there a benefit?
    Less power usage would be one? Quicker use?
     
  4. sTeeLzor

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    I have found both my Xbox One S/X and my Chromecast Gen 1 are slow at casting compared to the inbuilt players on my LG C9 OLED. They are fine while running just take a while to search through things/startup. I would consider the nvidia shield if you can.
     
  5. willus

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    We have the 4k Chromecast and the original. 4k one is noticeably quicker to load, and obviously better image quality. I find casting a lot more convenient than watching on our PS4. You can also plug Ethernet into 4k Chromecast (need an adapter for the original) if that sways you at all
     
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    Madengineer

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    I think that will tbh. Might grab one today to at least check it out.
     

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