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Chromecast / Apple TV / Beaming - Setups

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:08 am
by Larryl9797
Post your setup of Chromecast / Apply TV / ROKU / Amazon Fire TV / Beaming Setup of CCSU Games on Front Row.
Let us know what worked and what didnt.

Re: Chromecast / Apple TV / Beaming - Setups

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:48 am
by hilltopper
i am generally a very low tech person so I am sure that others will have a better way, but I have watched NEC Front Row on my TV by connecting my computer to the TV via an HDMI chord. Basically it is just using the TV as the computers monitor.
I wish there was an app for NEC Front Row so that I could just watch it via a Smart TV, but afaik there is nothing.

Re: Chromecast / Apple TV / Beaming - Setups

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:14 pm
by J.J.
ESPN3:
Download the 'Watch ESPN' app. I stream it directly from my Android phone (Samsung S7) to my television using Chromecast. It works great and the stream is usually pretty good.

NEC Front Row:
They don't have an app and they really need one! I dial the game up on my computer using Chrome web browser, stream to my TV using Chromecast, and maximize the screen. It works ok, but I find I have issue s sometimes, mostly due to my computer sleeping or just freezing one in a while. I've tried to cast from my Android phone (Chrome web browser) to my TV with mixed results.

Re: Chromecast / Apple TV / Beaming - Setups

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:53 pm
by Larryl9797
Tried casting frontrow from my phone. Couldnt get a chromecast going on live stream. Samsung S5

Re: Chromecast / Apple TV / Beaming - Setups

Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:49 pm
by ccsuhoops
I have a Denon running my set up with a Samsung 50 inch. Started with Chrome but I hate all things google and quickly switched to an Apple TV. Games on espn3 are awesome however games on front row are quite the opposite. Quite a few conferences have Apple TV apps, the NEC basically has a fake one that doesn't work. While it works on a phone it has no ability to utilize airplay so it's basically useless. At the moment there are only two options ( cast your computer or pray it's on espn3)until the NEC updates their "app"

Re: Chromecast / Apple TV / Beaming - Setups

Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:47 am
by Larryl9797
Agree - THey mix a Adobe Flash and Youtube player ( that is an old version ) during live events so you can t Chromecast or send a fullscreen video to your TV from a phone or PC. ESPN Tres- Great way to watch a game.... Anything else is tough to cast or transmit or play on a large TV. If the NEC wants to keep fans watching online.. Its time to update the app and give both flavors to the public ( Apple and Android )

Re: Chromecast / Apple TV / Beaming - Setups

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:18 am
by ccsuhoops
Here's an idea, didn't want to open an entire thread. Can't CCSU (on a budget) use the app to broadcast away games on the internet? That can't be hard to set up. Have Tom (or anyone for that matter) stream it live. Don't have to have the big budget commercial radio, just old school am, via the internet and our own app.

Re: Chromecast / Apple TV / Beaming - Setups

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:23 am
by ccsuhoops
Do you guys think streaming produces a higher hd quality over cable? My thought is, most cable companies don't send a 1080P signal yet, do they? I feel that Apple TV is sending 1080P as those broadcasts look clearer to me? Am I all wet here? The Depaul game is on FS1 and they have an app so thinking I may just stream.

Re: Chromecast / Apple TV / Beaming - Setups

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:55 am
by hilltopper
I get FS1 and the broadcast is labeled HD in the guide, and it looks like HD to my eyes...the only thing left is if it quacks like a duck :shock:

Re: Chromecast / Apple TV / Beaming - Setups

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:28 am
by Larryl9797
ccsuhoops wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:23 am
Do you guys think streaming produces a higher hd quality over cable? My thought is, most cable companies don't send a 1080P signal yet, do they? I feel that Apple TV is sending 1080P as those broadcasts look clearer to me? Am I all wet here? The Depaul game is on FS1 and they have an app so thinking I may just stream.
Pretty sure that most cable transmit in 720. ( my tv shows resolution when you change the channel) stream for sure goes 1080. Just wait 4k ( 4 times 1080p) is coming. If you have a 4k tv its awesome to watch true 4k content

Re: Chromecast / Apple TV / Beaming - Setups

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:12 am
by ccsuhoops
Larryl9797 wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:28 am
ccsuhoops wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:23 am
Do you guys think streaming produces a higher hd quality over cable? My thought is, most cable companies don't send a 1080P signal yet, do they? I feel that Apple TV is sending 1080P as those broadcasts look clearer to me? Am I all wet here? The Depaul game is on FS1 and they have an app so thinking I may just stream.
Pretty sure that most cable transmit in 720. ( my tv shows resolution when you change the channel) stream for sure goes 1080. Just wait 4k ( 4 times 1080p) is coming. If you have a 4k tv its awesome to watch true 4k content
That’s what I think too. Was just thinking the other day that I want to get an Apple TV 4K. Of course I need to get the tv to go with it ;-)

Re: Chromecast / Apple TV / Beaming - Setups

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:53 pm
by ccsuhoops
I will stop killing the NEC app now! lol! They app has air play. I can finally get rid of the chromecast that I despise! So happy I can use my phone/ipad/Apple TV to watch NEC games!