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ISO digital media receiver to use with flash

by tmzamiska / December 19, 2013 1:10 AM PST

HELP! I'm looking for a way to use the internet on my TV. Specifically, I subscribe to a site that has videos using adobe flash. Xbox won't play the videos as they don't support Adobe Flash. Can the new Xbox do this? I basically want to use my TV like a browser or monitor without having to always hook up my laptop to it via HDMI or wireless. Chromecast maybe?? I've looked at options but I've not been able to discern what the best option is for me. Thanks!

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It looks like you want a PC.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 19, 2013 1:18 AM PST

OK, how about a wireless HDMI setup?

There is nothing to date that would meet your list. I own the ChromeCast.

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by tmzamiska / December 19, 2013 1:35 AM PST

I was really frustrated when I realized that the xbox wouldn't support flash. WTH? Anyhow, thanks for confirming that there isn't anything that works the way I want it to. I'll stick with the HDMI cord for now. Happy

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You might try the ChromeCast.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 19, 2013 1:47 AM PST
In reply to: thanks!

It's cheap and if the web site plays in Chrome then I can cast that tab to the TV. HOWEVER it's still not good enough IMO. But for 35 bucks I am getting what I paid for. I added a few example items from amazon but the first while being close can be too hard to setup.

ChromeCast is, well, how I put it? Worth a try for the bucks.

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PS. At the home, office
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 19, 2013 1:48 AM PST

We have between those places, ChromeCast, wireless HDMI and of course wired HDMI to connect things.

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Example screen caster.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 19, 2013 1:43 AM PST
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Bob is correct
by Pepe7 / December 19, 2013 2:25 AM PST

Finding a dedicated HTPC sounds like a must for your situation. Nothing else is currently up to the task unfortunately. Small HTPC & HDMI cable is still king(!)

Look at Plex server while you are at it.

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