Google Chromecast Ultra £54 @ John lewis
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Google Chromecast Ultra £54 @ John lewis

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Found 18th Jul
Google Chromecast Ultra UHD 4K Streaming Device from John Lewis with 2-year guarantee.
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Took them long enough. Nice. Hot.
Does this support all HDR standards? It just mentions HDR in general on the page.
Rob_13049 m ago

Does this support all HDR standards? It just mentions HDR in general on …Does this support all HDR standards? It just mentions HDR in general on the page.


I don't believe it supports HLG. But does support HDR10 and Dolby Vision.
Edited by: "Ergates" 18th Jul
Ergates5 m ago

I don't believe it supports HLG.


HLG is a broadcast standard, so streaming should not be an issue.
Was a bit naughty and splurged on the Philips OLED Prime Day deal, so this'll go along with that nicely. Thanks!
I toyed with the idea of this, but after reading up I've gone with the 4k fire box and plan on side loading a load of stuff on it.
I love the idea that it's stupidly simple to just cast (I use all cast) videos/films with this, but that's about all it does.
I also toyed with a new media box, but the remotes and the interfaces are generally pish poor.
Just my two penneth worth.
hamsterboy1 h, 18 m ago

I toyed with the idea of this, but after reading up I've gone with the 4k …I toyed with the idea of this, but after reading up I've gone with the 4k fire box and plan on side loading a load of stuff on it.I love the idea that it's stupidly simple to just cast (I use all cast) videos/films with this, but that's about all it does.I also toyed with a new media box, but the remotes and the interfaces are generally pish poor.Just my two penneth worth.


Both are great devices. You'll enjoy the 4K Fire.

YouTube HDR, and Google Home integration was what swung it for me. Despite having a Panasonic DX802B (High end for the year), its Youtube App has not (and now won't be) upgraded to support HDR. I also needed Google Play movies. Fortunately, my Panny does have a decent Amazon App.

If only Google and Amazon could play nicely.
lukebrown281 h, 39 m ago

Was a bit naughty and splurged on the Philips OLED Prime Day deal, so …Was a bit naughty and splurged on the Philips OLED Prime Day deal, so this'll go along with that nicely. Thanks!


That'll be awesome!
mcav1 h, 31 m ago

Both are great devices. You'll enjoy the 4K Fire.YouTube HDR, and Google …Both are great devices. You'll enjoy the 4K Fire.YouTube HDR, and Google Home integration was what swung it for me. Despite having a Panasonic DX802B (High end for the year), its Youtube App has not (and now won't be) upgraded to support HDR. I also needed Google Play movies. Fortunately, my Panny does have a decent Amazon App.If only Google and Amazon could play nicely.


Quick question on the home automation front - just how much can you do with a CC connected via HDMI? Obviously, turn the TV on. But what else? What does CEC and Google Home intergration give you? Does the TV need to be switched to that HDMI for it to work, or could I, for example, say "Hey Google, turn off the TV" even if I'm just watching a terrestrial broadcast?
Edited by: "Ergates" 19th Jul
Ergates23 h, 15 m ago

I don't believe it supports HLG. But does support HDR10 and Dolby Vision.


Not worth it then. Need HLG.
Genuine question:
I'm assuming people looking to buy this have a 4K TV. Most if not all 4K TVs I think have 4K apps for services like Netflix. Therefore why would anyone need to buy this?

Btw: I have a standard Chromecast I use on my old TV that doesn't have inbuilt apps.
Ergates3 h, 25 m ago

Quick question on the home automation front - just how much can you do …Quick question on the home automation front - just how much can you do with a CC connected via HDMI? Obviously, turn the TV on. But what else? What does CEC and Google Home intergration give you? Does the TV need to be switched to that HDMI for it to work, or could I, for example, say "Hey Google, turn off the TV" even if I'm just watching a terrestrial broadcast?


Just tried it, managed to put my TV to sleep even without the Chromecast channel being on.
I normally shout to it and ask it to play things from Netflix. Works most of the time, especially for the regular shows I watch.
Mebster8 h, 35 m ago

Genuine question:I'm assuming people looking to buy this have a 4K TV. …Genuine question:I'm assuming people looking to buy this have a 4K TV. Most if not all 4K TVs I think have 4K apps for services like Netflix. Therefore why would anyone need to buy this?Btw: I have a standard Chromecast I use on my old TV that doesn't have inbuilt apps.


This is why I haven't quite been able to justify buying one. Not at full price anyway and not even at this price I think. Maybe if they become cheaper. I have a 4K TV with all the apps. The only disappointing thing so far is the quality of Google Play Movies (same problems whether I use the Play Movies app or the YouTube app). The Ultra may improve on that but I rarely watch a Google Play Movie. The other thing that would be nice would be to cast Google Photos. But, again, not quite worth the cost. I do like the idea of Google Assistant integration but that seems limited in this case.

So, even though I'm the OP, I fear I must be sensible and hold off!
Mebster20 h, 25 m ago

Genuine question:I'm assuming people looking to buy this have a 4K TV. …Genuine question:I'm assuming people looking to buy this have a 4K TV. Most if not all 4K TVs I think have 4K apps for services like Netflix. Therefore why would anyone need to buy this?Btw: I have a standard Chromecast I use on my old TV that doesn't have inbuilt apps.



Because not all smart TV's support all apps including BT TV and BT Sport, etc nor do they all support YouTube HDR, all of these and others may work via the CCU.
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