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  1. SDTRMG's Avatar
    That's great, but I'd rather have an Apple TV or Roku or the many other options when it comes to getting rid of cable, which is going to give me waaaaaay more content and options than attaching a cable to my z30.
    Well that's why BlackBerry gives us the option of using whatever Mobile standard we prefer or currently have without having to buy extra hardware. Miracast, Dlna, and hdmi.

    Z30 - The Final Destination - Winnipeg Mb Clothing|Footwear|Headwear|Headshop|Tobacconist|Ta ttoos
    02-16-14 01:28 PM
  2. CecilTsunami's Avatar
    Lots of content from my Z10 and I don't even have Netflix. Pretty much every current show I want to watch I can stream for free on my Z10, same as I could from my computer. The phone is small, the cable is portable, easy to take anything I want to watch anywhere with me.

    The one drawback is when you find a hotel with a really old tv. Then crying happens.

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    02-16-14 01:31 PM
  3. Gatmyer's Avatar
    How much data would that use up ?

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using CB Forums mobile app
    I'm guessing 2gb ish. Not a big deal on WIFI. Worked well by the way. Canada wins 2-1 in OT

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    02-16-14 02:19 PM
  4. donnation's Avatar
    Well that's why BlackBerry gives us the option of using whatever Mobile standard we prefer or currently have without having to buy extra hardware. Miracast, Dlna, and hdmi.

    Z30 - The Final Destination - Winnipeg Mb Clothing|Footwear|Headwear|Headshop|Tobacconist|Ta ttoos
    How do you use Miracast without extra hardware? Unless my tv has it I have to buy a dongle and using it for me at least was with mixed results. The screen freezes or after about 30 minutes of usage it just quits. The dongle also gets extremely hot. I ended up sending it back to Amazon and after reading the reviews have seen others have had similar outcomes with them.
    02-16-14 03:40 PM
  5. vim674's Avatar
    I don't pay for cable, I just watch Netflix from my q10

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    02-16-14 04:03 PM
  6. Playbook007's Avatar
    That's great, but I'd rather have an Apple TV or Roku or the many other options when it comes to getting rid of cable, which is going to give me waaaaaay more content and options than attaching a cable to my z30.
    Well....when you travel, do you take the Apple Air with you? What does everyone else do? $3.00 cables cheap. And where does Apple Air give you more tv? Does Apple have its own network? If you can't find something to watch on a z30 then you should invest more time in getting a life. What a worthless comment to give Apple a plug on a BlackBerry site.

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    02-16-14 04:11 PM
  7. donnation's Avatar
    Well....when you travel, do you take the Apple Air with you? What does everyone else do? $3.00 cables cheap. And where does Apple Air give you more tv? Does Apple have its own network? If you can't find something to watch on a z30 then you should invest more time in getting a life. What a worthless comment to give Apple a plug on a BlackBerry site.

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    I was just asking the question. I wasn't plugging anything, just being honest. If it's too much for you to read then you can ignore me, but we talk a lot on here about how people don't know what blackberry phones can do when most people have no idea that a lot of the things they think are exclusive to their BB phone simply are not.

    And to Answer your question, Apple tv gives me Netflix, Hulu, Vimeo, Amazon instant (through airplay), MLB season pass, NBA season pass, NHL season pass, access to a huge movie library for rentals or purchases, Airplay (which is awesome), wireless screen mirroring, and that's just a few things.

    And yes I could easily take it on the road with me and hook it to a tv since it's the size of a hockey puck but I don't sit in my hotel room and watch tv so I don't bother with it.
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    02-16-14 04:19 PM
  8. Playbook007's Avatar
    I was just asking the question. I wasn't plugging anything, just being honest. If it's too much for you to read then you can ignore me, but we talk a lot on here about how people don't know what blackberry phones can do when most people have no idea that a lot of the things they think are exclusive to their BB phone simply are not.

    And to Answer your question, Apple tv gives me Netflix, Hulu, Vimeo, Amazon instant (through airplay), MLB season pass, NBA season pass, NHL season pass, access to a huge movie library for rentals or purchases, Airplay (which is awesome), wireless screen mirroring, and that's just a few things.

    And yes I could easily take it on the road with me and hook it to a tv since it's the size of a hockey puck but I don't sit in my hotel room and watch tv so I don't bother with it.
    Which item can I not have on my z30.....which one?

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    02-16-14 04:21 PM
  9. pantlesspenguin's Avatar
    Can BB10 use the Chromecast app for Android now? If it can, it would be worth picking up a $35 Chromecast unit. I use it daily for streaming Netflix, YouTube, and Pandora to my TV. When you cast content to the TV you can continue to use your device to do other things and still have the option to use the device as a remote for what you're currently watching. When I had my Z10 I never used the hdmi port, but I'd use hdmi to stream stuff from my laptop to my TV. I guess I just want my phone ready and available for anything I'd need to do with it, and not be tethered to a TV for one specific task.
    02-16-14 04:23 PM
  10. donnation's Avatar
    Lol I didn't say you couldn't have any of those things. That was my point. Instead of getting defensive when someone mentions Apple you should read that I was only asking why I would do that with a wire when there are tons of ways to do it wirelessly.
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    02-16-14 04:23 PM
  11. co4nd's Avatar
    Seriously? No other phone can connect to a TV? I thought all current phones could do it, either via a cable or wirelessly. Guess I've been spoiled with BlackBerrys...

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    I can do it with my iOS devices or Macbook using my Apple TV, but thats a $99 device. Course there's not much I'd stream from my iPhone or iPad to my TV that I can't get from the Apple TV itself, but it is a great feature for the Macbook.
    02-16-14 04:26 PM
  12. Playbook007's Avatar
    Lol I didn't say you couldn't have any of those things. That was my point. Instead of getting defensive when someone mentions Apple you should read that I was only asking why I would do that with a wire when there are tons of ways to do it wirelessly.
    Not being defensive at all.....just hate it when people from Apple come to a BlackBerry site and talk Bull****......Waaaay more content....i believe it was......I simply asked you to point out to the good readers, whom you are trying to mislead, what content that you can have that we can't? Also, we can go wireless, but you either have to have a compliant tv or get a wireless adapter. Look we have an HDMI port which is very handy, simple to use and has many many uses. You don't. Stop being a Donny downwer all the time, and simply back up your comments with facts.

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    02-16-14 04:31 PM
  13. donnation's Avatar
    Not being defensive at all.....just hate it when people from Apple come to a BlackBerry site and talk Bull****......Waaaay more content....i believe it was......I simply asked you to point out to the good readers, whom you are trying to mislead, what content that you can have that we can't? Also, we can go wireless, but you either have to have a compliant tv or get a wireless adapter. Look we have an HDMI port which is very handy, simple to use and has many many uses. You don't. Stop being a Donny downwer all the time, and simply back up your comments with facts.

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    You think there is as much content in Bb world as iTunes?
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    02-16-14 04:32 PM
  14. Playbook007's Avatar
    A whole world full! That's your problem Donny. You think Itunes and Apple TV are the exclusive way to be entertained. Any show, movie, song, sport, series, is easily obtainable outside the walled garden. PS....you still haven't answered my basic question to your initial claim. The readers are on the edge of their seats waiting for your factual answer.....here I will help you! You don't have one do you? OK....Apple is the best Donny! There....you got to hear it here first! Now go to the Apple Site and report to your fearless dictator.....i mean leader!

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    02-16-14 04:41 PM
  15. Davidro1's Avatar
    I tried miracast in my city's fancy high-end tv retailer. I got no help but I managed to get someone to stay with me to identify the tv models that responded to my z30 calling out for tv's to hook up with. They learned something from my hunting thru menus on my z30 and seeing me get something to display on (some of) their tv models. I'm a total newbie but I managed to show them a few things, about miracast.

    Sony tv's were the most compatible with miracast. I found miracast was best for static images or presentations.

    At a "best buy" retail store the most senior tv specialist person in the store said he had never heard of miracast.

    These two incidents happened in December 2013.

    In January 2014 Best Buy laid off a batch of employees.

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    Other than my BlackBerry mobile devices, I have apple products in the house.

    --

    I still haven't decided which new TV to buy.
    I still haven't gotten into iTunes either.




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    02-16-14 05:02 PM
  16. zocster's Avatar
    I was just asking the question. I wasn't plugging anything, just being honest. If it's too much for you to read then you can ignore me, but we talk a lot on here about how people don't know what blackberry phones can do when most people have no idea that a lot of the things they think are exclusive to their BB phone simply are not.

    And to Answer your question, Apple tv gives me Netflix, Hulu, Vimeo, Amazon instant (through airplay), MLB season pass, NBA season pass, NHL season pass, access to a huge movie library for rentals or purchases, Airplay (which is awesome), wireless screen mirroring, and that's just a few things.

    And yes I could easily take it on the road with me and hook it to a tv since it's the size of a hockey puck but I don't sit in my hotel room and watch tv so I don't bother with it.
    Well....when you travel, do you take the Apple Air with you? What does everyone else do? $3.00 cables cheap. And where does Apple Air give you more tv? Does Apple have its own network? If you can't find something to watch on a z30 then you should invest more time in getting a life. What a worthless comment to give Apple a plug on a BlackBerry site.

    Posted via CB10
    You two done yet? Keep it on topic, you can argue until the cows come home, you go with what works for you. And if you're adventurous, you're more than welcome to try outside your comfort zone. Don't make me crack the whip.
    02-16-14 05:22 PM
  17. SDTRMG's Avatar
    How do you use Miracast without extra hardware? Unless my tv has it I have to buy a dongle and using it for me at least was with mixed results. The screen freezes or after about 30 minutes of usage it just quits. The dongle also gets extremely hot. I ended up sending it back to Amazon and after reading the reviews have seen others have had similar outcomes with them.
    You just answered your own question, obviously if my TV has miracast, dlna, and hdmi I don't need to buy any extra hardware as it came with my tv.

    Your experience is tied to what brand dongle you ordered and can't be used to determine everyone's experience with miracast, as I have no problems using either.




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    02-16-14 05:36 PM
  18. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Can BB10 use the Chromecast app for Android now? If it can, it would be worth picking up a $35 Chromecast unit. I use it daily for streaming Netflix, YouTube, and Pandora to my TV. When you cast content to the TV you can continue to use your device to do other things and still have the option to use the device as a remote for what you're currently watching. When I had my Z10 I never used the hdmi port, but I'd use hdmi to stream stuff from my laptop to my TV. I guess I just want my phone ready and available for anything I'd need to do with it, and not be tethered to a TV for one specific task.
    No, because the Android Runtime cannot find other local WiFi devices. The only app that works is YouTube for some reason. There is a bunch of hacky stuff you can do to get it working for certain things but it's not easy and it would a bit ridiculous for me to suggest it as a viable alternative. No one wants to really mess with stuff in order to 'force' it to work.
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    02-16-14 05:39 PM
  19. irweezyy's Avatar
    I use my z30 as the media device so I play movies via hdmi, and then I use my q10 to connect to the z30 as A bluetooth keyboard/mouse using the blue touchpad app, never have to even get up to change movies or shows, or reply to msgs! I just wish there was some type of media dock for the z30 and have a cleaner look for the set up


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    02-16-14 05:40 PM
  20. southlander's Avatar
    I still can't find a practical reason to use HDMI on the phone. There are a billion different options for watching movies and I don't like having a cable strung across the room to do something that a million other services offer with no wire. What am I missing here? I don't mean this is a negative way, but what is the reason for hooking your phone with a cable to a tv?
    Last week I was traveling and stayed in a hotel where I did not like the TV services. I was wishing I had a mini HDMI cable or whatever I needed with me. I'd have fired up Netflix on my Z10.

    Z10STL100-4/10.2.1.2141
    02-16-14 05:53 PM
  21. spikesolie's Avatar
    OK here are a few reasons I love hdmi

    1. I'm a student, cutting cost is something I fancy. Means no cable, and definitely not spending 100 bucks on something like apple tv
    2. I love watching European football. And at this point in the season, they have the uefa champions League, where usually there are 16 different teams playing each other at the same time so unless you buy like fox soccer PLUS (thats even more money) you only get 1 game, and you can't choose which one it is...

    In steps my playbook /z10. Enable flash player, and stream that sucker. Plug it Into the tv and watch away.



    3. Went to my roommate's house the other day (big house) and his wifi was so bad because they placed the receiver in his dad's office in the basement. Took out my $3 cable and streamed Kevin hart's stand up for everyone there. There was almost no way we would be able to use apple tv with that.

    Oh and the funny thing is, quite a lot of people don't have apple tv. Seems surprising but not everyone is on the Same page tech wise or financially.

    Now I'd love blackberry to make something like apple tv just for wireless streaming of course but what I use my z10 to stream wouldn't be possible on apple tv anyways *cough* flash *cough*

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    02-16-14 06:38 PM
  22. collinc93's Avatar
    hmmm all this talk about Apple have me jonesing for some apple pie...*rummaging for coins
    02-16-14 06:40 PM
  23. wincyUt's Avatar
    Kudos OP. I wish we all had your spunk. Truly action speaks louder than words.
    02-16-14 06:58 PM
  24. wincyUt's Avatar
    Why do some people feel they have to always compare platforms? People should learn to enjoy whatever they like. I am very passionate about my BlackBerry devices but I also like my Apple devices. As far I am concerned, I am having my cake and eating it too.
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    02-16-14 07:06 PM
  25. sleepngbear's Avatar
    I still can't find a practical reason to use HDMI on the phone. There are a billion different options for watching movies and I don't like having a cable strung across the room to do something that a million other services offer with no wire. What am I missing here? I don't mean this is a negative way, but what is the reason for hooking your phone with a cable to a tv?
    It doesn't have to be a tv; it could be a monitor or projector for a business presentation. Now you're talking about throwing it up on the wall from the cell phone in your pocket instead of dragging around a laptop.

    I would guess that most people have no use for 90% of the gimmicky crap the top end Androids have, but everybody raves about it anyway. The point is that BB has a feature other phones don't that some people could make use of, but once again nobody knows about it.
    02-16-14 07:10 PM
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