How would I know it didn’t have the much-required HDMI hookup that’s apparently quite important with streaming and internet badassity?I never thought twice, and because so paid a hefty penalty in both time and money w/ this lame hacking attempt of mine.Then I picked up an HDMI cord (getting closer) and tried plugging that into the DVD player which also connected the cable box, which then connected to the TV. I wondered if you could somehow up convert the old stuff into the new stuff, and came across a handful of reviews saying you could by buying a converter doo-hicky for those wanting to use new equipment with old TVS (like DVD players). So I tried my hand at that dropping another to get the well-rated Mini HDMI to 3RCA Composite AV Converter – along with the appropriate cables (another ), and off I went to convert. Though, I did muster up some resemblance of a conversion as I could at least then program the DVD player into the TV screen, however it was all pretty blurry and I managed to shrink the viewing size of the TV in half too. At the end of the The kind folks at Republic Wireless mentioned they were having a deal going on where all new purchasers of their phones/service would be getting a free Google Chromecast thingamajig, and they asked if I wanted to try one out and then do a giveaway (Unfortunately the offer is now over BUT they say it’ll probably happen again – so watch for it :)).At first I didn’t know what the hell it was, so I Googled it and found this: “Chromecast is a thumb-sized media streaming device that plugs into the HDMI port on your TV.Sigh…) Plain and simple, we’re tired of paying 0 for cable/internet/phone every month.
Send me one to test and then I’ll give one away too! I actually HAD a newer TV I picked up while pimping out my blogger lair a few years back! It’s 1/10th of the size, but hell – I might actually be able to pull something off for once! A one-time purchase for forever streaming of internet/tv/media etc on your TV w/out any monthly fees – huzzah!
That was my favorite part: Using your cell phone as a remote :) Well, for you guys tons of options if you don’t rock an old-ass TV like we do ;) You can go the Blu-ray route if that’s your bag, the Roku route (didn’t look into much but I know some of you readers use and love them), or the cheaper – and more effective route, in my opinion – the Chromecast way. Then you work yourself away from cable and instant savings!
As for us, we’re still up a creek without a paddle.
” But I quickly notice the “plugs into the HDMI port” part again, ugh… Why can’t I just be like everyone else and splurge on a huge (new) flat screen?? :) I once again tried attaching it to my frankenstein concoction of cords I’ve since built in the hopes of capturing that miracle all gamblers hold on to, but yet again no dice (see what I did there? I ran upstairs to our master bedroom where it sits all alone waiting for action (we never use it), plugged it in to that sexy HDMI port that I’d never had the pleasure of seeing before, downloaded the app onto my smartphone (Android Moto X) And BAM! And you can pick it up in all sorts of stores including directly from Google, and of course The Amazon.
I was watching episode after episode of Elmo’s World with my baby boy in no time. I had the internet in the palm of my hand/TV, baby! Where it’s been reviewed over 20,000 times and has a total of 4 out of 5 stars.
And since I thought you needed a DVD player to watch Netflix, it killed two birds with one stone.