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    That is one reason, I guess, to look at the box-style devices rather than the dongle-style devices... bigger antennas, better reception.

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    Moving the receiver onto the top of the cabinet would probably help. I think the only functional difference is that you need one less remote if I run the stick through the receiver? Depends whether one wants big stereo sound for Peppa the Pig, I guess.
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    The remote issue would depend on the host and its capabilities, so no inherent rule there. The sound issue could be cured by connecting the audio out from the TV into the receiver, or maybe use ARC to cure the sound issue. I use that trick frequently when people connect new things to old systems... run all the HDMI stuff directly into the TV, then the TV audio out back to ye olde analog-only receiver. Works fine, works great if you've got optical or coaxial digital out.

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    First hitch in the plan: NCIS not streamed except from CBS's website. Grr.

    Got Community on Hulu+, though.
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    Not uncommon. In time, you will learn to live your life one season out. Makes everything easier, and encourages binge watching.

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    Hook laptop up via HDMI and watch it thru computer --> TV

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    Yeah, or I'll bookmark CBS on my tablet.
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    I keep thinking about investing in one of the Miracast thingies just for those oddball things that need a real PC web browser.

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    Wireless connection was a little too flaky, so we returned the stick and picked up a Roku 3 instead.
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    Nexus Player - http://www.google.com/nexus/player/
    $99; Chromecast + 10 foot UI + gaming support



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