Author Topic: Chromecast Ultra 4k  (Read 421 times)

Offline vee

Chromecast Ultra 4k
« on: March 14, 2019, 09:22:16 AM »
Hi all - I just got this yesterday and would like to know if anyone else has one and experienced problems with it?

My issue is that the device caused my netflix app on my phone to 'hang' - I could not stop or pause the playback and had to reboot the phone and CHromecast to start again
Also noticed that my wifi speeds dropped substantially while using the device.

I switched back to my regular chromecast (which proceeded to update itself) and i had similar issues with it (never had problems with it before)

The chromecast is connected via wifi to my router (which sits 5m away) and I have a 50mb line...

Any suggestions to make this work better would be appreciated
thanks

Offline Wietsche

Re: Chromecast Ultra 4k
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2019, 12:13:38 PM »
Hi,

I also have the Chromsast in a range of models. The 4k one works the best of them all for me, but I am also using a LAN cable plugged into its power brick that came woth it. If you bought new yours will support it as well. Maybe try that, just to make sure its not a wifi networking issue first.

Then secondly, I had similar issues when my phone was too aggressive with closing background apps an services to conserve power. I just marked Netflix as an exception and the problems disappeared.

So this is the only 2 possible issues I can think of at the moment.

Hope you get it fixed. Its an awesome device.

Cheers,
W

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Offline Babbalas

Re: Chromecast Ultra 4k
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2019, 01:17:44 PM »
Hi,

Also have the same chromecast, going on 2 years now probably. Haven't had issues but mine is also connected via the Ethernet connection.

I think a Chromecast would easily be able to pull down the Wi-Fi network of a standard router.

Not sure about hanging on Netflix though, as I don't use it. But DSTV Now works flawlessly with the Chromecast.

Offline vee

Re: Chromecast Ultra 4k
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2019, 01:23:22 PM »
Thanks guys
My regular Chromecast worked perfectly up until last night. I have since found out that metrofibre was doing maintenance on the lines in the area last night...
Will try again tonight with wifi and see. Mine does have the ethernet port on the brick so that's my last resort.
Are you guys using hdmi 2 cables?
My pj is 4k and so is the Amp but the hdmi cable is 1.3 or. 4 I think.

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Offline KenMasters

Re: Chromecast Ultra 4k
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2019, 02:02:02 PM »
Are you guys using hdmi 2 cables?
My pj is 4k and so is the Amp but the hdmi cable is 1.3 or. 4 I think.

No such thing as HDMI 2 cables, or HDMI 1.3 or 1.4 - HDMI version numbers pertain to hardware only.

If the cables work, then don't worry about it. If they don't, get cables designated "High Speed" with 18 Gbps throughput displayed on the packaging.

Offline vee

Re: Chromecast Ultra 4k
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2019, 04:40:54 PM »
No such thing as HDMI 2 cables, or HDMI 1.3 or 1.4 - HDMI version numbers pertain to hardware only.

If the cables work, then don't worry about it. If they don't, get cables designated "High Speed" with 18 Gbps throughput displayed on the packaging.
Thanks!

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Offline xrapidx

Re: Chromecast Ultra 4k
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2019, 10:09:57 AM »
I had issues with the normal chromecast and wifi - replaced them with ultra's on ethernet - and no further issues. (not a fan of wifi for anything but browsing the net)

Offline vee

Re: Chromecast Ultra 4k
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2019, 01:03:43 PM »
I had issues with the normal chromecast and wifi - replaced them with ultra's on ethernet - and no further issues. (not a fan of wifi for anything but browsing the net)
my normal chromecast was spotless with wifi...
may have to lan the ultra in...

Offline Merlin-HD

Re: Chromecast Ultra 4k
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2019, 03:40:11 PM »
I also use the ethernet cable option on the ultra .. But i prefer miracast to chromecast .. it works nice if you want total offline viewing with the internet unplugged..
I have an Microsoft Wireless adapter v2 for 1K from takealot witch is working nice.. you can then Miracast all your donwloaded movies showmax and netflieks from your android / tablet if it supports miracast/screen mirroring etc.. Chromecast i use to stream if i can't download.. certain titles are not downloadable. Downloadable for me has better quality obviously because it is a file that is downloaded ..as Netflix / Shomax dont throttle your bandwith and all the timeouts and bad qualitygets to me..i stick to my 4Mbps adsl and will probably upgrade only if telkom drops there prices in the future again.