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Postby bmyoungs » Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:07 pm

Pixel 2xl looks neat regular pixel is a hard pass

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Postby Tyler » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:43 am

bmyoungs wrote:Source of the post Pixel 2xl looks neat regular pixel is a hard pass

No headphone jack on either?

Also announced:
$160 bluetooth headphones. Gimmick is they work with Google Translate, but any headphones do that already?
$50 and $300 Google Homes
Candid camera. Google Clips. Place it in a room and it will take pictures of interesting things or people it recognizes. $250
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Postby ejhartman91 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:01 am

I checked out both of these phones in a verizon store this past weekend. I honestly liked the Pixel 2 better. It's the perfect size and has all the same internals as the Pixel 2 XL. Early reviews say battery life is great and that the XL has some screen issues.
Ordered the Pixel 2 yesterday. Supposed to come with a free Google Home mini.
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Postby bmyoungs » Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:51 pm

ejhartman91 wrote:I checked out both of these phones in a verizon store this past weekend. I honestly liked the Pixel 2 better. It's the perfect size and has all the same internals as the Pixel 2 XL. Early reviews say battery life is great and that the XL has some screen issues.
Ordered the Pixel 2 yesterday. Supposed to come with a free Google Home mini.
I thought the XL issues were based on reviews of the v30 screen since they are the same panel? Or is it more than the inconsistent color on low brightness?

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Postby ejhartman91 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:20 pm

bmyoungs wrote:
ejhartman91 wrote:I checked out both of these phones in a verizon store this past weekend. I honestly liked the Pixel 2 better. It's the perfect size and has all the same internals as the Pixel 2 XL. Early reviews say battery life is great and that the XL has some screen issues.
Ordered the Pixel 2 yesterday. Supposed to come with a free Google Home mini.
I thought the XL issues were based on reviews of the v30 screen since they are the same panel? Or is it more than the inconsistent color on low brightness?

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Not exactly sure I just know that the only negatives for the pixel 2 have been the bezels. The 2 XL has a lot of criticism for its display panel.

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Postby Blue Jackets » Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:20 am

ejhartman91 wrote:Source of the post The 2 XL has a lot of criticism for its display panel.

Two-week-old Pixel 2 XL displays are already showing burn-in
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Postby Tyler » Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:57 am

Blue Jackets wrote:Source of the post Two-week-old Pixel 2 XL displays are already showing burn-in

That's terrible. I wonder if Google is going to offer some kind of replacement option.
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Postby cwilkins88 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:57 am

These are usually pretty good about it, but man, that was some shoddy testing.
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Postby Tyler » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:11 pm

We are a Roku family, but I hooked up a free Chromecast I had in a drawer to the downstairs 2nd input. It's pretty sweet to ask Google Home to play something on Youtube and it starts within seconds on the TV. I mostly wanted to do this so we could play music videos for Evie and use the surround sound.
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Postby bmyoungs » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:18 pm

Tyler wrote:We are a Roku family, but I hooked up a free Chromecast I had in a drawer to the downstairs 2nd input. It's pretty sweet to ask Google Home to play something on Youtube and it starts within seconds on the TV. I mostly wanted to do this so we could play music videos for Evie and use the surround sound.
Welp you talked me into getting a Chromecast

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Postby Tyler » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:36 pm

bmyoungs wrote:Source of the post Welp you talked me into getting a Chromecast

If you watched a lot of Youtube it is probably worth it, its more of a gimmick for me. I doubt we use it for anything other than music videos
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Postby bmyoungs » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:55 pm

Tyler wrote:
bmyoungs wrote:Source of the post Welp you talked me into getting a Chromecast

If you watched a lot of Youtube it is probably worth it, its more of a gimmick for me. I doubt we use it for anything other than music videos
Can you have it directly play a show on Netflix? I can turn on Netflix currently with the harmony hub but after that I need a remote.

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Postby Tyler » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:01 pm

I "think" you can, but I didn't test that. I assume it could know where you left off in a series too.
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Postby bmyoungs » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:35 pm

Tyler wrote:Great deal on the full size home
https://slickdeals.net/share/android_app/fp/369451
I went for it yesterday. Though I spent $4 more because I didn't see the $79 eBay listing. I had already ordered when the slick deal was posted.

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Postby Tyler » Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:25 pm

Google home can play through other Bluetooth speakers now
https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker ... ew-feature
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Postby bmyoungs » Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:35 pm

Tyler wrote:Google home can play through other Bluetooth speakers now
https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker ... ew-feature
Oh nice! Glad I didn't buy a Chromecast audio

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Postby Tyler » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:11 am

I still dislike using Google Home web view for shopping lists. Trying ToDoIst so I can use it with my dakboard.
Here is how to make it work. Seems pretty easy.
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Postby bmyoungs » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:18 am

Tyler wrote:I still dislike using Google Home web view for shopping lists. Trying ToDoIst so I can use it with my dakboard.
Here is how to make it work. Seems pretty easy.
I wasn't a huge fan of todoist when I tried it with the echo.

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