Monday , October 23 2017

Dick Smith now shipping Chromecasts that were preordered on May 18

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Looks like those lucky enough to get their pre-orders in for Chromecast, when Dick Smith accidentally leaked the news that they would launch this week, are now receiving shipping confirmations for their orders.

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Lucas Winstanley was just one such lucky person and has sent us a copy of his shipping confirmation. The confirmation shows that the Catalogue number we had from last week: XH1443 is correct and is the sku that Dick Smith will be using going forward. It also appears from the email that the Catalogue number has been updated with the corresponding Chromecast name.

It looks like it’s game-on for Chromecast if their May 28th leak was correct. We have seen both JB Hifi and Dick Smith stores confirming to customers they have stock, we just need to see where else will be selling them, and which content partners Google have gotten on-board for the Australian launch.

Update, 2pm – it gets better. Lucas’ receipt even has ‘UNDER EMBARGO DO NOT SELL’ listed on it:

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Thanks: Lucas.

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6 Comments on "Dick Smith now shipping Chromecasts that were preordered on May 18"

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JB Hi-Fi at Chadstone setting up a new table near TV section! Wonder what that could be for! 😉

Damon Smith
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Damon Smith

Do you know if the DNS settings are hard coded in the Australian version? I think I read somewhere that the European version didn’t have the DNS setting hard coded

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Pretty sure the European ones DNS got patched, i recall a number of comments from users after an update of their US netflix access being cut.

chris
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chris

No issue there, if the cast can’t connect to the Google dns it uses the dhcp one. Simply add some redirects in and you are ok. Search getflix chrome cast to get info.

Harpersneil
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Harpersneil

I got mine on eBay months ago (got two actually cause they’re great!) and it works fine here in Aus; I don’t know if that helps.

Chris
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I doubt there’ll be any changes in the Australian version, particularly away from Google’s DNS.

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