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Discussion in 'TV & Video' started by zetroc, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. zetroc

    zetroc Android Enthusiast
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    Got a Vizio Co-Star, but I am having some issues. Redux is doing sound but no video, and the lack of Hulu+... well... I don't have to harp on that, I'm sure you all know.

    How can I make my Co-Star experience better? Any suggestions? Rooting, etc.

    As for the Hulu+, yes, I know I can get Plex, but this seems to be a bit ridiculous. A native app should simply exist, no? Lol.

    Any info will be appreciated!

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  2. tkseward

    tkseward Lurker

    As far a Redux goes I was having the same issue until I did a hard reset on my Vizio and started the setup process all over again. First try uninstalling Redux then reinstall.. that worked for a little bit with me.. but the hard factory reset to defaults has been zero issues since then..

    Hulu+ will likely not be implmented into anything GoogleTV since there is a sort of battle going on between all these companies that make streamers.. I just bought NeoTV by netgear at $39 from amazon to get Hulu+ and if you set it up right the Vizio Costar remote controls the NeoTV menu perfectly. Though you dont get a mouse or keyboard functions with the basic NeoTV even with the Vizio remote.

    I think you should just have fun with the costar and view it as a what it is supposed to be.. pop out apps for a restricted google chrome browser thats works good but not amazing, some interesting content apps, and the fact it makes it easy to integrate all your connected devices into one remote..
  3. zetroc

    zetroc Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I hear ya, but I feel like it should just have Hulu+. I don't see why not. After all, you need to pay Hulu to use it, so it's not like Hulu is losing money, unless Google is the problem.

    As for the Redux, I think the connection I was using at the time was slow, because I got home and set it up at home and connected it via Ethernet, and it's fine. The interface is clunky, but I think the whole experience on the CoStar is clunky. Not bad, but not as polished as it should be.

    I'll try the Plex business, but then I always need a computer on and logged in and what not, and that's just annoying. We'll see. Thanks for the feedback!

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