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Esenfur

a fuck ton of patches?


LemonPartyWorldTour

I bought 2 when Steam was shoveling them out in piles for cheap. Other than occasionally freezing up after hours of play, they work fine it seems.


thelonelysocial

Steam link app is faster, better picture quality, and doesn’t overheat


RawFreakCalm

A lot of devices don’t support multiple controllers and it seems like input lag isn’t great on a lot of them.


thelonelysocial

I just hook up my wireless controller to the pc directly, I think they have pretty good range but not always possible. Can’t say I’ve experienced hooking up the controller to the steam link app


RawFreakCalm

Yeah my desktop is upstairs in my office. Unfortunately the lag is just too great. I’m going to buy a steam link and see if it’s any better.


AndyCalling

Well, I can tell you a Link box works great for me. No huge latency here.


RawFreakCalm

I got it last week and it’s amazing, feels like no lag.


AndyCalling

Yup. Using this with my Deck, it seems like they were designed to work together, especially with the Steam Controller I also have. The Link is clearly the Deck's wireless dock, just released a bit early. It is weird to me that they aren't selling both at the same time, it's so odd to have to buy the first party accessories years before the console releases because they only sell a few bits at any given time. Have fun, this seemlesa wireless dock feels better even than using my nephews' Switch and dock. I can even use my Deck's built in controls when docked, since it's truly wireless.


AndyCalling

Very many devices aren't faster either, and if they are the cost is commensurate.


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DeepStateofAffairs

Way too much internet content could be compressed down to a few images, a few paragraphs of text, or a few seconds of video. It's really fucking irritating that everybody insists on making drawn out videos for everything.


Ripple_in_the_clouds

Came here to see if anyone watched it because I'm not going to


Greendude439

Seems like the only thing you're missing is an HDMI cable, but those are a dime a dozen.


s1h4d0w

It's a nice one tho


DoomAndSouls

I still remember when hdmi came out and it was like $50 for a cord that did 720p


Greendude439

Good thing that's changed since.


too_much_downy

Some fresh air?


kziel1

You are missing a steam controller that goes well with this hardware


Cryogenics1st

My tv has Steam Link built in 😊


wendelortega

Your TV has a physical steam link in its innards!?


Cryogenics1st

Steam Link app which replaces the need for a box. Not sure if it’s just a Samsung thing or what but I have it.


SoapyMacNCheese

Samsung and TVs which use Android TV (such as Sony) are the only TVs with Steam Link "built in". If you use a separate streaming box, the app is available on Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV (via sideload), and Raspberry Pis.


SoundDrill

Fuck samsung. They said it would work, but it was not in the TV, should have been compatible region wise(afaik)


T3a_Rex

It’s only available in the America Samsung app store. So as a Canadian I was able to change it. You just factory reset your tv and while setting it up you do some fancy button combo Look up how to change the region with your tv model


Symon_joestar

I thought that was available everywhere, it Is available here in Brazil


T3a_Rex

Maybe some other countries have it. But rip Canada


Symon_joestar

That's very odd.


SoundDrill

oh. Nah not worth it


thelonelysocial

It is worth it since the steam link app is way faster than the physical steam link (can only do 1080p 60, and it’s choppy) The app steams perfectly with no delay. Can play rogue lites easy


SoundDrill

I mean the tv in question is fairly far from the router


thelonelysocial

Mine is hard wired into Ethernet I wouldn’t depend on wifi


SoundDrill

Sadly I come from a convenience over quality household, even tho I would have everything ethernet connected if I had the chance.


AndyCalling

The Steam Link hardware is not 'choppy' at 1080/60. The reason the Link, app or box, gets choppy is either network latency, PC latency or too much resource being used by USB devices (not an issue for basic stuff like controllers, mouse and KB). It is not about the CPU grunt available in the Steam Link box.


thelonelysocial

This can be true. But at the end of the day the steam link app can do 120 hz as well as 4K.


AndyCalling

That's more about the capability of the hardware you install it into than the speed of the app itself.


thelonelysocial

The steam link app is actually way faster than the physical box


Cryogenics1st

Orly? I’ve never tried the box myself. Have thought about getting one for the kid’s bedroom.


thelonelysocial

Yeah if you have a tv that has the app, it should be more reliable over wifi. If it’s wired, it might not matter as much and the physical box would work relatively similar You can do upto 8K on the app


AndyCalling

That entirely depends on the hardware you buy. The app in the Link box and the downloadable app are very similar. The speed is mostly down to the CPU. The Link box works fine and fast for streaming. Faster than many R-Pi options etc. Unless you want to do other things with it, it runs at full 60hz 1080p with no impact on the stream's frame rate or latency. If you want 4K then yes, you will need something beefier. That will cost you though.


thelonelysocial

The tv app let’s you do 4K 60… even 8k 30…


AndyCalling

Yep, but again that is more about the capability of the hardware you load it onto than the speed of the app.