Pros: Works well in Windows 7 and with the iPad. Automatically switches my TV input to the Chromecast port when playing. Lower cost than AppleTV which has similar capability.
Cons: Difficulty getting it to work with Windows 8 . I had it working after a great deal of effort, but Chrome on my Windows 8 computer gives the "No Cast devices found" message. The suggestions given for resolving the issue don't fix the problems.