Excerpt: Plug it in and watch. It's almost that easy. Just about anything you can see on the computer you can also see on your big screen TV, thanks to Chromecast. YouTube and Hulu broadcast in crystal clarity. I use it all the time. It's also super easy to broadcast from your smart phone.
Excerpt: I recently purchased two Chromecasts. The devices are a great addition to our entertainment equipment. They were so easy to install and to cast Netflix and Youtube to our TVs. I highly recommend this product.
Excerpt: I have an older projection TV that has a maximum resolution of 1080i. It has a DVI input, which I feed from my Home Theater Receiver's HDMI output. All of my devices work fine with that, whether DVD, BluRay, or WD Live TV. Apparently, ChromeCast tries to detect the resolution of the TV, and adjusts to that. However, if it cannot detect it, it outputs only 1080p signals, and it cannot be configured to overwrite that.
Pros: Great Value, Sounds good
Cons: Does Not Work Below 1080p, That Req'ment Is Nowhere
Excerpt: Got this for a TV with Viera, but this was cheaper than the WiFi dongle it required for Viera. It does Netflix great from the Android app (s5), and I suspect the stream bypasses the phone bc it loads fast and in crisp HD. Netflix loads faster on this than on my Blu-ray. Chrome browser doesn't show mouse, which may be good for business presentations but takes some getting used to if you're used to using a VGA out.
Pros: If you have Netflix and/or Hulu this device is a no brainer. At home we use it to stream movies with Netflix, watch Youtube videos and Hulu television shows. We even use the ESPN Watch app to watch certain games that are not televised in our area. We now have one in the bedroom as well as the livingroom.
Cons: More direct compatibility with more apps would be nice, but there are no deal breakers for me.