It is a device when using Netflix & You Tube as its pulling the content directly from those providers but you control it with you phone or tablet. I've only played with it for a short while and its pretty good for casting tabs but it goes a little bit wobbly when using Netflix, especially when my phone/tablet are going through Unblock-Us, it doesn't seem to like it. However casting Netflix in Chrome (with Unblock-Us setup on the PC) works really well.
No, it's an issue with casting full screen vs just a single browser tab. With their demo video on their chromecast webpage it only gets the sound when casting the tab.
When plugged into my AVR, my AVR doesn't seem to pick up on it and send the signal through to the TV even though my computer can find it.
When plugged into the TV directly I'm getting delays (choppy-ness) when watching their promo video through the chrome browser tab. Netflix plays but has a huge audio delay (looping issue). Youtube seems better but keeps giving me a "your chromecast is taking an abnormally long time to respond" error.
So this thing seems like an interesting idea but also seems really beta-ish at this point.
Hopefully it will improve in time. At least it was only $35.
I noticed a slight audio lag with Netflix but when I tried it on my PS3 it too was having the same issue, this has since disappeared. I'm not sure what your issue is but I can play a video in Chrome, cast it and then make if full screen with no lag.
^ brownstar, no I haven't done a factory reset on it but I did some searching and I found lots of other reports that screen casting doesn't support audio. Only tab casting which is exactly what I reported.
...I'm not sure what your issue is but I can play a video in Chrome, cast it and then make if full screen with no lag.
Yes, sure that works fine for me too - with audio. But if I'm screen casting instead then there's no sound. Regardless of whether I play the video in a Chrome browser or in Windows Media Player. The audio goes back to the computer speakers.
Anyway it looks like that's a known limitation so I'm sure if you tried playing your video when screen casting instead of in a tab you'd experience the same thing. Thanks for the suggestions though. But at this point I'll just sit back and wait for Google to "fix it"
Yes, "screen casting" is what I've been saying all along.
In the chrome browser rather than choosing the "share this tab" option you can take the pull down arrow and instead cast your entire desktop. Everything is mirrored including your start menu, desktop, any apps, etc. That's a "beta" feature and that's what I've been pointing out does not cast audio.
Are you able to use yours when plugged into an HDMI port on your AV receiver??? I plugged mine in using the HDMI port where I usually have my Roku and the TV reports "no signal". Strange... that should work.