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  1. Old Member

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    Thoughts on which way to go. Either way I am going to have to buy a product that will allow me to mirror what my phone is doing.

    Motorola Wirless Display vs. Chromecast

    Both are nice options but right now I'm leaning at Chromecast for cost and useability.
     

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  2. speede541

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    I began using Chromecast about two weeks ago.

    Pros are that it works with any Android or Chrome browser with a wifi connection. And once the initial Chromecast FOB is linked to your home's wifi, it's pretty much "one click and you're in" from any other device. So my Maxx, my wife's Nexus, her tablet, our Thinkpad...

    The other Pro is that your phone (or tablet or whatever) is only in the game as a remote, so once you've set up the content, you can go about being distracted by Facebook updates and raging on hating Maxx Verge reviewers while Arrested Development plays on your big screen. All your device does is jump in to interrupt if you choose to use it as a remote.

    The con of course is limited support. I know more app support is coming, but Netflix, YouTube, Play Store, and Chrome is it for now (I believe). I think there's hope for mirroring -- I'm reading it can be done from a Chrome browser window, but I also saw that issue with Koush and his local streaming app.

    So it sounds like, for now, Chromecast "mirroring" will be limited to what you can display in your Chrome browser window.
     
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  3. dmodert66

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    Actually, there is an (official) experimental feature that lets you mirror your whole desktop (while on PC or Mac). Tip: Chromecast Can Cast Your Entire Desktop Screen Too, Not Just Tabs – Droid Life

    I am buying a Chromecast for sure. Only heard good things about it (sans the limited apps at this time). Now if Amazon will every ship it...(Ordered July 30th).
     
  4. -=Jeff=-

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    Is there a wireless display adapter by motorola? That might work for my dilemma, as I know Chromecast will not, I need a mirroring device
     
  5. speede541

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    Yikes! I ordered from Google Play on July 28th and had it by the 15th.
     
  6. Highland Ranger

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    Chrome cast is limited. Would really like to use miracast but seems like getting a box for older tvs is an issue.
     
  7. -=Jeff=-

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    So any other other miracast dongles out there
     

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