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By DryEagle, Senior Member on 11th July 2014, 07:26 PM
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I just want a HDMI dongle for my tv, that I can cast my phone screen to. Mostly so that, I can use a controller and play my phone games on my tv, the phone acting like a mini-console.

-> What will perform better, chromecast or miracast/ezcast? chromecast dongle costs about twice as much, so I just want to make sure it's worth it

-> how good is the performance with either? will i be getting full framerate etc? I have tried several hdmi cable adapters and none of them seem to work for me (yes, even after plugging in power, best i could manage is choppy/flickery performance) so i'm trying to get this as a workaround

any other info i should know? phone is rooted so no worries there
 
 
11th July 2014, 10:39 PM |#2  
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my chromecast runs fine, it have a bit delay, but it's ok.
Miracast works well too.
I don't see any differences.
12th July 2014, 12:49 AM |#3  
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have you tried it while gaming? i mean some nice 3d games that are using a lot of the phone's power. for example soulcraft ii (it's free). does it affect the quality of the screen sharing?
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have you tried it while gaming? i mean some nice 3d games that are using a lot of the phone's power. for example soulcraft ii (it's free). does it affect the quality of the screen sharing?

anyone else have any info?
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anyone else have any info?

There is a noticeable lag with the Chromecast. It is very smooth, but its about a half a second behind. I don't think it would be good for gaming unless you are playing some sort of turn based game.

I also have a LG TV with miracast support, but it is unusable. It shows one frame every 10 seconds or so.
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I have miracast. It lags too...I don't think it was meant for gaming. Unless it was a turn based one. There is also a slight loss of video quality
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