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Default [Q] Cast Xbox 360 with a Chromecast to another chromecast on TV

Is it possible to Cast from a Chromecast?

Ever since I heard of the Chromecast, the first thing I thought of is "Now I have an xbox in every room in the house!" My thought is to plug in a Chromecast to the back of an Xbox (or PS3) and plug in another to whatever tv I want to play it on.

Of course I have to find out how to make the Chromecast transmit instead of receive. Not sure if its even possible though. The Idea of a truly wireless xbox where all you do is plug it in and its wireless internet and video signal?! That's too juicy to pass up.

Thoughts anyone?

 
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Is it possible to Cast from a Chromecast?

Ever since I heard of the Chromecast, the first thing I thought of is "Now I have an xbox in every room in the house!" My thought is to plug in a Chromecast to the back of an Xbox (or PS3) and plug in another to whatever tv I want to play it on.

Of course I have to find out how to make the Chromecast transmit instead of receive. Not sure if its even possible though. The Idea of a truly wireless xbox where all you do is plug it in and its wireless internet and video signal?! That's too juicy to pass up.

Thoughts anyone?

No!
It's not meant to take input only output signal through HDMI.
besides it would never work for playing games anyway with the inherent delay and lag of the video.
 
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This is a very outrageous topic tbqh


That's like asking a diesel car to accept regular gas, just because


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Is it possible to Cast from a Chromecast?

Ever since I heard of the Chromecast, the first thing I thought of is "Now I have an xbox in every room in the house!" My thought is to plug in a Chromecast to the back of an Xbox (or PS3) and plug in another to whatever tv I want to play it on.

Of course I have to find out how to make the Chromecast transmit instead of receive. Not sure if its even possible though. The Idea of a truly wireless xbox where all you do is plug it in and its wireless internet and video signal?! That's too juicy to pass up.

Thoughts anyone?

You could do this with a SlingBox, but it would have to much latency.

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This is what you are trying to do, there's a reason these thing cost nearly 200 bucks. You aren't going to get that out of your 2 35 dollar chromecasts, and if you did it wouldn't work 1/10 as well.

There are better wireless hdmis but this is one of the smallest profile ones. FYI I do not use these as anything in my house that does not move around frequently get wired, both HDMI and Network, but if you're in need of wireless hdmi this looks like your best bet.

http://www.amazon.com/Nyrius-Transmi...298718-8574607
 
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This is what you are trying to do, there's a reason these thing cost nearly 200 bucks. You aren't going to get that out of your 2 35 dollar chromecasts, and if you did it wouldn't work 1/10 as well.
Most definitely ^THIS^

A wireless connection will always have some amount of delay, and less delay requires more bandwidth and/or faster processing as using compression also introduces delay for compression at the source and decompression at the receiver.
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Default Nyrius to Chromecast?

How about casting from your Nyrius device to a Chromecast?

Or anyone know of an equivalent Nyrius that's compatible with Chromecast? i'd love to get rid of some cables.
 
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How about casting from your Nyrius device to a Chromecast?

Or anyone know of an equivalent Nyrius that's compatible with Chromecast? i'd love to get rid of some cables.
They're really different animals.

The paired ends are important.

The best analogy I can come up with is, unfortunately, video.

You can run "video over a Cat5 cable" primarily two ways:
  • video over IP, which requires digitization of the video, compression, network packetization, then transfer over the network, and decompression of the video on the other end, and output
  • video over a balun, which essentially just uses the Cat5 cable not as a network cable, but just as a cable. It's not a network signal on the cable, and it can't be routed, switched, etc.

Chromecast falls into the first category, which is more limited in terms of what it can do on the connection.
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They're really different animals.

The paired ends are important.

The best analogy I can come up with is, unfortunately, video.

You can run "video over a Cat5 cable" primarily two ways:
  • video over IP, which requires digitization of the video, compression, network packetization, then transfer over the network, and decompression of the video on the other end, and output
  • video over a balun, which essentially just uses the Cat5 cable not as a network cable, but just as a cable. It's not a network signal on the cable, and it can't be routed, switched, etc.

Chromecast falls into the first category, which is more limited in terms of what it can do on the connection.
I think I grasp the concept. Although, if a googlebox were to be made, compatible with chromecast, I would definitely buy it for my systems.
 
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I think I grasp the concept. Although, if a googlebox were to be made, compatible with chromecast, I would definitely buy it for my systems.
Nothing stops them or even someone else from doing so.

It's just the HDMI input hardware and encoding horsepower (probably a hardware encoder) that would be necessary. And of course an app to tell Chromecast where to source the video stream.
Likely the most difficult part would be making it HDCP compliant, as the incoming HDMI would need to be decoded and compressed in the digital space, which is the "no-no zone" for HDCP.

With multiple encoder devices, you could even use Chromecast to switch between multiple video inputs, or as a round-robin surveillance viewer, though there would be a delay when switching between sources.
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