Belkin Miracast Video Adapter Review (Update: Netgear Review)

I recently gave the Belkin Miracast Video Adapter a try, to evaluate Miracast on Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1¬†compared to Chromecast on my Android devices. Unfortunately, configuring and using the Belkin adapter was an exercise in frustration.¬†If I were to go by my experience with it alone, I’d say that Miracast is acceptable as […]

Chromecast vs. Samsung Motion Plus Feature – Soap Opera Effect

I was using Netflix on my Chromecast last night, specifically the one attached to the Samsung 55” HDTV in the family room. I played the second-to-last episode of Weeds (I cancelled Showtime before finishing the final season), and noticed some serious soap-opera effect (the “too real” look that motion interpolation gives TV images). I knew […]

Google Chromecast Setup and Testing

So, I was lucky enough (or quick enough) to snag a couple of Chromecasts from Amazon before they sold out (and, before the 5:31 PST cutoff for the 3-month Netflix coupon). I ordered via Amazon Prime but they came a day early, and so I was able to spend a few minutes this evening playing […]