I was wondering if anyone here might have some experience with Chromecast. I was wondering if it might actually cure all of my media needs. Take for instance the Bills / Jaguars game this coming Sunday that's streaming via Yahoo....I should be able to stream the game in Google Chrome and that'll send it to Chromecast > HDMI and show up on the TV, right? I assume that if I have an HDMI-input on my stereo, that I can plug the chromecast into there, get the sound on the stereos and go HDMI out to the TV and the sound would be 5.1 (assuming the broadcast is in 5.1) or no?
If I had video files of a movie or say an mp4 of a recent Phish show in HD, would I be able to play that on my computer and send it to the TV/Receiver?
Any other types of video files that I might usually watch on the computer using VLC player, like a blu-ray rip (.m2ts files) or say the the Big Cypress .webm files, or just regular Xvid avi files.....does it have to be video coming through a browser and send what's in your browser window or does it take the whole monitor's picture and pass that to the chromecast dongle-thing?
Sorry for my ignorance on this. I'm way behind the times here. Any advice is much appreciated.