questionscan you answer 2 electronic questions for me?


I think what you would need is an HDMI switch, not a splitter. I ordered this one but haven't had time to play with it yet:
It gets pretty good reviews.
I have two Chromecasts and I'm very pleased with them. I don't have a BluRay player so I can't comment on that. It comes down to what capabilities your BluRay player has, and what you want to watch. Chromecast works great for Netflix and for watching Youtube.


The single biggest advantage to chrome is portability. I just throw mine in my brief case when I travel to use in my hotel (most hotels). I also prefer using chrome because I can que up you tube videos for playback on my android tablet, and I like that my device for finding content is also my remote control. You didn't mention the functionality of your blu-ray but I also installed the chromecast extension on chrome for casting individual chrome tabs.


I have both a Chromecast and a Panasonic wifi Blu-ray player. Two main advantages to Chromecast: it's always on (the Blu-ray player takes a while to boot and connect) and the NetFlix and YouTube apps w/touch screen are easier to use than the (clunky) Blu-ray network UI w/push button remote. Picture quality and network connection seems about the same.

I bought a cheap 3-to-1 HDMI switch online and it works fine with my setup (the Chromecast and the Blu-ray player go through the switch).


My chromecast works better than the onboard apps on my tv and dvd players for netflix. better resolution and less buffering. granted, my tv/dvd are older and earlier generations of the smart functions.
thumbs up to @willyone on portability and casting chrome tabs. makes it easy to share presentations on a big screen vs. a small laptop.


Do you have an open USB port? You will need one with the chromecast. If you do not have one then you will need a open power port for the usb power cable and adapter (included in the chromecast).