I run the HDMI cable from my 2009 laptop to a TV. It's great.
I had tried the replacement for Chromecast, Miracast but was totally flaky and didn't work most of time. So cheap wondered if it was just a spyware. GARBAGE!..So anyway, what is someone on a budget of $50 max using to EASILY run streaming video from Windows PC to flatscreen TV with HDMI? I have Windows phone and Android tablet. Could easily stand running from the Android tablet to TV if easier. NOT WANTING TO PAY FOR MONTHLY MEMBERSHIPS EITHER!. I bought monthly Hulu and will meet needs for a while.... THANK YOU MUCH for the brains!