Visonicom EZCast WiFi TV Dongle VMD-EZ155 Review
The Visonicom EZCast VMD-EZ155 is a WiFi domgle that connects an android, iPhone or PC to an HDMI display so you can stream video and audio.
Ease of Use, Performance: 0/5
Look & Feel: 4/5
How much I enjoy: 0/5
Recommendation: 0/5 Stars
The Visonicom EZCast VMD-EZ155 is a WiFi dongle that uses the EZCast app to stream video and audio from your PC or handheld device to your TV. The Visicom EZCast uses DLNA, Miracast and Airplay to broadcast over WIFi from a smartphone, tablet or personal computer.
The EZCast VMD-EZ155 uses an android or iPhone app or a computer program to send the signal to the receiver which plugs into your HDMI display or TV. The dongle also has a USB micro B connection for power while the short antenna connects to your network or device.
There are two basic ways the dongle connects to your TV with either a home based network or directly to your computer or laptop using WiFi. Both ways use WiFi to connect the broadcasting device to the TV or monitor while the device gets all its power from the micro USB connection.
The Visonicom dongle uses the EZCast app or program on your device to send the video and audio to your TV with mirroring and extending the display. You can also turn on and off the audio as well as choose which type of media to work with that makes a difference on how well the dongle works.
The EZCast app has a music and video player built in or can use your smart device or computer to play video or just surf the internet. The dongle would be great for presentations or just watching videos form Netflix or YouTube if it worked well but the video just does not work well enough.
Audio works just fine alone and video works fairly well depending on the source and quality while images work perfectly which is all the difference. This type of device needs to work perfectly almost all the time in order to make it worthwhile or it is not really worth the price.
When streaming video for a presentation or for entertainment it needs to be decent without skipping or pausing otherwise it’s not going to be enjoyable or useful. I tried the VMD-EZ155 Dongle from several devices and it did not work very well at all trying to play video from the internet.
I also tried to use my Nexus 7 tablet to stream video to the TV in my living room and video was unwatchable with stuttering and sound cutting in and out. The Visonicom WiFi Dongle is simple to set up but with such poor performance it just is not worth even looking at.
A WiFi dongle needs to work perfectly almost every time or it is just not worth getting and this is one product I would simply go with the top of the line. The Google Chromecast works in much the same way and for only $5 more it offers consistent video play without any problems from what I have seen of my son’s setup.
The Visonicom WMD-EZ155 just does not work nearly well enough for me to even recommend it at all as I could not get it to play video and audio smoothly enough to enjoy. The stuttering and skipping are so bad that I could not watch a six minute video from YouTube and get enough of it to understand what is going on.
The Visonicom WiFi Dongle VMD-EZ155 is not worth even bothering with and I would recommend going with a more mainstream company for your streaming needs.
Uses EZCast App for streaming
Video and audio skips and cuts out