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Old May 20th, 2012, 07:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This is just a place holder for the Media Link HD.

Any questions or issues using the Media Link HD unit can be discussed here.

Many of us (myself included) already have the unit. We are just waiting for the EVO 4G LTE to arrive/clear from customs.

If anyone has any questions or are on the fence about purchasing, ask here as well.

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So me being a gadget-freak, all this talk about the media link is stoking my geeky OCD. But my question is, what is the advantage of having this link? Is it only to stream HDTV video and images to a TV?
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So me being a gadget-freak, all this talk about the media link is stoking my geeky OCD. But my question is, what is the advantage of having this link? Is it only to stream HDTV video and images to a TV?
It pretty much wirelessly mirrors what your doing on your phone! Take a look...

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This is definitely going to be a must have accessory. So I hear the setup is pretty easy.
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This is definitely going to be a must have accessory. So I hear the setup is pretty easy.
Extremely easy....You plug up the power and HDMI cord up, set up what res your T.V. can handle! Then when you receive your phone connect to your Wifi and do the 3 finger gesture for the first time and the Media link auto config!
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Great, just what I need right now, another feature that's way too cool to not have.
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Great, just what I need right now, another feature that's way too cool to not have.
I know I wish I would have jumped on that Amazon deal when it was posted. I know I will end up getting it so I need to just bite the bullet, but it is so hard with a MHL adapter already.
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So, if I recall, the old HTC Evo 3D had its own MediaLink (non HD? maybe 720p?) that was a DNLA compatible something or other, the DG H100.

Can we confirm that the new MediaLink and the old are incompatible (in other words, no possible way to use the Evo 3D with the new MediaLink? And if that is the case, why?
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So, if I recall, the old HTC Evo 3D had its own MediaLink (non HD? maybe 720p?) that was a DNLA compatible something or other, the DG H100.

Can we confirm that the new MediaLink and the old are incompatible (in other words, no possible way to use the Evo 3D with the new MediaLink? And if that is the case, why?
Nope! Because it's wireless, and the manual tell's you the One series, Incredible 4G LTE (Verizon) and LTEvo are compatible phones! The reason you can't use it, is because like the 3D had a MHL to HDMI port that you plug in to the T.V. The new Media Link has two cords, power and HDMI to HDMI cord that you plug into the small Media link!
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No, there's an Evo 3D version as well.

HTC EVO 3D Media Link DLNA Streamer DG H100 - The Official HTC Accessory Store - United Kingdom

HTC Media Link DLNA Streamer DG H100 Demonstration - YouTube


My guess is that this was the old DNLA version and that the new version gets rid of DNLA for HTC's own wireless standard?
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So, if I recall, the old HTC Evo 3D had its own MediaLink (non HD? maybe 720p?) that was a DNLA compatible something or other, the DG H100.

Can we confirm that the new MediaLink and the old are incompatible (in other words, no possible way to use the Evo 3D with the new MediaLink? And if that is the case, why?
It wasn't specific to the Evo 3D, but you are correct. I'm interested in knowing more as well. Curious for curiosity's sake.

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My guess is that this was the old DNLA version and that the new version gets rid of DLNA for HTC's own wireless standard?
Besides hardware and software upgrade there is something different about the new one, however it is still DLNA certified I believe. I've seen the name thrown around too much for it not to be compatible.
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No, there's an Evo 3D version as well.

HTC EVO 3D Media Link DLNA Streamer DG H100 - The Official HTC Accessory Store - United Kingdom

HTC Media Link DLNA Streamer DG H100 Demonstration - YouTube


My guess is that this was the old DNLA version and that the new version gets rid of DNLA for HTC's own wireless standard?
Oh...ok! I thought you were referring to the model use for the LTEvo (HD Media Link DG H200) and could that work with your 3D!
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Tech fly's! I like the ease of the new model (H200), use the 3 finger gesture and bam it's done! The 3D or previous gen one (H100) you have go in and manually do it! Which isn't a bad thing, and a question; can you mirror everything like the newer model!?
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yes there is an older model. the newer model, Media Link HD, has an ad hoc setting that allows you to bypass your home wifi network, or if you do not have access to a wifi network, you can use the ad hoc feature and connect directly to the Media Link HD.

my current handset, the 3D, can see the Media Link HD's ad hoc network, so in theory other devices can connect to this new version with its ad hoc feature. you will not get all of the features as if you use it through a wifi network, but you are able to stream content in full 1080P (if the content is 1080P...if not the device will stream whatever the content is).

the old link was not HD.

you can also use the MHL adapter to connect the 4G LTE to your display, just as you can with the 3D.


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yes the new model is DLNA compatible.
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The DG H100 was a DLNA client in a box for TVs that didn't come with DLNA.

The DG H200 is wireless HDMI. Big difference.

This review complains about Netflix stuttering. And blames HTC. So, I think that with this unit, you have to consider your phone AND network. If you want to stream something in via wifi, then mirror that via wifi, you need to have excellent networking.

HTC DG H200 Media Link HD review - Pocket-lint

Maybe think of this like MHL -> HDMI except no wires into your phone.

Hope this helps.
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excellent response EM (i expect nothing less from you amigo...),

ones wireless network is key. the DG H200, in order to get the best stream possible, will want to have control of a lot of bandwidth. if your network has several machines streaming bandwidth intensive video/files, this can aggravate the DG H200.

also ive read posts from other users stating the length from the H200 to the (in this case the one X) handset is good within the same room.

i would also suggest orienting the H200as high as possible in the location to avoid interference with other electronics. if you have a 5GHZ network (less crowded) this is ideal.
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yes there is an older model. the newer model, Media Link HD, has an ad hoc setting that allows you to bypass your home wifi network, or if you do not have access to a wifi network, you can use the ad hoc feature and connect directly to the Media Link HD.

my current handset, the 3D, can see the Media Link HD's ad hoc network, so in theory other devices can connect to this new version with its ad hoc feature. you will not get all of the features as if you use it through a wifi network, but you are able to stream content in full 1080P (if the content is 1080P...if not the device will stream whatever the content is).

the old link was not HD.

you can also use the MHL adapter to connect the 4G LTE to your display, just as you can with the 3D.




yes the new model is DLNA compatible.
Is there software already available for the Evo 3D to use the (new) MediaLink or do you mean "theoretically" there can be software to exploit the new MediaLink since the Evo 3D can see the ad hoc network?
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the 3D and potentially any other htc android legacy device can get an update to take full use of the media links HD accessory.

right now the the 3D can see the media links ad hoc network so it can at least connect to it using it as a DLNA box. using the 3 finger swipe on the 3D does nothing since the software is not in place to allow it.
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Thought, I would put together some AF lub By using my tired OG EVO to do a video Unboxing of LTEVO Media Link I picked up yesterday at the Sprint store. I thought it might make for cheap entertainment while were all waiting on confirmation/tracking #'s. First time doing a Unboxing vid, Plz be kind Strictly entertainment purposes. Poked a little fun about the Apple thing and made sure it be known the "LTEVO" moniker is a AF thing

EVO 4G LTE "LTEVO" Media Link HD Unboxing - YouTube
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After quite a bit trial and error I finally was able to watch a Google Play movie via Media Link. For awhile I could not get much to play without it stuttering and stopping and throwing the audio ot of sync and dropping the audio completely. Finally set my router's 5GHZ settings to channel 48 and 20hz. Still getting occasional jitters and audio out of sync but it is better. I really hate to admit this but AirPlay is so much better. I think I will just use MHL any time I want to watch a Google Play Movie. Hmm I may still try a direct connection to see if that changes anything.
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After quite a bit trial and error I finally was able to watch a Google Play movie via Media Link. For awhile I could not get much to play without it stuttering and stopping and throwing the audio ot of sync and dropping the audio completely. Finally set my router's 5GHZ settings to channel 48 and 20hz. Still getting occasional jitters and audio out of sync but it is better. I really hate to admit this but AirPlay is so much better. I think I will just use MHL any time I want to watch a Google Play Movie. Hmm I may still try a direct connection to see if that changes anything.

Having the same sound issues with apps and movies. Only the got to mess with it a bit so I am going to play with it in the am. I will let you know if I figure anything out please do the same!
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if you are using a 5GHZ router, make sure you are not using DFS to select the channels.

also ive had no issues with streaming local files from the handset. have not tried netflix.

what you may want to do is get your MSL and go in and bypass sprints proxy servers. this is one bottleneck... ill try netflix later...
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if you are using a 5GHZ router, make sure you are not using DFS to select the channels.

also ive had no issues with streaming local files from the handset. have not tried netflix.

what you may want to do is get your MSL and go in and bypass sprints proxy servers. this is one bottleneck... ill try netflix later...
Yeah forgot to mention I originally had DFS turned on and it definitely didn't like that. Hmm i will bypass the proxies tomorrow. Good thought!
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if you are using a 5GHZ router, make sure you are not using DFS to select the channels.

also ive had no issues with streaming local files from the handset. have not tried netflix.

what you may want to do is get your MSL and go in and bypass sprints proxy servers. this is one bottleneck... ill try netflix later...
Thank you did not consider that I will give it a try today.
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Today I connected the media link and the One X without my WiFi home network.
Link and phone can be connected directly via WiFi.

I had the impressions that the direct WiFi connection had a better quality than the WiFi connection by home network.

So, I think my home network isn't the best

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Today I connected the media link and the One X without my WiFi home network.
Link and phone can be connected directly via WiFi.

I had the impressions that the direct WiFi connection had a better quality than the WiFi connection by home network.

So, I think my home network isn't the best

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?!?....Could you break it down more about what your saying!?
Well, with Media Link HD connected in the standard way to the One X (by home network via WiFi) I had a few disconnects between Media Link and phone, and I had some lag between the screens of TV's and phone's.

So, I tried the direct connection by WiFi between Media Link and One X.
To simulate a hotel room without WiFi I shut off my home network, did the Media Link reset and let it re-configurate.
The Media Link became a WiFi hotspot and connected with phone.

With this direct connection I hadn't any disconnections and I there was less lag between the screens

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in other words, the link has an ad hoc connection that will totally bypass your hone network. if your home network is slow or has multiple devices streaming, etc, this can reduce the quality/bandwidth reserved for the link. using the ad hoc mode will cure that.
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Yes, I think too

To avoid to have shut off my network I'll try now that the Media Link becomes a hotspot with a different ID address range.

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So when I get my phone, would it be best not to hook it directly to my home network? It would be best to hook it up to the media link first!?
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its designed to use your home network so try both first. its super easy to do either one.

if you use ad hoc first, the default password to connect to the link is "1234567890HTC" case sensitive. you are free to change the settings once you log on.
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I'll try the original setup first and if any issue persist, I'll try the ad hoc way!
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Now after a few changes and resets I can't connect to the Media Link anymore. I completely reset the Media Link and started from scratch and the Media Link pulls and IP from my router but my phone will never connect. Worth noting that every time I initialize the setup both screens have the configuring screen and almost finish but them the media link screen goes back to the 3 finger screen and my phone says unable to connect. Also during setup it continually drops my WiFi connection on my phone and re connects.
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can you connect to the link DIRECTLY using the ad hoc method? if so it could be your network.
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can you connect to the link DIRECTLY using the ad hoc method? if so it could be your network.
Yeah I can ad hoc but I was connecting fine yesterday and restored all settings. No doubt it is my network but I can't find the issue.
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change your channel on the router. are you on 2.4 or 5ghz?

reboot the router.

reset the media link again.
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change your channel on the router. are you on 2.4 or 5ghz?

reboot the router.

reset the media link again.
Interestingly I switched my phone to 2.4ghz SSID ran through the setup and it connected. However my Media Link has my Evo listed as the SSID and on odd IP Address. Still it worked. Then for giggles I connected my phone to the 5ghz SSID and then swiped up and low and behold it connected to the media link and everything seems to work. Still have the odd IP but streaming video seems to work better. It's as if my phone is acting as a bridge between the media link and my router (Media Link is not pulling an IP from my router).
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media link IS using your phone as the " go between".

you connect the phone to media link. it reads the wifi SSID and secure info and then connects after this handshake is done. so you are pretty much correct.
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I think, this way I want my Media Link to act too

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I'm out of town atm and have not played with my media link hd yet. Question I have, maybe someone already experienced this? If you go the adhoc route (direct connect) does this disable 3G data connection? I was hoping Media Link HD would still be able to use 3G and connect to HDTV. Thanks.
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I'm out of town atm and have not played with my media link hd yet. Question I have, maybe someone already experienced this? If you go the adhoc route (direct connect) does this disable 3G data connection? I was hoping Media Link HD would still be able to use 3G and connect to HDTV. Thanks.
No unfortunately it uses the WiFi radio which disables the 3g. I tried it just to see and couldn't stream anything.
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No unfortunately it uses the WiFi radio which disables the 3g. I tried it just to see and couldn't stream anything.
Yup, looking at previous posts was looking that way. No biggie, I'll tie into my internet at home and should be good to go. Either way being wireless and full mirroring is a plus.
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Worth noting that the HTC Watch streaming works flawlessly. Go figure that HTC makes sure that doesn't stutter and stall.
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Worth noting that the HTC Watch streaming works flawlessly. Go figure that HTC makes sure that doesn't stutter and stall.
Most likely superior buffering because they have faith in their DRM, while everyone else makes sure that they have their knickers in a twist over it.
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I wanted to follow through from my Unboxing vid, to a demo vid. Maybe, it was just dumb luck The length of the vid was all it took to be up and running Any who EM, is it cool to close the vid with the tag line "AF, The place you want to go, when you want to know, all things LTEVO ? Wanted to toss out some luv to the mods & members making LTEVO special

EVO 4G LTE "LTEVO" Media Link HD demo - YouTube

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I just picked my HTC media link from my local sprint store and this little gadget is awesome. The playback res from watching YouTube video, and recorded videos and pictures are amazing. It took no longer then 3 minutes to get it up and running. It also comes with a USB charge cable that's literally twice as long as the charge cable that comes with the ltevo, so Iam now using the long cable for charging and short to power the media link, you also won't have all the excessive wire behind your big screen. My only question is, how do you multitask? everytime I start a video and back out my tv follows my every move. With this media link your supposed to beable to watch videos while checking your facebook and so on.
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You can play media files via DLNA media sharing while doing other things.

Streaming to HDMI mirrors your display.
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I just picked my HTC media link from my local sprint store and this little gadget is awesome. The playback res from watching YouTube video, and recorded videos and pictures are amazing. It took no longer then 3 minutes to get it up and running. It also comes with a USB charge cable that's literally twice as long as the charge cable that comes with the ltevo, so Iam now using the long cable for charging and short to power the media link, you also won't have all the excessive wire behind your big screen. My only question is, how do you multitask? everytime I start a video and back out my tv follows my every move. With this media link your supposed to beable to watch videos while checking your facebook and so on.
In the video above, in post # 4, the gent starts a video and while it is playing hits the home key to get out into the menus while the video is still playing. (note: he is using a One X)
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In the video above, in post # 4, the gent starts a video and while it is playing hits the home key to get out into the menus while the video is still playing. (note: he is using a One X)
meaning that is not possible on the LTEVO? I tried this today and I guess you can't multitask while watching a video unless I am missing something
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