August 15th, 2014, 03:01 PM
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P7 does support MHL.
Well, I'm not 'into phones' just like I'm not 'into cars' in the sense that as long as it has 4 wheels and moves from A to B, I'm happy, and as long as it can make and receive calls, send and receive texts and has a reasonable battery life, it's just what I need, but I have never had an Android based phone before (I spent 3-4 years on a Nokia N8 on the Symbian platform).
I digress, the only thing I was a bit disappointed about was the reviews all state there is no HDMI port (which I could live with) but also no MHL interface. Well, my brother and his partner own and run a Shop that sells cables and adaptors, and when I was with them in the shop the other day I showed them my new phone. When I mentioned that there was no MHL support, they immediately didn't believe me and went to their customer HD LCD, whipped out a MHL adaptor and continued to plug it into the phone, and lo and behold, the phone display showed up on the TV.
I decided not to purchase their adaptor, but that is only because it requires a second USB connection to provide power which kind of defeats the purpose of having an adaptor to plug in, as it means I would have to sit near a mains lead to use it on our TV at home.
I've searched the web again and still can not find a single site where it says the P7 does support MHL, so I've joined this site to share my findings.
Hope this helps, and I'm thoroughly enjoying my first foray into the Android world.
Apps a plenty, but there's an idea I have for an app but that means I will have to start to learn how to program in Android. I've downloaded the IDE so hopefully will start to get into this exciting world.
Glad to be here on the forums. Hope to hear from other P7 users.