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Old March 21st, 2012, 04:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So I've had my note for about a month and a half and all is good. When looking into the note pre-purchase, i read about samsungs MHL connectivity thingy and I was now wondering what it is, how useful it is and how I can implement it.

Anyone out there using the MHL care to give me some insight and some tips? All help is appreciated

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The MHL adapter is basically a mini USB to HDMI adapter. You would use it to connect to a TV for playing music, videos or picture slideshows on the big screen.

One end goes into your phone, the other accepts an HDMI cable. They need power so there is a female micro USB port on the side You can plug your charger cable into.

I Just got one myself and it's pretty damned good.
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Here's a video from NZTechFreak, who has posted quite a few different things on these forums. All credit goes to him, this video will give you a good idea of all the things you can do with it.

Samsung Galaxy Note: MHL, RDP + bluetooth keyboard & mouse, N64oid + BT controller, USB OTG - YouTube
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could you recommend a mhl peripheral from amazon? dont want to buy something tacky or crap
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I haven't bought this one, but you can never go wrong with an accessory straight from Samsung.

Amazon.com: OEM HDMI to Micro-USB/MHL Samsung Galaxy Note Smartphone adapter! True and fast digital conversion for your mobile device using official chipset.: Electronics

This is the one I bought and does everything I need it to. Although, the quality feels pretty cheap.

Amazon.com: MHL Adapter Micro USB to HDMI TV-Out HDTV for Samsung Infuse 4G, Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100 (Non-Retail Packaging): Cell Phones & Accessories
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I have one from my HTC Sensation, I wonder if that will work?
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I have one from my HTC Sensation, I wonder if that will work?
Yep, MHL is a standard connection type so it should work fine.

I have a prototype one and it works with all the MHL devices I've tried it with whether they be Samsung or HTC.
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so I just got a Micro USB to HDMI MHL Adapter and when i plug everything in my TV sees somethings plugged in but the TV says No Signal , is there an app on the phone or setting on the TV i need to change ?
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Needs a power source plugged in too.
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So I bought a MHL>HDMI adapter at Radio Shack.
PipeLine(tm) Universal MHL Adapter | RadioShack's list - All Products

I have it plugged in to the phone, I have power running to the adapter, I have an otherwise OK HDMI connection.

But nothing when I try running my phone to the teevee. I'm using mVideo, if that makes a difference.

I've tried it with USB debugging on and off.

Is there another setting for output that I'm missing?

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