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Old May 30th, 2012, 11:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Non-S3 official MHL adapters NOT working

Just thought people might like to know this as I'm aware of a number of people who have purchased non-S3 official ones ahead of receiving the S3. If you want an official one that will work then Clove.co.uk have them (not sure who else does at this point).

Not sure what gives here, this is meant to be a connection standard and one of it's purported benefits is interoperability, but Samsung have done something to nerf it. I think they may have altered the adapter to supply more charge to the S3 during MHL sessions, but that's only conjecture at this point.

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Please excuse this question from a non-techie, but what's MHL?
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arrr, annoying, i've just spent 10-15 minutes looking at the S3 specs, the samsung site, MHL site and various other and could find nothing regarding an updated version of MHL only info that MHL was a standard so all should be devices "should" work.

So, based on that I've just ordered an official S2 MHL adapter as it was only slightly more expensive than other brands and less than half the price of the office S3 one.

If its MHL then they should all work together, if its an updated version on MHL then it should say so in the tech spec.
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Saw a few threads about people having purchased older MHL cables so thought I would bump this thread before anyone else wastes their money. Slashgear et al a bit slow getting to this news...
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Default Any non-samsung MHL-HDMI adapters?

Has anyone had any experience with generic MHL to HDMI adapters for ther S3? I've seen some pop up on ebay, but who knows if they'll work correctly.

Just asking because almost $40 for the official samsung one seems a bit steep Amazon.com: Samsung Galaxy S3 SIII HDTV Adaptor: Electronics.
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Samsung Galaxy S3 uses a different MHL/HDMI Adapter
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Has anyone had any experience with generic MHL to HDMI adapters for ther S3? I've seen some pop up on ebay, but who knows if they'll work correctly.

Just asking because almost $40 for the official samsung one seems a bit steep Amazon.com: Samsung Galaxy S3 SIII HDTV Adaptor: Electronics.
I merged your thread into this pre-established one. Sorry for any confusion that may cause.
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anyone had luck with one off ebay?
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If you have the older MHL to HDMI adapter, just get one of these (backordered but cheaper than full adapter)

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I'm hoping the MHL adapter I bought for my LG Spectrum will work with the SGS3 I pre-ordered. Seeing how the adapter is fairly new, I have high hopes. But if it doesn't work, I doubt I'll get another one since I have yet to use the one I've got.
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Thanks for the Tip (sorry the pun), but... ffs... another $9? Ugh... Might as well sell mine.
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Now that more people have there S3, has anyone found or have had any luck with cheaper or eBay hdmi adapter?
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There was a mention on Cnet forums that Samsung has included circuitry in the S3 so that only their own HDMI adapters will work.
Edit* Here's what Wikipedia says http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samsung_Galaxy_S_III

" However, it was discovered that Samsung had made a modification to the electronics of the port such that only the adapter made specifically for this model by Samsung could be used "
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Got a $6 one from ebay. Figured I'd give it a go since it was so cheap and...nothing. So far, can't get it to work, plugged in, not plugged in, phone restart while plugged in, etc. I'm not even going to bother returning since the shipping will take up most of what I spent.
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