I bought a 3rd party MHL cable for my Note 1 which worked fine. I have just tried to use this with the Note 2 and got no output or message on the phone saying that it was connected in MHL mode. It did notify that it was charging. Someone mentioned that some manufacturers require own branded MHL cables to work properly and I wanted to check here if anyone knew if this was true of later Samsungs. If so it would be very pants but at least there would be a record of it for people searching on the issue before possibly buying something that would not work.