eris video out with this cable?General


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  1. scratchnbell

    scratchnbell Member This Topic's Starter

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    I want to hook my Eris up to my Avic ideo in dash nav. The Avic has video in.
    Has anyone tried this cable or knows if it will work?
    I'm thinking about buying it and seeing what happens. I wonder if I'll need some kind of software to get it to work.
    Thanks
    Bob

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  2. smacky

    smacky Banned

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    My phone and my car have horrible compatibility issues. iPod integration is flawless, but videos do not play on the screen. Fine. But the audio doesn't play out of the video either. So for a music video in the Videos section, I hear nothing.

    What car do you have, btw?

    And I'm using an iPod Touch. They seem to be more complicated as my Classic works fine with 3.5mm cables.

    I realize this is your phone, but my phone has the same issues. With an aux jack, it still won't play music through my car speakers. I would say it was the phone, but it just seems like it varies by car.
     
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    scratchnbell Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have an F250 with a Pioneer AVIC installed in it.
    It has video inputs on it.
     
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    superchaos Well-Known Member

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    Not sure if it works or not but it comes from HTC and says it is made for the Eris. Only downside is if you use an app that drains the battery (4 hour trip using Nav), there is no way to use the cable and charge the phone.
     
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    scratchnbell Member This Topic's Starter

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    that cable has a HTC mini usb port on the side of it. I assume it is for charging.
     
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    jwm2 Well-Known Member

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    The specs say it'll work, if it does let us know. That would be a great feature to have at hotels and etc.
     
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    smacky Banned

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    Shoot, I dunno. Sorry.

    Advice I give to other people when their phones and cars aren't getting along: go to an F250 forum and ask there. I actually got most of my phone questions answered on my car's forums than I do on here. I know someone is out there in the same boat as you.
     
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    majorcovert Well-Known Member

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    I used this with my TouchPro or something similar to it. It has the same proprietary mini USB plug for just this purpose: To output sound and video out of the USB port. It worked just fine on inputing video and sound coaxial inputs.
     
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    scratchnbell Member This Topic's Starter

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    Majorconvert
    did you have to use a software on the phone with it?
     
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    scratchnbell Member This Topic's Starter

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    I got the cable and tried it out yesterday. It didn't work. I'm wondering if there is a need for some software with it.
    I also saw that there will be a 3.5 mm video out cable that will work with the HTC incredible. I wonder it that one will work with the Eris. BTW HTC is no help at all.
    If the incredible does have video out I will jump on that band wagon.
    Bob
     
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    grvthang Well-Known Member

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    I ordered one, too, and got it yesterday. I couldn't get it to work either. I went into Settings to see if there's some kind of 'Media Out' setting, but I couldn't find one.
    I sending this pos back for a refund.
     
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    grvthang Well-Known Member

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    I contacted HTC support by email regarding this cable. This is the response I received:

    Dear XXXX, We understand the importance of having all the information on our phones. The Verizon Droid Eris is not compatible with a TV Out cable because the Verizon Droid Eris is not programmed with a TV Out program by default. If you want to have TV Out function with your Droid Eris, you will need to see if there is a program on the Android Market that could add such a program to your phone. Thank you for contacting HTC.

    I had already searched the market, and the web, for such an app, and hadn't found one; I was hoping HTC might point me in the right direction, but as you see, they weren't much help.
    Does anyone know of an app that permits the Eris to output media via the usb connector?
     
  13. NickFluth

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    Also looking for an app that will do this? Anyone??
     
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    There probably isn't a way to, because its lacking the hardware/connectors.
     
  15. grvthang

    grvthang Well-Known Member

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    ????? We HAVE the hardware; we're looking for the software.
     
  16. AdrianC14

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    Probably if you rooted your Eris and somehow got the software from the Incredible, you may get it to work. Just a thought.
     

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