Tips EVO as second monitor???

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by danj1111, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. danj1111

    danj1111 Member
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    any software to make my evo work as a second/third monitor?

    to clarify, I'd like to be able to connect my evo to the computer using the
    usb cable and have it show my computer's desktop as a second or third monitor. (I already have 2, but would like a 3rd for playing movies or something)

    just a thought. Thanks!
     

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  2. drewawilliams

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    I am also looking for this kind of an app.. there is one for iPad called Air display, i hope some devs jump on this!
     
  3. djrottweiler

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    I am also looking for this I have a laptop with a broken screen that I want to take to work so I am not takin my nice one everyday. The other one was nice till my son decided he wanted to step on it and yep no more screen... LOL he is 2 and was an accident but would be nice for it not to go to waste.

    Thanks
    Dj
     
  4. sitlet

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    That would be awesome, but i dont see it happening any time soon.

    I can see a lot of uses for it: keep media player playlist open on the phone, photoshop pallete's, bookmarks while in a browser.
     
  5. drewawilliams

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    this wouldnt really help you as it would require configuration and setup on the laptop also. but you could always get a used cheap LCD off of craigslist or u can get a new 19" monitor for under $100 bucks anywhere.
     
  6. rican408

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    I would also like to know if hdmi in is a possibility. I work for a cable company. Sometimes I install at homes with no tv. Instead of rescheduling I could use my phone to show there set top box works....
     
  7. jds4000

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    I'd like to see my EVO levitate. Any software for that?
     
  8. drewawilliams

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    I bet you could skip it across the river..
     
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  9. Crodley

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    You'd like to see your EVO levitate what? If you just want it to levitate a feather, yes, there's an app for that, but with the battery life as it is, I don't think it can levitate a car for very long...but think of how nice that would be in a traffic jam!
     
  10. twospirits

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    Real funny guys, but lets not take this thread off course.

    How about using a USB KVM switch.

    TS
     
  11. drewawilliams

    drewawilliams Active Member
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    here is the link for the ipad app..
    someone could look into what they did to make it work and figure out a solution for android
     
  12. unplugged1

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    The basic question is whether the HDMI jack on the Evo is only an output, or is it capable of input also?

    I would think that it is only for output and thus you can't use it for receiving signals.
     
  13. drewawilliams

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    well it works over wifi for the ipad, and shows up as a secondary monitor, basically would be like VNCing to a second screen.
    I have not seen anything to support input over hdmi
     
  14. bobotus

    bobotus New Member
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    It should be pretty simple in fact:

    1. Create a virtual second monitor on your system. Pretty simple in windows: ZoneOS ZoneScreen
    2. start a vnc-server on that virtual monitor
    3. use a vnc-client for android to connect to that second screen

    So in the end you'll have a virtual second screen that is visible in you android device...
     
  15. Matlock

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    You can try this App. It may not let you use your PC as a second monitor but you can fully use your Mobile Device to minipulate your PC over an Internet connection to your PC and a WIFI/3G+ on your Device. I use it quite frequentely.
    You may even be able to use it as a second monitor.
    Try setting it up and see if you can grab it with your phone. If not, email the developer, I am sure they can get something going.

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    [/td][td]$9.99
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