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Evo video output and earbuds

  1. vblick

    vblick Well-Known Member

    For those of you who have experience with the evo can you answer these two questions:

    1) When you have the evo connected to the HDMI input on your TV, do you have the option to project the phone display onto the TV or is it only for video?

    2) I currently have an iPhone and have to admit that i like the music/phone controls on the headphone cable. Does the evo have anything similar with the headphones that come with it?


  2. jacker

    jacker Well-Known Member

    @2 No earphones/buds come with the phone. 3.5 jack means you can just use your own. And they mean it! I dont have an evo yet so I can't confirm if 3rd party earphones w/controls will work or not. Be nice if it did....
  3. stoli412

    stoli412 Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure how much this applies, but I played with an Incredible a couple weeks ago. I plugged in my iPhone headphones: the button worked for send/end and play/pause, but I couldn't get it to skip to the next track. The volume buttons didn't work at all, but I was expecting that.

    I'm assuming that since the EVO and Incredible are so similar hardware-wise, that it'll be the same on the EVO. Having all the music and volume functions right on the wired headset will be the one thing I really miss from my iPhone. A lot of people have said to just get BT headphones if you want all those functions, but I'm a big radio person so I'm stuck with wired if I want to use the FM radio.
  4. vblick

    vblick Well-Known Member

  5. Zanthexter

    Zanthexter Member

    Demo of HDMI out on the EVO: HTC EVO 4G (Supersonic) HDMI HD video demo

    Unfortunately, from the demo, it looks like you will only be able to do video. (The video controls were still visible on the phone screen, but NOT visible on the big flat panel display.)

    I'm going to be VERY interested in fiddling with this option, because I have 5 salespeople in the office that would be thrilled to run PowerPoint presentations on a clients conference room screen with nothing but their phone and an adapter cable. (And maybe a BlueTooth mouse? :) )

    Special Note: The EVO doesn't ship with the HDMI cable, and it's a new HDMI1.4a standard cable called "Micro-HDMI". Again, the cable is a MICRO-hdmi cable, NOT a Mini. Micro="D" Type, Mini="C" type. Currently they are hard to find online, with Arrow Electronics being the only place I found that had any in stock ($8+$8 S&H) You are looking for a male to male, Micro-HDMI to HDMI, aka Type D to type A, cable.

    Molex.com makes a Male Type D to Female Type A that's only a few inches long that I've decided to wait to get in stock. I want to use as an adapter for a standard (cheap) HDMI cable which gives more options for length and such.
  6. polkadots

    polkadots Well-Known Member

    Projecting things other than strictly video would be pretty BA.

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