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    redgtconv Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I hooked up the HDMI cable from the Droid X to my tv and......Nothing!
    My tv does not seem to recognize that any new device is hooked up to it. One oddity is that my dvd player suddenly turns on. Both are connected to the tv, but through different HDMI inputs. I have a Sharp tv and a Sharp Bluray player and they are linked through Aquos link, which automaticaly turns on both the tv and Bluray when a disc is inserted.
    Any ideas? Has anyone else tried the HDMI cable? What were your results?
     

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  2. Azathot

    Azathot Well-Known Member

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    It won't actually start sending a signal through the HDMI cable until you start playing a video. And unfortunately, you have to use the default video player that comes with the phone. No third party players (that I have found at least, like Rock Player for instance) will trigger the HDMI cable.

    So ya just plug the cable in and make sure you TV is set to the correct HDMI input, start a video and it will start on your phone for about a half a second, then your phone screen will show only playback controls and your TV will pick up the video feed.

    Have fun!
     
  3. redgtconv

    redgtconv Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I was playng the only video I recorded on my phone and the tv did not recognize it. No audio or video on the tv. It just continued to play on the phone.

    Ok, I just turned the phone off and on and now it is working as you stated. Thanks!
     
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    redgtconv Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Can you also show your picture gallery on your tv through HDMI?
     
  5. ericnail

    ericnail Well-Known Member

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    It REALLY sucks! The hdmi is terrible im hoping 2.2 will help.

    Yah you start playing a vid from the gallery or a pic and it should pop up on the screen.

    Mine worked on all 5 of my plasma screens...
     
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    Why do you say it "REALLY sucks". Are you talking about video quality?
     
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    Azathot Well-Known Member

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    Yes he's talking about the video quality. It's extremely grainy. It's actually worse than watching standard definition television.. nowhere near 720P.

    I did notice a big difference with the OTA update from the 19th. We'll see what 2.2 does.
     
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    ericnail Well-Known Member

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    Nah the video quality is full HD, its what the phone allows you to send through the hdmi cave that sucks.

    Controls suck, pics are hard to zoom, overall terrible ob the software side.
     
  9. pattherat

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    Isn't that due to the compression codec and frame size of the video you are watching? Most movies you download from the internet are about 600MB Thats almost a tenth of the size of a DVD. A DVD RIP with almost no noticeable compression artifacts is like 2GB. Those 600MB AVIs will look crystal clear on a 4.3 inch screen but when you try to watch it on say a 60" screen don't you think its going to be grainy?
     
  10. redgtconv

    redgtconv Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    We are not talking about downloaded material. We are talking about video that we have recorded on the phone at 720p. My first video looked horrible also on the tv. However, it was shot indoors and it was my first attempt, so hopefully outdoors combines with a little more experience will improve the quality.
    My photos looked much better on the tv than the video.
     
  11. pattherat

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    hmmm idk...it's just a digital file, i don't see how software can tell which parts of the file to send to the tv and which not to. Unless the phone is compressing the file further before it sends it which i highly doubt. i think it has to do with the frame size, rate and compression codec used to create the avi in the first place.
     
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    Oh I see. Sorry then. Maybe the camcorder sucks then.

    One way to check would be to copy the file to your computer, burn it on to a DVD and play it on your TV. If it still sucks then it ain't the HDMI.
     

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