Media Link HD - Questions and TroubleshootingSupport

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  1. marctronixx

    marctronixx Moderator Moderator

    This is just a place holder for the Media Link HD.

    Any questions or issues using the Media Link HD unit can be discussed here.

    Many of us (myself included) already have the unit. We are just waiting for the EVO 4G LTE to arrive/clear from customs. :)

    If anyone has any questions or are on the fence about purchasing, ask here as well.

    Photos attached to tease the viewer... :p

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  2. Sauske

    Sauske Well-Known Member

    Team Media Link!:D
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  3. slamjet

    slamjet Well-Known Member

    So me being a gadget-freak, all this talk about the media link is stoking my geeky OCD. But my question is, what is the advantage of having this link? Is it only to stream HDTV video and images to a TV?
  4. Sauske

    Sauske Well-Known Member

    It pretty much wirelessly mirrors what your doing on your phone! Take a look...

    HTC's Media Link HD demo for CNET - YouTube

    Oops!:D There's also a thread by marctronixx....
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  5. Orion

    Orion Well-Known Member

    This is definitely going to be a must have accessory. So I hear the setup is pretty easy.
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  6. Sauske

    Sauske Well-Known Member

    Extremely easy....You plug up the power and HDMI cord up, set up what res your T.V. can handle! Then when you receive your phone connect to your Wifi and do the 3 finger gesture for the first time and the Media link auto config!
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  7. slamjet

    slamjet Well-Known Member

    Great, just what I need right now, another feature that's way too cool to not have.
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  8. hsh.shawn

    hsh.shawn Well-Known Member

    I know I wish I would have jumped on that Amazon deal when it was posted. I know I will end up getting it so I need to just bite the bullet, but it is so hard with a MHL adapter already.
  9. NeoteriX

    NeoteriX Well-Known Member

    So, if I recall, the old HTC Evo 3D had its own MediaLink (non HD? maybe 720p?) that was a DNLA compatible something or other, the DG H100.

    Can we confirm that the new MediaLink and the old are incompatible (in other words, no possible way to use the Evo 3D with the new MediaLink? And if that is the case, why?
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  10. Sauske

    Sauske Well-Known Member

    Nope! Because it's wireless, and the manual tell's you the One series, Incredible 4G LTE (Verizon) and LTEvo are compatible phones! The reason you can't use it, is because like the 3D had a MHL to HDMI port that you plug in to the T.V. The new Media Link has two cords, power and HDMI to HDMI cord that you plug into the small Media link!
  11. NeoteriX

    NeoteriX Well-Known Member

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  12. PyroSporker

    PyroSporker Well-Known Member

    It wasn't specific to the Evo 3D, but you are correct. I'm interested in knowing more as well. Curious for curiosity's sake.

    Besides hardware and software upgrade there is something different about the new one, however it is still DLNA certified I believe. I've seen the name thrown around too much for it not to be compatible.
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  13. Sauske

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  14. Sauske

    Sauske Well-Known Member

    Tech fly's! I like the ease of the new model (H200), use the 3 finger gesture and bam it's done! The 3D or previous gen one (H100) you have go in and manually do it! Which isn't a bad thing, and a question; can you mirror everything like the newer model!?
  15. marctronixx

    marctronixx Moderator Moderator

    yes there is an older model. the newer model, Media Link HD, has an ad hoc setting that allows you to bypass your home wifi network, or if you do not have access to a wifi network, you can use the ad hoc feature and connect directly to the Media Link HD.

    my current handset, the 3D, can see the Media Link HD's ad hoc network, so in theory other devices can connect to this new version with its ad hoc feature. you will not get all of the features as if you use it through a wifi network, but you are able to stream content in full 1080P (if the content is 1080P...if not the device will stream whatever the content is).

    the old link was not HD.

    you can also use the MHL adapter to connect the 4G LTE to your display, just as you can with the 3D.

    yes the new model is DLNA compatible.
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  16. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    The DG H100 was a DLNA client in a box for TVs that didn't come with DLNA.

    The DG H200 is wireless HDMI. Big difference.

    This review complains about Netflix stuttering. And blames HTC. So, I think that with this unit, you have to consider your phone AND network. If you want to stream something in via wifi, then mirror that via wifi, you need to have excellent networking.

    HTC DG H200 Media Link HD review - Pocket-lint

    Maybe think of this like MHL -> HDMI except no wires into your phone.

    Hope this helps.
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  17. marctronixx

    marctronixx Moderator Moderator

    excellent response EM (i expect nothing less from you amigo...),

    ones wireless network is key. the DG H200, in order to get the best stream possible, will want to have control of a lot of bandwidth. if your network has several machines streaming bandwidth intensive video/files, this can aggravate the DG H200.

    also ive read posts from other users stating the length from the H200 to the (in this case the one X) handset is good within the same room.

    i would also suggest orienting the H200as high as possible in the location to avoid interference with other electronics. if you have a 5GHZ network (less crowded) this is ideal.
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  18. NeoteriX

    NeoteriX Well-Known Member

    Is there software already available for the Evo 3D to use the (new) MediaLink or do you mean "theoretically" there can be software to exploit the new MediaLink since the Evo 3D can see the ad hoc network?
  19. marctronixx

    marctronixx Moderator Moderator

    the 3D and potentially any other htc android legacy device can get an update to take full use of the media links HD accessory.

    right now the the 3D can see the media links ad hoc network so it can at least connect to it using it as a DLNA box. using the 3 finger swipe on the 3D does nothing since the software is not in place to allow it.
  20. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Nice informative video -

    Shout out back atcha! :)
  21. sikclown

    sikclown Well-Known Member

    After quite a bit trial and error I finally was able to watch a Google Play movie via Media Link. For awhile I could not get much to play without it stuttering and stopping and throwing the audio ot of sync and dropping the audio completely. Finally set my router's 5GHZ settings to channel 48 and 20hz. Still getting occasional jitters and audio out of sync but it is better. I really hate to admit this but AirPlay is so much better. I think I will just use MHL any time I want to watch a Google Play Movie. Hmm I may still try a direct connection to see if that changes anything.
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  22. hsh.shawn

    hsh.shawn Well-Known Member

    Having the same sound issues with apps and movies. Only the got to mess with it a bit so I am going to play with it in the am. I will let you know if I figure anything out please do the same!
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  23. marctronixx

    marctronixx Moderator Moderator

    if you are using a 5GHZ router, make sure you are not using DFS to select the channels.

    also ive had no issues with streaming local files from the handset. have not tried netflix.

    what you may want to do is get your MSL and go in and bypass sprints proxy servers. this is one bottleneck... ill try netflix later...
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  24. sikclown

    sikclown Well-Known Member

    Yeah forgot to mention I originally had DFS turned on and it definitely didn't like that. Hmm i will bypass the proxies tomorrow. Good thought!
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  25. hsh.shawn

    hsh.shawn Well-Known Member

    Thank you did not consider that I will give it a try today.
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