[Video] Galaxy Note 2 Connectivity demo. Get comfy, its looong!Tips

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  1. NZtechfreak

    NZtechfreak Well-Known Member

    So I made a video about the many things you can connect to a Galaxy Note 2:

    Its rather long, so make sure to use the time stamped nav links in the video description to get around and skip things that don't interest you!

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  2. Bonez

    Bonez Well-Known Member

    That was an amazing video. There can't be too many questions left that people will have after that.

    And DAYUM that Note 2 is a power-house. Can't wait to get mine.

    Thanks for your hard work in putting this and your other videos together for our knowledge and pleasure. :)
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  3. NZtechfreak

    NZtechfreak Well-Known Member

    Thanks dude! Appreciate your kind words, a lot of work went into that one! Much happier with it than I was with my S3 video, think I got audio levels sorted better and showed some stuff I neglected in the other video like multiplayer with emulators and the GoFlex Satellite.
  4. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    I'm SO glad you included time frames so we could just skip to the parts that we were interested in!!! That was awesome!!!!
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  5. NZtechfreak

    NZtechfreak Well-Known Member

    Yeah, cool feature that one. Stumbled on it by complete accident a while back!
  6. Elantric

    Elantric Well-Known Member

    Great Video! Can you confirm what type audio you are getting via the HDMI Adapter while playing movies?

    2 Channel ?

    5.1 Surround sound?

    7.1 Surround sound?
  7. edlex

    edlex Well-Known Member

    Wow awesome video, thank you! The note 2 is the gold standard of connectivity!
  8. twospirits

    twospirits AF's janitor Moderator

    here are the time index breakdown

    00:25 USB Flash Drive
    01:04 250GB Portable Drive
    02:35 2 TB Hard Drive
    04:15 With Digital Camera
    05:34 USB keyboard & mouse
    07:01 with USB hub and keyboard/mouse/card reader/250GB drive
    08:22 with Xbox 360 controller
    09:40 USB hub+PS3 controller+Xbox 360 controller and Tekken 3 multiplayer
    13:22 FPse ROM running from USB pendrive
    14:10 USB audio
    16:53 Portable audio rig
    19:55 MHL and bluetooth keyboard and mouse
    22:14 RDP with Splashtop/MHL/BT keyboard and mouse
    26:33 MHL and 1080p DivX
    27:46 MHL with PS3 controllers and N64oid multiplayer
    33:25 N64oid and Zelda Ocarina of Time with high-res texture pack
    35:10 MHL with Wind Up Knight and wireless PS3 controller
    37:54 AllShare Cast Dongle
    42:01 Cast Dongle with N64oid and Conkers Bad Fur Day
    43:55 Seagate GoFlex Satellite 500GB drive

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  9. NZtechfreak

    NZtechfreak Well-Known Member

    Thanks twospirits!

    @Elantric: MHL does up to 7 channel sound (according to specs, I don't rip my video to 7 channels and my surround system isn't 7 channels, so not actually experienced it).
  10. NZtechfreak

    NZtechfreak Well-Known Member

    For people interested in doing OTG and MHl at the same time it appears the Smart Dock for the Note 2 will do that.
  11. Ballymoss

    Ballymoss Well-Known Member

    Quick question; I have a Seagate GoFlex 250 GB drive which is NTFS. If I format it as Fat32 what happens to the files on the drive? I clicked on Properties and it offers me NTFS or exFAT.
  12. Bonez

    Bonez Well-Known Member

    Does that mean wireless USB keyboard/mouse while connected to the TV now? That would be sweeeet!
  13. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    thanks ! are you on ATT?
  14. NZtechfreak

    NZtechfreak Well-Known Member

    If you format it the files will be overwritten. You will need to copy them to your PC, format the drive, and then copy them back. Alternately you can Root and use a custom kernel or an app to mount NTFS drives (search for Paragon in the Play Store to find the app).

    Yeah, seems like it works. Will track one down soon and test it out.

    Me? I'm in New Zealand :)
  15. Ballymoss

    Ballymoss Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the reply. I don't wish to root my phone so I will use the other method.
  16. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    what is the trade-off from going NTFS to fat32?
    I would rather, root my device so i dont need to reformat. Love rooting.

    there is a speed loss.. right? and a size limit on fat32 (i think 200gb)?
  17. Dwallace

    Dwallace Member

    Hmmm so I can’t connect my Commodore64 huh? Damn!

    Thanks for the awesome video! :)
  18. Ballymoss

    Ballymoss Well-Known Member

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  19. NZtechfreak

    NZtechfreak Well-Known Member

    No limit for Fat32, there used to be but those limitations have long since ceased to be an issue. I have a 2TB drive formatted to Fat32 (the one in the video).

    I don't think speed is particularly an issue, main thing about Fat32 is that files cannot exceed 4GB in size. With NTFS you could copy an 8GB (or whatever) sized video to the phone to watch (with MHL that actually becomes useful to some people).
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  20. NZtechfreak

    NZtechfreak Well-Known Member

    Seems like I will be getting a Smart Dock to play around with in a couple of days - what do people want to know about it?
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  21. fireonhigh

    fireonhigh Well-Known Member

    why not make another video of all the things you connect using the smartdock?:) and thankyou for the awsome vid, looking forward to more on the note2
  22. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary Moderator

    Stickied this for you guys thanks to a great heads-up from james27007 :).

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  23. NZtechfreak

    NZtechfreak Well-Known Member

    Thanks james27007 and scary alien!

    RE: Smart Dock - I should hopefully be getting one tomorrow :)
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  24. Elantric

    Elantric Well-Known Member

    I look forward to your Smart Dock review.

    (My Smart Dock is still back ordered here in the USA)

    Question for the SmartDock review:

    HDMI Out - I assume this still supports audio over HDMI ? How many audio channels? (2 Chennel Stereo, 5.1 Surround? , 7.1 Surround? )

    It would ideal if appropriate short video test clips with 5.1 surround could be employed for the test.

    USB Host port test: I know this supports all USB products with an HID Profile (mice and keyboards ) , but if you have access to USB Audio Interface devices which are USB Audio Class Compliant - that sure would be a nice test.

    Something like one of these could be employed as a test for USB Audio Class Compliant Device :
    Amazon.com: Vantec USB External 7.1 Channel Audio Adapter (Black): Electronics


    Amazon.com: USB 6 Channel 5.1 PCI External Sound Card PC Laptop - Win 98 SE, ME , 2000, XP, Vista Mac OS 9.1 (Mac version has 2 channel playback only) - Compliant with USB specification v1.1, USB audio device class v1.0: Electronics


    Amazon.com: Blue Microphones Snowball USB Microphone (Textured White): Electronics

    or this list of USB DACS

    Also a test of a UVC Compliant Web Cam would help too:
    Amazon.com: Cubeternet USB 2.0 Webcam with Microphone + Bright LED Lights (UVC-Compliant) for PC, Mac and Linux: Electronics

    App for testing USB Web cam

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  25. NZtechfreak

    NZtechfreak Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the questions Elantric, will be sure to try and cover all of that.

    USB audio will be easy for me to cover, I contribute actively to the thread you linked to and was one of the first to confirm USB audio worked with the Galaxy S3 over at XDA. At present I have two USB DAC/amps with me, the HeadAmp Pico and RSA Intruder - will try both (be interested to see whether the Pico works via the Dock, as it doesn't work without a powered USB hub). Will be getting a Leckerton UHA-6S.MKII in a couple of days too.

    Seems confirmed I will get the dock tomorrow, couriers willing.
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