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Can we use the HDMI output for more than just movies and pictures

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by icebergslim3000, May 17, 2010.

  1. icebergslim3000

    icebergslim3000 Well-Known Member
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    This is the final question for me that has yet to be answered. It's the only thing still left up in the air. I want to be able to plug my EVO into the TV and use all the features currently on the phone. Specifically web browsing. If this is not available can we blame it on a hardware limitation or software.

    Maybe it's something that will work with the Dock when it's released since it comes with an HDMI cable. I can't believe I can't find a straight answer considering Ive seen the question asked on other forums as well. If it works the way I would hope then it's an easy replacement for my jaloppy of a computer.
     

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  2. mrk

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    Having watched many videos and read the dev guide, I can say that most features don't work on HDMI out, but it shouldn't be too difficult to make them do so. AFAICT.
     
  3. sikclown

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    One of the game demos ( need for speed) playing over hdmi on a projector. No idea about web browsing though
     
  4. Android 17

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    Hopefully the inevitable Netflix app and other streaming apps will support this too.

    Imagine taking your EVO to a buddy's house to watch a favorite show, all streamed from your Netflix to an HDTV.

    Hopefully the HDMI port will become standard for most smartphones, if it does, there's a higher chance of developers supporting it more fully.
     
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  5. icebergslim3000

    icebergslim3000 Well-Known Member
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    I would totally pay for an app that let me use my entire phone on my TV. What's the likelihood of this happening.
     
  6. bhagiratha

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    too bad my core i7 27" iMac doesnt have an HDMI port. I would have absolutely no use for it.
    But I'm getting the EVO nonetheless!!!
    bloody hell I am ..... -:)
     
  7. TheBlackPrince

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    this 100%
     
  8. skewbasteve

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    And don't forget about SlingPlayer which supposedly is coming soon for Android! I pray that there will be a specific version for the Evo, streaming up to 720p over hdmi just as the SlingCatcher. Pure insaneness!
     
  9. kaisies

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    someone needs to find a good HDMI -> VGA / RCA converter :(
     
  10. mrk

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    A digital to analog converter, eh? :\
     
  11. kaisies

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    i wanna run this thing in my car :D so either that or a 7-12" screen w/hdmi in that isn't like a billion dollars
     
  12. JustFrozen

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    i just want to be able to connect a bluetooth mouse/keyboard and use the browser hdmi'd out to a hdtv

    that would be sweet
     
  13. mikevember

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  14. legacy

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    Yeah, I was looking into Pyle Overhead LCDs since they have screens with above 1080p resolutions, but ALL of them have just composite video input. So the max resolution you can actually use is 480p. :thinking: :mad:

    I'm making a custom iPad mount instead since it can actually support HD video.
     
  15. DUBious

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    i had a dream of using the EVO with a bluetooth keyboard and mouse and having a pocket 1ghz computer lol. woulda been cool.
     
  16. wjrandon

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    I've read the Dev Kit Sprint put out and YES -- the Evo 4G will display everything you would otherwise see on the device screen via HDMI out. However applications can disable the HDMI Out port with a special tag if the developer chooses to do so. Luckily, this disable tag isn't active by default.
     
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  17. kaisies

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  18. BlackDynamite

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    So you're not trying to go to RCA then (compononent or composite), but VGA?
     
  19. kaisies

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    doesn't matter, anything analog.. then i can convert as needed :D RCA -> VGA converter (already have one :D)
     
  20. BlackDynamite

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    If this works, then you are the man. Everything I have seen says you need a big converter box to do it, so this will be quite a find if it's true...
     
  21. kaisies

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    FYI for power in the car:

    Amazon.com: Cobra CPI 480 400 Watt 12 Volt DC to 120 Volt AC Power…

    will review when I get it, but everyone has very good reviews on this, has 2 power receptacles + a usb (although the USB is betwen the power, could cause issues) AND comes with a car lighter adapter (although you wont get full power unless you jack right into your battery.. its enough for a monitor + cell charge)

    This is a very good price imo.. and direct from amazon
     
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