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ExtUSB: what's the practical value?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by hakujin, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. hakujin

    hakujin Well-Known Member
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    I've recently read about port's ability to cary audio and video IO in addition to data (miniUSB side). What I'm wondering is what's the practical advantage. Any nifty uses of this port on Hero; maybe... different ways to display video or output audio from the Hero?
     

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  2. dpeeps74

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    HTC makes a number of proprietary connectors for this port. For instance, with my old T-mobile Wing (don't recall the HTC model) it came with a mini-USB dongle cable that had 2 more mini-usb connectors. Those 2 connectors could be used to connect up a charger and an htc stereo headset. HTC 2-in-1 Audio Charging USB Cable - Original (OEM) 73H00245-03M

    THey also have other ones that appear to have multipe different headset/headphone connectors. ultimately for me it was really most helpful with my old wing which didn't have a headphone port, though i do regularly use that cable and the headset from my old wing to have my phone attached to my computer and the headset simultaneously.
     
  3. hakujin

    hakujin Well-Known Member
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    I see. So with the 3.5" input, it's not very useful on the Hero, am I right? Still trying to think of how that video might be used. I guess maybe a ExtUSB to a/v inputs, plugged into a tv.
     
  4. dpeeps74

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    there is a cable out there that has a/v. i've never used it, and most the accessory sites i've looked at don't list it as compatible with the hero, but that may not mean much.
     
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