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HDMI micro cable. No picture. Just horrible video quality. No Youtube

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by VGPOP, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. VGPOP

    VGPOP Android Enthusiast
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    I just bought this micro HDMI cable from EBAY 6.5 feet. I just got it today. When I connect it to the EVO and HDTV (Samsung LN46A630), I get a notification that HDMI is connected.

    When I try to see pictures.....NOTHING. (Message in my screen, MODE NOT SUPPORTED)

    When I try to play youtube....NOTHING (same message)

    The only way I get it to work is if I record something and play it on the TV, but the quality is so horrendous, that it definitely not 720P. It looks like an old VCR recording with dirty tape.

    No even close.

    If the cable works for video, why can't it work for pictures? youtube?

    Does buying a more expensive cable be the difference here? Or will I get the same result?

    This is what I bought from ebay...

    [​IMG]Micro HDMI cable 6.5 ft (2m) Sprint HTC EVO 4G by Molex - eBay (item 190404540086 end time Jul-12-10 08:23:27 PDT)

  2. vkdroid

    vkdroid Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty sure HDMI cables either work or they don't, as opposed to analog composite/component cables.

    Maybe you got a messed up one?
  3. VGPOP

    VGPOP Android Enthusiast
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    Well, this one works with only MPEG4 encoding type. It won't play with H.263

    But like I said, the picture quality is not what I was expecting.
  4. Your holding it wrong, sorry could not resist.

    Your sammie could be looking for a h.263 hdcp encoded signal. The Htc evo can not supply the signal so your sammie just ignores what is being sent.
  5. VGPOP

    VGPOP Android Enthusiast
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    What I don't understand is how people are able to view pictures, play video AND youtube, and I have the EXACT same device, but I cannot do it.

    If it's the TV, I was not aware that only a certain HDTV's are able to work with EVO.

    If it's the hdmi cable, I understand that, and I buy another one.
  6. vkdroid

    vkdroid Well-Known Member

    Sammie = Samsung.

    That's about all the help I can give, sorry ;)
  7. VGPOP

    VGPOP Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I was able to figure out what was wrong.

    After reading some threads here and googling some info, it appears EVO doesnt have good codecs to display a better quality pictures.

    In the day, video is clearer, and way better than night video.

    And for the pictures, the only way you can see it in your HDTV is by playing in SLIDESHOW, So, in your gallery, you need to hit MENU and then Slideshow, and that is the only way to view them.

    They look really good.

    I just need a way to play YOUTUBE HD clips and I'm all set, but my Samsung says "MODE NOT SUPPORTED"
  8. Braaainz

    Braaainz Android Enthusiast

    A lot of Samsung models do not have the updated HDMI 1.4 support.

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  9. VGPOP

    VGPOP Android Enthusiast
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    Good info. Thanks for that.

    I ain't buying another HDTV just to play youtube HD video that support HDMI 1.4 technology.

    I can live without that for the moment.

    I purchased mine in Feb '09 (Friday before Superbowl) and it looks as new today.
  10. Braaainz

    Braaainz Android Enthusiast

    Feel free to hit the "Thanks" button on my post ;)
  11. VGPOP

    VGPOP Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Amazing, I thought I did in the beginning. I guess it didn't take it.


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The HTC EVO 4G release date was June 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 512GB RAM, Snapdragon S1 processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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