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  1. apoce

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    Anyone have any good ideas for an HDMI mirror app. I mean they gave us the HDMI cable for free. I'd like to be to steam youtube or netflix on my Tv.

    Anyone see anything for the Atrix?
     

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    Does not exist yet. The only thing that comes close and kinda works is the webtopmod hack over at xda. There is an HDMI mirror project over at xda, but is does not work right, unless you physically turn your TV 90 degrees. The HDMI cable is used for entertainment mode for media on the phone, or web top mode, unfortunately that is it.
     
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    So if I download a movie form blockbuster I can't watch it on my TV via the HDMI cable?
     
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    If you are stock, no.

    On the other hand, the only way I know of would be to root, then do the webtopmod hack, and while in webtop mode, watch it in theMobile view window. Which is not that great quality but works. Being stock or rooted is not enough.
     
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    I'm not sure about that. If you save the file to the SD card or Internal storage, you should be able to play it thru the media center. Right? (I have not be able to try this yet, since I don't have aTV that supports HDMI.
     
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    That is a good point. You cannot stream from the blockbuster app, but if it let's you download it as a movie file, then yes it will work from the media center. But if the file only plays over the blockbuster app, than no.
     
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    do u have a link to that thread?
     
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    Here: [MOD] Webtop Via HDMI Without a Dock - Added support for ATT 4.1.57 and CWM(Untested) - xda-developers

    I recommend using the adb command version in this post: xda-developers - View Single Post - [MOD] Webtop Via HDMI Without a Dock - Added support for ATT 4.1.57 and CWM(Untested)

    It has workedevery time. If you need help on any of the steps, let me know.

    BTY if you do try this hack, make sure you backup the original apk and odex files and they are safe becasue you need them to be able to update the phone down the line.
     
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    Check this out Amazon.com: Neewer HDMI to 3-RCA RGB Audio Video Component Adapter Cable: Electronics it's a hdmi to 3 rca adapter cable, so you can plug your Atrix and use the webtop with a normal TV that isn't HD.
     
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    What were Moto thinking when they decided that only certain outputs would be sent to HDMI ????

    All the competitors allow EVERYTHING that's on the LCD to be viewed via HDMI out !!!

    How as this crippling ever supposed to be a competitive advantage ???

    You'd think they would have realised their mistake, and given us the option in the Android 2.3 release !
     
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    Id really like to able to use a mirror app on my atrix but every thread ive read requires the phone to be rooted. I tried to root the phone the other day but was unsuccessful. To me, many of the threads on how to root are confusing. Can someone PLEASE give me specific (dummy) instructions on how to do this. Thanks in advance!
     
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    Disregard My previous post please. It was explained dummy style in the all things root thread. See, all you have to do is a little searching and you will find it. lol
     
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    Hi. I do have a HDMI - VGA active converter box (
     
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    I haven't read all of the posts, just kinda skimmed the first half, so sorry if this has already been said, but I think there are more ways than people think to watch youtube, movies, netflix, etc, over HDMI.

    First of all, if you visit the atrix development subforum at XDA, you can find (either search, of just look on the first few pages), there is an HDMI mirroring app available. Of course, you'll want to make sure you . It's an easy solution, although imperfect as someone pointed out, but basically just make sure that you have your atrix in landscape orientation to watch videos. Remember, you're mirroring your atrix, so just watch videos like you would normally. I can't remember if this is just an .apk download (which would require root or use the sideload wonder machine... actually, doesn't the atrix allow sideloading now without any hacks? So perhaps VERY easy! :)

    However, it might be a .zip file that you can install through clockwork mod, but not to fear; that is incredibly easy to do as well if you follow the instructions.

    So that's sideloading, which I addressed because it's what you requested, but if it's videos you're after, there's an app (I can't remember what it's called, sorry!) that I believe is traditionally used with the media dock? It basically pops up a list when connected to HDMI that allow you to choose between photo gallery, videos, music, and maybe something else. It pops right up for me, and I always thought it did for everyone, but I guess it wouldn't surprise me if Moto locked that down too in order to bully people into paying what, like $50 bucks for the "media dock" aka "hunk of plastic with basic audio and video out interfaces."

    If you're reticent to root your phone or do anything not sanctioned by Motorola (not making fun of you; your phone is expensive and the thought of "bricking" it can be rather intimidating, so if you read all the directions for something but still feel unsure of yourself, I guess listen to your gut... remember, it IS 100% legal to do whatever you want to YOUR phone, though), then you may have to dig a little deeper, but I'm nearly positive that at LEAST basic mirroring is possible to achieve without rooting or anything too crazy. Check out XDA, just don't post in the development threads, and search before starting a new thread; they take that stuff pretty seriously over there!

    Good luck!
     
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    I have to ask, did you try this before you recommended it? The reason I ask is becasue #1 it is a hack that requires root, #2 it only works in portrait mode not landscape, so watching movies sucks. Iy you turn the phone to landscape, the display turns but is still in portrait so it does not show landscape mode correctly. There is a rom out there where it works, but...

    Here is what happens with a landscape game/movie even if you hold the phone in portrait mode:
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