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HDMI Out To TV making Bionic sluggish when running an emulator

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Sewer Dweller, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. Sewer Dweller

    Sewer Dweller Member
    Thread Starter

    Here's a breakdown of what's going on with this phone.

    1.) It's Rooted
    2.) The only apps installed on it are basically just emulators
    3.) When I use a micro hdmi cable to duplicate the Bionic screen, while running an emulator (any emulator), the phone runs sluggish.
    4.) I use SixAxis with a PS3 Controller in order to play these emulated games.
    5.) If I unplugg the hdmi cable from the tv, or phone, I can resume to play the emulated games normally.
    6.) It has a stock ROM

    My question is as follows...

    Is there a reason as to why the phone becomes sluggish when I plug the micro hdmi cable? This only seems to happen while running an emulator.
    Do I need a better/new/faster phone? Do I need to upgrade it?

    Someone please advise.
     


  2. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    duplicate the screen - is it pixelated, as if seems it is using the same resolution on the output device that it uses on the BIONIC, or is it a very nice polished image, as if it is upscaling? If it is upscaling, there is your answer right there - you're pushing the capabilities of the CPU and GPU to keep up with the image you're viewing,
     
  3. Sewer Dweller

    Sewer Dweller Member
    Thread Starter

    It's a nice polished picture. Is there a way to fix this? work around? I still need to update my phone but I've been putting it off for a while now.
     
  4. Sewer Dweller

    Sewer Dweller Member
    Thread Starter

    I've been searching around for an answer but all I can find are demonstration videos that show you that you can run emulators and hook up your phone to a TV. I want to do exactly that, and I sort of can, just not flawlessly like I wish I could. Would a quad-core phone work better off? The Bionic seems so yesterday now that I've taken a look at a couple of the quad-core phones.
     

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The Motorola Droid Bionic release date was September 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, TI OMAP 4430 processor, and 1735mAh battery.

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