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General MHL. What is it and what can i do with it?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kash_htcdesire, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. kash_htcdesire

    kash_htcdesire Active Member
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    Hi All,

    So I've had my note for about a month and a half and all is good. When looking into the note pre-purchase, i read about samsungs MHL connectivity thingy and I was now wondering what it is, how useful it is and how I can implement it.

    Anyone out there using the MHL care to give me some insight and some tips? All help is appreciated :D
     

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  2. Bodestone

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    The MHL adapter is basically a mini USB to HDMI adapter. You would use it to connect to a TV for playing music, videos or picture slideshows on the big screen.

    One end goes into your phone, the other accepts an HDMI cable. They need power so there is a female micro USB port on the side You can plug your charger cable into.

    I Just got one myself and it's pretty damned good.
     
  3. B2L

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  4. kash_htcdesire

    kash_htcdesire Active Member
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    could you recommend a mhl peripheral from amazon? dont want to buy something tacky or crap
     
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    I have one from my HTC Sensation, I wonder if that will work?
     
  7. NZtechfreak

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    Yep, MHL is a standard connection type so it should work fine.

    I have a prototype one and it works with all the MHL devices I've tried it with whether they be Samsung or HTC.
     
  8. Jesse741

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    so I just got a Micro USB to HDMI MHL Adapter and when i plug everything in my TV sees somethings plugged in but the TV says No Signal , is there an app on the phone or setting on the TV i need to change ?
     
  9. NZtechfreak

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    Needs a power source plugged in too.
     
  10. RJB

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    So I bought a MHL>HDMI adapter at Radio Shack.
    PipeLine(tm) Universal MHL Adapter | RadioShack's list - All Products

    I have it plugged in to the phone, I have power running to the adapter, I have an otherwise OK HDMI connection.

    But nothing when I try running my phone to the teevee. I'm using mVideo, if that makes a difference.

    I've tried it with USB debugging on and off.

    Is there another setting for output that I'm missing?

    Thanks
     

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