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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dyezak, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. dyezak

    dyezak Well-Known Member
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    On XDA Forums they mentioned that the Tunderbolt can do Micro USB to HDMI. They reference a PDF file (possibly user guide??) that mentioned this. If this is true does the Thunderbolt have Mobile High-Definition Link enabled Micro USB? If it does this is VERY interesting....

    MHL Consortium

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    FOUND IT!! <--- HDMI Confirmed! Appears the USB port on here really is a MHL port after all. I am assuming the HDMI adapter referenced in the Verizon Developer PDF above is the Multimedia Dock we have heard about!!!!!
     



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  2. dyezak

    dyezak Well-Known Member
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    Just searched the user guide and there's no reference of this...
     
  3. theacoustician

    theacoustician Android Enthusiast

    What PDF are they referencing? If they mean the manual, there is no mention of HDMI at all.
     
  4. dyezak

    dyezak Well-Known Member
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    Can't find what they are talking about in any PDF... Bought the phone though. I'll play with it for 13 days and make my decision to keep or return it.
     
  5. dyezak

    dyezak Well-Known Member
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    FOUND IT!! <--- HDMI Confirmed! Appears the USB port on here really is a MHL port after all. I am assuming the HDMI adapter referenced in the Verizon Developer PDF above is the Multimedia Dock we have heard about!!!!!
     
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  6. willdogs

    willdogs Android Enthusiast

    So all we would need to buy is a microUSB to HDMI cable and we are good to go?
     
  7. theacoustician

    theacoustician Android Enthusiast

    Hold on there. You didn't confirm a thing in regards to MHL. There is no mention of it on the spec sheet and I can't find anywhere in any spec anywhere else that says it's supported. The only thing it says is there's an HDMI adapter. Before you jump the gun, prove to me this isn't the HDMI adapter they're talking about :HTC Media Link DLNA Adapter DG H100
     
  8. dyezak

    dyezak Well-Known Member
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    The Acoustician - I love a critical thinker. The reason it wouldn't be that HDMI adapter is because it isn't an "HTC Thunderbolt" HDMI adapter. The one you linked isn't associated with the Thunderbolt in any way. It's just a generic DLNA/HDMI device.

    This is the connector (USB(MHL) to HDMI) that I believe HTC is going to be marketing:

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    The reason is because the device above is advertised as a multimedia dock for the HTC Thunderbolt. Also when you combine it with the Verizon Developer PDF that mentions HDMI adapter this makes sense.

    But to add on to that I can deduce that it is really a MHL device because there is no way to get HDMI out of USB *without* MHL. This is a new standard that will be taking off this year. Samsung already committed to all their 2011 TV's having MHL enabled HDMI ports along with the Galaxy S2 having MHL enabled USB.

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    Also - I found a setting in the HTC Thunderbolt to enable a multimedia interface, but it was locked to "auto" meaning I couldn't turn it on until (presumably) I docked it in the above dock or used a MHL enabled cable.
     
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  9. dyezak

    dyezak Well-Known Member
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    That's a full blown MHL cable for use with a MHL enabled HDMI port on a compatible TV. Nobody has a TV with an MHL enabled HDMI port yet so that cable would (at best) display video/audio but would drain your battery in a matter of minutes (30-45 would be my guess).

    There's another cable out there that looks like the one linked above, but has another spot for power to go in so you can use it with non MHL HDMI ports.
     
  10. Deleted User

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    confused.... hdmi out a possibility?
     
  11. dyezak

    dyezak Well-Known Member
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    Please read all the links in the original post.
     
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  13. SirKronan

    SirKronan Android Expert

     
  14. dyezak

    dyezak Well-Known Member
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  15. AustinTech

    AustinTech Android Enthusiast

    Somebody try it out and report back, damn it.
     
  16. SirKronan

    SirKronan Android Expert

     
  17. nefariousity

    nefariousity Lurker

    Any news on the Multimedia Dock having this HDMI out?
     
  18. SirKronan

    SirKronan Android Expert

    Have they even released a dock for the Thunderbolt to stores yet?
     
  19. Romikemi

    Romikemi Well-Known Member

    It's not even in warehouse inventory. It's vapor.
     
  20. slinky

    slinky Well-Known Member

    I've been told that HDMI out was an error by HTC. It seems not possible (really stupid decision.)

    The dock... MIA and priced at over $50 from what I saw. Great thing for them to put the power slot on the side that is opposing the kickstand hinge because that dock is going to make such a difference..
     
  21. SirKronan

    SirKronan Android Expert

    Thunderbolt Multimedia Dock, Extended Battery & Wireless Charging Battery Door Leaked

    As a Fascinate owner, I bet I know what happened!!! They were sending the docks to stock the shelves and then read on the box that the dock w/HDMI outputs ONLY WORKS IN 2.3!!!

    Boy, you Thunderbolt owners are sure lucky they discovered this message BEFORE they sold you the dock. :D
     
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  22. slinky

    slinky Well-Known Member

    If the price is accurate at $60, HTC can keep the dock.
     

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