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Rezound hdmi out performance

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by namenotinuse, May 1, 2012.

  1. namenotinuse

    namenotinuse Lurker
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    When I play games such as Shadowgun, Reckless Getaway, N64oid, Gensoid and Snesoid with a bluetooth gamepad (phonejoy), they work flawlessly smooth and fast. When I hook up the hdmi out cable to my tv (playing games with a bluetooth gamepad from my phone on my tv was my entire goal from the outset) the performance of all these drops severly.

    I get the rezound is pushing two displays but it makes even Snesoid and Gensoid run unplayable bad. Shadowgun and reckless getaway or 'playable' but still jerky and you can tell the controls have a loose, delayed feel when using hdmi out.

    It pains me to think that if they just would've let us turn the phone screen off while using hdmi out it would only be pushing one display and run much better...

    So my question is multi-part:
    Can I force the phone to only display the hdmi and not use up resources displaying on the phone as well?
    Can I force it to output maybe 720p instead of 1080p to gain performance?
    I am not rooted, but last resort if I rooted and overclocked or something could I achieve playable hdmi out results?

    Playing on my phone with the gamepad is great but the whole point was to use hdmi out and it doesn't seem like this phone is doing it very well. Surprising considering it's power.

    Any help? Thanks

  2. namenotinuse

    namenotinuse Lurker
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    No help? Anyone? Does no one use their HDMI out?

    Are you all completely happy with it's performance? I'm sure not...Any help would be appreciated.
  3. tardisguy

    tardisguy Lurker

    Came across your thread trying to do the same thing. Ive been experimenting with it. so lets see... Because the performance is degraded that tells me that its not a hardware clone but a mirrored output. If you were to make a splitter for VGA that wouldnt degrade performance for example) So that tells that it is possible for independent control. But you would have to research the android display commands and settings for the init script. Try looking at the build props... in fact i might do that now. (might have answered our own question)
  4. namenotinuse

    namenotinuse Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for replying! That sounds promising. So we would be looking at utilizing a cloned display instead of mirroring what is on the phone screen? Like the phone would still output 2 screens but they would be cloned instead of mirrored? Please keep me updated on any progress!
  5. howardz2

    howardz2 Newbie


    I use the MHL to play movies onto my HDTV.

    I have a cheap MHL cable from amazon.com that had good reviews.
    It will fail within 15 minutes of use - phone gets very hot.
    Must disconnect and reconnect MHL cable from phone and then it works some more.

    However, placing phone in Airplane Mode solves the problem completely.
    Can watch for hours with no problems.

    Amazon.com: Cable Matters 6 Feet Micro USB to HDMI MHL Cable in Black for Samsung, HTC Smartphones and Tablets: Electronics
  6. angiejones89

    angiejones89 Lurker

    How do I get to the HDMI out on the Rezound?
  7. Harry2

    Harry2 Extreme Android User

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  9. dmunz

    dmunz Well-Known Member

    So i finnaly got off my butt and got a cable. I can't beleive that I waited almost 18 months to figgure this out. Seriously i spent many hours watching movies on the display when there was a perfectly good HDMI capable TV in the room.

    I still really like this phone. HDMI out and unlimited data make it a keeper still.


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The HTC Rezound release date was November 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Snapdragon S3 processor, and 1620mAh battery.

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