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  1. Chopperdcfl

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    I read that I can play HD quality video on my HDTV using a micro USB to HDMI cable. First off, is this true? Second, when I search for a micro USB to HDMI cable the only options I find are for the Galaxy S 2, will a Galaxy S 2 cable work for my Galaxy S? Sorry, I'm kind of a noob with smart phones. Thanks
     

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    Look at your phone's specs for the MHL feature of the microUSB jack.

    If the phone has MHL ability then you can use the S2's MHL cable :)

    Harry
     
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    I can't find anything on my phone about mhl, where would the specs be?
     
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    Had a look ...
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samsung_Galaxy_S

    The S seems to have TV via headphone jack.
    Don't know if this have HD quality on your TV.

    The S2 with the Samsung MHL cable microUSB to HDMI shows HD on a HDTV.

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    I'm moving this to the Samsung Galaxy S fourm, I think they'll be able to tell you right away if there is anything else you need besides a cable such as specific software.

    Thanks,
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    Yeah I have been aware of the head phone jack, but the picture quality is poor. When I googled about the picture quality that's when I found that I could use a microUSB to hdmi adapter. Even saw some ads for it that were before the phone came out.
     
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    As far as I'm aware the Galaxy S does not support HDMI output via the micro USB. The video output would need to be hardwired inside the phone to send a video signal to the USB port. The Galaxy S doesn't have this feature.

    The Galaxy S II can do this because it's USB port supports On the Go technology but the original Galaxy S doesn't.

    The link Harry posted is from 2010 and when you click on the link from that site to check the cables availability, the cable doesn't exist.

    Ray.
     
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