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    What cable do I need for my nexus 7 which will allow me to watch my tablet stuff through my TV?
    Thanks in advance
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    Get a Chromecast. (when it is back in stock)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jo Smart77 View Post
    What cable do I need for my nexus 7 which will allow me to watch my tablet stuff through my TV?
    Thanks in advance
    You need a SlimPort adapter cable.

    Look for SlimPort SP1002. When Amazon sold them they used to be $30. The current vendors seem to be selling at a premium.

    There are also some unbranded ones on ebay that fewer people have tried but cost less.

    Chromecast doesn't stream what is on the tablet. The streaming plugin only works for PC chrome. w/o the streaming plugin, the only things Chromecast can view is what it supports internally, with the tablet acting like a remote control.

    That may be all you want or you may want everything on your tablet displayed, in which case slimport is a better choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sfhub View Post
    Chromecast doesn't streem what is on the tablet. The streaming plugin only works for PC chrome. w/o the streaming plugin, the only things Chromecast can view is what it supports internally, with the tablet acting like a remote control.
    Apps will be available pretty soon to stream the content on the tablet. A beta is available right now.

    Help beta test AirCast by playing any of your videos on your Chromecast | Android Central
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    When I got my Nexus 4, I started checking into the Slimport SP1002 adapter. I didn't end up buying it. Now that I have two devices that support Slimport, I'm looking to get one.

    The problem is that they appear a little hard to come by at the moment. eBay has a few SP1002's, but the prices range from $40-$50 with shipping. Amazon is sold out. There's another Slimport adapter from Analogix that's just a micro USB to HDMI cable. I saw it for around $60, but it doesn't allow for charging (the SP1002 does). There might be a new model in the works.

    I do have Chromecast and it's great for the apps that natively support it (YouTube, Netflix, Google Movies & TV). I haven't tried the Aircast beta yet. Koush's stuff is always awesome, but Aircast looks like it streams video only from the Gallery, Drive, and Dropbox (for now). Presently, the only ways to mirror the Nexus 7's display is through a Slimport adapter or Miracast, so if you need mirroring (say to display a Chrome tab from your Nexus 7 on your TV), those are the ways to go.

    I have to believe that we'll be able to display Chrome tabs from Nexus devices via Chromecast soon enough (you can from a Mac or PC right now), but Slimport and Miracast are the only mirroring solutions at the moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by inphoenix View Post
    Apps will be available pretty soon to stream the content on the tablet. A beta is available right now.

    Help beta test AirCast by playing any of your videos on your Chromecast | Android Central
    I wish you wouldn't contribute to the marketing media blitz by talking about something that doesn't exist.
    I'm sure a beta TEST software item is exactly what the OP was looking for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tflash View Post
    I wish you wouldn't contribute to the marketing media blitz by talking about something that doesn't exist.
    I'm sure a beta TEST software item is exactly what the OP was looking for.
    As to what the OP was looking for, it's fairly certain she is looking for a solution to her needs and expressed that in terms of the cable as it's a solution that had been suggested to her. While the actual cable adapter was identified in the second response, I don't think she will be bothered by someone suggesting alternatives with relative pros and cons, whether those alternatives be currently available or in development, so that she can make a more informed decision about what best works for her.

    A large portion of what is talked about on these forums are products/services/features that don't exist or don't exist yet, but in which people would/will/do have an interest. There's nothing wrong with someone talking about such a solution that is, whether it matures into a full release or not, in development, and it's entirely possible that some eventual solutions may indeed benefit by their developers having gained insight into what will provide greater value to their product by having seen elements expressed in that form in these forums.

    As it stands, it's entirely possible that the product for which the beta (saying 'test' and 'beta' together is redundant) software item represents a commitment at least in intent (in conjunction in use with Chromecast, in the context it was referenced) may indeed be exactly what the OP is looking for as a solution she might otherwise have been unaware. Of course, it may not, and the cable might be the ideal. But at least now she can make that decision for herself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy8000 View Post
    As to what the OP was looking for,
    bla, bla, bla

    But at least now she can make that decision for herself.
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    Slimport Mydp Micro USB TO Hdmi HDTV 1080P 3D Adapter FO Google 2013 NEW Nexus 7 | eBay

    Would you expect the quality of hdmi stream to be crap with this one? 20$ sounds alot better then the premium 70$ one on amazon. Ive always found cords and plugs to all work the exact same no matter what. Add 0.0005grams of gold in it and it doesnt do ****.
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    I ordered one from Kanex, a week later, my order was canceled.
    Bummer.
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    I ordered from Kanex on the 16th, and my order shipped on the 20th. Scheduled delivery is tomorrow. Maybe they're out of stock?
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    I finally got an Analogix Slimport adapter I ordered from Amazon in the mail today. Some were available for $30, but they may be gone at this point. There were four left when I checked earlier this week.

    It works perfectly with my TV, which is an older 720p rear projection LCD. I didn't plug in external power to the adapter. There was no lag whatsoever and sound worked fine. Because my TV only has one HDMI in, I had to plug the adapter into an HDMI switch, which then goes to my receiver, which then outputs the video signal to my TV. Still no lag, but I don't know if that's because it wasn't having to output 1080p.
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    I have an MHL adapter (with and without the extra S4 adapter) and it does not work with the Nexus 7 2013.
    I bought an official Slimport brand one for $30 on Amazon and it work perfectly. I stream movies and play games on a 52" Plasma and it looks fantastic. I would not gamble with offbrand, just get the official Slimport model, it is also much slimmer and fits in a nice neoprene sleeve I have for the tablet just fine.

    Side Note: I hate how people are just saying to get Chromecast not knowing that you want to sent to your television, yes it would be fantastic IF Chromecast mirrored your tablet, but it does not. It receives signals from specific programs that are programed for it and that is it.

    Also: I have found that the Xfinity Player app (If you have Comcast) will not work with Slimport. You get an interesting error that says to remove the external display before it will play any videos. (annoying)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hand_O_Death View Post
    I have found that the Xfinity Player app (If you have Comcast) will not work with Slimport. You get an interesting error that says to remove the external display before it will play any videos. (annoying)
    Good to know - that was one of the key functionalities I was hoping to gain from picking one up.
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    Glad to give you a heads up, I do not know about other apps but i was annoyed to find out that Xfinity stops it from working. Not sure if the same thing would happen with Miracast or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hand_O_Death View Post
    I have an MHL adapter (with and without the extra S4 adapter) and it does not work with the Nexus 7 2013.
    I bought an official Slimport brand one for $30 on Amazon and it work perfectly. I stream movies and play games on a 52" Plasma and it looks fantastic. I would not gamble with offbrand, just get the official Slimport model, it is also much slimmer and fits in a nice neoprene sleeve I have for the tablet just fine.

    Side Note: I hate how people are just saying to get Chromecast not knowing that you want to sent to your television, yes it would be fantastic IF Chromecast mirrored your tablet, but it does not. It receives signals from specific programs that are programed for it and that is it.

    Also: I have found that the Xfinity Player app (If you have Comcast) will not work with Slimport. You get an interesting error that says to remove the external display before it will play any videos. (annoying)
    I didn't remember anything appearing Slimport 'branded'. Is it this one? http://amzn.com/B009UZBLSG

    The description says $30 but there are none available for under $100 right now.
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    That is the exact one I have and it works great. I got it for $30. It looks like price gougers destroyed the market for a while. I would suggest waiting a bit, $30 is the average price for one and I would not pay much more than that.
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    I did find an instance where the Analogix Slimport adapter I bought didn't work. I tried to use my Nexus 7 to display a presentation for a college class I teach. The classroom has an installed A/V system with a projector in the ceiling and HDMI inputs on the podium. When I plugged in my Nexus 7, the projector wouldn't display anything from the Nexus 7 even though an on-screen info box showed the projector was detecting a 1080p signal. I have no idea what the school has installed in terms of hardware. Since my Nexus 7 works elsewhere, there's an incompatibility with the room's A/V system that I won't be able to figure out easily.

    Just be aware that if you plan to use a Slimport adapter and Nexus 7 for presentations, try it out beforehand to see if it works. The adapter works with every other TV/Receiver I've tried.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Small_law View Post
    I did find an instance where the Analogix Slimport adapter I bought didn't work. I tried to use my Nexus 7 to display a presentation for a college class I teach. The classroom has an installed A/V system with a projector in the ceiling and HDMI inputs on the podium. When I plugged in my Nexus 7, the projector wouldn't display anything from the Nexus 7 even though an on-screen info box showed the projector was detecting a 1080p signal. I have no idea what the school has installed in terms of hardware. Since my Nexus 7 works elsewhere, there's an incompatibility with the room's A/V system that I won't be able to figure out easily.

    Just be aware that if you plan to use a Slimport adapter and Nexus 7 for presentations, try it out beforehand to see if it works. The adapter works with every other TV/Receiver I've tried.
    Sometimes those projector systems don't support HDCP, especially if they were designed for computers vs consumer AV equipment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hand_O_Death View Post
    That is the exact one I have and it works great. I got it for $30. It looks like price gougers destroyed the market for a while. I would suggest waiting a bit, $30 is the average price for one and I would not pay much more than that.
    I don't think I am going to buy this because I am not likely to need it, but this seems to fit the bill at the right price, happened to see it in an ad Email and recalled this post: Kanex SlimPort to HDTV Adapter (12&quot SLIMPORT-ADP B&H Photo $29 w/ free shipping in USA
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    Quote Originally Posted by pete1118 View Post
    I don't think I am going to buy this because I am not likely to need it, but this seems to fit the bill at the right price, happened to see it in an ad Email and recalled this post: Kanex SlimPort to HDTV Adapter (12") SLIMPORT-ADP B&H Photo $29 w/ free shipping in USA
    Has anyone had success with this? The same item on Amazon (currently out of stock) has only one review, from a 2013 Nexus 7 user, indicating they had issues with it.
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    Actually I decided to order it after all but being cheap it won't be in till next week. Will advise when i test it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete1118 View Post
    Actually I decided to order it after all but being cheap it won't be in till next week. Will advise when i test it.
    Any results to report?
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    Just came in yesterday no chance yet will get to it over the weekend.

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