Evo 3d MHL and something you may not know
Why the HTC EVO 3D's MHL Technology Matters | PCWorld
The stuff about using remotes is sweeeeeeeeet, hope it is all correct.
- 05-06-2011, 10:03 AM #2
What kind of $7000 adapter will be needed to make that work with a current non-MHL HDMI port I wonder...
And, if you do get an MHL to HDMI cord for current TV's, that means the phone won't charge while playing video since it won't have the MHL's power channel.
Be interesting to see how long a charge lasts playing video out to a non-powered HDMI port.
- 05-06-2011, 10:48 AM #3
- 05-06-2011, 10:55 AM #4
I'm wondering why nobody has brought up the whole " plug your phone into your T.V. and control them both with the remote you already have." Seems like a really cool feature. I'm also really curious as to what cords they will be including in the box.
- 05-06-2011, 02:00 PM #6
the real question I have is.... how many people actually do this? It seems rather cumbersome as you'd have to carry yet another cable with you all around.
Now, if the wifi display standard ever gets set and running, I can see it being more useful. Display, OTA, to any TV. That, I would find more useful.
- 05-06-2011, 02:04 PM #7
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- 05-06-2011, 03:03 PM #10
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- 05-06-2011, 04:09 PM #11
- 05-06-2011, 04:19 PM #12
I can live without that feature for the first few months of this phone though. I think I've used that cable on my EVO 4G only a couple times. It's just a pain to hook your phone to a TV with wires.
- 05-06-2011, 08:18 PM #13
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- 05-10-2011, 08:38 PM #16
Looks like HTC may sell or package an adapter for the HDMI. Here's one they are using at Google I/O to output the 3D and the Flyer to TVs. Sorry for the blurry pic. Tough to take pics when people keep interrupting the focusing.
- 05-11-2011, 01:21 AM #17
Obviously I'm no expert on this, as it isn't even available yet, but...
My understanding is the port can accept a regular micro HDMI cable and connect just fine to a regular HDMI jack (same as the Evo 4G) and work just fine. If you want the advanced features like charging and controlling your phone with the tv remote and all that, you will need to connect it to a tv supports MHL, and none exist yet.
The adapter picture din the post above is to provide a USB port for charging while connected through HDMI, because the phone was connected to a tv that does not support MHL.
Since nobody has made a tv that supports MHL yet, none of us have a tv that will be taking advantage of those features.
- 05-11-2011, 07:17 AM #18
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Does monoprice, amazon, etc. sell cheap cables that work for the Evo 4G? I hate paying the outrageous prices some stores charge for hdmi cables.
Sorry if this has been answered or is common knowledge, but I am curious and I had to create my first post so that I could see the attached image above.
- 05-11-2011, 12:00 PM #20
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- 05-11-2011, 03:52 PM #22
So current chargers should work, current HDMI cables won't work without an adapter.
- 05-11-2011, 09:44 PM #23
I thought this line was interesting:He expects the cables to be cheaper than HDMI cables (which are generally sold separately) because they are much thinner and cost less to make.
This cable will be no less than $30 from sprint and maybe in 6 months it'll be available from several websites. But until there's a ton of devices using it, they'll be hard to find and expensive. This guys dream is years away at best.