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    Default Extremely easy to play videos and photos to your tv!!!

    I got a new Samsung LED tv this weekend and today I stumbled on something that I thought was really cool and works very well. My tv is connected to my router through a either net cable and my phone is on wifi.

    Got to the photo gallery and select album.
    Select more at the bottom right corner.
    Select player and select your tv if its there and then play your videos or play a slide show of your photos!

    Works great but dont know what devices it will work with or if this is already very well known and im just behind!

    There is some photos and a short video of it playing on the tv after I selected the tv as the media player.

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    That is awesome.. I have a 59" Sammy plasma, and just tried it.. Don't even need that MediaLink for $90...
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    Default Re: Extremely easy to play videos and photos to your tv!!!

    This seems to work even better because it looks like with the media link you have to switch the inputs on the tv but this way it automatically changes to the phone media and when you stop it on the phone it changes back to what you were watching previously!
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    I found this out after a hour of fighting with media share. Lol

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    Curious as to what else that works with..
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    I am guessing you are all using the NFC technology. You should be able to share photos, videos, and music to any other NFC capable device on the same widow network (for example, PC, phone, and TVs are all nfc capable and share same wifi, then data stored on pc or phone can be shared to the other devices. I don't believe streaming music or video can ne shared though......or at least I haven't figured it out.)

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    *wifi.......not window network

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    Try this out. Plug the end of the USB cable coming off the phone into the USB on the TV or BluRay player.

    Paul
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    Quote Originally Posted by PittsPgh View Post
    Try this out. Plug the end of the USB cable coming off the phone into the USB on the TV or BluRay player.

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    What does it do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PittsPgh View Post
    Try this out. Plug the end of the USB cable coming off the phone into the USB on the TV or BluRay player.

    Paul
    TV reads the phone as a USB?

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    Awesome feature I have a WD Media Player and it worked like a charm! It even plays video!!

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    I kinda knew this was possible a couple weeks ago (but did not know I knew it). Was watching TV one night and 13 year old was in another room with his phone. He started sending pictures to the TV interrupting my movie (could hear him giggling in the other room each time he did it). I just told him to knock it off or he would be knocked off. Did not think of it again until this post. Guess now I will have to ask him to really show me how he was doing that.
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    I have Google TV boxes (one Sony Blu Ray and other Logitech Revue).. will it be able to send it to them too ? Will have to check it out tonight..

    Why on earth HTC / sprint / Google not use this kind of stuff for marketing ??? While apple things maps navigation is an innovation... !!
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    I will have to try it with my Sony google tv when I get home...

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    Quote Originally Posted by k000 View Post
    Why on earth HTC / sprint / Google not use this kind of stuff for marketing ??? While apple things maps navigation is an innovation... !!
    If they would have used this feature in marketing the phone , they HTC could't sell you their $90 HTC Media Link device. I swear these companies just think we are dumb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZSALUKI View Post
    I am guessing you are all using the NFC technology. You should be able to share photos, videos, and music to any other NFC capable device on the same widow network (for example, PC, phone, and TVs are all nfc capable and share same wifi, then data stored on pc or phone can be shared to the other devices. I don't believe streaming music or video can ne shared though......or at least I haven't figured it out.)

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    It doesn't use NFC it uses DLNA which has been around for years (I'm not aware of any TVs currently on the market that have NFC built in). It's the same technology that allows you to share pictures and videos between say your PC and your PS3 or your PC and your set-top box.
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    Default Re: Extremely easy to play videos and photos to your tv!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by k000 View Post
    I have Google TV boxes (one Sony Blu Ray and other Logitech Revue).. will it be able to send it to them too ? Will have to check it out tonight..

    Why on earth HTC / sprint / Google not use this kind of stuff for marketing ??? While apple things maps navigation is an innovation... !!
    It's not their technology nor is it relatively unique so it doesn't behoove them to advertise it.
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    It tells you all this in the user manual. It's just DNLA. My TV doesn't have DNLA so I bought the HD Media Link. I already had an MHL adapter I use with my EVO View but it's nicer to not have a 12 foot HDMI cable going across the room.
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    This is wonderful, through my Sony bd player I listened to all my music, viewed pictures today.

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    DLNA is pretty neat.
    I used it with my Epic Touch and my PS3. Now that i have an EVO LTE it seems smoother.
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    Default Re: Extremely easy to play videos and photos to your tv!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by kritin kapoor View Post
    TV reads the phone as a USB?

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    Exactly. Just the same as if it was a USB card/stick.
    Easiest way to do it in a quick pinch. Limited by the Tv, ect it is plugged into. As far as reading different video formats.

    Paul
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    Quote Originally Posted by duckdive117 View Post
    I got a new Samsung LED tv this weekend and today I stumbled on something that I thought was really cool and works very well. My tv is connected to my router through a either net cable and my phone is on wifi.

    Got to the photo gallery and select album.
    Select more at the bottom right corner.
    Select player and select your tv if its there and then play your videos or play a slide show of your photos!

    Works great but dont know what devices it will work with or if this is already very well known and im just behind!

    There is some photos and a short video of it playing on the tv after I selected the tv as the media player.

    Hey thanks for the heads up it works awesome with Sony google tv... My wife come home late tonight from the army haven't seen her in three weeks so me and our daughter's recorded a quick video that I can play for her on the tv as soon as she gets home....

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    I tried it with my Sony Network Media Server and it worked! It's a neat little box, similar to Apple TV or Roku, that connects to your WiFi network and streams just about anything from your PC or the internet, it has the PS3 like UI. For those thinking about buying the HTC Media Link, the Sony Network Server is only $50 and does full 1080p like the HTC plus a heck of a lot more stuff, including native Netflix, Pandora, Hulu, Amazon video and music and a bunch of other "smart apps".

    The only think it wont do is the multi-tasking that the HTC Media Link HD allows, now that is awesome! I might pick it up just for that.
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    I don't understand. Can I use my PS3 to view videos/photos from my One X on my Samsung LCD?

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    Have you guys tried video over wifi dlna?
    photos work great video doesn't...

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