- 06-14-2010, 09:38 PM #2
- 06-14-2010, 10:28 PM #3
I bet it isn't the TV. i think I read on Android and Me that they tested it and it appears that it is locked to only work from the Gallery app. I hope some developer finds how to fix this or that this is fixed through an update. If I am paying $10 for premium data and the HDMI I should be able to display anything I can display on the phone on my HDTV.
- 06-14-2010, 11:35 PM #5
- 06-14-2010, 11:54 PM #7
- 06-15-2010, 11:42 PM #9
- 06-16-2010, 09:12 PM #10
I tried today worked for about 5 mins then phone froze while on youtube. I tried with a hdmi switch at first so I thought that was the problem so I plugged it direct to the tv and phone froze again so if anybody finds a fix please let me know. I bought my cable on eBay
- 06-16-2010, 11:16 PM #11
I decided what the hell and bought the Sprint cable (with the 25% discount at least) when I bought the phone, and my main problem is that pretty much nothing works. It's as if they advertised this feature and put no effort into making it work; they put the hardware in for the HDMI port and called it a day and never looked at it again. I've been able to get the photo gallery to work and only videos I have recorded in 720p--anything recorded in lower quality won't output. I have yet to get a Youtube video to play, HQ or otherwise. I'm really hoping it is a quick software fix to just make the whole phone UI flow (smoothly) through the HDMI cable to the TV. For instance, if I want to watch Sprint TV, Slingbox (hopefully coming very soon), or video (or even something non-video like Slacker Radio) from any app on any HDTV, then I should just have to plug my phone in and watch. Limits are never good--and no limits are a big reason for choosing Android in the first place--but this feature is definitely limited at this point. Hopefully Sprint/HTC or a developer will fix this issue soon.
- 06-21-2010, 02:52 AM #12
- 96 Posts
Same here. I bought the cable when I ordered the phone. Using "Gallery", I can do a slideshow of photos that show up on my HDMI LCDTV, but YouTube and all videos (including those shot with my phone) do not play. I get "mode not supported" on the television.
Any help on getting this to work would be much obliged.
- 06-21-2010, 04:33 AM #13
- 96 Posts
I went into ENCODING TYPE and chose "mpeg 4" and then went into RESOLUTION and chose "720p". Videos recorded in that format DID work on my Television!
Now, any idea what format videos we put on our SD card need to be formatted in to play on the Evo AND thru the HDMI port?!?
- 06-21-2010, 07:19 AM #14
- 06-21-2010, 08:42 AM #15
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- 06-21-2010, 10:35 AM #17
- 08-09-2010, 09:50 PM #18
Looks like these posts are from the 2.1 era. I just got my HDMI cable today and when I plugged it in the notification message identified that HDMI was connected. It said to play a video or start a slideshow from the gallery. I was able to play videos from the gallery but 720P was choppy (this is a known issue with 2.2) and slideshow didn't play on the TV at all. I fired up youtube and sprint tv and got nada. I was able to play downloaded videos from youtube, but nothing played through the youtube app. Quite disappointing, really. Glad I only paid $10 for my cable, cuz I would be pi$$ed if I paid more. At least I can use the cable on my Canon camera. I sure hope HTC gets this working right. If anyone has some insight into fixing this, please reply.-Stay thirsty my friends.
- 08-20-2010, 02:20 AM #19
- 3 Posts
HDMI cable really has more in common with familiar data cables, like CAT5, than with other video cables such as component video cable. As we increase the "speed" of the signal, the degree to which the signal degrades in the cable worsens, for various reasons.The quality of the signal can degrade substantially, to the point where ones and zeros do not look very different from one another. HDMI Cables can be used in many applications - whether you are looking for a PS3 HDMI Cable or a HDMI Cable to connect your Sky HD box to your TV or projector.