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    Default MHL.. Hdmi question...

    So I understand what this MHL stuff is...

    And I get that some tvs are " enhanced " IS ASSUME MINE AREN'T .. But Internet says I should still be able to play video

    So I go to best buy and get the proper cable... Even tested it on a lg tv...

    Get it home.... Nothing...

    Lg tv
    Crappy small tv down stares
    Protector tv

    Nothing nothing nothing..

    Before I give up, I'm going to take it back to best buy to see if possible the cable went bad...

    Any thoughts ?

    Do I need that powered adapter thing ? And then it should work ? Or just go get a new tv lol
    I tried my s4
    And my tab 3 8.0
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    Quote Originally Posted by TMCF View Post
    So I understand what this MHL stuff is...

    And I get that some tvs are " enhanced " IS ASSUME MINE AREN'T .. But Internet says I should still be able to play video

    So I go to best buy and get the proper cable... Even tested it on a lg tv...

    Get it home.... Nothing...

    Lg tv
    Crappy small tv down stares
    Protector tv

    Nothing nothing nothing..

    Before I give up, I'm going to take it back to best buy to see if possible the cable went bad...

    Any thoughts ?

    Do I need that powered adapter thing ? And then it should work ? Or just go get a new tv lol
    I tried my s4
    And my tab 3 8.0
    Which MHL Cable did you buy?
    Samsung requires an 11 pin MHL MicroUSB adapter to work on their devices. You can the original MHL adapter for the Samsung S4 or Samsung S3 or a 3rd party MHL HDMI connector that says "For Samsung S3 or S4". I bought mine for $17 on Ebay original for the Samsung S3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TMCF View Post
    So I understand what this MHL stuff is...

    And I get that some tvs are " enhanced " IS ASSUME MINE AREN'T .. But Internet says I should still be able to play video

    So I go to best buy and get the proper cable... Even tested it on a lg tv...

    Get it home.... Nothing...

    Lg tv
    Crappy small tv down stares
    Protector tv

    Nothing nothing nothing..

    Before I give up, I'm going to take it back to best buy to see if possible the cable went bad...

    Any thoughts ?

    Do I need that powered adapter thing ? And then it should work ? Or just go get a new tv lol
    I tried my s4
    And my tab 3 8.0
    I bought the cable from best buy and couldn't get it to work on mine either. But I have an older hdtv so mine may just be the TV.

    Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy S4 via Tapatalk 4
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    Default Re: MHL.. Hdmi question...

    Quote Originally Posted by asanatheist View Post
    Which MHL Cable did you buy?
    Samsung requires an 11 pin MHL MicroUSB adapter to work on their devices. You can the original MHL adapter for the Samsung S4 or Samsung S3 or a 3rd party MHL HDMI connector that says "For Samsung S3 or S4". I bought mine for $17 on Ebay original for the Samsung S3.

    I bought the correct cable / pin adapter..

    I'm told now is that it is because I don't have an " enhanced " tv... So, I'm going to buy the powered one right off samsunge websie
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    Quote Originally Posted by TMCF View Post
    I bought the correct cable / pin adapter..

    I'm told now is that it is because I don't have an " enhanced " tv... So, I'm going to buy the powered one right off samsunge websie
    Yeah i don't think that's right. Do you have a link to which adapter you bought?
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    I bought the proper 11 pin cable.. We went from tv to tv and sure enough, not all tvs worked
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    I'm guessing by enhanced they mean it's a powered port on the TV. Most HDMI ports on TV's aren't powered so, just like Chromecast, you have to cable it to a powered port or wall plug to make it work.

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