- 08-22-2010, 12:27 AM #2
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- 08-23-2010, 12:42 AM #6
You have got to be kidding me! How could you possibly call this a Galaxy S phone then? Why don't they just rebrand it if they are going to mod so much hardware. It looks completely different, the camera supposedly is worse than the other cameras when it comes to video, and now no TV out? What are they trying to do, especially with the 249.99 price? I was waiting the whole time for this phone because (along with MANY other reasons) of the TV out. I don't complain about software, but when it comes to hardware, oh boy, I really get upset because you simply cannot fix hardware like you can with software on these phones! I don't understand what Sprint is gambling on. Nerfed hardware (even with the addition of a keyboard, flash, and a front facing camera, they should still have the original Galaxy S features with it), expensive price, 10 dollar "premium data" plan, and software problems (ok, not so bad. Root and I'm done). On the bright side, it still is better than the Evo IMO, but it's not in my hands, so I'm only comparing it with what I saw on reviews.
EDIT: I found Wirefly stating the contrary: "Although the Samsung Epic 4G does offer video out via a 3.5mm headphone out cable (also sold separately), it does not provide HD-out capabilities." I don't know how reliable they are though.
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- 08-23-2010, 01:28 AM #9
- 08-23-2010, 01:45 AM #10
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$50 for a micro-USB to HDMI cable? That seems unreasonable. I was going to get one for my Captivate, but jeez... that's a lotta meatballs.--
AT&T Samsung Galaxy S Captivate | Rooted with Unleash the Beast | 3 year iPhone user, still eagerly learning all there is to know about Android
He posted a comparison pic that shows the epic4g not having it while the captivate does. Its gone.. for now.
But someone over at sdx reported that tv out was on his Epic 4g until an update and then it disappeared.
- 08-23-2010, 01:47 AM #12
- 08-23-2010, 01:49 AM #13
I heard there may be another update before launch day. Maybe it'll re-enable the settings? If it was there in the first place, then the hardware MUST support it as I don't see how you can put non-functioning settings in a build, even if it's beta or GM
- 08-24-2010, 01:07 AM #14
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- 08-24-2010, 01:37 AM #16
It better be enabled on launch, I had visions of watching ESPN on Sprint TV or playing Sonic in my car during lunch. The TV-Out is what really sold me on the Epic, if it doesn't have it it pretty much is a deal breaker for me, I will just wait for the next round of Sprint phones.
- 08-24-2010, 01:41 AM #17
- 08-24-2010, 02:12 AM #18
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No TV out
I got to try out the Epic at the Sprint store yesterday and test if the 3.5 Video Out works…it doesn’t! Unless I was doing something wrong. I’m a Nokia “N” convert so I am familiar with video out this way. I used my Nokia video cables, but it wasn’t plug-and-play like my N95. I also followed the YouTube instructions to change the settings but the TV out option does not appear to exist on the Epic. Maybe they removed this option on the Epic or I’m just losing my gadget skills! If someone figures it out, please post it.
- 08-24-2010, 02:15 AM #19
- 08-24-2010, 08:18 AM #20
Sprint specifically asked for it to be removed due to the Sprint TV and movie store for copyright infringement hoohikcy crap. I doubt it will come back unless it gets cooked into a rom.
I was soo looking forward to playing SNES anywhere i went like i did with my N900.
- 08-24-2010, 10:26 AM #21
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