1. Dizzo1992's Avatar
    Hey guys interested in the new nexus 7. I hear it has an hdmi port so will I be able to stream stuff to my tv. Say I'm watching tv portal will I be able to plug an hdmi in and stream to my tv or laptop?

    The amazing galaxy s3
    07-24-2013 08:51 PM
  2. Dizzo1992's Avatar
    Or is the hdmi port only with the new Chromecast accessory?

    The amazing galaxy s3
    07-24-2013 09:07 PM
  3. rootedVette's Avatar
    The new Nexus 7 uses the SlimPort standard, just like the Nexus 4. You'll have to buy a SlimPort adapter. It plugs into your micro USB port, and converts it to HDMI (just like MHL).

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    07-24-2013 09:09 PM
  4. Dizzo1992's Avatar
    So this would work with tv portal or anything I stream?

    The amazing galaxy s3
    07-24-2013 09:13 PM
  5. rootedVette's Avatar
    When using SlimPort, it will mirror onto the TV, so yes.

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    07-24-2013 09:15 PM
  6. pbelfi's Avatar
    When using SlimPort, it will mirror onto the TV, so yes.

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    Just curious.....I have an MHL cable now that works with my Samsung Galaxy S4 phone...will that work, or will I have to get SimPort adaptor?
    07-25-2013 03:45 PM
  7. Diknak's Avatar
    You should also look into Chromecast; it is a WAY better alternative to streaming to your TV than an HDMI cable.
    07-25-2013 03:48 PM
  8. rootedVette's Avatar
    Just curious.....I have an MHL cable now that works with my Samsung Galaxy S4 phone...will that work, or will I have to get SimPort adaptor?
    Unfortunately, SlimPort and MHL aren't compatible. I know that pain.

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    07-25-2013 03:50 PM
  9. YAYTech's Avatar
    You should also look into Chromecast; it is a WAY better alternative to streaming to your TV than an HDMI cable.
    And if you already pay for Netflix, it essentially costs $11, as it comes with 3 months of free Netflix, for new or existing customers. Pretty easy to justify. Plus then you can queue up videos, music, etc with other people. Pretty slick looking device.

    *edit* just thought I'd add a note that the Netflix promo ended.
    07-25-2013 03:50 PM
  10. pbelfi's Avatar
    Unfortunately, SlimPort and MHL aren't compatible. I know that pain.

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    Thank You.
    07-25-2013 04:02 PM
  11. Dizzo1992's Avatar
    You should also look into Chromecast; it is a WAY better alternative to streaming to your TV than an HDMI cable.
    I was looking into that but have you ever tried tv portal? It makes Netflix look like a wenie haha and its not a monthly membership and it has sooo many more shows and movies. But I do like the idea of the Chromecast might have to pick one up.

    The amazing galaxy s3
    07-25-2013 05:02 PM
  12. Ishaan Malhotra's Avatar
    So will an ordinary mhl work? I have a samsung mhl. Will it work with nexus 7 2?
    Thanx
    08-22-2013 04:35 AM
  13. sfhub's Avatar
    So will an ordinary mhl work? I have a samsung mhl. Will it work with nexus 7 2?
    Thanx
    No mhl will not work.

    Must be SlimPort.

    Serves same purpose, competing technology.
    08-22-2013 11:14 AM
  14. Ishaan Malhotra's Avatar
    Thanx!!
    08-23-2013 10:48 AM
  15. Hand_O_Death's Avatar
    Just curious.....I have an MHL cable now that works with my Samsung Galaxy S4 phone...will that work, or will I have to get SimPort adaptor?
    I can confirm for certain that MHL will not work. I have one for my Galaxy Nexus and bought the adapter for my wife's S3 and neither way works with the new N7, I tried both ways. Was hopeful before I bought the SlimPort, but I ended up getting it for $30 and am very glad that I did.

    I stream all of my movies from my Buffalo CloudStor wherever I go and it is great for gaming.
    08-26-2013 05:11 PM
  16. mrdunn's Avatar
    You should also look into Chromecast; it is a WAY better alternative to streaming to your TV than an HDMI cable.
    I have not been able to get the Kanex slimport to work, how does Chromecast work with the Nexus 7 to stream? Is there a special app that does it?
    01-03-2014 06:28 PM
  17. Hellfire's Avatar
    01-03-2014 06:43 PM
  18. kurioskurion's Avatar
    Seriously should be using Chromecast to fix this issue. Use Allcast to cast your content. Hdmi slimport is a thing of the past.

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    01-04-2014 10:59 PM
  19. jrisch's Avatar
    Seriously should be using Chromecast to fix this issue. Use Allcast to cast your content. Hdmi slimport is a thing of the past.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Does Allcast now support Chromecast, in the Play store it says it will when Google allows it? Can I use MX player with Chromecast? I thought there was only a limited number of apps supported.

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    01-05-2014 02:31 AM
  20. bonnyjounds's Avatar
    I have been trying to connect my Nexus 7 2013 to a fairly old Optoma projector which doesn't have an HDMI port. I have bought the slimport which works fine to my TV. I have also bought a Camac HDMI to VGA converter which also works fine from my pvr to my pc monitor.

    The problem is although they physically plug together they don't work together and there is no picture getting through to my pc screen.

    I would be grateful for any guidance or ideas


    Thanks
    Bohnny
    01-07-2014 04:11 PM
  21. bonnyjounds's Avatar
    Hi


    Answered my own question now by buying a HDMi to DVI-D cable. That together with the slimport allows me to connect my Nexus 7 to my old Optoma projector and thereby bring up the Nexus screen on a large screen.
    01-13-2014 02:16 PM

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