03-13-2015 08:12 PM
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  1. pduffer's Avatar
    I use my Galaxy Note Pro to work from home via VPN. I have a connector that allows me to display my screen via HDMI on a large monitor. However it draws more power than the tablet can provide for all day working. Does anybody know of a product that will support the HDMI output while simultaneously charging the tablet?
    03-05-2015 11:55 AM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    You could try screen mirroring if you have a Smart TV or get a Chromecast, that way you get the USB port for full charging purposes. MHL adapters rarely supply enough power to charge your tablet since they require power to send the image to the TV to begin with.
    03-05-2015 12:27 PM
  3. pduffer's Avatar
    I'll check into Chromecast. Thanks.
    03-05-2015 01:22 PM
  4. pduffer's Avatar
    Question - will Chromecast work with a monitor with HDMI connection, or does it work only with TVs?
    03-05-2015 01:25 PM
  5. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Works with anything with an HDMI input. Same thing, you need to power it via USB, but since it's not connected to your device, you can use one cable to power the Chromecast and another fully dedicated to charge your device.
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    03-05-2015 01:40 PM
  6. ehosey2's Avatar
    ^So then the performance of the Chromecast from a screen mirroring standpoint is just as good as a Samsung Wifi Allshare Cast Hub? I was recommended the Hub since I want to use the Note Pro 12.2 on a 23 inch Asus monitor that has an HDMI port, sometimes having my VAIO Z connected to the monitor and other times the Note Pro 12.2.
    03-05-2015 01:48 PM
  7. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Yup, and I'd go with the Chromecast better since there are so many more things you can do with it (plus it's cheaper).
    03-05-2015 02:23 PM
  8. ehosey2's Avatar
    ^Thank you.
    03-05-2015 02:27 PM
  9. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Glad I could help

    I have a SmartTV and even then I got a Chromecast for those apps that aren't SmartTV compatible. Why? If you're casting your screen, you have to use your device and TV, right? Same thing if you're using an MHL cable to output video through HDMI. With Chromecast, however, the casting is actually being handled by the Chromecast, NOT your device. This means your device is free to be used for anything else or what's more, you don't actually use battery for it! For instance, if you want to cast a Netflix video or even a video embedded on a webpage (not all are compatible though), you initiate the streaming, Chromecast takes over, done! Your device can still control playback and stop the connection, but the streaming is actually being handled by your Chromecast, so your phone/tablet can be used for something else while you watch the TV or you can just turn the screen off and be sure that it's not using battery to cast/stream the video.
    03-05-2015 03:23 PM
  10. madaudio's Avatar
    Hey, does Chromecast now support full mirroring, including everything happening on the tablet's desktop, etc?
    I know when it first came out, each individual app had to have it's own chromecast capability, and you didn't get the Tablets desktop through to the Chromecast.

    I have been trying the Netgear Push2TV 3000, but it keeps pixilating, and eventually the picture freezes. I am still able to run my PC from the tablet, but without the benefit of a reliable picture to a larger monitor. Very frustrating as I just forked out $230.00 for a decent IPS monitor with a HDMI connection (my old monitor only had DVI and DSub) and I get pixelating and eventual freezes. I think the prob is with the Netgear Push2TV, as the picture is still fine on the Sammy.

    I have also tried MHL to HDMI connector, but the picture then gets a litte fuzzy - loses that pinsharp edge. Might be the MHL adapter, as the adapter itself was only 5 pin on the Sammy side, and so needed yet another 5 pin to 6 pin adapter.

    What kinds of MHL adapters are you guys using, and how good is the picture (esp for remote pc work?)
    03-06-2015 06:47 PM
  11. treetopsranch's Avatar
    I use Samsung Wifi Allshare Cast Hub but if Chromecast will work the same way I should have bought that because it's cheaper. Still not clear if it works like Samsung Wifi Allshare Cast Hub so I will wait till more chime in here.
    03-06-2015 07:02 PM
  12. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Yup, Chromecast now supports Screen Mirroring. However, it also depends on your own home network. If your router is not optimized, you will get eventual freezes and pixellations.
    03-09-2015 12:56 AM
  13. rogerwalker22's Avatar
    I have a Chromecast and it mirrors everything I am doing on my Tablet, just open the App and click on the 3 lines in the top left hand corner and then click "cast screen". I use it to Cast movies, work and whatever else. I also use it for Netflix, HBO Go and Showtime Anytime. I've loved everything about this Tablet since Day 1.
    03-09-2015 03:19 PM
  14. treetopsranch's Avatar
    Thanks both of you. I will order a Chromecast.
    03-09-2015 05:31 PM
  15. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Just to clarify, when you're 'casting' movies through apps that support Chromecast, like Netflix, ABC, HBO Go, etc., you're NOT mirroring your device. The streaming is handled by the Chromecast entirely, your device is left to just control playback and to do whatever else you want. With Screen Mirroring your device is doing all the work on top of sending the image to the Chromecast, which means the processing and battery drain is taking a toll on your device. If you use an app that supports Chromecasting natively, the app hands off the task to the Chromecast, thus, processing is NOT done on your device, neither is streaming, so battery consumption can be as low as your normal standby mode if you just leave your device there with the screen off (which you also can't do while Screen Mirroring).
    03-09-2015 05:52 PM
  16. ehosey2's Avatar
    I also ordered the Chromecast.
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    03-09-2015 06:37 PM
  17. treetopsranch's Avatar
    All I want to do is stream spreadsheet data to a large screen TV during our Board Meetings. I am currently using the Samsung Wifi Allshare Cast Hub for this but it is a hassle to get connected sometimes. I think I have figured out how to do it by plugging in the hub first, let it boot up, then turn on the tablet and do the mirror thing. That works but you have to get to the meeting early to set this up. I would just like to plug in Chromcast into the TV USB slot and mirror from the tablet. I don't care about battery drain as the meetings only last an hour or so.
    03-10-2015 04:05 PM
  18. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Then yeah, pretty easy. Just remember, the Chromecast needs an HDMI port for video AND an USB port for power. Now, I can't remember if you also need to be on the same WiFi as the tablet casting the screen (if so, on top of that, you'd need to make sure your network isn't blocking streaming ports, but if you use Samsung's, I'm guessing it doesn't). I remember that WiFi Direct mode was going to be enabled soon but can't recall if it actually happened or not since I only use mine on the same network.
    03-10-2015 05:03 PM
  19. ehosey2's Avatar
    Got the Chromecast hooked up using the Note Pro 12.2 casting the screen to an Asus 23 inch monitor. The Chromecast is connected to an HDMI splitter. HDMI 1 is using a VAIO laptop and HDMI 3 has the Chromecast connected to it. Everything is connected to the network and the tablet's desktop appears after I cast the screen to the Asus monitor for about a minute but then it freezes causing the Note Pro 12.2 to reboot. Any ideas?

    Edit: Is this happening since the Note Pro 12.2 is not yet supported? Are you guys having any freezes and reboots also?
    03-11-2015 06:22 PM
  20. ehosey2's Avatar
    Update: I am using my Note 3 with the Chromecast and performance is flawless. Performance with the Note Pro 12.2 is absolutely frustrating.
    03-12-2015 06:36 AM
  21. madaudio's Avatar
    Update for my prob (Post 10 above): bought the genuine Samsung MHL 2 to HDMI adapter. Connected that to my new LG 23mp75 IPS full HDMI monitor. I now have a very sharp clear picture. Not wireless, and if I move the Note Pro while the MHL is connected the signal to the screen sometimes gets interrupted and it goes into standby mode. But otherwise the solution is working. Controlling my PC on the Pro using Splashtop, and PC picture from Pro to LG monitor via MHL to HDMI.
    Would have preferred a wireless solution but was too flaky, unless there is something out there that is better than the Netgear Push2TV 3000.
    Post above seems to suggest Chromecast not the solution. Maybe a widi solution in the future instead of mirrorcast?
    but why does the Note 3 work better than the Pro? (as per post above)
    03-12-2015 08:12 AM
  22. ehosey2's Avatar
    Update: Note Pro 12.2 still not working. On a whim I connected the Note 8.0 tablet and the Chromecast. Even though the not supported message pops up it works. The only drawback to this is on the 23 inch Asus monitor that is a 1920 by 1080 resolution it seems a bit blurry since the Note 8.0 tablet is 1280 by 800 resolution and that is what is appearing via screen cast. A guess is the Note 12.2 with its 2560 by 1440 resolution has too many pixels to push via Chromecast causing the freezing and rebooting and has not yet been optimized to work with Chromecast. The Note 4 though is officially supported but I do not have that to test. So does anyone use the Note Pro 12.2 with no issues? I may end up getting the Samsung All Share Cast Hub.
    03-12-2015 08:51 AM
  23. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Update for my prob (Post 10 above): bought the genuine Samsung MHL 2 to HDMI adapter. Connected that to my new LG 23mp75 IPS full HDMI monitor. I now have a very sharp clear picture. Not wireless, and if I move the Note Pro while the MHL is connected the signal to the screen sometimes gets interrupted and it goes into standby mode. But otherwise the solution is working. Controlling my PC on the Pro using Splashtop, and PC picture from Pro to LG monitor via MHL to HDMI.
    Would have preferred a wireless solution but was too flaky, unless there is something out there that is better than the Netgear Push2TV 3000.
    Post above seems to suggest Chromecast not the solution. Maybe a widi solution in the future instead of mirrorcast?
    but why does the Note 3 work better than the Pro? (as per post above)
    Why is Chromecast not a solution for you? Unless you're using a Note Pro 12.2 and there is indeed a bug with this tablet, I don't see why you couldn't use a Chromecast since it does support full screen mirroring. Yes, wired solutions are always best since there's less chance of signal degradation and lost packets (the standby while you move might be just a loose connector that unplugs when you move it), but wireless is always more convenient. Gotta choose which means more to you.
    03-12-2015 10:26 AM
  24. madaudio's Avatar
    Why is Chromecast not a solution for you? Unless you're using a Note Pro 12.2 and there is indeed a bug with this tablet, I don't see why you couldn't use a Chromecast since it does support full screen mirroring. Yes, wired solutions are always best since there's less chance of signal degradation and lost packets (the standby while you move might be just a loose connector that unplugs when you move it), but wireless is always more convenient. Gotta choose which means more to you.
    Re-read my post: I am using a Note Pro 12.2:
    ".. Not wireless, and if I move the Note Pro " and "...Controlling my PC on the Pro"

    This is the Note Pro forum: that's why I am posting here!

    Have already duplicated purchases of mhl adapters, do not feel like throwing more money away by doubling up my mirror casting purchase by replacing the Netgear Push2TV 3000 I have already bought with a chromecast: am on a limited income (pension) and cannot afford to to keep buying one non-working solution after another.
    03-12-2015 10:09 PM
  25. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Hey, no need to get altered! In the same venue, re-read MY post :P
    "Unless you're using a Note Pro 12.2 and there is indeed a bug with this tablet"

    I know you're using the Pro, I don't know if you've replicated the bug the other user is experiencing. It's not unheard of that some units have issues and some others don't. And yeah, I get what you mean for not wanting to shell out cash. If you've already bought the MHL and that's working for you, then why switch? BUT if you ever want to be wireless and moving around, then I'd say a Chromecast is a much better solution than the Netgear thingy.
    03-13-2015 10:15 AM
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