1. llyamah's Avatar
    Hi everyone

    New to the forum and new to Android - have moved over from using an iPhone 4. So far enjoying it, although I have a lot to learn! Anyway - to my first question:

    I want to buy the HDTV adapter. I understand that it doesn't need an external power source to work, as it draws its power from the TV; however, will it charge my phone at the same time? I wanted to use it as a replacement for my laptop when viewing Netflix, but I'm worried that the battery will not last long enough whilst watching.

    If it will not charge my phone at the same time, is there some kind of device that I can get that will turn my single micro USB port into two micro USB ports, so that I can have my HDTV adapter and charger plugged in at the same time?

    05-06-2013 02:34 PM
  2. MikeDubC's Avatar
    05-06-2013 03:00 PM
  3. llyamah's Avatar
    Did it charge the phone at the same time?
    05-06-2013 04:04 PM
  4. MikeDubC's Avatar
    Yep it sure does. Just need to plug it into the wall.
    05-06-2013 04:10 PM
  5. llyamah's Avatar
    Ah - I don't think this latest one for the s4 needs an external power source as it gets its power from the TV. I wonder whether it will charge the phone too.
    05-06-2013 04:14 PM
  6. MikeDubC's Avatar
    It gets the power from the tv? If your tv has a usb port that will charge it, that adapter will work...although I havent heard of ppl getting power from a tv.
    05-06-2013 04:16 PM
  7. llyamah's Avatar
    Oh... maybe it doesn't. I definitely read somewhere that it did, but below is the description from handtec - based on this, it should charge the phone at the same time, right?:

    Simple and easy to use
    Simple and intuitive, the Samsung Galaxy S4 MHL HDTV Adapter is easy to set up and connect to your Galaxy S4. Simply connect the adapter to your smartphone via the Micro USB and use a regular HDMI cable to connect the adapter to your HDTV. Finally, to ensure that the connection can be established the adapter need to be powered using a mains Micro USB charger.
    05-06-2013 04:23 PM
  8. MikeDubC's Avatar
    YES! I already told you yes.
    05-06-2013 04:24 PM
  9. llyamah's Avatar
    Sorry man!
    05-07-2013 03:57 PM

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