1. aokusman1's Avatar
    Looking for something generic and cheap, not $50.
    04-21-2017 04:49 PM
  2. icwhatudidthere's Avatar
    I was able to use a DP Alt mode cable from Amazon. It was only $20. The only issue is it simply mirrors the display to the TV screen and since the screen ratio is not 16:9, you end up with black bars around the screen. It also mirrors the nav buttons to the TV.

    Not sure if there are any settings that can resolve this yet.
    04-23-2017 02:14 AM
  3. jackal24's Avatar
    I know you said not$50, but a Roku is the best way to go
    04-23-2017 06:01 AM
  4. BouncyRoo's Avatar
    04-23-2017 07:01 AM
  5. karmajack's Avatar
    What's your intention?
    Here's a nice USB-C to HDMI adapter that my friend has. This one is nice as it can provide power as well as establishing connection. Good for long term use. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XNQXTV9?ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00&redirect=true&psc=1&pldnSite=1
    04-23-2017 08:55 AM
  6. thoots's Avatar
    I have a simple USB-C to HDMI cable, which I've used with a notebook computer I've got that has USB-C. It works with my S8+, though the sound is very garbled. I'm not expecting that an adapter will be any better, but I'd love to hear any stories about anything that actually works with the sound, too. On the other hand, a connection to a Bluetooth speaker ought to take care of the sound issues, though I haven't tried it yet....
    04-23-2017 02:47 PM
  7. aokusman1's Avatar
    I was able to use a DP Alt mode cable from Amazon. It was only $20. The only issue is it simply mirrors the display to the TV screen and since the screen ratio is not 16:9, you end up with black bars around the screen. It also mirrors the nav buttons to the TV.

    Not sure if there are any settings that can resolve this yet.
    Please a link.
    04-23-2017 02:56 PM
  8. Kirk Maluo's Avatar
    A Chromecast is a great option too. You can cast your whole screen, or direct the Chromecast to stream directly from the Internet. High rez video directly from the phone will be slightly choppy, but wireless is immensely convenient.
    04-23-2017 03:18 PM
  9. icwhatudidthere's Avatar
    This is the one from Amazon that worked for me.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...cUvbUpU5779708

    Sound works ok for me. As soon as you plug it in, the S8 says HDMI connected.
    04-23-2017 03:20 PM
  10. icwhatudidthere's Avatar
    A Chromecast is a great option too. You can cast your whole screen, or direct the Chromecast to stream directly from the Internet. High rez video directly from the phone will be slightly choppy, but wireless is immensely convenient.
    Can the S8 mirror its display to a Chromecast? I don't see any option to do that. I think it can do Miracast but I've never seen Miracast work well enough for me.
    04-23-2017 03:30 PM
  11. Kirk Maluo's Avatar
    Yes, the Chromecast app was merged into the Google Home app. There's a mirroring option in there.
    icwhatudidthere likes this.
    04-23-2017 03:36 PM
  12. aokusman1's Avatar
    A Chromecast is a great option too. You can cast your whole screen, or direct the Chromecast to stream directly from the Internet. High rez video directly from the phone will be slightly choppy, but wireless is immensely convenient.
    I need direct connection without Wi-Fi.
    04-25-2017 01:36 PM
  13. TheyCallMeBT's Avatar
    I want to buy an adapter (not a cable) for when I just want to plug into the kitchen TV or something for work, etc. I already have a Roku and all that for doing wireless on my TV.

    I'm juggling between whether to get a compact adapter. Or one that can charge the phone, like karmajack posted the link to. The problem with those are that they aren't as compact because they also have a female full size USB port.

    But I just found this one. It has the power delivery on the back, so it is about the same size as the rest of the compact ones. The Amazon product page has it listed along with a dozen other models, so there's hardly any actual reviews for it. There's also one review on B&H for it.

    https://www.amazon.com/TRENDnet-Deli...cUvbUpU5805448

    So I might try it, haven't decided. Anyone else had luck with an adapter?
    05-08-2017 04:06 AM
  14. TheyCallMeBT's Avatar
    I ended up buying the official Samsung adapter for $33 USD. Only about ten bucks more than the generic. Worth it. Works great and is compact.

    Samsung USB-C to HDMI Adapter, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XRJDHSR...cUvbUpU5846392
    06-10-2017 08:56 PM
  15. novice's Avatar
    Sometimes--not always--it's wiser to buy Samsung. I certainly found that to be the case w/batteries (when they were removable).
    06-10-2017 11:48 PM
  16. icwhatudidthere's Avatar
    Picked up the Samsung adapter on the hope that it would let you change the screen aspect ratio. Unfortunately it does not.

    If you cast your screen to a Samsung TV, you can change the aspect ratio to 16:9 so the display is full screen on a TV.
    06-12-2017 04:31 PM
  17. TheyCallMeBT's Avatar
    Picked up the Samsung adapter on the hope that it would let you change the screen aspect ratio. Unfortunately it does not.

    If you cast your screen to a Samsung TV, you can change the aspect ratio to 16:9 so the display is full screen on a TV.
    Good note. I had the same thought when I tried it. Maybe they will fix it later.
    06-12-2017 06:19 PM
  18. Whiskey619's Avatar
    I'm just glad they put the usb to hdmi output back in for the s8. Don't know why they removed a perfectly good capability on the 7.
    06-12-2017 11:30 PM
  19. DarkSorrow's Avatar
    I have a Samsung 4K UHD 60" TV so I just use the Smart View application
    06-13-2017 12:05 AM
  20. jeffmd's Avatar
    if you play back movies, media players can switch to the proper resolution mode, this android feature should still be there. This was a thing on my htc 3d in android 4.0, its not an hd screen but movies over the MHL adapter would switch to a 720p mode.
    06-13-2017 07:17 PM

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