Searching for "Video Out" answers

Josh Lindemann

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I just received my Nexus7 on Boxing Day and been trying to go through and make it work for me. Some how in my research I forgot to look into the HDMI functionality (or in this case, lack there of).

I'm trying to get the same business-usage out of my Nexus that I do from my iPad2. So I'm trying to figure out if it's possible to output video from the Nexus to a projector or a TV. If so, how?

I've read earlier posts from June and July that indicate at the time it wasn't possible. But later posts seem to indicate that Jelly Bean 4.2 might have the cure to this. But as I attempt to find more recent posts on the matter, it seems very murky as to whether anyone has actually gotten this to work or not.

Today I was down at the local Chapters store (Canadian version of Barnes & Noble) and the guy there was indicating that this adapter may do the trick Micro USB to HDMI Adapter: Amazon.ca: Electronics
But I'm a bit reluctant which is why I'm bring this to the forum.

I've heard talk of MicroUSB-HDMI convertors, some sort of wireless video adapter, streaming sticks and some sort of mirroring.

Just like the iPad1 I know that if the app developers didn't write the 3 lines of code into their program, it wouldn't display out to VGA. It wasn't until the iPad2/3 that Apple did a HDMI mirror.

I'm just wondering, is there any way to display video or presentations with my Nexus7?