1. Suntan's Avatar
    Anyone know if the 11 pin MHL dongle is showing up in VZW stores?

    -Suntan
    07-11-2012 11:55 AM
  2. dubge's Avatar
    so will the same one that I got for the gnex not work with the sIII?
    07-11-2012 12:08 PM
  3. Suntan's Avatar
    It "sort of" will.

    You will need to buy *another* adaptor to plug between the MHL adaptor and the phone. Then you will have the ability to mirror to the display, but you will not have the ability to mirror *and* use the USB OTG capabilities at the same time.

    With the new dongle that is released for the GSIII, you will be able to mirror to a display while also using USB OTG features.

    -Suntan
    07-11-2012 01:34 PM
  4. dpham00's Avatar
    It "sort of" will.

    You will need to buy *another* adaptor to plug between the MHL adaptor and the phone. Then you will have the ability to mirror to the display, but you will not have the ability to mirror *and* use the USB OTG capabilities at the same time.

    With the new dongle that is released for the GSIII, you will be able to mirror to a display while also using USB OTG features.

    -Suntan
    how does usb otg work in conjunction with the mhl?
    07-13-2012 12:43 AM
  5. Waipio11's Avatar
    New and correct version was not available in stores on 7/12 when I checked.
    07-13-2012 11:09 AM
  6. Suntan's Avatar
    how does usb otg work in conjunction with the mhl?
    Older versions used a 5 pin MHL. The GSIII uses an 11 pin MHL. Thus there are discreet pinouts for both USB and HDMI. If you look up the bum of your phone you will see a second row of contacts inside the USB hole.

    Samsung to offer MHL cable adapter for Galaxy S III | Android Central

    -Suntan
    07-15-2012 11:16 PM
  7. dpham00's Avatar
    New and correct version was not available in stores on 7/12 when I checked.
    I checked Saturday, and it wasn't in store either. They did let me order it with free delivery and using my 25% employee discount. I would have ordered it online but when I checked a few days ago, gs3 accessories could not be ordered through the employee discount page.
    07-16-2012 10:59 AM
  8. Suntan's Avatar
    I checked Saturday, and it wasn't in store either. They did let me order it with free delivery and using my 25% employee discount. I would have ordered it online but when I checked a few days ago, gs3 accessories could not be ordered through the employee discount page.
    What was the base cost at VZW without any discounts?

    -Suntan
    07-16-2012 01:16 PM
  9. dpham00's Avatar
    What was the base cost at VZW without any discounts?

    -Suntan
    $40 before discount,same price online. Free shipping if it isn't available in stores either through in store purchase or online or over the phone.
    07-16-2012 04:46 PM
  10. Suntan's Avatar
    Finally, anyone know what the actual part number is for the updated one that works specifically with the GSIII?

    I have a 30% off coupon for my local VZW store, but I'm not interested in having a rep try and sell me the old adaptor...

    -Suntan
    07-16-2012 05:06 PM
  11. dpham00's Avatar
    Finally, anyone know what the actual part number is for the updated one that works specifically with the GSIII?

    I have a 30% off coupon for my local VZW store, but I'm not interested in having a rep try and sell me the old adaptor...

    -Suntan
    Part#: SAMHDTVADPTR
    http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/store/accessory?action=selectPhone&phoneId=5922&archetypeId=13118&accessoryId=51371
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    07-16-2012 06:32 PM
  12. dpham00's Avatar
    make sure to get the right one. i told the verizon rep 3 times galaxy s3, got it today, it was for the gnex, rez, etc. ugh.
    07-19-2012 09:02 PM
  13. noturbizniss's Avatar
    I chatted with a guy online and he said that i could use any micro usb to mhl cable - obviously does not know what he was talking about.
    07-19-2012 11:12 PM
  14. liteon163's Avatar
    When I had an LG Spectrum, I purchased from monoprice.com and MHL adapter for $11 or so. It's got the 5 pin layout.

    I ended up getting an SGS3, so I found on Amazon the Samsung 5 to 11 pin adapter for $10.

    The two adapters work together just fine and I can see my phone's screen on my TV.

    Sent from my Blue 32 Verizon SGSIII using Tapatalk 2
    07-22-2012 02:51 AM
  15. dpham00's Avatar
    my concern is the usb otg capability
    07-22-2012 10:51 AM
  16. Suntan's Avatar
    my concern is the usb otg capability
    Yes.

    The new dongle is supposed to allow a person to use USB OTG capabilities while also outputting the video to a display.

    -Suntan
    07-23-2012 12:48 PM
  17. Suntan's Avatar
    So I finally stopped by the local VZW store to use my 30% off discount and the guys in there didn't even know what I was talking about when I asked for an "MHL" dongle.

    Kept trying to suggest that maybe I wanted an HDMI cable...

    This isn't rocket science.

    -Suntan
    08-06-2012 02:25 PM
  18. dpham00's Avatar
    So I finally stopped by the local VZW store to use my 30% off discount and the guys in there didn't even know what I was talking about when I asked for an "MHL" dongle.

    Kept trying to suggest that maybe I wanted an HDMI cable...

    This isn't rocket science.

    -Suntan
    Check the receipt to make sure that he ordered the right one. Unlike the ***** who ordered mine.
    08-06-2012 07:46 PM
  19. liteon163's Avatar
    Really, I don't understand how someone who makes their living selling a line of products can know and understand so little about what they're selling...

    Sent from my Blue 32 Verizon SGSIII using Tapatalk 2
    08-07-2012 12:09 AM
  20. dpham00's Avatar
    Really, I don't understand how someone who makes their living selling a line of products can know and understand so little about what they're selling...

    Sent from my Blue 32 Verizon SGSIII using Tapatalk 2
    A lot of retail stores are like this.
    08-07-2012 12:12 AM
  21. Suntan's Avatar
    Check the receipt to make sure that he ordered the right one. Unlike the ***** who ordered mine.
    I didn't order anything.

    After they proclaimed they didn't see anything in their warehouse that fit the discription and then went on mumbling that I should be able to use a universal cord from a different manufacturer so they would see what they had I politely told the couple of reps that it was a propietary cable. When they were completely befuddled by the notion of a propretary cable working in a standard USB port I told them to take it easy and walked out.

    I'll order it from the VZW website some other time.

    -Suntan
    08-08-2012 11:00 AM
  22. Suntan's Avatar
    I eventually ordered the mhl adaptor from vzw and it arrived today.

    The adaptor works fine for outputting to the TV, but using a double ended usb cable, I can't get the OTG part to work with it.

    Has anyone been able to get a usb peripheral to work with the mhl adaptor?

    -Suntan
    08-15-2012 08:33 PM
  23. dpham00's Avatar
    I eventually ordered the mhl adaptor from vzw and it arrived today.

    The adaptor works fine for outputting to the TV, but using a double ended usb cable, I can't get the OTG part to work with it.

    Has anyone been able to get a usb peripheral to work with the mhl adaptor?

    -Suntan
    That's what I was afraid of. By looking at the unit, I could not figure out how to get usb otg to work.
    08-16-2012 06:20 PM
  24. Suntan's Avatar
    The dongle works for mirroring and all, but overall it is a giant PITA. The one truly deficient spec on the GS3 is the use of an NHL connector instead of doing like moto does and putting separate USB and micro HDMI connectors.

    -Suntan
    08-18-2012 12:24 AM
  25. dpham00's Avatar
    Sucks that the mhl doesn't work with usb otg. other than that, i don't really see an advantage for changing the mhl pin configuration. Paying $40 (less with discount) for essentially an adapter that isn't much different than the ones in the market (other than pins) is hard to swallow. I bought my lapdock for $70 (less with discount, and I know others have gotten it cheaper, but $70 is the current price) and it has a lot more to offer than a lousy adapter.

    Sent from my Droid Razr MAXX / Atrix Lapdock
    08-19-2012 05:13 PM
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