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Old 06-05-2013, 02:49 PM
 
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I've read that you can connect your Android phone to the HDMI port on a TV with a cord that is micro-USB at one end and HDMI at the other end. Do all Android phones have this ability?

I also heard that there is an new thing called MHL that is to connect devices to HDMI TVs. Is it true more and more Android phones and/or pads are going to have an MHL jack?

In other words are newer Android phones/tablets going to have MHL or will they just use micro-USB to HDMI?
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Old 06-05-2013, 02:59 PM
 
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I was confused. MHL uses the micro-USB plug on your device and then goes to an adapter and then to the HDMI on the TV.
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Old 06-05-2013, 03:41 PM
 
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Not sure about USB to HDMI, but I'd suspect that if your phone supports it, it will be in the specs.

MHL needs support at both ends, and is only a few years old, so it's only newer hardware can support it. That's why most cables have the adapter on them, to feed the MHL signal from a phone to a TV that doesn't support it.

My Bionic actually has a mini (micro?) HDMI port next to the USB port for plugging it directly into a monitor or TV. It's also used in a couple of the docks including my Lapdock.
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:31 PM
 
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My old Android X2 had the HDMI connection, but my RAZR-M does not. I connect it to the TV using the USB Charger cable connected to the USB port on the TV.
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Fortaleza, Brazil
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that would be cool...


specially if you also uses a wireless keyboard and mouse, or a wireless keyboard with a trackpad...



Android has full support to keyboard and mouse:

https://support.google.com/android/b...answer=1650160


you can use it with wires:





or wireless:










It would be great to connect the output of your smartphone to a TV, using HDMI, and use a wireless keyboard and mouse (or a wireless keyboard with a trackpad) as input...

Then you could turn your smartphone into a computer

I like the idea of having a computer that can be carried on my pants pocket, and used to make phone calls in the streets, but that can be converted to a regular computer with monitor, keyboard and mouse when I'm at home or at work....

this link talks about it: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ditch-y...p-replacement/
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:50 AM
 
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that would be cool...


specially if you also uses a wireless keyboard and mouse, or a wireless keyboard with a trackpad...

I have a Lapdock for my Bionic and it does just that. Uses the HDMI to connect the monitor, and has USB Ports so that I can plug in a keyboard and mouse. It's not as handy as a laptop, but it's good enough for browsing the web, or taking notes at a conference.

http://www.motorola.com/us/consumers...,en_US,pd.html
Mine is the Bionic specific version, but it's pretty similar.
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