HDMI output?

  1. tekkfreak
    Eclair Oct 17, 2014

    tekkfreak , Oct 17, 2014 :
    I was just interested to see how good the Miracasting was on my OPO .. (compared with my old Nexus4) as I hadn't tried it up til today.

    I was just trying to add info for people who wanted to know .. sorry if you thought I was 'off topic' .. :(

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  2. gusuraman
    Community Veteran Oct 17, 2014

    gusuraman , Oct 17, 2014 :
    My bad. I didn't mean that.
    I was specifying that it is not the same thing as cable. Somebody doesn't know what chromecast and miracast are.

  3. R00STER
    Donut Oct 18, 2014

  4. djfirestorm
    Gingerbread Oct 18, 2014

    djfirestorm , Oct 18, 2014 :
    Perhaps this is covered deeper in the thread as I stopped reading lol, but I just tested and it does support MHL Storage, but I can not find my MHL-HDMI cord to test it. It is couple months after your post, perhaps it is updated, or perhaps because I am on SLIM and its a software based support and just not on the Official (perhaps paying licensing to have genuine MHL?)

  5. ufo8mymunky
    Honeycomb Oct 18, 2014

    ufo8mymunky , Oct 18, 2014 :
    I use media server(from play store) to stream to my ps3. Also use vuze if i want to DL a torrent and stream to the ps3 as well.

  6. gusuraman
    Community Veteran Oct 18, 2014

    gusuraman , Oct 18, 2014 :
    MHL is just for audio/video

    What you tested is USB OTG

  7. hgmichna
    Gingerbread Oct 30, 2014

    hgmichna , Oct 30, 2014 :
    Since several people here already use Miracast, perhaps somebody can answer my questions. The use case is to have a movie file on the mobile device, MP4 or MKV or some such, and wanting to play it on a TV set or through an AV receiver in a home cinema.

    1. Does Miracast stream the mobile device screen or does it stream the file data? In other words, if the file has a resolution that is different from the mobile device screen, is the Miracast stream rescaled to the mobile device screen resolution or does it maintain the original file resolution?

    2. Assuming the file has DTS sound or some other surround sound stream (e.g. playable with BS Player), what kind of sound is streamed through Miracast? I see three possibilities: (a) downscaled to mono or stereo, (b) rescaled to multi-channel PCM, (c) the original DTS or other surround sound stream passed through directly from the file.

    Bonus question: Has anybody seen any Android video player that offers the user a choice that influences the above outcomes?

  8. Adapting
    Ice Cream Sandwich Oct 30, 2014

  9. hgmichna
    Gingerbread Oct 30, 2014

    hgmichna , Oct 30, 2014 :
    Read before you write. Try for yourself before you recommend.

  10. Adapting
    Ice Cream Sandwich Oct 30, 2014

    Adapting , Oct 30, 2014 :
    I use MHL for my S5, I have a HDMI to Mini USB for OPO and ofcourse Chromecast.

  11. gusuraman
    Community Veteran Oct 30, 2014

    gusuraman , Oct 30, 2014 :
    Opo hardware doesn't support MHL.
    It have been discussed many times

  12. victorgr2
    Honeycomb Oct 30, 2014

  13. hgmichna
    Gingerbread Oct 30, 2014

    hgmichna , Oct 30, 2014 :
    To my knowledge Chromecast does either not provide HDMI output from a mobile device data source like a video file or the output is severely limited in terms of video and sound formats.

  14. victorgr2
    Honeycomb Oct 30, 2014

    victorgr2 , Oct 30, 2014 :
    I haven't used it yet but i think you can sent any video signal to your tv

  15. gmo8492
    Lollipop Oct 30, 2014

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  16. TheTubTruck
    Jelly Bean Oct 30, 2014

  17. jeroservice
    Eclair Oct 30, 2014

    jeroservice , Oct 30, 2014 :
    I used EZcast it works well, but is not tested through hdmi cable I will post again after testing

  18. gusuraman
    Community Veteran Oct 30, 2014

    gusuraman , Oct 30, 2014 :
    HDMI cable will not work. It's an hardware limit

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  19. jeroservice
    Eclair Oct 30, 2014

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  20. rohitrajgor
    Eclair Dec 5, 2014

    rohitrajgor , Dec 5, 2014 :
    I used Miracast on my Bravia smart TV. Used to work well till the 38R update. But after that, somehow it just doesn't work!

    Any clue?