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As most people have probably already heard, the "MHL" port on the SGS3 isn't compatible with existing MHL accessories or displays (so it isn't really an MHL port then is it). See this site for more on that.

Sammie has released some over-priced accessories for it, but buying those would reward and re-inforce this move (the only nasty thing the've done on an otherwise brilliant phone) and they would probably become landfill when you get your next phone. Besides, Sammie recently indicated that this port can do more, so I guess that means they will release a second round of video accessories for this phone, making the first round landfill even before you move on to your next phone.

So, if someone really needs video output for their SGS3, what are their options?

Samsung makes a wireless (Wi-Fi) streaming video dongle for the GSIII, but this too appears to be proprietary and possibly just for the GS3. It looks like there are standards coming for wireless streaming, but they aren't here yet (e.g. Miracast).

Are there other wireless video streaming devices that work with the SGS3?

Even better, though, has any other company created accessories that are compatible with the fake MHL port on the SGS3? The best would be something that worked with the SGS3 and with standards compliant MHL devices and displays (of which there are now > 100), but I don't know if that is possible.

Actually, for some users, something a bit different might work...

DLNA for example, which allows you to play content from your phone on any smart TV. It's not the same as 'video out' for your phone, but I think some poeple are just looking for a way to get media from their phone to their display. And DLNA is very widely supported standard now.

Also, these are low cost Android 4 devices in the form of an HDMI dongle - you plug them directly into your TV:
Infinitec Pocket TV
The Kogan Smart TV HDMI dongle
 
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:meh: For $10 you can get the adapter from Samsung to use the old MHL adapters. The new adapter allows USB OTG, if I understand correctly, that is added functionality over what the old MHL offered. I don't think they changed just to make users buy new MHL adapters.

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:meh: For $10 you can get the adapter from Samsung to use the old MHL adapters. The new adapter allows USB org, if I understand correctly, that is added functionality over what the old MHL offered. I don't think they changed just to make users buy new MHL adapters.

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First problem is that would mean you need an adapter for an adapter, which is a cumbersome solution.

More importantly, I believe that what you are saying is not true: I have reviewed the info from Samsung so far and it appears to me that the new adapter adapter does not support any of the additional capabilities (USB org) that Samsung has recently suggested that the 11pin port is capable of.

That means that there will be new accessories soon to enable that capability, so you will have 3 accessories for that one port, just to do one thing.
 
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Get a HDMI android tv dongle.

Then install mirrorOp sender/receiver for screen mirroring.

Works fine enough but frame rate may not be fast enough for gaming mirroring.

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Get a HDMI android tv dongle.

Then install mirrorOp sender/receiver for screen mirroring.

Works fine enough but frame rate may not be fast enough for gaming mirroring.

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It should be noted that this solution requires that your Android be rooted. Here's the product page for the Android version of mirrorOp.
http://www.mirrorop.com/product_Android_Sender.html
 
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:meh: For $10 you can get the adapter from Samsung to use the old MHL adapters. The new adapter allows USB OTG, if I understand correctly, that is added functionality over what the old MHL offered. I don't think they changed just to make users buy new MHL adapters.

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Has it been confirmed that OTG works together with the new MHL adapter? AndroidNZ couldn't get it to work in one of his video reviews
 
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I couldn't get it to work.

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It's possible that .gs3 can play full hd movies over Mhl port or resolution will by like phone screen ?

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Check this out guys. This is what we need ! Need some clever dev to work with them to get it supported on custom roms !

http://esrlabs.com/android-transport...-raspberry-pi/

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