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[Q] Mhl to VGA for Tab S 10.5

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21st August 2014, 03:00 PM   |  #1  
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Hi, I'm thinking of purchasing a Tab S 10.5 and also looking for an MHL to VGA adapter that works for the tab. Does anyone know of any that work?
21st August 2014, 04:35 PM   |  #2  
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The approach that I took was to get the Samsung MHL to HDMI adapter and then plug an HDMI to VGA adapter into that. The Belkin HDMI to VGA adapter (AV10145BT) works well.

I had first tried a Startech HD2VGAMICRO adapter but it would not work. I went to BestBuy and they let me try the Belkin adapter with my tablet and one of their monitors. It worked so I bought it.

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The approach that I took was to get the Samsung MHL to HDMI adapter and then plug an HDMI to VGA adapter into that. The Belkin HDMI to VGA adapter (AV10145BT) works well.

I had first tried a Startech HD2VGAMICRO adapter but it would not work. I went to BestBuy and they let me try the Belkin adapter with my tablet and one of their monitors. It worked so I bought it.

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Hi - so you have this working? did you have to do anything special to get this working? like press buttons/settings on the Tab?
I brought the same adaptors as above and all I get is a blank screen! I then disconnected the HDMI-VGA part and tried using the MHL-HDMI into my PS screen and it still was blank
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Hi - so you have this working? did you have to do anything special to get this working? like press buttons/settings on the Tab?
I brought the same adaptors as above and all I get is a blank screen! I then disconnected the HDMI-VGA part and tried using the MHL-HDMI into my PS screen and it still was blank

Just plugged it in and it worked. I tried it on several projectors and monitors. It worked on an old 1024x768 projector and various 1080p monitors and projectors.

There are several models of Samsung MHL to HDMI adapters. I have model # ET-H10FAUWESTA. That might make a difference.

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i bought THIS one on Amazon and it works fine
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i bought THIS one on Amazon and it works fine

Billant guys thanks!

@fletch33 thanks for the link - with that cable do you have to have it plug it into the USB charger as well to get it working? or does it work without...
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Hi, I'm thinking of purchasing a Tab S 10.5 and also looking for an MHL to VGA adapter that works for the tab. Does anyone know of any that work?

I have successfully connected my Tab S 10.5 LTE to a VGA projector. I purchased a Samsung HDTV Adapter that was designed for the S4 phone. I plugged the micro usb connector into the Tab S. I then connected a generic HDMI to VGA converter to the HDTV adapter. The HDMI to VGA converter I purchased has an audio output jack so you can connect speakers. The adapter is able to get the audio directly from the HDMI port. One thing you need to know is that the HDTV Adapter requires you to plug in the power cable that comes with your tablet. You could also plug the USB cable into a battery pack if you want to make it truly portable. Good luck!

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Just plugged it in and it worked. I tried it on several projectors and monitors. It worked on an old 1024x768 projector and various 1080p monitors and projectors.

There are several models of Samsung MHL to HDMI adapters. I have model # ET-H10FAUWESTA. That might make a difference.

Pete.

I went to a Samsung store and asked which HDMI adapter would work with a Tab S. They told me to use the HDTV Adapter that was designed for the Galaxy S4 phone (Model: ET-H10FAUWEGWW). I purchased the adapter at the shop and tried it on my Tab S. It works! I also plugged in a generic HDMI to VGA converter to it and was able to connect to a VGA projector. There is an audio output jack on the HDMI to VGA converter and it successfully sent the audio to the plugged-in speakers.

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