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[Q] Way to enable MHL (HDMI out) Cable support?

26th August 2014, 04:07 AM |#1  
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Well I've been searching about MHL support on the Moto X and I discovered that actually he doesnt support this king of cable, to stream the content to a TV via HDMI. But I also heard that its a SOFTWARE limitation, not a hardware one... So in theory we could activate this function.

Anyone knows a way or a custom ROM that supports it?
 
 
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Well I've been searching about MHL support on the Moto X and I discovered that actually he doesnt support this king of cable, to stream the content to a TV via HDMI. But I also heard that its a SOFTWARE limitation, not a hardware one... So in theory we could activate this function.

Anyone knows a way or a custom ROM that supports it?

Seems it is a HW limitation, the needed chip is not there, to me anyway. But there is no workaround, there are post confirming this.
26th August 2014, 02:26 PM |#3  
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Seems it is a HW limitation, the needed chip is not there, to me anyway. But there is no workaround, there are post confirming this.

It is a workaround indeed - Miracast. It even has advantages comparing to the HDMI - no physical connections. It is a bit more expensive but it worth the price.
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26th August 2014, 08:53 PM |#4  
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It is a workaround indeed - Miracast. It even has advantages comparing to the HDMI - no physical connections. It is a bit more expensive but it worth the price.

are there miracast dongles that exist that are complete garbage? for my needs, Chromecast does everything I need it to. I haven't had a need for HDMI since its release.
27th August 2014, 06:45 AM |#5  
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I have problem that my lg TV finds the moto x and I accept the connection on the phone but connection fails. I'm disappointed in the moto x, although its a great phone I won't buy another.
27th August 2014, 07:32 AM |#6  
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are there miracast dongles that exist that are complete garbage? for my needs, Chromecast does everything I need it to. I haven't had a need for HDMI since its release.

It depends of your needs. I must admit that I don't possess the Chromecast, I just borrowed it once from my friend. But as far as I could learnt, it doesn't do screen mirroring, it can only transfer certain video. And you can't transmit audio separately, the screen aimed for video must have its own audio production too (loudspeakers). You can't use plain monitor with the Chromecast if you want to have audio. Or I missed something?
27th August 2014, 10:10 PM |#7  
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It is a workaround indeed - Miracast. It even has advantages comparing to the HDMI - no physical connections. It is a bit more expensive but it worth the price.

Well I know its an option, but It doesnt fit me since I wanna play games like Modern Combat 5 using it. Wireless connections has too lag so its not suitable for it...
27th August 2014, 10:25 PM |#8  
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Well I know its an option, but It doesnt fit me since I wanna play games like Modern Combat 5 using it. Wireless connections has too lag so its not suitable for it...

So how about an android TV stick with a decent/comparable GPU. Play your games from that...?
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So how about an android TV stick with a decent/comparable GPU. Play your games from that...?


How about $$$$$ ? hahaha
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