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3rd May 2012, 11:56 PM   |  #1  
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Hi all...

So I have a 3 part question -

a) Will any MHL adapter work with the HTC One S or do I have to wait for them to release one specific to this device?

b) Does the phone need to be rooter for the device to throw image onto a TV screen?

c) Assuming any MHL will work, does anybody have any recommendations on which are the good ones? Is it like HDMI cables where the build and quality of product matters and potentially could be a bottleneck or they're all the same? Links are welcome.

Thank you!
4th May 2012, 01:04 AM   |  #2  
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MHL does not work on our devices.unfortunately. HTC is releasing a wireless solution soon but from what I've seen its a ridiculous battery hog and its going to.be around

Edit - Sorry for the false information! The HTC representative had told me that there was no MHL capabilities of this device. I assumed he was knowlefavle and didn't think to try it out myself. Seems to definitely work, I have the same MHL adapter someone pictured from expansys later in this thread.
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4th May 2012, 01:34 AM   |  #3  
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MHL does not work on our devices.unfortunately. HTC is releasing a wireless solution soon but from what I've seen its a ridiculous battery hog and its going to.be around 80USD

Thanks for letting me know... Saved me $15 coz I was almost sure MHL would work give it's still microUSB port and was gonna buy on Amazon.

That's a shame.. Hope they come up with a solution soon... I'd love to be able to play temple run on my flat screen
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This supposedly works with the one S..............

http://www.expansys.com/expansys-mhl...-black-218572/

I should be getting mine tomorrow hopefully and will post a video and thoughts on it in a few days time.
4th May 2012, 06:00 AM   |  #5  
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This supposedly works with the one S..............

http://www.expansys.com/expansys-mhl...-black-218572/

I should be getting mine tomorrow hopefully and will post a video and thoughts on it in a few days time.

Thanks! Look forward to hearing your results...
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Well it didn't arrive today either

If it doesn't arrive tomorrow, I should definitely get it on Monday then..........
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Well it didn't arrive today either

If it doesn't arrive tomorrow, I should definitely get it on Monday then..........

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Hi all...

So I have a 3 part question -

a) Will any MHL adapter work with the HTC One S or do I have to wait for them to release one specific to this device?

b) Does the phone need to be rooter for the device to throw image onto a TV screen?

c) Assuming any MHL will work, does anybody have any recommendations on which are the good ones? Is it like HDMI cables where the build and quality of product matters and potentially could be a bottleneck or they're all the same? Links are welcome.

Thank you!

I have an MHL adapter so I can answer your question.

a) Yes any MHL adapter will work on our phone. It's a spec like usb and they are pretty much interchanable.

b) No the phone doesn't need to be rooted. HDMI/mhl mirroring is a feature included by HTC with the stock rom. The phone auto detects when an MHL devices is connected and begins to mirror the phone.

c) Here is the one I bought. http://www.amazon.com/Menotek-Adapte...6154297&sr=8-1


Also, while it's pretty cool to do the phone to TV thing. It drains the battery super quickly. It's something like 1% of power every 2 minutes maybe faster.
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It drains the battery super quickly. It's something like 1% of power every 2 minutes maybe faster.

You are meant to plug the adapter into a power outlet.
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You are meant to plug the adapter into a power outlet.

That's why I was shocked, it did have the power plugged in. It actually doesn't even work if the power isn't plugged it

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