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[Q] HTC One (M8) mhl connection

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14th April 2014, 12:50 AM   |  #1  
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Has anyone gotten their M8 to connect to a TV or monitor using a mhl adapter or cable? Ive tried two so far and have gotten little success. If so what are you using? do i need to find a certain brand of cable or adapter to mirror my One M8 on my TV screen?

the two I used were an auvio mhl adapter which i got to work mabey 10% of the time with a ton of unplugging and reconecting cables, I returned that one for a radioshack mhl to hdmi cable which i couldnt get to mirror at all but when plugged into the phone it allowed the phone to go into landscape but no video
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Has anyone gotten their M8 to connect to a TV or monitor using a mhl adapter or cable? Ive tried two so far and have gotten little success. If so what are you using? do i need to find a certain brand of cable or adapter to mirror my One M8 on my TV screen?

the two I used were an auvio mhl adapter which i got to work mabey 10% of the time with a ton of unplugging and reconecting cables, I returned that one for a radioshack mhl to hdmi cable which i couldnt get to mirror at all but when plugged into the phone it allowed the phone to go into landscape but no video

I can confirm that the Samsung one works perfectly fine. I think I bought it for the galaxy S3. Here is a pic.




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Has anyone gotten their M8 to connect to a TV or monitor using a mhl adapter or cable? Ive tried two so far and have gotten little success. If so what are you using? do i need to find a certain brand of cable or adapter to mirror my One M8 on my TV screen?

the two I used were an auvio mhl adapter which i got to work mabey 10% of the time with a ton of unplugging and reconecting cables, I returned that one for a radioshack mhl to hdmi cable which i couldnt get to mirror at all but when plugged into the phone it allowed the phone to go into landscape but no video

I've had decent luck with the 'Rocketfish' MHL adapters that are available at BestBuy. I'll have it work fine for a while and then all of a sudden I'll loose video but keep audio. I've since ordered a MHL adapter of Monoprice that had good reviews. I'll update if I get anywhere.
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I can confirm that the Samsung one works perfectly fine. I think I bought it for the galaxy S3. Here is a pic.




Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk

Samsung S3 uses a 12 pin connection (I also bought it) and that's not the one, from looking at the photo. Are you sure that's not the adapter from the S2 or something?
I still haven't found any info regarding if the HTC One m8 uses mhl 2.0 or 1.0
Any news regarding this matter?
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Samsung S3 uses a 12 pin connection (I also bought it) and that's not the one, from looking at the photo. Are you sure that's not the adapter from the S2 or something?
I still haven't found any info regarding if the HTC One m8 uses mhl 2.0 or 1.0
Any news regarding this matter?

it might be an S2, that is why I post a pic with the model number so people can search by it.
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If you have an AV receiver that supports MHL, the best thing to use is a passive MHL cable. Fortunately my Onkyo TX-NR5010 supports MHL & it works perfectly using this Pipeline passive MHL cable: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I have never lost video or audio with it. *Please Note: If you do NOT have a receiver or a TV that supports MHL natively, then this will not work for you. It is a PASSIVE cable that transmits the raw MHL signal to the receiver or TV for native processing/decoding. If you DO have a TV or receiver that supports MHL though, then this is the way to go. Those little adapters will never match the reliability & quality of native decoding via an AVR or high-end TV.
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I am also having trouble getting mhl adapter to work with my HTC One_M8. Tried two different ones already. The mhl symbol appears on the phone but no image on the TV. Anyone has any tips? I'm getting desperate
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I bought 2 cheap cords on Amazon which took about 2 weeks to get to me because they came from China. In the beginning the order I plugged in the cords mattered. However, now I just plug them in, in any order and they work just fine. I am sorry you paid top dollar at radio shack for the cord. I almost did too. Here is a link to the one I bought. I was thinking about buying a few more to give to friends. I paid $3.78 with shipping each. Now they are even cheaper. They only utilize MHL 1.0 technology and our phone has 3.0 technology. Here is the link to the one I am currently using on a daily basis to watch movies I have downloaded in HD on my TV from my phone.

New user, so it won't let me post the link but add (amazon dot com forward slash) to the following : eForCity®-Compatible-Micro-HDMI-Adapter/dp/B00827EGG2/ref=pd_rhf_se_s_qp_10_0FRY?ie=UTF8&refRID=05W5ENJ6 B2ZNZ2A6AR2Y
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This is exactly the same one I found knocking around my house. Same serial number and everything it didn't work at first but after a few tries different hdmi ports and a cleaning of the ports got the adapter working. Took a bit of time to get connected but stuck with it and now I can view my phone on my TV to the post above showing the Samsung adapter
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I bought 2 cheap cords on Amazon which took about 2 weeks to get to me because they came from China. In the beginning the order I plugged in the cords mattered. However, now I just plug them in, in any order and they work just fine. I am sorry you paid top dollar at radio shack for the cord. I almost did too. Here is a link to the one I bought. I was thinking about buying a few more to give to friends. I paid $3.78 with shipping each. Now they are even cheaper. They only utilize MHL 1.0 technology and our phone has 3.0 technology. Here is the link to the one I am currently using on a daily basis to watch movies I have downloaded in HD on my TV from my phone.

New user, so it won't let me post the link but add (amazon dot com forward slash) to the following : eForCity®-Compatible-Micro-HDMI-Adapter/dp/B00827EGG2/ref=pd_rhf_se_s_qp_10_0FRY?ie=UTF8&refRID=05W5ENJ6 B2ZNZ2A6AR2Y

Our phone dosent use mhl 3.0. It uses 1.0
And I quit trying to make it work, after 4 different adapters, 2 HDMI cables and 2 TVs I just gave up

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