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[Q] Screen off when useing HDMI

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By smd3235, Junior Member on 8th August 2011, 09:51 PM
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this was asked in another fourm but never got a solid answer. I have my tablet connected to my TV in my bedroom and it is connected to my media server so i can watch movies from it and have it displayed on the tv. The issue is im staring at the tablet and TV both screens are on. Here is the question that the other user asked on the other fourm

"Is it possible to turn the a500 display off when connecting to a TV using HDMI out? If you try to lock the device (hit the power button), it halts the device completely. There is not brightness option for "completely off," so that's not an option. Ideally, I'd like to save battery if I'm watching a movie via HDMI.

Does this require a 3rd party app, if so, do you know of any? Thanks in advance! "
 
 
8th August 2011, 11:38 PM |#2  
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Yeah I stumbled on that one too and I don't think you can I hope someone prove me wrong I hope.

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10th August 2011, 03:55 PM |#3  
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it's dual screen so no way to turn it off, unless Acer decide to do it so...

but why not just cover the screen..... with the case..
10th August 2011, 04:05 PM |#4  
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I think the point of turning it off is to save battery. I also am in the same position. I use it to watch netflix on my upstairs tv but it sucks cause it depletes the battery quicker then if I could just turn the screen off on the tablet. Hopefully something can done to resolve this. Maybe a mod or something.
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don't tell me that you are not going to watch 8 hours in a row movies from the tablet on your TV.... without plugin on power your tablet... or even if you are in a friends house, you are watching a 3 hours movies but you will not stick to your tablet 8 straight hours...
or you bring your powercharger...
11th August 2011, 03:11 AM |#6  
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don't tell me that you are not going to watch 8 hours in a row movies from the tablet on your TV.... without plugin on power your tablet... or even if you are in a friends house, you are watching a 3 hours movies but you will not stick to your tablet 8 straight hours...
or you bring your powercharger...

+1 +1 +1 +1, if you wanna use it as a dvd player plug it in.
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You could conceivably use Widgetsoid or something similar to reduce screen brightness to 0%.
17th August 2011, 05:38 PM |#8  
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Has anyone tried looking at Tasker to see if it has functionality to allowing this?
17th August 2011, 07:29 PM |#9  
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You could conceivably use Widgetsoid or something similar to reduce screen brightness to 0%.

But if you reduce the screen brightness to zero, will it not in turn reduce the output to your tv to zero? As far as I know, the tv will show exactly what the tablet shows. As someone else pointed out, just close the case. That's what I do! And heck yes, plug the tablet in so you can enjoy the awesomeness longer

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But if you reduce the screen brightness to zero, will it not in turn reduce the output to your tv to zero? As far as I know, the tv will show exactly what the tablet shows. As someone else pointed out, just close the case. That's what I do! And heck yes, plug the tablet in so you can enjoy the awesomeness longer

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Changing the brightness on the tablet does not affect the brightness of what's output over HDMI.

Also note that I said "conceivably" I woudn't suggest actually lowering the brightness to 0%, and hitting OK, it'd be difficult to get it back up whiel blind poking.
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