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For those considering Galaxy S3 - Not compatibile with previously purchased MHL

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11th June 2012, 04:03 PM   |  #1  
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I just thought this was interesting and I hope there's more reason to this change than needing to buy a new Samsung branded MHL adapter.... According to the article below, previously purchased MHL adapters won't work on the Galaxy S3. You have to buy their new one with a new pin configuration.

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/09/g...s-mhl-dongles/
11th June 2012, 04:21 PM   |  #2  
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So many responses over there, who is a troll and who isn't? It doesn't matter, there will be a ton of knock off MHL made after the phone is released. The people over there at Engadget forget how much MHL adapters cost when they first hit the market and there is no reason given but a video as mentioned in the comment section.

Maybe it's to support 1080p, maybe Samsung said hey we can make some extra money, maybe its to have a more secure hold to the phone, etc, etc. Won't stop the sale of the G3's in any way IMHO. Thanks for the link though OP.
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11th June 2012, 10:22 PM   |  #3  
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Stopped me from buying one.
I want a device thats comparable with my existing MHL Adapter.
The specs on the EVO LTE and SG3 are pretty close as far as im concerned.
So taking away my MLH adapter and forcing me to buy a new one bothers me. Less of a monetary issue and more of a principle issue.
But thats just me.
12th June 2012, 12:54 AM   |  #4  
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Just wait for Monoprice.com to come out with the SIII specific one and move on down the road. No biggie to me.
12th June 2012, 02:47 AM   |  #5  
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I couldn't care less if I have to buy a new mhl. I will by SGIII bound anyway! woohoo!
12th June 2012, 09:37 PM   |  #6  
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BTW, does the charger/USB port on the GSIII the same as on the EVO3D?
14th June 2012, 04:34 AM   |  #7  
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Originally Posted by ycats

BTW, does the charger/USB port on the GSIII the same as on the EVO3D?

Yes, micro USB.

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14th June 2012, 10:01 AM   |  #8  
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Has anybody preorder it

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I'm sure MonoPrice will have the new ones on sale for cheap not long after the SG3 drops stateside.
15th June 2012, 07:35 PM   |  #10  
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You'd put off buying a device that you'll spend upwards of $200 on contract and $600 off because you don't want to buy a new non-essential adapter with the latest MHL spec for $20?

I don't think I'd let that be a factor. It's not like HDMI has changed, it's just the dongle, and it's changed for the better.

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