I'm getting the Z1 in a couple of days, switching from my Alcatel OT995 (a tremendous little best-buy phone).
I'm getting acquainted with all the accessories and I spotted that there are MHL adapters out there that support CEC (meaning I can control the Z1 via a TV remote). I'm trying to avoid the official Sony one because of its price, so I scoured eBay a bit...
The typical usage scenario I am aiming at is connecting the Z1 to the HDTV and then watching movies through XBMC, while controlling playback via a remote (through the CEC protocol).
However, I am trying to confirm some eBay items that I found...
^^This one includes a little remote which supposedly allows controlling the Z1, it's $18.
Does anyone have any experience with this?
I also found this cheaper one ($9), but supposedly only for Samsung Galaxy. It looks like the exact same product for me, with the Samsung adapter included: http://www.ebay.com/itm/A-S0-Remote-...item3f2e3709b3
If anyone has actual first-hand experience with this, it might be of help to a lot of people who wouldn't mind using the Z1 as a media center