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Xperia Z1 and MHL-HDMI adapters.

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27th February 2014, 12:46 PM   |  #1  
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Hey guys.
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...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Micro-USB-MH...item2c731846ad

^^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
28th February 2014, 03:15 PM   |  #2  
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MHL for Galaxy works fine with my Sony Z1
by for allyexpress 10$
4th March 2014, 08:56 AM   |  #3  
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Quote:
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MHL for Galaxy works fine with my Sony Z1
by for allyexpress 10$

With CEC remote function?

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4th March 2014, 09:12 AM   |  #4  
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Quote:
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With CEC remote function?

Sent from my OT-995 using xda app-developers app

Yes with remote control.
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4th March 2014, 09:47 AM   |  #5  
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Quote:
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Yes with remote control.
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Ah. Is it like the second ebay link from my original post?

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4th March 2014, 12:27 PM   |  #6  
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I buy MHL follow http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GI6r7SEiaOk but not work for Z1

SO SAD!!!!!
5th March 2014, 01:16 AM   |  #7  
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I recently ordered a bunch of cables and stuff from amazon for my nexus devices because I was having trouble with my Slimport piece of crap junk... I don't have a Z1... I lost mine but... my girl has a Z1S from t-mobile...

With my Z1, i used a MHL 1.0 adapter that i gave her, she wanted a MHL to HDMI cable ( no adapter, and possibly 2.0) so in my amazon order, i went ahead and got this....

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

... it DID NOT WORK... so i returned it... and got this...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

this, also, DID NOT WORK on the Z1s.... so , i kept trying... and i ordered this...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

this one WORKED PERFECT....

Now, I noticed it came with an extra cable to increase the length of the part that goes into the phone (mircroUSB)... I noticed those two other cables that did NOT work, had the longer microUSB connection... so im concluding that there are two diff types of MHL? im not sure..... but the SHORTER microUSB connector is the one that works..

So if anyone needs a MHL to HDMI straight connector, that blue one is the one. unfortunately, it is out of stock right now, but i can CONFIRM, it works perfect with the Z1s

any questions? PM me or post here.

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