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By tacomaguy20, Member on 2nd July 2012, 03:12 AM
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I want to output my video to my dvd screen in my car. My input for the aux of the dvd player are RCA. Previously I was using a 3.5mm jack to output to RCA and this worked with my old phone (t mobile vibrant). Is there anyway to output the HDMI on this phone to rca inputs? Any help is appreciated. I posted in this thread because I'm assuming the fix would be an accessory. Thanks.
2nd July 2012, 03:22 AM |#2  
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I doubt you'll find a cable to do it. hdmi is digital and the composite signal needed by the vehicle is analog. You'll need something like this:

http://www.amazon.com/HDMI-Composite...sxp_grid_i_0_0
2nd July 2012, 03:46 AM |#3  
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Thanks for the quick reply, that was what I was afraid of. Guess I'm stuck with audio out for now.
2nd August 2012, 05:09 AM |#4  
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Originally Posted by tacomaguy20

I want to output my video to my dvd screen in my car. My input for the aux of the dvd player are RCA. Previously I was using a 3.5mm jack to output to RCA and this worked with my old phone (t mobile vibrant). Is there anyway to output the HDMI on this phone to rca inputs? Any help is appreciated. I posted in this thread because I'm assuming the fix would be an accessory. Thanks.

I finally came up with a solution that works for me. My goal was to output the video of my phone to my dvd screen in my car. The dvd player has RCA inputs. Well rather than buying an hdmi adapter and trying to find a dc power source compatible with my car, I found an alternative solution. My old phone is a t-mobile vibrant which outputs video through a 3.5mm adapter which splits into RCA inputs. It worked fine for playing video on the screen but was outdated and I had to upgrade. The GS3 only outputs hdmi and Bluetooth is not an option for video so I had a great idea. Why not use my GS3 to wifi tether to my old Vibrant and stream audio / video through the wireless connection. So I rooted the phone, downloaded wifi tether from the play store (free) and set up my vibrant to connect to my GS3 through tether. In order to share files, I downloaded bubbleupnp (free with limitations) from the play store and now I can play files from my GS3, which wirelessly plays on my vibrant, which outputs to my RCA inputs. Its kind of a roundabout way of doing what I wanted but it works well. I can keep my vibrant in my car hooked up to a car charger, while my GS3 can be docked and charging as well. The only thing I have to do is remember to turn on my wifi tether when I get in my car and my vibrant connects automatically. And the best part is that if I play video or music from my GS3 library, I'm not downloading anything so no data usage from the wifi tether. Pretty awesome. I imagine this will work with any two DLNA devices so long as one of them has video out through rca or and older adapter. Hope this helps someone out.
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And do you have two cellphones batteries to drain... have you connected 2 car chargers or anything like that? Your car panel will be with too many cables, no?
2nd August 2012, 06:02 AM |#6  
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Originally Posted by tacomaguy20

I want to output my video to my dvd screen in my car. My input for the aux of the dvd player are RCA. Previously I was using a 3.5mm jack to output to RCA and this worked with my old phone (t mobile vibrant). Is there anyway to output the HDMI on this phone to rca inputs? Any help is appreciated. I posted in this thread because I'm assuming the fix would be an accessory. Thanks.

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And do you have two cellphones batteries to drain... have you connected 2 car chargers or anything like that? Your car panel will be with too many cables, no?

Well I do have two car chargers, One in front and one in the back. I do need to get a good mount that has power attached. I've seen the ones that plug into the lighter and they have the power built right in so that will eliminate one cable and give me a nice dock for my GS3. Not sure what I'll do with the vibrant but I won't need to access it very much so might mount it to the inside of my armrest or something. I don't think the cables will really be a problem though. I'm just happy I got it working again.
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