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MHL 2.0 and OTG together

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By michealjohndiamond, Junior Member on 24th May 2014, 12:53 PM
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Hi All,
I am using Samsung Galaxy Note 3. I bought MHL 2.0 and OTG cables.
Both are working fine, if it is used separately.

Meaning, connecting MHL cable to T.V's HDMI for watching movies, videos in bigger screen is superb.
Similiarly, connecting OTG for external thumb drive, keyboard and mouse are nice feature.

I want to use both MHL and OTG cable (wireless keyboard / mouse USB dongle connected to OTG), so that I can watch it in TV and also use mouse and keyboard. I have tried the below options:

Connected MHL to TV and Note 3. In MHL we have micro USB for power but for Note 3, MHL don't need the separate power supply and so I have tried connecting OTG to the MHL power, but it is not detected

Option 2:
I have googled and came to know Samsung Smart Hub Dock, but it says not compatiable for Note 3 and S5

Option 3:
Googled more and got this "VicTsing® Multi-functional 3 in 1 Connection Kit USB OTG" but unfortunately this also mentioned not supported to use both MHL and OTG at the same time.

Week back only I have bought new wireless keyboard and mouse for $90 and don't want to spend again in buying bluetooth keyboard and mouse which would cost (more than $150)

Any suggestions on how to connect MHL (for HDMI) and OTG(for connecting wireless keyboard/mouse) at the same time
24th May 2014, 05:09 PM |#2  
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I can offer you some work arounds. I personally use BT mouse and keyboard. (BTW a kind of stupid oversight I use microsoft sculpt bt mouse that I remember specifically states on the box full android functionality not that I cared at the time, anyway when only the mouse is connected I cant get the on screen keyboard to work as if the mouse HID is recodnized as both)

there are more then a few software sollutions involving sharing HID via Wifi through your pc and router or computer to phone BT connection. or aby tablet as remote on screen HID but I think having a good cheap BT set near by is generally usefull for more then a few things so I do believe its worth the one time spending.

On another note I couldent figure out if Samsung has a Multimedia Dock Specifically for Note 3 since it would be more then ideal

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29th May 2014, 02:49 AM |#3  
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There is one that works
See this thread.
SKU: 238273 on DealExtreme
That is the one I have and the same one "brb8two" mentions in comment #217.
It works perfect with my S4 and also works with my Wireless Xbox receiver, but it is MHL 1.0 which I believe is NOT a full 60frames or whatever, so it may appear slightly laggy but not bad and definitley better than the Samsung hub option for $99.

If you come across one with MHL 2.0 please let me know. Haven't been able to find one yet.
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