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Full Review.... PS Netflix works.,
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This review is from: Adapter HDMI EPL 3FHU for Samsung Galaxy s3 (Wireless Phone Accessory)
|| FUNCTIONALITY ||: Works very well. I remember the former MHL adapters being very finicky as far as what order what needs to plug in and then it may or may not work and you may just have to start over (this could just have been my experience but it was at least with two early MHL adapters). This one is actually plug'n chug.
One major gripe (in my case) is that there appears to be a slight delay of about 1/8th of a second to 1/3rd of a second between what the phone is doing and what happens on tv. This is almost unnoticeable for nearly all functionality except for gaming... (at least for FPS's)... Just make note, its pretty much a deal breaker in that department :/
Sidenote... The sound and audio are perfectly alined even given that delay, in case ya'll are wondering.
|| COMPATIBILITY ||: Works very well with everything. It played YouTube videos, FPS games, Netflix, PLEX streams, email, browsing... The works. I do not have HBOGo but If I had to bet money I would bet 100$ it would work (this is in regards to the other reviewer who had issues (not sure what was going on with her setup)).
|| QUALITY ||: Definitely a notch above any other MHL product I have ever used (roughly 5 others in the past few years). It feels solid, the micro usb connections feel solid... And not that I want to try it but I feel like I could actually step on it (on carpet(250lbs)) without it dying. Just for reference. Anyways, feels legit.
|| PRICE ||: I'm disappointed in Samsung for making their own proprietary MHL device (but I normally could look past something like this). However I'm livid that the MSRP is 40$. Twist and turn it all you like, this price hike/proprietary combo was just to line their pockets...
(I'm aware of the adapter, but I don't like how micro usb seems flimsy to me and adding yet another micro usb connection seems like a spell for disaster)
|| WORTH MENTIONING ||: In terms of gaming... I haven't given it too much of a rundown but I was hoping to use a keyboard and mouse and play ShadowGun on my tv... well catch 22 it streams and looks beautiful on the tv but the phone is overworked trying to run two 720p screens... It can't keep up and there is some hard-ware based lag... I wish there was a way to allow the phone to have a blank screen and continue running... but unless an app shows up (there's not one for that as of this date (I checked)) then its will not work for us hd gamers...
|| WHY 4 STARS? ||:
The delay is disappointing. (though again many people may not notice)
The Price hike proprietary stuff is a joke... Rude of Samsung... (they lost some brownie points with me here (and they flat out gained a couple thousand with the phone so I guess I can live with it... I guess))
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Initial post: Jul 31, 2012 10:11:51 PM PDT
the 1/8th delay really ruins the use for this device, i bought easyblue off of amazon (such an amazing device) but the 1/8th delay really ruins the use of both of them, but atleast easyblue has 0 delay making it awesome
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 1, 2012 6:56:18 PM PDT
Michael H. Jacobi says:
My first one did not work. I just got a replacement one. It does go out from time to time for a second. It works on my Panasonic, but not my Samsung (it looks like it is trying to put the image on the screen, but mostly I get snow.
My biggest gripe is with Netflix it resizes the picture from full wide screen to the old 4:3 on everything. Does yours do this? It may be the phone and Netflix issues.
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 1, 2012 8:07:48 PM PDT
Have you tried clearing the app data/cache under Settings>Application Manager>Netflix and reloading the app to see if that fixes things?
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 29, 2012 9:49:55 AM PDT
Did you find one that does not have a delay?
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 29, 2012 5:22:55 PM PDT
No, I have simply stopped searching cause I didn't want to spend any more money. But the phone is surely fast enough. This is likely a codec issue or a hardware issue on the dongle side of things.
Posted on Nov 2, 2012 7:36:05 AM PDT
N. Smith says:
Hey not sure if you have tried this yet, but there is an application for rooted phones here:http://forum.xda-developers.com/show
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 10:03:34 AM PST
A simpler solution (I think) is downloading the free app called screen filter and just turning it to 2 percent. The screen is so dim you can barely barely barely make anything out but you can still hit play and not guess. Just my 2 cents.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 12:31:08 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 11, 2012 12:51:21 PM PST
Sure...but turning the screen off completely is a serious battery saver.....if you have an HDMI cable that doesn't require external power. Like the Monoprice (need 5 pin to 11 pin adapter tho) one. but the screenfilter app is good as well and doesn't require Root access to run. Plus the screenfilter app can make the light on the face keys stop lighting up as well.
Edit: I do NOT know that the monoprice adapter doesn't need external power. People on the interwebz are saying that all MHL adapters require power to run.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 2, 2013 8:52:20 PM PST
Donovan Long says:
Actually, the micro-USB port on this Samsung adapter is not required for power with a Galaxy S3 or Note II (only some phones can provide enough power to 5-pin MHL adapters). It is a USB-OTG port, so you can connect a mouse, keyboard, HD, etc. You could use Monoprice PID 9724 to do this. Any 5-pin MHL adapter would need separate power for these two phones.
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