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Help - Connect Samsung S4 to TV/AVR - MHL?
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Hello, I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 and I would like to purchase a cable to connect it to my receiver/TV. My current receiver is MHL compatible but to be honest I do not even know what that means and what functionality it brings (ex. Can you control some mobile functions using the AVR remote control?).

I have seen in amazon 2 types of cables that apparently would work:

1) Micro USB to HDMI – This one seem to be straight forward but some users made comments that it only worked if TV was 1080P?. Also, not sure if this will make use of MHL functionality (whatever that is…).
2) Micro USB + USB to HDMI – This type you must connect your phone both to the HDMI and a USB port. Apparently would not work if you only connect the HDMI.

Would appreciate very much any help to understand what would be the best option and how to make it work. Mainly I would like to use it though my AVR to view multimedia content from my mobile (ex. XMBC, youtube) and use the music apps such as Spotify. Also, in some occasions when traveling I would need to connect to a TV without the AVR.

Many thanks.

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RE: Help - Connect Samsung S4 to TV/AVR - MHL?

With the S4 you need Samsung's own MHL adapter iirc , as they use a different pin-out to everyone else.

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RE: Help - Connect Samsung S4 to TV/AVR - MHL?

These are the 2 that I was looking at.  Sorry it is from "Amazon.es" so, it is in spanish:

1) http://www.amazon.es/Cable-MHL-Micro-USB-HDMI/dp/B00D09OZ22/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1392129531&sr=8-2&keywords=samsung+s4+hdmi

2) http://www.amazon.es/Ramozz-1080P-Micro-adapter-Galaxy/dp/B00DN28BL2/ref=pd_sim_sbs_e_2

They are not the official Samsung cable but seem to work based on user´s comments.  I just would like to know the difference between the 2, also what means MHL, what functionality brings to the AVR and whether they would both work with the AVR and with any TV.

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RE: Help - Connect Samsung S4 to TV/AVR - MHL?

Plug the Smart HDTV adapter into the bottom of your phone, then plug your charger into the Smart HDTV adaper.

 

http://connect-to-tv.blogspot.com/2014/03/connect-samsung-galaxy-to-any-tv.html

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