MHL is here!
The Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) is a new standard for use with tablets and smartphones. It sends the audio and video signals through the micro USB connector and converts it to an HDMI® signal for use on HDTVs. The signal remains in digital format throughout the entire transmission and conversion process, so no quality is lost.
This is a single-cable adapter solution for all MHL compatible Android devices. Additionally, it includes an 11-pin to 5-pin adapter cable so that it can be used with the Samsung Galaxy SIII and Note II. Normally you would need an MHL to HDMI adapter, an HDMI cable, and another micro USB cable to provide power to the converter, but this single cable has all you need. Just plug the micro USB end into your Android device, plug the USB A end into a USB power source (computer, charger, etc.), and plug the HDMI end into your TV. The cable is 29" long on the micro USB end and 69" long on the USB A male end. It supports all video resolutions, including 1080p, and up to 8 channels of audio (for 7.1 surround sound). It also supports 3D video and HDCP media protection.
Some devices (such as the HTC EVO 3D) can supply sufficient power from their internal batteries to drive the adapter. For others, or in the event you want to charge your device while using the AV output, you can plug the USB cable into a USB power source.
The current list of MHL compatible devices can be found on the Official MHL Consortium Website.
* The Samsung Galaxy S III and Note II require the use of an 11-to-5 pin Micro USB adapter to use a standard 5-pin MHL adapter.
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