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MHL adapter for the HTC EVO 3D and HTC Sensation 4G is $30 on Amazon, generic one on Expansys - $17

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MHL adapter for the HTC EVO 3D and HTC Sensation 4G is $30 on Amazon, generic one on Expansys - $17
For all of you proud HTC EVO 3D and HTC Sensation 4G owners, who have been patiently waiting for a nice price on the official HTC MHL-to-HDMI adapter, your time has come.

Amazon now carries the contraption that allows you to mirror your phone's display on a big screen HDTV, including any three-dimensional content you created with the HTC EVO 3D. Even better, it costs $29.99, which is ten dollars less than what Sprint is selling it for.

Generic 5 pin MHL adapter for HTC handsets

Generic 5 pin MHL adapter for HTC handsets

Expansys USA also has the adapter for $38.99, but at the same time it carries a $16.99 generic 5 pin MHL cable, which user reviews say works well with HTC's Android handsets. Moreover, T-Mobile sells the same generic MHL adapter for $19.99 as an accessory for the HTC Sensation 4G, so we are inclined to believe the user reviews.

Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) is a new standard that will get planted in TV sets to come; on your phone, it combines the HDMI and microUSB ports in one. When future TVs get MHL, this connection will also be charging your handset, while you are playing games, or watching movies from it on the big screen. For now there is an additional microUSB port on the adapter itself for charging.

As for the Samsung Galaxy S II, sorry, its MHL port uses a different pin setup, so Samsung's own MHL adapter has to be used, which, at $33.99 on Expansys, is cheaper than the official HTC one.

source: Amazon, Expansys, Sprint & T-Mobile


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posted on 25 Jul 2011, 06:58 1

1. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4079; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Great I have been waiting for this since June 24th. Now I can mirror my HTC Evo 3D & all its content on my 3D HDTV. This is sweet. I can now see all my movies on the big screen whenever I am out on the road also. Most hotels I stay at have HDTV's so I can see movies I rent on my phone on the big screen. This is awesome! YES I just put the order in. I should have it in 3 to 5 business days! Thank you PhoneArena.com!

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 13:02

2. jcoberg10 (Posts: 110; Member since: 30 Oct 2009)


so this should work with any HTC phone and Any HDMI Enabled TV?

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 13:47 1

3. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4079; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


No this only works with HTC phones that have a MHL/Micro USB port on them. This ONLY works for the HTC Evo 3D & the HTC Sensation as of right now since they are the only HTC phones that have the combo MHL/Micro USB port on them. Once you plug the MHL adapter to the phone then you can hook up any standard HDMI cable to the MHL adapter & then to the HDTV, so you can mirror exactly what is on your phone to your HDTV.

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 16:59

4. tdarrah (unregistered)


So can someone tell me why this does not work at all for me it is hooked up with the adapter and a hdmi cable to my TV and when I try to play video our do anything nothing happens it worked fine on my evo but not this. Any help?

posted on 06 Sep 2011, 20:02

5. CRA1G (unregistered)


You have to supply it with power via the microUSB input jack. Use your HTC wall adapter and it'll work fine, but you'll get nothing without supplying it with external 5V DC power.

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 00:33

6. darrell24 (unregistered)


I had supplied my hdmi adapter with power and it still not showing anything.

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