FullHDMI app brings comprehensive HDMI support to the HTC EVO 4G
posted by Daniel P. / Mar 15, 2011, 3:54 AM
Nevertheless, it was one of the first phones to feature an HDMI port, and it would be a waste not to make full use of it.
Here comes FullHDMI, which does exactly what the name suggests. There have been workarounds before, which required custom kernel installations and the like, but FullHDMI keeps it simple, working with AOSP and Sense-based kernels alike, although you need to root, of course.
Sound will only be output if you are running the Sense ROMs, which don't support landscape view of the homescreen, but you can always download Launcher Pro. And you will need an El Cheapo HDMI-to-micro-HDMI converter ($3-$5 on Amazon).
Add this to the $2.99 price of the FullHDMI app, and you can be watching HD 720p movies, play Android games, and overall mirror the phone's display on your big screen TV for under ten bucks.
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Does this mean Sprint TV can be viewed on a regular TV with this option?
posted on Mar 15, 2011, 4:58 AM 0
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yes, but i don't know why you want to. its already blurry on the 4.3" screen, imagine it on a 55" tv
posted on Mar 15, 2011, 8:40 AM 1
Have to say though, it doesn't look a patch on Nokia's HDMI out solutions with The N8/E7, and even my N900 with it's component TV-Out looks to handle gaming and video better - seemingly optimizing Games, videos and images for TV when using the cable, and all out of the box. Not trying to just be a fanboy here, but I do struggle to be impressed by the results in this video, especially given everything you need to set that up. IT is good that it enables some form of proper tv out though - images and YouTube only is pretty poor considering they put a dedicated port on the device, but on any device with a HDMI port, a reasonable TV out experience out of the box is a must.
posted on Mar 15, 2011, 3:58 PM 0
Want to edit the above as I posted too early - before i had seen all of it. The image quality, especially in the last segment is fairly decent. Not sure it's as good as Nokias out of the box stuff still (even without their Big SCreen app) , but it is pretty decent. I still think if you are going to have a HDMI/TV out solution built into the phone, none of this effort by the community should be necessary though. Props to these guys for getting it working.
posted on Mar 15, 2011, 4:07 PM 0
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