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Topic # 84400 30-May-2011 13:28
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I was looking for a USB OTG cable for my SGII on eBay and I saw someone selling a pair of adapters - one with USB female at the outboard end (i.e. standard OTG) and another one with HDMI female. Anyone know whether it's likely that the HDMI cable will work with the SGII? i.e. work like to yet-to-come MHL cable?

BTW the cables were US$8 for the set, post-free from China. They also had some standard OTGs with a right-angle plug at the phone end which looked pretty good.

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  Reply # 475955 30-May-2011 21:03
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Won't work, cannot have USB OTG and MHL connections simultaneously.




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  Reply # 476055 31-May-2011 06:48
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K1000716: Do you have a link? All I find are mini HDMI/USB OTG combos like this: 
http://cgi.ebay.com/MINI-HDMI-Micro-USB-OTG-Cable-fo-Archos-70-101-MID-/130486135400?pt=PDA_Accessories&hash=item1e61946a68#ht_742wt_905  

or these:
http://cgi.ebay.com/CA-157-CA-156-USB-Data-OTG-HDMI-Cable-Nokia-N8-/110660412271?pt=AU_MobilePhoneAccessories&hash=item19c3dfe36f#ht_2961wt_986



The specific listing I was looking at doesn't seem to be there now but this is similar to what I saw:

http://cgi.ebay.com/N8-Orignal-MINI-HDMI-Micro-USB-OTG-Cable-CA156-CA-157-/120687993799?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c1990a3c7

The only thing is you can't tell whether the Micro USB end is Micro A or Micro B. Anyway, seems it's academic now because nzteckfreak says no go.

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  Reply # 476132 31-May-2011 11:00
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Well, I haven't actually tried it, but MHL and USB connections are mutually exclusive, thats wired into the hardware, so there seems little to no chance they will work.




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  Reply # 476402 31-May-2011 20:56
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Never mind the fact that the HDMI cable they list is not micro usb so won't plug in anyway.

Can't wait to see the results from the MHL adaptor tests... 

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  Reply # 476405 31-May-2011 21:02
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Wow, the cable is awesome! HD content looks beautiful, and gaming with an external controller is heavenly. Currently converting video, Clove Blog will have uploaded to youtube later.




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  Reply # 476410 31-May-2011 21:04
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I can't wait!

Is it a cheaper alternative to the OEM one?

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  Reply # 476431 31-May-2011 21:32
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Unfortunately no, its a prototype one direct from the consortium. Cheaper ones will come very soon though...




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