Meet MHL, The Next Generation In HD Connectivity

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MKBL

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That's definitely a good thing, and moves the industry one step closer into making the typical gaming console obsolete.
Could you please elaborate more? What makes you make such a bold statement? Sounds premature to me without solid/reasonable dropback. Definitely not journalistic.
 

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[citation][nom]MKBL[/nom]Could you please elaborate more? What makes you make such a bold statement? Sounds premature to me without solid/reasonable dropback. Definitely not journalistic.[/citation]

Well, to be fair, current consoles are indeed rather obsolete :p
 

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Why cant they just add power to HDMI? just make a new revision of it, HDMI 2.0.... keep the plug size the same....just not pleased with there being a new plug every year.... Think if when a laptop or TV comes out... there will be like 50 inputs on the sides for legacy and new.
 

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[citation][nom]meat81[/nom]Why cant they just add power to HDMI? just make a new revision of it, HDMI 2.0.... keep the plug size the same....just not pleased with there being a new plug every year.... Think if when a laptop or TV comes out... there will be like 50 inputs on the sides for legacy and new.[/citation]
+1 Totally agree.
 

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Who wants to have to plug their phone in to the TV? It is all about doing it wireless now. Think Apple Airplay or Miracast... and if you need to charge your phone plug it in closer to where you are sitting.
 

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[citation][nom]MKBL[/nom]Could you please elaborate more? What makes you make such a bold statement? Sounds premature to me without solid/reasonable dropback. Definitely not journalistic.[/citation]

The fact that time/money spent on smartphones is eclipsing that spent on gaming consoles, and the use cases are almost identical (games, media, socialization). It is apparent that cutting edge graphics are not really a concern for the vast majority of gamers (some of whom, aside from gaming on their phones, still use their Wii, XB360 or PS3, all of which have vastly outdated graphics processing).

So yes, one possible outcome of an easy to use and feature rich phone-to-tv interconnect is that gaming and media consumption can ALL be done with a smartphone. Low-lag bluetooth controllers are about all that stand in the way of it being a reality right now.
 

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[citation][nom]meat81[/nom]Why cant they just add power to HDMI? just make a new revision of it, HDMI 2.0.... keep the plug size the same....just not pleased with there being a new plug every year...[/citation]
MHL does not introduce a new connector, it uses the standard micro-USB plug every phone/tablet already has but runs the D+/D- lines at much higher speeds than USB2 would to accommodate audio+video.
 

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rj45 should just be the standard for everything, it can do all of that and power things and is so much better than all other types of connections and doesnt degrade nearly as much as hdmi and etc
 

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Well people forget (or maybe don't know) there is a fee that has to be paid for the use of HDMI, I haven't checked but this new MHL standard maybe royaly free like display port standard thats really why or atleast one reason why so many connections standards.
 

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[citation][nom]InvalidError[/nom]MHL does not introduce a new connector, it uses the standard micro-USB plug every phone/tablet already has but runs the D+/D- lines at much higher speeds than USB2 would to accommodate audio+video.[/citation]

Where does it say that? besides micro USB does not carry audio/video like described in the article above... if so then it sounds more like USB3 for TV's... If you have more on this i would like to see as this sounds like a whole new port/plug/input.
 

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[citation][nom]meat81[/nom]Where does it say that? besides micro USB does not carry audio/video like described in the article above... if so then it sounds more like USB3 for TV's... If you have more on this i would like to see as this sounds like a whole new port/plug/input.[/citation]

Micro USB can carry audio/video, at least on Samsung phones. They sell an MHL adapter that plugs into the micro usb and out puts to hdmi. There's a reason they don't have hdmi ports on their phones.
 

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you people totally lack any knowledge on the subject considering you are on here thnking you know everthing. the mhl port is on the phone. it lookd and acts like micro usb and for all intents and purporse it is. with a mhl adapter plugged into your phone, you can then plug in a STANDARD hdmi cable into the adapter whih rns to your tv or w/e. presty chango you have video and audio running on the tv while your phone gets power. ts cheaper for phone makers to use hml instead of having to add in micro hdmi.
 

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[citation][nom]meat81[/nom]Where does it say that? besides micro USB does not carry audio/video like described in the article above... if so then it sounds more like USB3 for TV's...[/citation]
MHL uses the USB1/2 physical plug specification but runs MHL's own (non-USB) protocol on the data pins when it detects an MHL-compliant host/client device, USB otherwise.

As for 'more about it', since you would likely only end up questioning whatever I write, you should simply Google it yourself.
 
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