Real HDMI! Output ALL Of Your Droid X To Your TV! Get It Now!

Posted: August 29, 2010 in Apps, Droid X
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I’ve been waiting on this one for a week now to post up, but wanted to make sure it was released in the market first.  Well it has been, and it is here!  Thanks to gman on droidxforums.com, he’s developed an app that lets you have total control of outputting your Droid X to your TV with the HDMI cable.  There are a few quirks and bugs that need worked out with certain things, but a lot of things have been fully tested and work.  This includes both video AND audio from your phone to your hi-def TV. You can see the initial test video from 8/20 above that gman did.

This app is only $1.99 in the market, and honestly think it would be worth WAY more than that. But luckily gman is nice and is letting us all have what we wanted our phone to do with the HDMI port since the launch of this beast for only a couple of bucks!

Here’s some quick help and a couple known bugs/references for you guys.

Pulled directly from gman’s post on droidxforums.com:

Quick Help

Enabling HDMI Output

Hook up your cable to the phone. When connected the “DETECT” button should change to an “ON” button and “HDMI Detected” status should turn to “Yes”.
If it does not, click on the DETECT button and check your cable and TV Settings.

Once the green button displays “ON” you can click the green button to turn the HDMI output on.

Alternatively you can go to the notification bar, and when it says HDMI = OFF, you can click on the notification icon to turn HDMI ON.

Disabling HDMI (returning to seeing content on phone)

There are 4 ways to disable HDMI output.
#1 When Real HDMI application has focus, you can change orientation of the device.
#2 You can unplug the HDMI Cable
#3 When Real HDMI application in on the screen on your TV, click appropriate location for red OFF button on the screen.
#4 With HDMI on, go to notification bar and click on the notification

Using Dock Modes

The Application provides the ability to simulate the doc modes for your phone. Selecting the Car Dock will enable the Car Dock Home screen.
Selecting the Media Dock will enable the Media Dock Home Screen.
Clicking Dock Off will restore phone to non-docked status

Application Problems

Some applications will have problem displaying video to HDMI as they are built with assumptions about screen sizes. They are using fixed layouts and not proper auto sizing layouts as per Android developers guides. Only way to fix those issues is to have the app developer of the application fix their application.

Enabling or Disabling HDMI out while a video is playing can have strange results as the rendering surface size ends up changing mid video. Stop and Start the application and it should be fine.”

Also note this isn’t showing up on appbrain or androlib yet as it was just added to the market an hour or so ago, so you must search for it on your phone.

Source: DroidXForums.com

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