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Dammit, Sony!

Discussion in 'Tablets and Smart Phones' started by BLEH!, Dec 25, 2017.

  1. BLEH!

    BLEH! Ancient Guru

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    So I read somewhere that you can use the Microsoft Display Dock (compatible with the Lumia 950 etc) with Android, being just an MHL compatible USB and HDMI/DP hub. Turns out Sony have disabled MHL on the Xperia XA1 (my current phone) for no obvious reason. Given the touchscreen is on the fritz, and the fact I rather like the ability to cast via HDMI, can you guys suggest any alternate phones which might do the job as I'm thinking of replacing this one.

    Ta

    BLEH!

    Also: Merry Xmas!
     
  2. Extraordinary

    Extraordinary Ancient Guru

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    Is it disabled via hardware or firmware?

    If Firmware, would a custom ROM enable it? Save buying a new phone
     
  3. warlord

    warlord Maha Guru

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    You could always buy a Chromecast Ultra Media Player. It is a great device.
     
  4. BLEH!

    BLEH! Ancient Guru

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    Not sure, TBH. It's USB-C so probably firmware. The screen is dying at the edges though, makes typing quite hard, so considering replacing it.

    I've considered Chromecast. Not expensive, either.
     

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    dcx_badass Ancient Guru

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    Most phones don't support MHL, it's not that it's soft disabled. Anyway, nearly all Android devices on 5.1+ should support DisplayLink screen mirroring. I've used my phone (that doesn't support MHL) with a Displaylink dock and had full screen with keyboard and mouse support.
     
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    mikeysg Ancient Guru

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    Disregard, failed to see it's an old thread, my bad.
     

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