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#1 jenkins1234

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 12:23

Recently picked up the GS4 to replace the GS2. And I used to be able to connect up my Samsung MHL adaptor to my tv's hdmi to watch movies on my tv. But the same adaptor doesn't want to work now with my GS4, I thought the adaptor was a standard piece of kit that should work with any of the galaxy line. This is a shame because I don't want to have to shell out more money for a new adaptor incase it won't work.


#2 TheLegendOfMart

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 12:25

The S4 uses MHL 2.0 which requires a new adapter unfortunately.

#3 +Nik L

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 12:25

Unfortunately they are different.

#4 +djdanster

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 12:35

Yeah, unfortunately Samsung changed the pin order required for the MHL connector when they moved over to MHL 2.0.

if you're in the UK, this is the one you'd want:

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item5655feac4c

#5 OP jenkins1234

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 12:55

Thanks so much guys, i suspected as much but until now i didn't know for definite :(
Is there anywhere I can pick it up on the high street?

#6 OP jenkins1234

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 13:24

Will the mhl adaptors for the s3 work with my s4 though, if so it would be a much cheaper option

#7 TheLegendOfMart

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 13:32

Yes you can use the S3 MHL adapter but its limited to 24Hz, the 2.0 S4 adapter allows for 60Hz so faster screen redrawing and more clearer picture.


#8 OP jenkins1234

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 19:28

Got my MHL 2.0 adaptor through, works like a charm :) thanks guys



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