1. Benjamin_NYC's Avatar
    Thought I'd try out this HDMI output. Bought a 12 foot cable. Plugged it into HDMI 2 on my Samsung Smart TV 55 inch plasma. The TV "senses" the BlackBerry b/c the. TV changes from saying "Check Cables" to "No Signal - Check device..." The BlackBerry "senses" the TV because the HDMI display options open up in Settings->Display.

    But there's no picture. The phone isn't transmitting to the TV, or the TV can't interpret it.

    The same cable and same TV work fine to display my Asus laptop on the TV.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks.

    Posted via CB10
    10-02-13 07:42 PM
  2. Anonymous2039's Avatar
    Are you using an adaptor to convert from HDMI to microHDMI? The problem might be with the adaptor. Also try a shorter cable; 12' is a little long. Or try it on a different display.

    The HDMI out works fine for me.

    --Q10 and Canadian all the way! Posted via CB10 on 10.2.0.1443. #IChooseBlackBerry10
    10-02-13 08:42 PM
  3. Benjamin_NYC's Avatar
    No adapter. One single 12-foot cable. If the 12-footer works for my laptop, any reason it wouldn't work with BlackBerry?

    Thanks.


    Posted via CB10
    10-02-13 08:43 PM
  4. Benjamin_NYC's Avatar
    Updated my Samsung TV software. No dice. Could I have a faulty HDMI out port? Clearly the TV and BlackBerry "see" each other, but can't "talk".

    Posted via CB10
    10-02-13 09:19 PM
  5. Anonymous2039's Avatar
    Updated my Samsung TV software. No dice. Could I have a faulty HDMI out port? Clearly the TV and BlackBerry "see" each other, but can't "talk".

    Posted via CB10
    Do you have another display you can try it on?

    --Q10 and Canadian all the way! Posted via CB10 on 10.2.0.1443. #IChooseBlackBerry10
    10-02-13 10:40 PM
  6. costas1966's Avatar
    Clearly, a faulty port is possible...try it on another tv, and a shorter cord is advisable. Signal loss can be an issue with electronics. I would also try another BlackBerry phone, instead of a laptop...the laptop has more power than the phone.
    10-02-13 10:45 PM
  7. Benjamin_NYC's Avatar
    I don't have another display, sadly. I'll see what we have at work. My feeling is that it's related to signal degradation from the phone over the 12' cord; phone probably doesn't have enough power to traverse the distance like the laptop. But what do I know...we'll see. If I can't use the 12' cord, I'll be sad, because of the layout of my home...

    Posted via CB10
    10-02-13 11:04 PM
  8. Anonymous2039's Avatar
    I don't have another display, sadly. I'll see what we have at work. My feeling is that it's related to signal degradation from the phone over the 12' cord; phone probably doesn't have enough power to traverse the distance like the laptop. But what do I know...we'll see. If I can't use the 12' cord, I'll be sad, because of the layout of my home...

    Posted via CB10
    Does your display support MiraCast or Wi-Fi Direct? I don't know much about them...

    If you have a Z10 you don't get MiraCast as the hardware doesn't support it.

    --Q10 and Canadian all the way! Posted via CB10 on 10.2.0.1443. #IChooseBlackBerry10
    10-02-13 11:13 PM
  9. costas1966's Avatar
    I don't have another display, sadly. I'll see what we have at work. My feeling is that it's related to signal degradation from the phone over the 12' cord; phone probably doesn't have enough power to traverse the distance like the laptop. But what do I know...we'll see. If I can't use the 12' cord, I'll be sad, because of the layout of my home...

    Posted via CB10
    I'm guessing you're on the right track, if that's the case. I suggested it because I teach electronics, and I see it a lot with low power devices. Wire length is a killer! Not to mention that not all cables are of the best quality.

    Let us know what you find...I'm curious myself. Good luck!
    10-02-13 11:19 PM
  10. Benjamin_NYC's Avatar
    I don't know. It's a two year old TV, so maybe not?

    I *did* notice that when I put the TV on wi-fi, it "noticed" my Q10 and could access my pix and videos over the network. But that's not the same as streaming, tho, right? I can't use that to "mimic" my phone's screen or show movies, can i?

    Posted via CB10
    10-02-13 11:20 PM
  11. Benjamin_NYC's Avatar
    Thanks. It was a $60 Staples cable. Would a better cable improve my chances? This on advertised being "thin" so imagine not the best quality?

    Posted via CB10
    10-02-13 11:21 PM
  12. costas1966's Avatar
    Thanks. It was a $60 Staples cable. Would a better cable improve my chances? This on advertised being "thin" so imagine not the best quality?

    Posted via CB10
    $60?? Crap, that's not cheap!! If it is the cable, it's the length, not the quality.
    10-02-13 11:23 PM
  13. Benjamin_NYC's Avatar
    I thought that was cheap for 12 feet... no? That was in midtown Manhattan, too...


    Posted via CB10
    10-02-13 11:27 PM
  14. Anonymous2039's Avatar
    I don't know. It's a two year old TV, so maybe not?

    I *did* notice that when I put the TV on wi-fi, it "noticed" my Q10 and could access my pix and videos over the network. But that's not the same as streaming, tho, right? I can't use that to "mimic" my phone's screen or show movies, can i?

    Posted via CB10
    I think it might be able to, but like I said, I don't know much about it. You should look into it. It would be so much nicer to be cordless anyway.

    --Q10 and Canadian all the way! Posted via CB10 on 10.2.0.1443. #IChooseBlackBerry10
    10-02-13 11:36 PM
  15. costas1966's Avatar
    I thought that was cheap for 12 feet... no? That was in midtown Manhattan, too...


    Posted via CB10
    Lol...well, I wouldn't know...been ordering 6' cables on Amazon for about $4 each.
    10-02-13 11:37 PM
  16. Benjamin_NYC's Avatar
    I don't think it can mimic the screen. I think it's for sharing media. See below. But this is only for media I own, saved on my phone as files. I assume if I get a movie from BBWorld, I can't show it this way...?

    Posted via CB10
    10-02-13 11:38 PM
  17. Benjamin_NYC's Avatar
    Lol now that's cheap!

    Posted via CB10
    10-02-13 11:40 PM
  18. costas1966's Avatar
    I don't think it can mimic the screen. I think it's for sharing media. See below. But this is only for media I own, saved on my phone as files. I assume if I get a movie from BBWorld, I can't show it this way...?

    Posted via CB10
    Yes, it mimics the screen...
    10-02-13 11:58 PM
  19. Benjamin_NYC's Avatar
    I don't mean the HDMI. I mean Media Share over wifi to my TV (on same wifi). Can THAT mimic the screen???

    Posted via CB10
    10-03-13 12:00 AM
  20. costas1966's Avatar
    I don't mean the HDMI. I mean Media Share over wifi to my TV (on same wifi). Can THAT mimic the screen???

    Posted via CB10
    Oh, I'm sorry...my bad! I don't know, since I haven't tried that out.
    10-03-13 12:35 AM
  21. Benjamin_NYC's Avatar
    It doesn't unfortunately. I'm going to get a shorter wire or ChromeCast and try it out.

    Posted via CB10
    10-03-13 09:36 AM
  22. tvko's Avatar
    Unplugged the power TV for 30 minutes.

    Posted via CB10
    08-10-14 07:40 PM
  23. pttptppt's Avatar
    Try wiggling the cable while it's connected. Sometimes that helps me

    Posted via CB10
    08-10-14 10:32 PM
  24. BryGuy86's Avatar
    Try a shorter cable, the one I bought for my PlayBook won't work with my Z10 but I bought a shorter one around four feet and it works great.

    Posted via CB10
    08-11-14 12:39 PM

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