1. smbdysm1's Avatar
    I am hoping someone can provide me with a straight up answer or solution to my dilemma.

    I have been watching and considering the DTEK50 since it came out. I am currently still with a Z10, but have been having problems as of late, and realized it is finally time to move to Android. Size is a big thing for me, so PRIV or DTEK60 is out. One major sticking point I just discovered, however, is that apparently the DTEK50 does not have any form of video out. I use HDMI from my Z10 all the time, and assumed Slimport was now the defacto standard in mobile phones, and all micro-USB ports were compatible. Not so, it has been revealed.

    Now, is there any way to get video onto a TV from the DTEK50, WITHOUT USING WIFI (I don't want to hear "Chromecast", as that is all that is said about any other question online about this). The reason I use the video out so much, is we don't have internet at the cabin, so I just load up my phone and watch from there.
    I was all set to finally order this phone (much to the delight of my wife, who hates my Z10), but this is truly a dealbreaker.
    Someone please help, keep a lifelong BB user on board!

    Thanks
    01-26-17 04:44 PM
  2. anon(4243545)'s Avatar
    There's no technical way to do it without Chromecast.
    01-26-17 06:58 PM
  3. jagrlover's Avatar
    Go for the DTEK60. It's really not that much bigger than the DTEK50.
    Attached Thumbnails DTEK50 video out-41295.jpg  
    01-26-17 08:49 PM
  4. Drenegade's Avatar
    Keep the Z10 around as a dedicated video player and get the DTEK to use as a phone.

    Posted via CB10
    01-26-17 08:52 PM
  5. anon(2313227)'s Avatar
    You can get a chromecast puck for less than 25 and it is more versatile. C'est la Vie. Once you use it then you will love it like hdmi on the z10 was not a thing back then but you loved it.
    01-26-17 08:54 PM
  6. Ment's Avatar
    w/o wifi you are limited. Keep using your Z10 or get a cheap Kodi box w/ remote and load an SD card with your files.
    01-26-17 09:11 PM
  7. YeemanBB's Avatar
    Screen casting to my TV through an Amazon Fire Stick works well for me. However, live streaming and casting for one hour use 40% battery on the DTEK 50 and the CPU temperature gets up to 85°C. I usually have the phone plugged in and leave it on an ice pack. Just screen casting uses about half as much battery and the CPU temperature is around 60°C.
    01-26-17 11:38 PM
  8. smbdysm1's Avatar
    The dtek60 offers video out?

    Posted via CB10
    01-28-17 12:59 PM
  9. BerrySpawn's Avatar
    The dtek60 offers video out?

    Posted via CB10
    No it doesn't. It was quite uncommon for phone to have hdmi output as the Z10/30. Doesn't look like anyone will bring it back as everything is about going over the air.
    01-29-17 08:09 AM
  10. Drenegade's Avatar
    No it doesn't. It was quite uncommon for phone to have hdmi output as the Z10/30. Doesn't look like anyone will bring it back as everything is about going over the air.
    No doubt. I actually can't think of any other phones that had an actual HDMI out port.

    Posted via CB10
    01-29-17 08:45 AM
  11. YeemanBB's Avatar
    No doubt. I actually can't think of any other phones that had an actual HDMI out port.

    Posted via CB10
    My old Motorola RAZR has a HDMI out port. Come to think of it, it isn't that much older than the Z30 and even it is on KitKat.
    02-04-17 11:03 AM

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