Android HDMI problem

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  1. Noctosphere
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    Noctosphere Moon furries | Official follower of Skiddon't-ism

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    Hello,
    I'm pretty sure it is not a problem, but for I, it is.
    When I plug the Micro-HDMI cable in my android tablet, the screen turns black.
    The screen appears on my TV screen, ok, fine.
    I'm pretty sure it is supposed to do that.
    But my problem is, I can't see what I'm doing on the tablet anymore, I'm tapping on it, but I never know if I'm tapping at the right place.
    I want to use the tablet to stream video, so it would be usefull to select the video on the tablet,
    stream it on the TV, and not having to remove the cable every damn time I change of video.

    So, is there a way to see what's on the tablet on both Tablet and TV screen when the HDMI-Cable is connected?
    Thanks :)
     
  2. mgrev

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    usb-otg cable with microusb port? that would help(with a usb mouse
     
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    Huh? Sorry what? whats that?
     
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    Noctosphere Moon furries | Official follower of Skiddon't-ism

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    Alright.... so what do I need exactly?
    This little baby and a Usb to Usb cable?
     
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    you plug the micro usb end of the otg cable to ur tablet, then ur micro usb-hdmi to the micro usb output. then plug a usb mouse(and keyboard if u want) then u can use the tablet with mouse/keyboard
     
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    oh ok, I see
    thanks
     
  8. Muffins

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    Or you can always pair a bluetooth mouse and keyboard and not worry about wires, too. I've got an Apple BT Mouse and a Zagg hooked up to mine and it's bloody convenient,
     
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    but not everyone has that, and they're expensive
     
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    Expensive? I picked up my mouse for like five bucks. :huh:
     
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    Ok lol. In norway they are like 40 dollars minimum
     
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    Poor Norway...

    But you guys are awesome though.
     
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    Poor? Technically speaking we are the richest country in the world, thats why everything you can import is cheaper, and everything here seems overpriced compared to elsewhere
     
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    Not poor as in financially poor, poor as in "It is a poor thing that there aren't plentiful five dollar bluetooth mice on every corner."

    We get lots of melamine-tainted milk, BPA-filled baby toys and antibiotic-laced meat here, so that might be another reason why things are so cheap.
     
  15. war2thegrave

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    What kind of tablet do you have?
    Does it have a dedicated hdmi port, or are you using an mhl adapter?
     
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    If your devices are Miracast certified, your wired problem is rendered moot!
     
  17. Pleng

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    Look under settings/display - there might be an option to configure if you want to keep the screen off or on when plugged into HDMI. If not, then you're probably screwed.