1. Phrozty's Avatar
    How big of an issue is that? I've never tried to use my phone as output to a TV.. but then again I don't use my phone for a lot of things that other people do. I don't think the Qi thing is a big deal, but a lot of others do.

    I'm just just of surprised that no one has mentioned anything about it.
    11-20-2013 11:30 PM
  2. rbiasca's Avatar
    what phones have and hdmi these days?
    11-20-2013 11:34 PM
  3. berty6294's Avatar
    Smartglass
    11-20-2013 11:35 PM
  4. TravelBro's Avatar
    A lot of people prefer to show the videos and pics wireless to the TV. Even my old android and lumia does it.

    If they add hdmi they should just add 4 USB ports for a printer, mouse, external keyboard and external desktop sound system.
    11-20-2013 11:37 PM
  5. Phrozty's Avatar
    I was just comparing it to the Galaxy S4 and noticed it had HDMI. Of course I know they like to throw everything and 10 kitchen sinks in every galaxy.... just because.
    11-20-2013 11:43 PM
  6. link68759's Avatar
    A lot of people prefer to show the videos and pics wireless to the TV. Even my old android and lumia does it.

    If they add hdmi they should just add 4 USB ports for a printer, mouse, external keyboard and external desktop sound system.
    hdmi out would work on any tv made in the last 10 years. UPNP/DLNA is relatively obscure still, and the majority of implementations are so terrible that getting it to work is a crapshoot. Moreover wireless transfer requires bandwidth, good signal, etc... HDMI out would be direct, better quality, won't drop the signal or fail, includes less components so has less opportunity to fail... There's a long list of reasons.
    11-20-2013 11:44 PM
  7. berty6294's Avatar
    WiFi direct!
    11-20-2013 11:45 PM
  8. vlad0's Avatar
    Do any WP based devices have HDMI support ?
    11-21-2013 12:09 AM
  9. Huime's Avatar
    HDMI is dying away...
    11-21-2013 12:20 AM
  10. link68759's Avatar
    HDMI is dying away...
    Uhh, what replaces it? You don't seriously think your Bluray player will connect to your tv via WiFi in the future do you?
    Indistinguishable likes this.
    11-21-2013 12:22 AM
  11. pankaj981's Avatar
    Download PlayTo and see if it serves the purpose

    http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=...7-6fd6a1e60bbf
    11-21-2013 12:28 AM
  12. mase123987's Avatar
    I find HDMI on a portable device to be more troublesome than anything. Then again, I almost never try to connect to other people's tvs. Honestly, airplay with an Apple Tv is still the best wirless method for getting what is on your screen to the tv, no matter what you are doing. If only it worked with non-apple products (and I mean fully and well).
    11-21-2013 12:39 AM
  13. EnemiesInTheEnd's Avatar
    A lot of people prefer to show the videos and pics wireless to the TV. Even my old android and lumia does it.

    If they add hdmi they should just add 4 USB ports for a printer, mouse, external keyboard and external desktop sound system.
    If you can use the internet on your tv, then you can use Nokia Screen Beamer app to put your display on the television.
    lucas.scott likes this.
    11-21-2013 01:51 AM
  14. mobster011's Avatar
    If you can use the internet on your tv, then you can use Nokia Screen Beamer app to put your display on the television.
    How does Nokia Screen Beamer work? How does it actually communicate with the TV to send the picture? Does it also beam sound?
    11-21-2013 11:42 AM
  15. pankaj981's Avatar
    How does Nokia Screen Beamer work? How does it actually communicate with the TV to send the picture? Does it also beam sound?
    If you have a TV that supports DLNA, you can pretty much stream photos, music and videos using PlayTo from Nokia.
    11-28-2013 11:46 AM
  16. Old_Cus's Avatar
    None of my televisions support DLNA. I happen to think it was have been nice if my 1520 had a HDMI port but it was never a deal breaker.
    11-28-2013 11:54 AM
  17. JamesDax's Avatar
    A little on topic and off. I have both Nokia beamer and Playto on my phone. What's the difference between the two?
    11-28-2013 01:06 PM
  18. crav4speed's Avatar
    A little on topic and off. I have both Nokia beamer and Playto on my phone. What's the difference between the two?
    Nokia Beamer streams everything you do on the phone on to a second screen using the internet, a web browser and connecting though Nokia servers. Whatever you do on the phone is displayed on the second screen. I tried it through my LTE cell connection and it was definitely laggy. I don't think it would be sufficient as an hdmi replacement.

    PlayTo streams only media through your wifi network through a standard called DLNA. It can probably be used over the internet as well, but I never tried it so maybe someone else can chime in.
    JamesDax likes this.
    11-28-2013 02:06 PM
  19. Citizen X's Avatar
    UPNP/DLNA is relatively obscure still, and the majority of implementations are so terrible that getting it to work is a crapshoot.
    Odd. I bought my TV years ago and Nokia PlayTo is how I watch a lot of TV news. Podcasts are downloaded automatically daily and when I get home I just run PlayTo and the podcasts play on the TV. Even easier than having cable and a DVR. Pretty civilized in my opinion. Set up PlayTo to work at my girlfriend's place as well.
    11-28-2013 02:28 PM
  20. 05Paris's Avatar
    All photos, music and videos play wireless thru PlayTo flawlessly...thru my dvd player tooked to the TV.
    11-28-2013 07:09 PM
  21. Morpheus Phreak's Avatar
    Uhh, what replaces it? You don't seriously think your Bluray player will connect to your tv via WiFi in the future do you?
    DisplayPort.
    DisplayPort - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    11-29-2013 11:28 PM
  22. bjd223's Avatar
    Surely most people have a 360 or PS3 which both have DLNA. Get the Playto beta and try it out.

    Sent via a Nokia Lumia 1520
    12-02-2013 09:01 AM
  23. David Watson6's Avatar
    I'm a huge Nokia Fan but ........

    All of the people here defending the absence of a wired connection are wrong.

    I have tried various dlna dongles, dedicated dlna tvs and there is daylight between the difference in performance when scrolling through images.

    More to the point the Play To is constrained to Photos, Videos, Music, you can't actually mirror the screen, Beamer is a separate app to Play To and requires both tv and phone to be connected to the internet

    Microsoft needs to add this feature.

    The most obvious use for this is showing other people your pictures, however moving through pictures via a wireless connection is the terrible.

    The N95 had this 7 years ago, to not include this feature today is a gross oversight, it kills me to see this running on a Samsung s5

    As to 05Paris comment about images displaying flawlessly, what a low standard your flawless must be
    meisamshokri likes this.
    05-22-2014 08:40 AM
  24. Scott Pray's Avatar
    HDMI is dying away...
    yeah... that's why most TV's have like 4+ HDMI ports... as do home stereo systems... also every decent video card has at least one HDMI port. Yeah, totally dead technology. :P
    06-13-2014 03:57 PM

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