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    HDMI Out locked down???

    Was trying to use HBO Go on my droid 3 and hook it up to my TV via HDMI so I could watch it on a bigger screen. Got a message saying I had to unplug the HDMI cable. What gives? They somehow locked this down? If so, hackable???
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    I haven't seen a workaround for it. Blockbuster app is the same way

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    BUMMER! Seems really dumb. Who cares if I choose to watch it on a bigger screen. Oh well...guess no HBO Go for me.
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    Wow, can't say I'm surprised. Techs and smartys spend so much time making these nifty little gadgets just so corporations can f with the features like this. Make no mistake, that is something that SHOULD (ethically) be enabled. It is disabled to make sure you shop for a home entertainment package, nothing more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullitt6996 View Post
    It is disabled to make sure you shop for a home entertainment package, nothing more.
    That's the odd thing. You only get HBO-GO if you subscribe to HBO through your cable provider. So it's not like I would have to buy anything else from them. I already have the package. They just locked down the ability to view it on a bigger device. But where there's a will there's a way. Just wish I was more technically savvy and I'd try it myself!
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    After scouring the internet for what seems like hours I found this. But I am FAR from a developer. I am interested in method #2 for a rooted CWM phone. Anyone know if this will work with a droid 3? Post doesn't really mention what phone it's for:

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=459
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    The funny thing is that putting up obstacles like this is just forcing people to find workarounds. I like using aDownloader, free from the market. Paired with MX Video Player or BSPlayer lite, I get everything free and it works over hdmi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoBloatware View Post
    The funny thing is that putting up obstacles like this is just forcing people to find workarounds. I like using aDownloader, free from the market. Paired with MX Video Player or BSPlayer lite, I get everything free and it works over hdmi.
    Can you elaborate a bit? What whould I need to do related to what you mention above to get HBO go to work via my hdmi out?
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    He isn't using HBO, he is downloading movies and using a video player to watch via HDMI

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    Right, just bypass the hobbled HBO app entirely and get the shows from an alternative source. Many people use newsgroups. I have been partial to bittorrent lately. Just download a bittorrent client. aDownloader works well and is free. In aDownloader do a search for the media that you want.

    Use a good video player app like the ones I mentioned and you should have no trouble viewing what you've downloaded.

    Learning to use bittorrent is pretty easy, but it often helps to tweak settings depending on your connection. I actually prefer using a PC over wifi as it is faster than these phones right now. Also, it is illegal to infringe copyrights. If you have HBO at home then I would say that you are within your rights to view shows however you like, but I'm no lawyer. Just move the video files out of bittorrent after they've downloaded so that you stop sharing them with others. One final note, I stick only to media files like AVIs and MP3s. You can download software over bittorrent but the potential for a virus is too high. I prefer finding alternative software via a site like sourceforge.
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