HDMI out looks REALLY bad, what am I doing wrong?

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    Bought an hdmi cable. It looks really pixelated in my videos and streaming netflix. It looked better on my droid razr max. Thoughts? Opinions? Any fix for this? My friend said it might be outputting a picture made for the size of my phone instead of the size of my tv, but why have video out then?
     
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    Ummm what ? I don't think the S5 has HDMI output . I don't remember that being a listed feature. Plus my S5 doesn't have a Mini HDMI connector .
     
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    The s5 has hdmi out via an MHL to HDMI adapter.

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    I went the cheap route and got this:

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    Is it a "you get what you pay for" type of thing? or are they all going to look like crap because it's not a true hdmi output like my droid razr maxx?
     
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    You need the $50. MHL Adapter cables alone won't work.

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    Samsung Galaxy S5 / S4 / Note 3 MHL 2.0 HDTV HDMI Adapter

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    Display video content or mirror what you see on your smartphone including the Galaxy S5, S4, Note 3 to your far larger HDTV with this official Samsung MHL 2.0 HDTV HDMI Adapter supporting 1080p/60Hz and 7.l surround sound output.
     
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    Are you 100% sure it will display well on a larger hdtv or projector?? I'd really hate to throw out another $50 and have it look like crap still.
     
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    So...I went down to best buy and went for the expensive one. They didn't have it and the Samsung and best buy guys said to get the "Rocketfish" version. Well, it doesn't work. No picture at all. The guy told me to get some screen share app, but it only talks about working via bluetooth. Anyone know what app they are talking about and how it works? I'd like to make sure I know what I'm doing before I take this back.
     
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    Something else that I noticed was when I plug the cheapo cord in, it says "hdmi plugged in" or something like that on the phone, but when I plug the other rocketfish one in, it doesn't say anything.
     
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    Not tried yet on my S5. On my S3, the factory Mhl worked great. No pixelation.
     
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    I'm not sure which App he is referring too. Perhaps Mirrorshare.
     
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    Sorry about that . I didn't know the S5 was capable of this. I'm coming from a Razr Maxx and it had a dedicated HDMI out connector . Hope you figure it out .
     
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    no worries, I miss my droid razr maxx because of the hdmi out. That and the "menu" button on the actual phone. Nothing on the s5 but the speed and the screen feel like a step up to me.
     
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