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I've got a question about HDMI out on the Maxx

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    I'm pretty sure I already know the answer to my question but I just want to verify it here. Am I correct in assuming I can show my streaming Netflix from my phone on a television with an HDMI input as long as I get the proper cable? Will it show full screen on my television?

    I currently have a Netflix streaming account and have a TV with an open HDMI port. I'm sitting on an upgrade and giving the Maxx a lot of consideration. One of the things I really want to be able to do is stream Netflix to my TV from the phone. I know there are easier ways to do it but I'm looking to do it this way because I want to do this when I stay on my boat where I don't have access to a PS3, Wii or other streaming device.

    What's involved in setting up the phone to stream to the TV?

    Thanks in advance for any input.
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    I have the MAXX and an HDMI cable from best buy , just plug the Maxx in set it to mirror and start your Netflix, oh of course set your TV what ever port your plugging it into, the cable cost around $30.00.

    sent from my Razr MAXX!
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    Just watch your data usage if you don't have unlimited. Netflix streaming from my Bionic and Maxx look terrific on an HDTV. Just finished streaming a movie right now on my hotel room's HDTV. Amazon has some great deals on micro HDMI to standard HDMI cables.

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    Amazon or monoprice.com. Get that cable for around $5. Never buy cables from a retail store if you can help it. They also have a micro HDMI to HDMI adapter, so you could use a regular HDMI cable if you already have an extra one around.

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    Netflix streaming looks incredible, 1080p to be exact. I used 50gb in two weeks streaming Breaking Bad. All you need is micro HDMI to standard HDMI cable, plays full screen. You would not believe it is streaming from your phone.

    Sent from my Droid Razr Maxx (with plenty of 4g battery power left)
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    Be sure your cable has a micro (not mini) on one end. I got this 15 ft cable at Amazon for $12 and it works great. Plug one end into your TV, the other in to your phone. Use the phone's pull down from the notification area to select Mirror and you should be good to go. If you're thinking the image on the TV is too big or small, go to the phone and select Menu>Settings>HDMI and Scan to get the size you want.

    Enjoy! I've done it with YT and it looks great!
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    Get the long cable as you have to control programming from pgone

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    I got my cable for $2 on ebay and couldn't be happier it streams great

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    Thanks everyone. This is exactly the information I was looking for.

    Texas, I'm still unlimited so I'm not worried but thanks for the warning.
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    Netflix looks great, but has anyone noticed motocast's quality isn't near as good. The image is just not as sharp.

    Netflix also blacks out the phones screen during play back, moto doesn't .. (battery saver)




    ----posted maxx'ed out----
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    can i stream netflix on very good 3G signal? Dont have 4G yet at my house.
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    3g plays it pretty good a bit grainy at first then it's all clear when the buffer catches up. I have never got to use 4g on my RAZR yet so ill I've used is 3g

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    I bought mine off Monoprice.com for 4$ 12 ft. i buy all my cables from there. should get it today and be able to plug it into the tv. i mainly got it for when i am out of town staying in hotels so i can watch netflix. :)
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    Just tried out Netflix on 3g, pretty awesome. Can't wait to get 4g.
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    Always a bit leery...

    While I'm sure cables are different than chargers when it comes to buying 'aftermarket', I had some bad luck with stuff I got from eBay. I picked up a couple chargers from eBay for my old enV2 phones - and they worked fine. However, when I got my Moto Droid I and tried to charge it, it went bonkers when I plugged it in. Broke out my official Verizon charger and all was well.

    I'm always a bit leery of aftermarket stuff, especially after the charger issue. Of course, what could go wrong with aftermarket cables? As soon as we pick up our new Maxx's this weekend, I'm sure we'll be in the market for all kinds of new stuff. After all, we're not buying phones, we're buying hand held computers! :blink:

    While I'm as interested in the 'best price' as the next person, I'm also aware that the 'best price' isn't always the 'best deal'.
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    Updated June 10, 2010 4:47 AM PDT [h=1]Quick Guide: HDMI and HDMI cables[/h]
    [h=2]What HDMI cable should I buy?[/h] [​IMG]
    Let's cut to the chase:
    CNET strongly recommends cheap HDMI cables widely available from online retailers instead of the expensive counterparts sold in your local electronics store.
    Here's why:

    [h=3]Expensive cables aren't worth it[/h] If you walk into your typical electronics store to buy an HDMI cable, you're likely to see prices upward of $50 with promises of better performance and faster speeds. Do you really need to spend that much money on a single HDMI cable?
    Absolutely not--those cables are a rip-off. You should never pay more than $10 for a standard six-foot HDMI cable. And despite what salesmen and manufacturers might tell you, there's no meaningful difference between the $10 cable and the $50 cable. Unless you see something obvious, such as dropouts or a flashing screen, the digital information transmitted by both cables is exactly the same--no cable can make the picture any better or any worse. We've used cables from many different companies in the past--such as Belkin, Accell, Monoprice, Monster, and SimplayHD--and have not run into any consistent issues with any brand of cable. With working cables and solid connections, we've seen no dropouts and "sparklies"--just consistent, dependable, high-quality audio and video. It's that simple.
    [​IMG]
    Even a heavy-duty, high-end Monoprice cable cost us less than $20. But feel free to buy a cheaper one for a standard home theater.

    The editors at CNET are so confident that cheap HDMI cables offer identical performance, we've been using inexpensive Monoprice HDMI cables in the CNET Home Theater Lab for more than a year with no issues. That's saying a lot, especially when you consider that our video experts are constantly swapping in new products and changing configurations, which means our cables take much more abuse than they would in a normal home theater. We're also accustomed to making long cable runs, and many of our cables from Monoprice are 15 feet long. We also use even longer 20-foot cables from a generic maker with no appreciable loss in video quality. If cheap HDMI cables are good enough for the eagle-eyed video professionals at CNET, we're betting they're good enough for your home theater.
    And don't get hung about other cables that offer a lifetime guarantee, protecting you in case your cables are technologically obsolete in the future. If in a few years there are consumer video products that output higher-than-1080p video signals (an admittedly unlikely scenario), you can always buy another cheap $10 cable online that can handle more data. And you've still saved yourself $30 over that $50 cable in the store.

    [h=3]Cheap HDMI cables sound great! Where can I get them?[/h] The best way to score a cheap HDMI cable is to order over the Internet. Here are a few of our favorite resellers, all of which offer solid return policies in case you do get a bum cable.
    Monoprice.com sells all other kinds of quality AV cables at very reasonable prices. As we mentioned before, we use Monoprice cables in CNET Labs, and several CNET editors use Monoprice in their personal home theaters as well.
    Amazon is especially convenient if you're already buying electronics from them and just want to "add to cart" an HDMI cable. We've done hands-on testing with a $2.10 HDMI cable from DVI Gear and haven't had any issues. Return policies vary by reseller, however, so do your research first.
    Newegg.com, another online retailer with whom CNET editors have had good experiences, has several HDMI cables for less than $10.
    CNET itself lists numerous inexpensive cables as search results for the term "hdmi cable"--as long as you sort the results properly (lowest price first). Again, return policies vary by reseller.
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    Good post.

    Actually, when we bought cables for our then new Sony flat screen, we opted for the cheaper (as in NOT gold) cables - and life is good.

    Good info in your post. Thanks.

    :hail:
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