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Samsung Galaxy S III Requires New Proprietary MHL-HDMI Adapter

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    It seems that not everything about the new Samsung Galaxy S III is 100% rosy. The new superphone requires a new proprietary MHL-HDMI Adapter, instead of the one that was used on the SGS2 and the SGS. The online retailer called Clove noticed the new connector and created a video for it, which we included above. Oh well... I guess we can call that the phone's "Persian Flaw."

    Source: S3Forums via SlashGear
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    Is that the same one as on the rezound?
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    Not a big deal to me, or likely most customers, as I would imagine only a small proportion of users actually utilize HDMI output.

    However, it's a nice feature to have, so buying a proprietary (and probably expensive) adapter will suck.
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    They're copying Apple with the requirement for BS proprietary parts. Apple should sue them for this.
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    Only took three posts before Apple was mentioned. Nice! :D
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    honestly though why not just include a micro HDMI port? that's one thing about moto that I do like... no adapter needed... just a cable and you're good to go.
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    Lol, NOoooooooooooooo. Don't go rooting apple on for lawsuits.

    DROID RAZR MAXXIMIZED!!!! PREPARE TO BE VANQUISHED!!!
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    It actually is a huge deal, in doing this Samsung is ensuring the cheap razors expensive blades methodology but in today's expensive razors expensive blades way.

    More money at our expense.
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    umm.... what?
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    You have to pay royalty fees for HDMI.

    My guess is that cell phone companies are doing what Microsoft did to the Original XBOX. Instead of including the ability to play DVDs out of the box (or in this case having an HDMI output on the phone), they make an add on that would include the royalty fee.

    That way, you don't pay more on the device, instead that fee goes into an add on.
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    I have no idea what dude is trying to say.
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    Look no further than Apple to understand what I'm saying. Proprietary plug on iProducts with a boat load of overpriced accessories, this is similar.

    Why not add proprietary connectors on Samsung products, this ensures Samsung has the initial sole ability to set the price on the accessories being plugged into their devices.

    Dude is trying to say this sucks.
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    I got the impression from the video that it ONLY works with samsung's mhl adapter and not other brands of mhl to hdmi adapters.

    This was due to a different pin alignment, which is B. S. If it's true.
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    MHL is a little bit different technology than HDMI: Mobile High-definition Link - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (see features). Plus it was designed to work on any port type which is why the micro usb port doubles as an MHL connection, versus having to have separate micro usb and hdmi ports
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    I may not like needing the special adapter, but I do like having just one plug for both. My DroidX has a mini hdmi connector that I have never used and have always been worried of it somehow breaking and stopping my phone fromw orking.
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    I've always thought Apple was a steaming pile of dog crap for this stuff. Why would Samsung copy such a stupid policy???
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    Boo.
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    I never use mhl on my rezound anyway.
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    The quote was not 100% accurate, since there isn't such a thing as a cheap razor with expensive blades. You can have an expensive razor (Merkur) with cheap blades (any double edge). But his heart was in the right place.

    Translated, rather than Samsung taking the low road approach and ensuring that they invest money and tech into making sure that their expensive device (razor) just supports standard ports and protocols (blades) which to consumers is at pennies in terms of cost, they would rather invest even more money and tech to make sure that their expensive device (razor) only supports overpriced proprietary accessories (blades) which we are forced to get from them.

    Some people look at it as "oh it's consolidation!!!" I call them sheep unless they do what I say to do in response to the below comment.

    They said the same thing about mini-USB back in the day. Look where we're at. Plus we have cables that don't charge consistently unless you use proprietary versions (Apple), three shades of HDMI, three shades of USB, and now MHL and the rumor that Samsung's variation might not work according to standard.

    On the RAZR, for example, I can plug it in to charge with a $2 cable AND send HDMI output from a $5 cable to a TV. MHL seems to mandate a dock to do the same thing - docks are not and have never been cheap. That's the problem. So to do the same thing that costs me $2 now, I'd be upwards of $60-$100 ABOVE the price of the phone.

    Don't get me wrong. I don't care or mind them going this route. But then give the dongles free with the phone. Eat the cost yourself or force the carriers to sub it.
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    Agreed. I never once used the HDMI output on my DX. I have however used a wireless connection and will do the same thing with the S III.
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