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[Solved] Can't view GS4 on TV

Discussion in 'Galaxy S4 Accessories' started by Bluesman2008, Aug 14, 2013.

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    I got the connector. Even got a new TV (Vizio) and can't for the life of me get the GS4 to show on TV. What am I missing?
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    I have seen that complaint on a sister forum and the problem often was that the person needed to manually change inputs on the TV. May not be but thought I would mention it.
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    I did that. On my TV there's a button ("input") which lets you choose the video source (e.g. HDMI 1, HDMI 2, Cable, etc.). I chose each of the HDMI inputs (one of which was plugged in) and none worked. THe phone was powered at the time it was connected. The only thing I can think of is the adaptor (an inexpensive one) "fit" into the GS4 but wasn't designed for it....different pins...I don't know. I just ordered the OEM from Samsung and, if that doesn't work with a brand new TV, something is wrong somewhere.
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    It was the cheap plug I got at Amazon. I sent away for and got the Samsung plug. Works great. Vid. and sound.
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    I've tried every version of search term at Samsung for - Galaxy S 4, Tv video adaptor -
    Zero results after many attempts - I swear their site is a year behind what's actually available.

    Yesterday while there - to send email support -
    they don't even list the S4 SCH1545 in the drop down menu for the required support issue.

    Update -
    MHL 2.0 HDTV Smart Adapter - $40.00

    Alternate Dock - $60 Amazon - OPtions at Samsung


    Out of all the reviews - none have mentioned if access to files by remote are done.
    I have all access with iPod dock by remote.
    I use dedicated dock for the iPhone/iPod - connected to Yamaha Theater.
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