- Aug 13, 2010
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My internet was down yesterday so I thought I would buy and HDMI cable so I could watch Netflix on my monitor with my DX. Too bad the people at Motorola and Verizon don't seem to have a clue about their products because as many of you may know this is not possible, but the techs or sales people failed to ever mention this when I asked about it prior to purchase. To make matters worse my HDMI port was not transmitting data at all, so after hours back and forth with Motorola and Verizon tech on the phone and 2 trips to the Verizon store I reformatted my phone and spent a few hours getting apps and preferences set up. Thanks again to the clueless techs at both. I got the port working and my phone seems to turn off ok now too, but of course still no go with Netflix. I've read some about X ternal Display and Real HDMI but they seem to both be pretty hit or miss and limited. One guy said you could somehow set up Real to only turn on when the DX screen is facing down so that if you need to access the controls you can pick up the phone and do so. For those who don't know the DX can not support both screens at once. Several others have said it doesn't work at all. So what is the general consensus about Xternal and Real? Does the on only when screen is down setting work? Do either apps actually still work period? Are there any alternatives? Not that I'm going to get one !!for like $550!! without a scheduled contract renewal but I have also heard that the new DX2 does not have this issue. Yes/no?