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- October 10, 2008 at 9:11 am #2392
[attachthumb=1]I finally got hold of the TV out cable for the Touch Pro. I had no luck finding it in any of the retail outlets here, but I eventually found it at the HTC Care centre on Nathan Rd.
For this you get about 5 feet of cable. At one end you have the plug with a microUSB attachment and on the side of the plug a microUSB input is located here. This is for your power plug so you can charge the Touch Pro while you are using the cable. At the other end are the composite plugs for video and audio.[attachthumb=2][attachthumb=3]
When you first plug the cable to the Touch Pro, the phone appears to immediately recognize the cable. The Touch Pro automatically shows up a format screen. This allows you to choose a format according to what system your television uses. This may not be of much concern in Hong Kong as most televisions here a multisystems. You can choose to disable this screen if you wish to do so. Once you have chosen your format you are then taken to the Video Out screen…[attachthumb=4][attachthumb=5][attachthumb=6]
Click on one of the Icons and the corresponding program will be loaded up. You are not limited to just these applications however, just close the Video Out screen and wherever you go on the Pro the TV screen will follow. Considering the cable only comes with composite video I thought the quality on the TV screen was quite sharp and clear. The sound quality was quite adequate as well.
The photos I took of the TV screen with my camera doesn’t quite match what I saw in real life, but hopefully will show that it was at least clear and sharp.
Below is a picture that I took using the Touch Pro camera and viewed using the Photo Album.[attachthumb=7]
Youtube worked fine with the cable. Audio and video quality was fine and is obviously dependant on the quality you are getting from Youtube itself.[attachthumb=8][attachthumb=9]
When using the Opera internet browser the finest text was quite hard to see in the default screen, but then it is quite hard to see on the PDA anyway. This screen mode is more to get you orientated on the page I guess. A double click will zoom you in where you want it to. The text in most cases will then reformat itself to the size of your screen.[attachthumb=10][attachthumb=11]
I was not able to take any Powerpoint screen shots as I do not have any Powerpoint files on my Pro. I would think making presentations on the Pro would be quite feasible however as quality appears sharp enough even for projecting onto a large screen. I have been looking at PDF files and text and diagrams come out quite nicely.[attachthumb=12]
So as you see from the PDF photo any application can be put up on the screen. Below is GoogleMaps, MSN and some of my Today Screens.[attachthumb=13][attachthumb=14]
So far I have only come up with one application that doesn’t appear to work too well with the cable. That is Coreplayer. I have the retail version v1.2.5 and it appears to flicker persistently while I am playing a movie file. The sound appears to be ok. As there are so many options on Coreplayer I am hoping I will find a setup that will stop the flickering.
I have tried Windows Media Player and SlingPlayer Mobile and both these applications appear to work fine.October 16, 2008 at 7:04 pm #2393
Thanks for your reviews.
I’m planning to buy a TV-out capable PPC to project the slingbox image to TV when I’m abroad. Can you tell me the performance? Is it VCD quality or even worst?October 17, 2008 at 9:56 am #2394
jawisParticipantkenchow007 wrote:Thanks for your reviews.
I’m planning to buy a TV-out capable PPC to project the slingbox image to TV when I’m abroad. Can you tell me the performance? Is it VCD quality or even worst?
Yes I think the quality is pretty close to VCD quality, although I think with fast motion there may be more motion blur.
I did a quick video if you care to see. Wife’s Nokia just happened to be nearby so I grabbed it to take the video. The fact that I have also put it on to Youtube I am afraid the quality is not the best, although I think you will see that it is still a pretty reasonable video output. I also switched between the original video from broadband TV and the Slingplayer Mobile output for a relative comparison.October 22, 2008 at 8:48 am #2395
Thanks again for your great work. The video out signal of PPC is pretty smooth.
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