Stop storing trash! Everything is in the business!
Each of us has a couple of old gadgets from the category "it’s a pity to throw it away, but there is nowhere to use it." Why not make it out of it free prefix for tv or monitor?
I don’t know how you are. And I (taking into account the next of kin) will have at least 5-10 old devices lying around idle.
I suspect. this is the case with everyone. Android smartphones, iOS smartphones, a couple of tablets. Some of them are fully functional and can be used, "Have a rest before buying a new one". Some are faulty.
First, we systematize such devices according to fault classes:
1. Fully serviceable. obsolete morally.
2. Fully serviceable. technologically obsolete.
3. With a battery that has lost capacity.
4. Without battery (completely defective battery).
5. With a faulty communication module.
6. With a faulty screen.
All, in addition to categories 4 and 6, they are able to work as a multimedia processor. Today we will talk about hardware limitations.
Wired iOS devices
iOS devices able to work on two types of wires. The obsolete used a 30-pin cable.> AV "or" Lightning.> AV. " There are several options for exit:
information about compatibility can be found on Wikipedia. Problems with such wires not visible iPod and iPad, iPhone 4 and later.
Wired Android devices
They support video output in two ways, each should be supported in hardware (see. in the specifications):
The resolution on the external display with the MHL connection corresponds to the resolution of the device.
Which is preferable to choose?
If there is HDMI in the TV or monitor, and the choice of devices is quite wide. it is better to stay on an old tablet with mini / microHDMI. Even 512 Mb RAM will be enough for HD-films. Choose a codec, the resolution of the original video stream is not difficult.
For functioning is necessary working display. Separate devices by default transmit a video stream to the corresponding connector, so it’s worth trying to connect the device even with a broken screen. In the absence of phantom clicks of the touchscreen. a prefix on the hands.
The easiest way to turn a smartphone or tablet into a set-top box is to use one of the options for transmitting a stream through a network Wifi. Unfortunately, with a broken touchscreen, doing something will be problematic.
In addition, the display must be equipped with a Wi-Fi module. Most modern TVs are already have appropriate hardware. Otherwise, you need an HDMI port and an additional set-top box (Chromecast or its Chinese counterpart).
Android devices offer the use of Miracast technology, which allows Wi-Fi to transmit video with a resolution of up to 1920 × 1200 and audio up to 5.1-channel AC3. In the system settings, you must enable the "Wireless Display". then nothing more complicated. Some devices support similar technology from Intel.
Most iOS devices come with support for the familiar AirPlay reader. Unfortunately due license restrictions, You won’t be able to connect to a TV or monitor. An additional link will be required. This complicates the task, and it loses all meaning.
…And I have.
Surely among our readers there are those who use mobile devices as sources of content for a TV or monitor.
Tell us how you do it?
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