The MHL, also known as the (Mobile High Definition Link) Consortium was formed to introduce a new mobile audio-video interface for directly connecting mobile phones and other portable consumer electronics like tablets to new-age high definition televisions and HDTVs and other high end displays. The MHL standard thus established, boasts of a single cable and low pin interface that can support 1080p
high definition video and digital audio without any loss or compression of the parent file. And to add a cherry to the cake, it constantly charges your device during usage.A few years up the line, the thought of playing audio and video from your smartphone to your television seemed farfetched. But now, the MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) offers an easy way to connect your smartphone or tablet to your HDTV
via and HDMI
Features and Performance
Getting media to play from your smart phone or tablet to your TV has always been a tricky and a seemingly impossible task. MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) offers an easy way to connect your smart phone or tablet to an HDTV via HDMI. By utilizing the built in Micro USB
Port of your phone or tablet, the MHL to HDMI Adapter will use some space age wizardry to display your favorite images and videos in crystal clear High Definition up to 1080p. External power is required but you want have to go far. Power is pulled from the charger that was provided with your smartphone or tablet and a simple USB Cable. Purchase the Micro USB MHL to HDMI Video Adapter for your smartphone to use it with your HDTV. This adapter will finally enable you to break free from your limitations regarding smartphone connectivity. With the Micro USB MHL to HDMI Video Adapter you can finally watch movies and listen to songs directly from your smartphone or tablet on your television in high definition.First of all connect the Micro USB cable to the adapter for charging and then the HDMI cable to your HDTV. After that, attach the micro USB cable to the smartphone or tablet.The power cable must be connected to the adapter at all times while it is in use to make the sending of video and audio through the HDMI cable possible. This will not be provided in the packaging. For this purpose the standard Micro USB charging cable provided with your gadget can be used.
In information technology, Universal Serial Bus (USB) is a serial bus standard to connect devices to a host computer. USB was designed to allow many peripherals to be connected using a single standardized interface socket and to improve plug and play capabilities by allowing hot swapping; that is, by allowing devices to be connected and disconnected without rebooting the computer or turning off the device. Other convenient features include providing power to low-consumption devices, eliminating the need for an external power supply; and allowing many devices to be used without requiring manufacturer-specific device drivers to be installed.
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transmitting uncompressed digital data. It represents a digital alternative to consumer analog standards such as Radio Frequency (RF) coaxial cable, composite video, S-Video, SCART, component video, D-Terminal, and VGA. HDMI connects digital audio/video sources such as set-top boxes, Blu-ray Disc players, personal computers (PCs), video game consoles, and AV receivers to compatible digital audio devices, computer monitors, and digital televisions. HDMI supports, on a single cable, any TV or PC video format, including standard, enhanced, and high-definition video, up to 8 channels of digital audio, and the Consumer Electronics Control signal. It is independent of the various digital television standards such as ATSC and DVB as these are encapsulations of compressed MPEG video streams (which can be decoded and output as an uncompressed video stream on HDMI). A Digital Visual Interface (DVI) signal is electrically compatible with an HDMI video signal; no signal conversion needs to take place when an adapter is used, and consequently no loss in video quality occurs.
1080p is the shorthand name for a category of HDTV video modes. The number "1080" represents 1,080 lines of vertical resolution (1080 horizontal scan lines), while the letter p stands for progressive scan (meaning the image is not interlaced). 1080p can be referred to as full HD or full high definition to differentiate it from other HDTV video modes. The term usually assumes a widescreen aspect ratio of 16:9, implying a horizontal resolution of 1920 pixels. This creates a frame resolution of 1920×1080, or 2,073,600 pixels in total. The frame rate in hertz can be either implied by the context or specified after the letter p (or i), such as 1080p30, meaning 30 Hz.
High-definition television (or HDTV) is a digital television broadcasting system with higher resolution than traditional television systems (standard-definition TV, or SDTV). HDTV is digitally broadcast; the earliest implementations used analog broadcasting, but today digital television (DTV) signals are used, requiring less bandwidth due to digital video compression.