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3.9 out of 5 stars
HTC Media Link HD Wireless HDMI Adapter with UK Mains Plug - Black
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on 26 July 2012
When I first used it it worked great then the second time it would not work. Turned out it was my phone which needed turning off and on and not the little media box thing once the phone restarted it worked like a drea. Tips I have learned to set up. Make sure your phone is connected to your wi fi at your home first then turn on your media link box then follow the instructions on the screen of your t.v. swipe 3 fingers up and the phone and box will set up you will see a green line on the phone and t.v once it's done the picture will come on your t.v you will see both pictures on your phone and t v if connected to your home wi fi it's great for watching netfix facebook anything. If you ain't got internet at home this box still works using tethering from your phone also or you can just watch films or view pictures from your phone. From the gallery if viewing from the gallery once you play a video on the t.v hit the home key and you can carry on using your phone like normal but if your using anything like netfix this feature does not work as your using the internet. If your box starts to not work restart your phone not the box that works everytime. Great once you iron out the problems hope I have helped
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
on 21 June 2013
I am reasonably competent and had this unit up and running (i.e., detected and connected) to my HTC One even without a TV screen. To me this promised much. Once connected via HDMI, the media unit showed off my photos with no lag and using HTC Watch, a HD movie truly was very high quality, HD even, allowing me to use other programs on the phone itself. For other android programs, this is not the case, the media link just mirrors what is on your HTC phone screen. I'd like to see more apps that use the HTC API to allow mutli-tasking between phone screen and the big screen.

I have a lot of educational videos that I need to watch so I just stream them onto the big screen via this adapter using VLC set to high speed playback and it gives me impressive results. It is also portable enough to be taken into the office or hotel room where I can do the same.

But it doesn't stop there, it can also be used as a dnla/upnp playback device allowing me to stream video/audio/images from my non-HTC devices, specifically MacBook and Nexus tablet. So it has versatility even if you don't have a HTC phone. For me this is great and implemented in the right way - not only having great manufacturer specific features (3 finger swipe up/down to connect/disconnect) but also interoperable with other manufacturers through open standards.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 16 May 2014
The item I received wasn't for the UK market. It had a foreign plug and all the documentation was in Asian text. The most annoying thing is that it won't pair with my HTC One (M7). Its recognised but when it comes to actually connecting it just fails. Really disappointing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 18 March 2013
I bought this in addition to the HTC official TV Out cable for my HTC One X. It definitely has benefits over the wired version, as it is much easier to use without wires. When you first install it, you have to do 3 (in my case) firmware updates before everything settles down. I find that the phone connects the first time of trying, although I have experienced random connectivity issues that have always sorted themselves out quickly either by unplugging and replugging in the unit to the power or by re-swiping three fingers up/down the phone.

Youtube, video taken on the One X and photo's are a breeze to view, and the unit can tuck discreetly away behind the television. I find that the USB socket in my LG HDTV is enough to power the device rather than plug into supplied wall charger, but that will depend on the power output of the TV USB socket.

As mentioned in other reviews, the phone does get a bit hot when using the Media Link, but then this phone is prone to that anyway when using for an extended period. Doesn't seem detrimental to performance.

So 4/5 stars, the one star being lost due to slightly flaky connection issues.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 18 August 2013
With this product you basically add to your mid-range TV those amazing features of the newest Samsungs - show pictures, videos, movies, internet, apps, games, anything really on your TV via a little three-finger push! Seamless integration, works with no hitches, so very happy with this.
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on 21 August 2012
This is probably the best gadget i have ever owned. Mirrors every single thing from my HTC One X, the phone's interface, pics, music player, videos stored in phone, web browsing, youtube, games and apps. Maybe less than 30 seconds to set-up and with a simple 3 fingers slide up and ur there. Doesn't take long to connect, maybe 2 seconds or less probably. and 3 finger slide down to disconnect

im really satisfied with it. now can properly use my phone as a hard disk. copy movies to my phone and play it through htc media link hd :D:D:D .. you can play the movie you want and use ur phone at the same time, movie keeps on playing, minimize it and use any app you want, messages and whatsapp without disruption.

highly recommended
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 5 February 2013
Arrived on time. Can't fault turnaround, packaging or delivery.

Easy to set up, plays Youtube and online video etc. to the TV perfectly, can scroll through photos off my phone in pretty good quality, great. Early days yet, and maybe a knack is still to be acquired, but my htc-phone-recorded videos [3gpp] at the moment run the video fast (comical but not as wanted) and audio out of sync behind by a second at least. All firmware is apparently updated. Will Google that to find solution as I cannot believe htc would not cover htc video recordings poorly......would they?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I used this device very little since i purchased it. Overall i like it and it does it's job well.
I experienced a bit bit of hiccups when connecting over wifi but they were easily resolved. The biggest issue is that when streaming stuff from the phone, the phone itself becomes a HOT PLATE! It becomes super hot to the point I cant even hold it - one of the reasons im not using this device a lot. That massive temperature increase on the phone got me worried that i might damage it
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 17 June 2012
This device is small/portable & couldn't be easier to set up, with or without a wireless network already in place.Great for browsing & viewing all the media on your phone. The only problem I had was trying to watch movies I had rented via the Google play - movie site, tried everything but couldn't get them to play although a firmware upgrade may fix this. I still think it's worth purchasing.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon 9 September 2013
This device allows me to mirror the display from my HTC One device onto the phone. I found it easy to set up. Once the device was plugged in, and my phone connected to the home wifi, I could activate the link with HTC's three finger swipe, and all my content was mirrored. For youtube videos, you can even use your phone normally while the video plays. It's really great to be able to share content in this way. Other reviews cover this in plenty of detail and are well worth a read, I have a couple of extra tips:

1. If you have one, you could use the USB plug on the back of the computer for powering the Media Link, which saves on wall plug use and means it turns off when the TV turns off, which is neater than having it available all the time.

2. I was able to connect my old Android phone, an HTC Desire HD, to the TV, too. I didn't manage to mirror exact content like the home screen or internet browser, but I could play videos, show images, and play music from my phone, on the TV. The version of Android on my old phone is much too old to work out of the box like my HTC One did. But I did some research on how the Media Link worked. It is using DLNA/UPNP. So, I tried searching in the Google Play store for something to help me connect. I found a free app by Bubblesoft called 'BubbleUPnP UPnP/DLNA'. Once installed, I went through the default options then selected the Devices menu and clicked on the Media Link HD. Then under 'Library' I navigated to the media content I wanted to play and it worked! Of course, it's up to you whether you want to try out other apps not released by HTC for example, and do read the app details before installing :)
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