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Android based RCA output phones

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Android based RCA output phones

Hey RFD,

Any recommendations for good Android phones (preferable able to run 4.0) that also has the ability to output through RCA (composite)? Looking to run Torque (https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... b3JxdWUiXQ..) through my cars lcd screen.

Thanks!
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Brian99 wrote:
Jan 2nd, 2013 4:18 pm
Hey RFD,

Any recommendations for good Android phones (preferable able to run 4.0) that also has the ability to output through RCA (composite)? Looking to run Torque (https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... b3JxdWUiXQ..) through my cars lcd screen.

Thanks!
This sounds very complicated. The only way I can see this working is if you get a phone with an HDMI out, then get a microHDMI-to-composite cable. I am not sure if such a cable even exists. Come to think of it, I don't even know if phones have HDMI out (I thought this was more of a tablet kind of feature).

The more realistic alternative is to get a phone that supports MHL, then get an MHL adapter plus an HDMI-to-composite cable like this one. But even that's complicated, because now you have an adapter that requires external power (via a cellphone charger) and a bulky cable with two unused jacks (the audio) hanging around.
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bmedicky wrote:
Jan 2nd, 2013 11:40 am
This sounds very complicated. The only way I can see this working is if you get a phone with an HDMI out, then get a microHDMI-to-composite cable. I am not sure if such a cable even exists. Come to think of it, I don't even know if phones have HDMI out (I thought this was more of a tablet kind of feature).

The more realistic alternative is to get a phone that supports MHL, then get an MHL adapter plus an HDMI-to-composite cable like this one. But even that's complicated, because now you have an adapter that requires external power (via a cellphone charger) and a bulky cable with two unused jacks (the audio) hanging around.
Not a HDMI-Composite cable per se, but they do come as a big powered converter box:
http://www.monoprice.com/products/produ ... 1&format=2
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