Connecting My Samsung 7" Galaxy Tab to my TV

  ramyramsdale 26 Dec 12
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Hi Guys, Would it be possible to connect my Samsung 7"Galaxy Tab to my TV the same as you would a Laptop? via a HDMI cable? Please keep it as simple as possible as im a Dinosaur !Thanks, Paul

  rickf 26 Dec 12

as long as there is a hmdi socket on the tablet then yes.

  ramyramsdale 26 Dec 12

Perhaps I didn't make myself clear, there ls NO hdmi socket on my tablet.would it be possible to connect to a TV without a hdmi socket on my tab?

  SillBill 26 Dec 12

Check out the MHL Micro USB to HDMI Adapters on line (Google) to see if your Samsung is compatible.

  SillBill 26 Dec 12

You may also need a micro to mini USB adaptor.

  Gordon Freeman 27 Dec 12

I have a Samsung galaxy sIII so connection of your tab should be the same I think. If so, you have 2 options:

  1. MHL Micro USB to HDMI Adapter c.£20 as mentioned, and

  2. c£50 for the WiFi gizmo from Samsung - Samsung AllShare Cast Dongle.

If going for the MHL option make sure it's Samsung original as they have done something to the USB config meaning fakes/non genuine Samsung items won't work.

I have tried both and would recommend either as they both work well, but prefer the dongle as you can operate your phone/tab from the sofa. With the MHL option you are restricted by the length of cable which means you would need to position your tab/phone close to the tv and have access to a 240v power supply too...it uses your phone/tab mains charging plug.

  Gordon Freeman 27 Dec 12

Meant to add, for the MHL option you will also need a separate HDMI lead; couple of quid for a 1m length one from Amazon.

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