Thursday, 20 June 2013

Your Samsung Galaxy and Your TV

The very first Samsung Galaxy was introduced to the public in June of 2009, about two years after Apple came out with the first version of iPhone. Known as the Samsung Galaxy i7500, the unit included such features as a 5 MP camera, geo-tagging of images, touchscreen, accelerometer, and a number of Google apps. It also runs on Android Cupcake OS. Four years after, the Samsung Galaxy model line has evolved greatly giving Apple a run for its money when it comes to smart phones.

One of the latest models in the Galaxy line that has been making quite a buzz in the market nowadays is the Samsung Galaxy S4. The S4 measures almost 6 inches in height and around 3 inches in width. At 130 grams, it is considered to be a bit heavier than the competitors. However, the Samsung Galaxy S4seems to be ergonomically designed that very few users have reported problems about the unit slipping from their hands.

One of the many features that the S4 provides its users is the ability to connect it to your HDTV. If you happen to have a Samsung smart TV, this should be no-sweat, as you only have to make use of your wireless hub. From your S4, all you have to dois head to Settings menu where you would have the option that would allow your TV to mirror what’s on your phone. This can be found under the Connections tab. When you click that, you would be able to see which TV you can wireluessly connect to. Another way to do this is to make use of the Samsung Blu-ray player that features an AllShare Cast.

If, however, you do not have a Samsung TV at home, you can make use of an MHL Adapter in order to connect your phone to your TV. This adapter allows your TV to mirror what’s on your phone. With the MHL adapter, you would be able to enjoy crisper images and sounds as well as uninterrupted video playing. However, because of its length, you might find yourself having to get up every now and then in order to change whatever it is that you are watching. If you are going for the latter, you would need to have an MHL-to-HDMI adapter and an HDMI cable. You would need to plug the MHL adapter to the microUSB port of your phonewhile your phone’s wall charger goes to the MHL adapter. Once this set up has been done, you would need to plug the charger into the wall and then have the HDMI cable connected to your adapter. The other end would have to go in to the free port of your TV set.

With your S4 connected to your TV, you would no longer have to worry about squinting your eyes and not being able to share your favorite movies with your family and friends. As long as you have the needed cables and equipment, you would be just fine. The only thing that you would have to worry now is the popcorn and drinks.

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