Clarity needed on the different USB / HDMI cable types

December 7, 2015 at 03:42:15
Specs: Android, Intel core i5-4690 Haswell refresh / DDR3 Ram 8gb Hyperx beast 2400mhz
I understand the old USB types. There is usb micro (mobile phones), mini usb (sat nav, Dual Shock PS3 controller), USB B (seen on printers), USB A (standard cable), extension cables for USB A etc. I know the usual HDMI cable and display ports as well. Where it gets hazy for me is with the following cables:

1) Micro USB (Micro 10P) with a slot in it. Can this be used on mobile phones? What is the purpose of the slot?

2) Micro HDMI. I've heard some phones support this so it can be connected to a TV to play videos etc. How do I know if it will work on my phone? If it supports micro hdmi, will it support micro usb still?


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December 7, 2015 at 04:21:36
I've also heard about MHL. With an old phone you need an adapter for this to work but with a modern smart phone you can do this anyway. So a micro usb is likely to also be an MHL and can be used to connect to a TV. I found another post which stated that there is no micro hdmi anymore and that this is now a legacy cable which is not used.

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December 7, 2015 at 07:05:52

The best way to learn is to read about it and research on google.

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December 7, 2015 at 11:43:13
I did! But that is quite a good reference.

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