Tuesday, April 26, 2011

TV-Out on Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant (GT-i9000M)

This past weekend I was looking for something in my cable drawer and found something I wasn't looking for: a cable like this. I remembered that my phone supposedly supports TV-Out and thought I'd try it out.

I was VERY impressed with the results!
On the top row is Cubed (a music player) and the middle three are Widgetsoid menus.

I don't have exactly the right cable, so on my TV in Montreal the output is black & white. I tested it in Saskatoon on my roommate's TV and it worked in colour. Apparently it is missing on a few similar models they made in the states.

It's a neat feature - basically any time you want to show more than one person something on your phone (pictures, a YouTube video, etc), you can just plug your phone into the TV with a $1 cable.
Landscape mode fills the screen.