RealHDMI

RealHDMI


For Motorola Droid X ONLY

View screen contents and sound from your applications and emulators on your TV.

Make sure to test your Droid X with your HDMI cable and your TV/monitor using the built in Gallery application on the phone prior to purchase. Not all HDTV's support 720p video input.

If you run a custom ROM proceed at your own risk. There is no way for us to test against all variants of non-stock code. If RealHDMI doesn't work with a specific custom ROM, is usually because the ROM Chef has stripped out the HDMI support while they where trying to remove bloat from the ROM.

Motorola/Verizon have released the 2.2.1 update for the phone that fixes the HDMI bug detailed in http://supportforums.motorola.com/message/245559
We recommend updating your phone from to at least 2.2.1

Note: HBOGO App has been modified by HBO so it will no longer play video if it detects HDMI is enabled. Older version of their application worked fine, recent change is blocking HDMI use.

=========FAQ==========
Q:Why can't I see things on Phone Screen and HDTV at same time?
A: The hardware limitation of the OMAP3 processor makes it physically impossible for GPU to update LCD screen and HDMI/TV at the same time. This means that the phone will never be able to do "dual view" and display active content on LCD and TV at same time. When HDMI is turned on, last frame rendered on LCD appears frozen until HDMI is turned off. This is the nature of the hardware. Checkout users guide on our website to learn more and how to work around this.

Q: Why is graphics on my TV only taking up part of the display?
A:Its a limitation of the GPU and Android OS. Video from Flash and other applications will display full screen but pixel based graphics will not unless your TV supports auto scaling. See item #5 on the faq on our website for complete explanation.
http://goo.gl/Kpzj

Q: Why does my home screen appear sideways on the TV?
A: Simple answer is the home screen app on the Droid X doesn't have a landscape orientation. You can see yourself when HDMI is not on, tilt your phone on the side. You notice home screen doesn't change to a landscape mode like other applications do. Only way to get a landscape orientation in your home screen is to use a home screen replacement app like ADW or Launcher Pro.

Q: Does this work with the blockbuster app?
A: No. Back in September their released an update to their application that keeps their app from playing video if HDMI is enabled.

Q: Do I need this App to watch my videos and pictures on my HDTV?
A: If all you wish to do is play videos through the gallery application or see your pictures on your TV then you don't need this app. The gallery application on the phone does that for you already. This application just enables HDMI so non-HDMI aware applications can be fooled into displaying on your TV. Do not try to use the gallery app while using RealHDMI as both apps can end up fighting for control of HDMI port.

Questions? [email protected]

Recent changes:
1.9.9
-Minimize memory footprint
-Bug fixes prior to 2.0 release
1.9.4
-Better Error Trapping for Broken HDMI support in custom ROMs
-Fixed HDMI Detection Cycling
1.9.3
- Tweaks to keep gingerbread from killing our HDMI service.
- Should stop problems with HDMI turning off randomly
- Some refinements of API calls
- We are still working out some of hiccups due to major changes in 2.3

1.9
- First public release with basic support for Android 2.3
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About RealHDMI
For Motorola Droid X ONLY

View screen contents and sound from your applications and emulators on your TV.

Make sure to test your Droid X with your HDMI cable and your TV/monitor using the built in Gallery application on the phone prior to purchase. Not all HDTV's support 720p video input.

If you run a custom ROM proceed at your own risk. There is no way for us to test against all variants of non-stock code. If RealHDMI doesn't work with a specific custom ROM, is usually because the ROM Chef has stripped out the HDMI support while they where trying to remove bloat from the ROM.

Motorola/Verizon have released the 2.2.1 update for the phone that fixes the HDMI bug detailed in http://supportforums.motorola.com/message/245559
We recommend updating your phone from to at least 2.2.1

Note: HBOGO App has been modified by HBO so it will no longer play video if it detects HDMI is enabled. Older version of their application worked fine, recent change is blocking HDMI use.

=========FAQ==========
Q:Why can't I see things on Phone Screen and HDTV at same time?
A: The hardware limitation of the OMAP3 processor makes it physically impossible for GPU to update LCD screen and HDMI/TV at the same time. This means that the phone will never be able to do "dual view" and display active content on LCD and TV at same time. When HDMI is turned on, last frame rendered on LCD appears frozen until HDMI is turned off. This is the nature of the hardware. Checkout users guide on our website to learn more and how to work around this.

Q: Why is graphics on my TV only taking up part of the display?
A:Its a limitation of the GPU and Android OS. Video from Flash and other applications will display full screen but pixel based graphics will not unless your TV supports auto scaling. See item #5 on the faq on our website for complete explanation.
http://goo.gl/Kpzj

Q: Why does my home screen appear sideways on the TV?
A: Simple answer is the home screen app on the Droid X doesn't have a landscape orientation. You can see yourself when HDMI is not on, tilt your phone on the side. You notice home screen doesn't change to a landscape mode like other applications do. Only way to get a landscape orientation in your home screen is to use a home screen replacement app like ADW or Launcher Pro.

Q: Does this work with the blockbuster app?
A: No. Back in September their released an update to their application that keeps their app from playing video if HDMI is enabled.

Q: Do I need this App to watch my videos and pictures on my HDTV?
A: If all you wish to do is play videos through the gallery application or see your pictures on your TV then you don't need this app. The gallery application on the phone does that for you already. This application just enables HDMI so non-HDMI aware applications can be fooled into displaying on your TV. Do not try to use the gallery app while using RealHDMI as both apps can end up fighting for control of HDMI port.

Questions? [email protected]

Recent changes:
1.9.9
-Minimize memory footprint
-Bug fixes prior to 2.0 release
1.9.4
-Better Error Trapping for Broken HDMI support in custom ROMs
-Fixed HDMI Detection Cycling
1.9.3
- Tweaks to keep gingerbread from killing our HDMI service.
- Should stop problems with HDMI turning off randomly
- Some refinements of API calls
- We are still working out some of hiccups due to major changes in 2.3

1.9
- First public release with basic support for Android 2.3

User reviews of RealHDMI
Very useful!
Jun 9, 2011
Great app! Perfect for using w/ other apps to watch video formats that aren't picked up by the standard video player
Oct 17, 2010
purchased this because really, this is the way it SHOULD be on the Droid X. Some bugs still linger, mirroring would be nice or an overlay but overall, amazing....
Sep 29, 2010
Well I didn't see the warning before buying. Only works on Droid X? It doesn't detect HDMI on my Evo
Sep 26, 2010
I really hate to disagree with the reviews on here. Used it with two HDMI displays, one didn't detect HDMI (hanns-g 28" monitor) and the other LN46B650 Samsung HDTV it detected but as soon as turned on it did not detect it anymore. Gallery displays video just fine on it. Real HDMI displayed its own display on the tv while playing music and never displayed the phone screen. Also stated HDMI was disabled... can't figure that out. :(
Sep 17, 2010
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jul 24, 2014
It works great thanks!!
A Google User
Mar 8, 2013
sucks don't buy it... there free one out there this app sucks won't work... when you push home button it won't switch back to home screen in tv or phone.... just downloaded another free app 100 times better than this crap don't waste your money not worth it
A Google User
Mar 8, 2013
sucks don't buy it... there free one out there this app sucks won't work... when you push home button it won't switch back to home screen in tv or phone.... just downloaded another free app 100 times better than this crap don't waste your money not worth it
A Google User
Feb 28, 2013
Jess Hey it works on DROID better than nothing especially if u have netflix thank you!!!
A Google User
Feb 28, 2013
Jess Hey it works on DROID better than nothing especially if u have netflix thank you!!!