rhannig wrote:Question: Is there a work around for the lack of HDMI out?
Depends. Amazon reviews and notebook sites reviewing this tablet say it has a DLNA server on the tablet itself. I don't own any other DLNA devices, but it appears from what others are saying that the tablet itself can serve music and video up to another DLNA device like a TV. It appears the DLNA devices the tablet sees are automatically listed and you throw the data to the receiving device you want to listen/display on.
The full extent of how this works, I don't know: I don't know the max quality of the video it can serve; I don't know if can mirror (what's on the device screen as opposed to the video data); I don't know the distance/range or how well it works; I don't know how much bandwidth it's going to suck from your wireless network; I don't know the battery life effects. Yes, I'm pretty damn useless that way.
Anyways, it may explain Sony's stupid decision not to have some video out on this (MHL, micro-HDMI).
scubalab wrote:Does this tablet have 'MHL' (Mobile High-definition Link)?
Since no one's answered...I'll take a roundabout stab. Yes, I truly, really am useless.
I don't own one (well, I do, but you know, it's from this site woot having a sale today). MHL *appears* to be a no go. I found one person who claimed they tried with an MHL adapter/cable from another tablet and it didn't work. MHL doesn't appear either in a manual pdf I looked at. That said, one site had MHL listed on a version (think some network 3g/4g one if that actually exists) but not the plain version (this one). Another foreign site (cough) site sells an MHL adapter for this. Doesn't seem anyone has claimed to have gotten anything working, which for a tablet of this age, is not a good sign that it's there, particularly considering the lack of a dedicated HDMI port of some sort to begin with.