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Old 07-16-2012, 10:44 AM   #1
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Question Connecting Kobo Vox to TV?

Hello everyone!

My wife just purchased a Kobo Vox. Not only is she using it for her reading, but also for work (she's a teacher) and the size is perfect to carry around her teaching materials.

One thing I would like to know (as my exhaustive search has come up empty-handed), is does anyone know if it's possible to connect a Kobo to a TV (either the old fashioned RCA cables or newer HDMI).

The idea is that she could display teaching videos, presentations and what not on a bigger screen. I've checked the big stores like Future Shop, Best Buy and even Amazon.

Surely for an open sourced platform like Android, someone has to have tinkered with the idea.

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Old 07-16-2012, 11:24 AM   #2
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The vox lacks the hardware required to do this.
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:47 PM   #3
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:30 AM   #4
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I seem to recall someone mentioning that the chipset supports video output, though I forget in what form and I don't know how much effort it would take to add the appropriate connectors. It would range from soldering wires to pins on a chip, to adding some components and compiling a kernel.
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It might be possible via wifi - see these apps for examples. Unless the hardware is already in place (ie: wifi projector, wifi tv box, laptop ) it would probably be cheaper and better to buy a new tablet with HDMI out and save the vox for home use.
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:28 AM   #6
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Using a server on a computer & appropriate app would allow for material to go to the Vox (example Calibre Server/get books into Aldiko) . Getting it to go the other way however (from the Vox to TV etc) is another story....
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Using a server on a computer & appropriate app would allow for material to go to the Vox (example Calibre Server/get books into Aldiko) . Getting it to go the other way however (from the Vox to TV etc) is another story....
Actually, most of the apps listed will turn your Vox into a streaming server to a wifi enabled projector or tv. In the case of one app it will mirror the Vox display (though root is required).

Or did I misunderstand your comment?
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The Vox is missing the required hardware for some of the apps. Wifi Doc can't be installed, neither can MirrorOp Sender, MobiShow PRO, WiFi-Doc, RemoCamWT etc.
Rooting is not for everyone and no easy root process has been posted since the last Vox update for those apps that could work with rooting.
What I meant is that it's not a given that it will be easy to make things work with all the constraints the Vox hardware imposes... Plus you need the correct equipment to "receive".
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Using a DLNA device attached to the TV is a possible route. Some Blu-ray players and TV's support this in a limited fashion. There are dedicated digital media devices like the WDTV and Boxee Box etc which are more versatile.
I have had limited success streaming video and images from my Vox to my Panasonic blu-ray player and better success with my GEN2 WDTV which supports more video and audio formats.

It is likely to be a long frustrating process however!

Also, if you have a laptop with WinXp or Win7 you can use Twonky's media streaming software to play to DLNA devices. There are even Android aps that allow you to control the Twonky server with your Vox.


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