Many consumers do not yet know that their phones can be connected directly to a flat screen and deliver video in HD quality and surround sound with up to eight channels.
In 2010 Nokia, Samsung, Silicon Image, Sony and Toshiba formed The MHL Consortium with the aim of creating a common platform for the exchange of digital audio and video between mobile and fixed media devices.
In early 2013, there are more than 220 million units sold on the market that support MHL. Unfortunately many owners of these devices don't realize how much potential they are missing out on.
All newer Sony, Samsung* and HTC smartphones support this standard, but if you didn't know any better, you would think that the micro USB connector is for charging or data transfer.
Erling Hoff Petersen, Sales Director of Sandberg A/S, comments: "It will be a positive surprise to many to find out that with a fairly inexpensive adapter they can play their videos, images and sound in top quality without all sorts of strange data transfers, third-party services, data conversion, WiFi, pairing codes and other difficulties. In most cases, mobile and TV can be connected together directly using our MHL HDMI Converter."
The new converter from Sandberg is already available in many shops and can be purchased at www.sandberg.it
, where you can also find your nearest dealer. For more information about the MHL standard and consortium, visit www.mhltech.org
*Galaxy S3 and S4 require an additional adapter to deliver the MHL signal.