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Soundstream HDM-A3 Cable

Micro-USB 11-pin to HDMI/USB cable — connects Galaxy S III phones and other select Android devices to a receiver/monitor with MHL input

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by Buck Pomerantz
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Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) lets you play HDTV on the road

Want to play high-definition content from your mobile device and watch it on a larger, higher-resolution screen? Soundstream's HDM-A3 interface cable makes that dream a reality for owners of Galaxy S III phones and many other Android devices. This 5-foot cable enables you to play 1080p video and 8-channel audio from an MHL-enabled device, like your smartphone, to a multimedia player with an HDMI/MHL input.

Charges your phone while you play a video

The MHL interface uses HDMI and USB plugs, along with some new technology, to send crystal-clear uncompressed digital video and audio through a single cable to deliver truly outstanding pictures and sound. The HDM-A3 cable also charges the battery of your portable device, so it's always ready to rock.

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Highlights:

  • 5-foot audio/video interface cable
  • connects Galaxy S III phones and other select Android devices to multi-media players with HDMI/MHL inputs
  • supports 1080p playback
  • charges mobile device battery
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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What's in the box?

  • 5' Micro-USB 11-pin to HDMI/USB adapter cable (micro-USB 11-pin connector on one end and full-size HDMI/USB connectors on other end)

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Micro-USB 11-Pin to HDMI/USB Cable: The Soundstream HDM-A3 is a micro-USB 11-pin to HDMI/USB cable which allows you to connect select Android smartphone devices (such as the Galaxy S III) to your home and car audio/video components equipped with an HDMI input and USB type-A port. Through its full-size HDMI connector, the  HDM-A3 cable supports 1080p video and 2ch audio. The HDM-A3 will also charge your Android smartphone via its USB type-A connector. Because the USB connector pig-tails from the HDMI connector, your home or car audio component's HDMI and USB input must be less than 3" apart. The total length of the cable is 5'.

 
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2 out of 5

just ok

Written By lph606, Athens, TN on Sunday, March 23, 2014
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Intermittently work half of the time. Have to jiggle cord occasionally for it to work
Pros:
Works sometimes
Cons:
Doesn't always work
Crutchfield response on Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Our tech support team contacted the customer to look into this issue. They determined that the problem was probably a faulty cable, so we promptly sent him a replacement.
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1 question already asked

Can this cable be used for a Kenwood DDX8901HD or DNX891HD with a Samsung Galaxy S4?? In place of the Kenwood cable and third party Samsung adapter?? [ Andrew  May 25, 2014 ]
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  • This may work but i just realized it takes up the only USB on the 8901HD. And once the Soundstream cord is installed it pretty much renders the USB port useless for anything else, including firmware updates without having to pull the head unit out every time even to connect a portable USB drive [ Andrew   May 27, 2014 ]
  • I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: The Soundstream HDM-A3 can be used with both the Kenwood DDX8901HD and DNX891HD receivers. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy Staff  May 27, 2014 ]

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