Soundstream HDM-i4 Cable

MHL-to-HDMI cable — connects Apple iPhone4® and other select iOS devices to a receiver/monitor with MHL input

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by Buck Pomerantz

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-i4 interface cable makes that dream a reality for owners of an iPhone4 and other iOS devices with the 30-pin connector. This 5-foot cable enables you to play 1080p video and 8-channel audio from an MHL-enabled device, like your iPhone, 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-i4 cable also charges the battery of your portable device, so it's always ready to rock.

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  • 5-foot audio/video interface cable
  • connects iPhone4, iPhone4S, iPad2, and iPad3 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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  • 5' Apple 30-pin to HDMI/USB adapter cable (Apple 30-pin connector on one end and full-size HDMI/USB connectors on other end)

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Apple 30-Pin to HDMI/USB Cable: The Soundstream HDM-I4 is a 30-pin to HDMI/USB cable which allows you to connect select Apple iOS devices to your home and car audio/video components equipped with an HDMI input and USB type-A port. The Soundstream HDM-I4 is compatible with the Apple iPod touch (4th gen), iPhone 4/4S, and iPad (1/2/3). Through its full-size HDMI connector, the  HDM-I4 cable supports 1080p video and 2ch audio of video stored on your Apple device or from video streaming services (like Netflix) that support video output. The HDM-I4 will also charge your Apple iOS device 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'.

Note: This cable does not mirror the Apple device device and is not compatible with all apps.
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1 question already asked

I just need to know where does the hdm-i4 wire get plugged into? I have and IPhone 4s & I know the two plugs that go into the phone but I just don't seem to know where the hdm-i4 goes in the radio. the radio is a soundstream [ Darnel  Apr 23, 2014 ]
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  • Hi, I use this to connect my iPhone 4S to my Yamaha home theater receiver. The receiver has a dedicated HDMI(MHL) jack right next to a USB jack on the front of the receiver. I guess some car receivers have this also but yours may not. But the HDMI(MHL) input is the one you need. [ JAMES   Apr 24, 2014 ]

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