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I found a use for those Droid Bionic laptop docks

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2017 01 07 18.05.12

Using an Amazon-supplied micro-hdmi to hdmi dongle and connecting it to an HDMI modded 800XL, I have an ersatz laptop using one of those otherwise worthless Droid Bionic lap docks. I may go additionally crazy and use a microcontroller to opto switch convertor to hook up the keyboard as well, all in service to the SD-cartridge that I ordered here a few months back, which should be here any minute. :ponder:

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Can I ask what specific dongle you purchased? It seems to take a special one to get the HDMI to work or the screen shuts down after about 9 seconds.

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The biggest issue with the lapdocks and using them for anything other than the Droid phones is the need for the cable to send DCC/CEC signal which the lapdock looks for.

I will try the one you have with the project I am working on with a Raspberry Pi. Thanks.

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Hello Towmater

 

... an HDMI modded 800XL...

 

 

??????????????

 

Sincerely

 

Mathy

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... HDMI modded 800XL...

 

 

:? :? :? :?

 

I concur with Mathy.

 

So what exactly do you mean by an "HDMI modded 800XL" ? Do you mean one with an external up converter box attached, or are you using some new (and yet unheard of) internal video upgrade with HDMI out? Of course if it is the later, I'm all ears and very interested :grin:

 

- Michael

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No, no. It's just a hack, a long-forgotten type of convertor board mounted inside to pick-off the chroma and luma as close to the source as possible to minimize noise, but not any kind of cool direct digital conversion. Isn't their a new GTIA-on-CPLD chip that is supposed to do something along these lines?

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