OLD ARTICLE – Probably has errors!
The GTab has HDMI output.
This function may or may not work on YOUR device – depending upon the operating system (ROM) that you have installed. See the other articles in the GTab series that relate to each specific ROM and its’ features.
You can connect your GTab to your TV via the docking port. The port seems to comply with the PDMI (Portable Digital Media Interface) specification. You can read more about PDMI on Wikipedia. It is a 30-pin connector that is similar to – but not the same as – the iPhone/iPad connector. DO NOT attempt to use the iPhone cable, it will NOT work!
The ONLY compatible HDMI cable that I found was one offered by electroniccrap.com (actually the name) here. I feel it is WAY overpriced ($29 plus over $7 for shipping). But if you control the market, you can control the price. Since it is the only one available, I bought it to check it out. It does work – without a flaw. Also, the same site offers a “Malata ZPAD Dock for gTablet” for $49. However, this is how it is described, “* HDMI Out * LAN * USB * Dock does NOT work without power and this item does not include charger.” Not much more functionality for the extra $20 in my opinion.
(NOTE: my cable stopped working after just a few connections. It evidently was poorly constructed.)
Resolution: As to the resolution, although there is a bit of pixelization, my TV reports it as 1920 x 1080 @ 60hz. I don’t really think that is what the GTab is sending but somehow the TV sees it that way. In any case, the video is surprisingly sharp – again with a bit of pixelization on the fonts. It should not be a problem for most applications.
At any rate, I did a video which demonstrates the GTab displaying on my 40″ Samsung HDTV. It is pretty cool – but probably not worth the $37 that I paid. 🙁 Check it out (below) and tell us what you think…
Tell us about other stuff that you have found to work with your GTab.