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Old 03-26-11, 11:50 AM   #1
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Bizarre question about smartphones and projectors...

I need to start doing visual presentations for work. I would like to avoid putting together a flip chart and use powerpoint.

I'm interested in hooking up my smartphone (Droid X) to a projector. Why? Because by the time I have the visual presentation ready, I'll have a laptop as well. I like redundancy, and want to have a backup (plus, I'd be able to do it on the fly without hauling my laptop around in the Arizona summer).

So, does anyone know of a way to hook up my phone to a projector (bluetooth, hdmi, etc.), have a projector recommendation, or know of a forum or community where they could help me? I've asked on the android forums and they haven't had a single damn thing.

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Old 03-26-11, 12:13 PM   #2
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I know they make them for the iPhone and this will let you connect a blackberry to a projector.

And google up small projector. I know they make projectors you can dock an iPod/phone to.
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Hdmi out - but it only works in Gallery mode, so you'd have to make your presentation as images or video.
Youtube - Droid X HDMI Output Demo
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There are a lot of apps to make a phone control a laptop going through a projector, but I don't know about sending a ppt from the phone to the projector. No reason they shouldn't be out there. It seems like the biggest barrier would be operating the ppt file on the phone. I wonder if there is an android app that can play pps files.

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Hdmi out - but it only works in Gallery mode, so you'd have to make your presentation as images or video.
Youtube - Droid X HDMI Output Demo
I'm going to grab a micro HDMI cable this week and test a couple things out on my monitor from my phone. I might be able to show powerpoint files from office for android...might.

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There are a lot of apps to make a phone control a laptop going through a projector, but I don't know about sending a ppt from the phone to the projector. No reason they shouldn't be out there. It seems like the biggest barrier would be operating the ppt file on the phone. I wonder if there is an android app that can play pps files.
I'm pretty sure there's an office app that does that. I think I actually have it.
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