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Tablet or monitor with HDMI input

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Snapring, Aug 13, 2016.

  1. Snapring

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    I want to be able to show friends and clients what my bird is seeing, but they aren't always okay with wearing the Headplay unit (I don't know why. It looks so stylish : ) Are there any tablets or easily portable monitors that have an HDMI input?

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  2. Gary M

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    Nvidia Shield K! has HDMI port. Pretty sure it's for input and output. I fly with that tablet all the time but soon will run HDMI from tablet to laptop for live view there as well.
     
  3. Moby58

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    If u want a tablet, then nVidia Shield. Most other tablets that have hdmi is usually only out. Not very big screen. Otherwise a lot of small TVs will run off 12volts and have HDMI in.

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  4. Snapring

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    The Shield K1 was the first one I looked at but sadly it's only HDMI out.... not in.

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  5. Moby58

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    My bad. Was positive it had HDMI in too

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  6. Gary M

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    I know I didn't know for sure, but now I guess I do, lol! Thats all good though, still works for what I need it for. I'm sure I would need in at some point though. Bummer.
     
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    HD900vision - SHENZHEN G-VISION TECHNOLOGY CO.,LTD
     
  8. Tenly

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    What about something like this?

    HD Game Capture Ezcap HD Video Capture,1080P HDMI/YPbPr Recorder into USB disk For XBOX One/360 PS3 https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00NOONDSA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_ve.RxbCJMATBD

    It's $105 Canadian / $80 USD

    I don't own one and haven't tried it, but if I'm reading the description right, the box will allow you to steam whatever you throw at it - so then you wouldn't need to find a device with an HDMI input - you could use any device (or multiple devices simultaneously) to view the stream (as long as you have Internet access nearby).

    If not - please share whatever solution you end up using.
     
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    I added the HDMI out module to my controller and then bought the monitor below. It has 5.8ghz capabilities but those dont work with the P3. Anyway I mount this monitor to a tripod, run a long HDMI cable to it and people can watch from there. This is also rechargeable. It was too hard to fly and let people watch over my shoulder so I got this setup. You will need a mini-HDMI adapter or cable for the controller and then a standard HDMI for the monitor. I have a cable with mini-HDMI on one end and HDMI on the other.

    https://www.amazon.com/LILLIPUT-339...1471282610&sr=1-2&keywords=LILLIPUT+7"+339/DW
     
  10. htownphantom

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    Since I dont have one I dont know but I know I read in another thread that they did have HDMI in and out
     
  11. Othan1

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    Nexus 10 has HDMI input. Haven't used it to fly with, though, because all the android devices I've used in the past stutter pretty badly or lose video on short distances. Don't like Apple for other things but haven't had any issues with them flying.

    /I test mobile devices...have a bunch laying around to test with
     
  12. htownphantom

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    Well whoever posted that it had hdmi in was wrong.I looked it up on nvidia's website and it only has output
     
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    Actually the Nexus 10 only has HDMI Output like the rest of the tablets. The HDMI port is there for streaming out to a TV or FPV. I tried hooking my shield up as an input via the micro usb also and could not get a signal from my DSLR. You will definitely need to buy a screen with HDMI in and there are plenty of them out there.
     
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    Thanks for all the great ideas.
    The Flysight is exactly what I'm looking for but I haven't been able to find it for sale anywhere. Maybe still preproduction? I'm going to try the portable TV idea to get by until it's available.

    edit..... I see it's on Indiegogo.
     
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    There is also Vufine High Definition Wearable Display.
    MG_3583_a_large.jpg
    It clip on normal google on the right side and is a small HDMI monitor.
    I have one and it is not bad by it self. The monitor size is ok is you don't like to fly in full FPV immersive mode especially if you fly alone without any kind of bodyguard/spotter with you.
    The only issue I have is small sun reflection on the google glass and you cannot rotate your head to remove it. So you need also to found or create some kind of shadow. At the end a self-made big sun hood works the best for me.
    It is perfect as backup in case the tablet or USB connection die during a long range flight or if you like to have an eye on the map, one on the video feed, one on the drone and one on the surrounding + you don't look like an alien as bonus.
     
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    It's for sale in many shops in Europe.


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    Be careful about that Flysight HD900. There are absolutely no reviews anywhere online, but tons of ad pages with no comments whatsoever. I actually saw it in a shop here where I live, so I bought it with some reluctance, drawn in by the HDMI options like you.

    But I'm not totally thrilled and still deciding if its worth keeping. Depending on where you order from its probably between USD $300-$400. It's running Android 4.4.2, already fairly obsolete with Android OS 7 already touching the new Nexus models. It's a Chinese company Android tablet, so don't expect too many updates if any. Flysight makes fpv goggles and I guess these are fairly popular, but they don't have android tablet experience and this thing is not very standard so you can expect some issues.

    First problem I found out was that lots of apps aren't compatible, either due to the custom hardware or the older OS version, I don't know. Yes you can install DJI Go, but both Litchi and Ultimate Flight say "not compatible with this version". Lots of other apps report incompatible from the Play store. I was able to download the apk files and manually install them after all, but not everything will work that way. Chrome itself won't install even manually with the apk. So I installed Firefox, but it crashes routinely. So the default web browser is the only one that will work reliably.

    Next problem is the HDMI input. It works taking a signal from my laptop, but connecting my Sony mirrorless reports on the screen "not support formate" (spelled just like that). If it won't work with HDMI source from Sony's flagship mirrorless camera, then I don't know what cameras would.

    It's also heavy. It comes with a metal replacement of the tablet holder part on the dji rc. Thats pretty nice, but even then you just cant tighten the holder enough to keep it from falling backwards from the sheer weight of this tablet.

    The Flysight web site actually has a page with software downloads, including a firmware update from just about a week ago. I thought this might fix the HDMI input to work with my camera signal. Instructions are to format an SD card as FAT32 and put the firmware on the root and boot with a button combination. I did this properly but a message always reads "fatload failed" and doesnt begin any update.

    There is NO support available. Looking around the Flysight web site there are a few contact email addresses to be found, only for sales. I emailed all of them I could find asking where to get support. Nobody responded. There is live chat for sales. Nobody replies in the chat window. One person did. When I asked if any support is available the chat ended.

    The screen is really nice at 2k resolution and yes it is bright. It also comes with a sunshade but its bright enough you probably dont need it. Otherwise the specs are not incredibly impressive, a 2014 era Samsung Exynos 5260, which is a mid range hexacore cpu running at 1.7 GHz. 2 GB RAM with 16 GB storage and SD card slot up to 64 GB compatible.

    In the field the display is ok but its not powerful enough to run Litchi properly and it does keep trying to fall backwards in the holder arm, so its distracting to keep it upright due to the weight. And sound is almost non-existent. You have to hold it flat against your ear to really hear anything in ordinary ambient environments, so don't expect to hear audio announcements and warnings while flying.

    I write this here because I can find NO reviews whatsoever on this tablet, but tons of advertisement pages all over the place, so maybe it helps someone else who is thinking about it like I was. I am still deciding to keep it or try to return it. For the price I paid, it isn't a bad deal and with the HDMI out, if I had a set of FPV goggles I could probably use the HDMI out port instead of purchasing the HDMI add-on from DJI. But from everything I hear, I think the Nvidia Shield K1 would provide the same option in a much better performing, as well as better supported device, running a modern version of the OS and compatible with all current apps in the Play store.

    If you have any questions about it you can ask me, since nobody from Flysight provides any answers.
     
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    To view the monitor in day light it will need a CDM2 of 500 or more, more being better.
    I have a 12in monitor for my P2 it is 500 cdm2 no 5.8 receiver, it is a Lumenier. I have to use 3s battery for power , has Hdmi in, and works well.
    12.1" 4:3 Lumenier LCD FPV Monitor
    This is it. I am looking for a new monitor with 800 to 1000 cdm2 Feelworld has one that is 7in, so I may try it. I was hopping for 10in or more but with hi brightness it gets expensive.
    I ordered this one and now it is no longer in stock.
    12.1" AV Multifunction Field Monitor 1280*800 Resolution 1000cd/m2 for Aerial Photography $172.13 Free Shipping @GoodLuckBuy.com
    This is the one I am trying to get now.
    Feelworld FPV733 7" High brightness FPV Monitor Dual 32CH 5.8GHz Receivers Built-in battery $229.34 Free Shipping @GoodLuckBuy.com
    1000cdm2.
     
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    I dont need the 5.8 receiver but that is how it comes ,but can use it with my P2 also.