I'm new to android and trying to connect my tablet to LCD TV using a HDMI connector. The instructions in the manual are as below:
- Set the TV mode to HDMI.
- Connected the HDMI cable between tablet and TV's respective ports.
- Set the tablet display mode under Display Settings to HDMI.
Steps 1 and 2 went good, but in Step 3 I'm unable to find any option in Settings and Display Settings as HDMI. However my default video player named Vortex player has an option to "Play on TV" where the display can be set to HDMI and the video plays fine on the TV.
This leaves me to think that both the TV and HDMI cable are working fine but I suspect that the tablet's firmware might be that of a different model perhaps which does not support HDMI (wild guess).
The tech support suggested to download and install the latest "software" (not sure if it's a firmware or not, even they were not..) to help fix the issue with steps by connecting it to PC through USB with a bunch of steps. But this software which shows prompts in chinese doesn't seem to help the cause either. Tech support also says I should be prompted to select display mode on tablet when connected to HDMI but it didn't happen either.
Details of my tab as below:
- Name: Penta T-Pad IS703C (T-Pad IS703C With BSNL)
- Manufacturer: Pantel
- Android: 4.0.3
- Kernel: 3.0.8
- Build Number: fj_vortex-userdebug 4.0.3 IML74K eng.zjd1.20120413.113558 test-keys
Request thoughts and suggestions on the same that could help me fix the situation.
P.S the above information remained unchanged even after the "software update", so I suspect that it might've done nothing at all.