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External display via Snapdragon 835 built-in USB-C DisplayPort Alt Mode function

Sony Xperia Support
Message 11 of 27
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Message 11 of 27

Re: [Feature request] USB-C DisplayPort alt mode to connect to a TV wired

Hi Everyone,

Xperia devices do not support DisplayPort Alt Mode. This is by design.


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Message 12 of 27
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Message 12 of 27

Re: [Feature request] USB-C DisplayPort alt mode to connect to a TV wired

Dear Emir,

 

Can you further explain this "Design Choice"? I do not fully understand how it would benefit any form of design to disable an already available functionality which should have no influence on looks or performance.

I was hoping on using this device with some external hardware as a mobile workstation, external hardware of which a larger external monitor, connected via any conventional and easily available connection, would be an important component. 

Is there a possibility that this design choice will be revised and the functionality of DisplayPort alt mode is added as a feature in the furture?

 

With kind regards,

Sako Arts

Pioneer
Message 13 of 27
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Message 13 of 27

Re: [Feature request] USB-C DisplayPort alt mode to connect to a TV wired


@Emir wrote:

Hi Everyone,

Xperia devices do not support DisplayPort Alt Mode. This is by design.


@Emir

We all know that it's not a bug. That's why I tagged the topic (merged with the current one) as 'Feature request'. So how to connect to an external display now by this new design? Wireless methods don't provide acceptable picture quality.

Learner
Message 14 of 27
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Message 14 of 27

Re: [Feature request] USB-C DisplayPort alt mode to connect to a TV wired

Dear Sony, I am also interested at least why this was the choice - could you explain?

 

Ideally, please accept this feature request to include in some future updates. This is not technically a new feature to develop, it is just to remove the blocker of the existing functionality,I don't see why you wouldn't do that.

Sony Xperia Support
Message 15 of 27
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Message 15 of 27

Re: [Feature request] USB-C DisplayPort alt mode to connect to a TV wired

 Hi Everyone, I am sorry to say that I do not have any specific information as to why certain decisions were made during the software design process - I only have the information which I posted above as of right now. Slightly frowning Face However, please note that your concerns and feedback have been forwarded internally!


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Message 16 of 27
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Message 16 of 27

Re: [Feature request] USB-C DisplayPort alt mode to connect to a TV wired

Could we be allowed to know whether this is a limitation through a hardware or software design choice? I too would very much like to have this feature and frankly expected it to be there. If it is only a limitation through software, we can hope for a patch later on through official or 3rd party channels. If it's through hardware, we can close this discussion with "can not be implemented" for current hardware.

Apprentice
Message 17 of 27
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Message 17 of 27

Re: External display via Snapdragon 835 built-in USB-C DisplayPort Alt Mode function

XZ1c only supports USB 2.0 protocol despite having Type-C port, so it can't handle that amount of data.

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Message 18 of 27
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Message 18 of 27

Re: External display via Snapdragon 835 built-in USB-C DisplayPort Alt Mode function

So my very expensive Sony HMZ-TW3 used for traveling is now worthless with a new Sony Xperia smartphone as the new ones don't support MHL cable. Does that sound reasonable to you Sony just to save a buck?? Utterly disappointed to say the least..  

Message 19 of 27
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Message 19 of 27

Re: External display via Snapdragon 835 built-in USB-C DisplayPort Alt Mode function

My Question is, does the xperia xz1 compact support Displaylinkadapters? 

I mean Adapters with Displaylinktechnologie? 

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Message 20 of 27
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Message 20 of 27

Re: [Feature request] USB-C DisplayPort alt mode to connect to a TV wired

Any updates on this? It's a feature that would make my life complete!