Video: Nokia E7 and HDMI-out to 110 inch screen

| November 30, 2010 | 20 Replies

Like the Nokia N8, the Nokia E7 has a HDMI out. Connect up your E7 and you can show whatever is on the E7′s screen on the bigger TV or projector screen. Oddly not all phones can do this. Some can just show media if any. Nokia’s TV out gives you a portable PC like experience of hooking up to a “monitor”, whether it be the browser, the menu, music player, photos or video player.

Watching movies is particularly great since you’ve got 720p playback with Dolby Digital Plus surround sound. With the USB to Go feature, you can connect a hard drive full of media to be played back via the E7.

Here in this video you can see the E7 playing nicely with a 1080p projector over HDMI out. The projector screen here is 110 inches! That’s massive! Not as big as the record breaking N8 movie screen but more than enough for a home theatre. Dang 42″ is good enough, no? :p The video is in 1080p which better shows off the clarity of HDMI out.

Lastly, don’t forget that if your screen doesn’t have HDMI connection you have the 3.5mm TV-out. As seen in the C7, even though it lacks HDMI out, near HD quality can still be output (very high quality analogue signal).

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  • Georg

    Kudos Nokia.
    But a look at the comparison table shows that Nokia is the only manufacturer to sell these devices with 40% less pixels. For watching videos and photos and brwosing websites that’s a bummer.
    Going from my cheap Wave to the N8 is a downgrade screen-wise, that’s for sure.

    • Andre

      While this is a “problem” it’s more an issue with lack of resolution independence of applications made initially for S^1 and the Avkon based UI than anything else me thinks. Qt should make higher res devices a lot easier to make without having rewrite large parts of the UI-related code

      • Georg

        I don’t know about the technical reasons, what I know is that Motorola released the Droid almost a year ago with 854×480 and even then Nokia should have known that they needed to up resolution and they should have adapted S3 accordingly. They really had enough time over the last 2 years.

        • Smith

          That’s rubbish, and you consistently criticise Nokia on here (which is fine) with incorrect, biased nonsense (which is the bit that’s not fine).

          Anyone with half a brain knows that increased resolution makes very little difference and really, none at all. Simply because given the physical screen size of N8, iPhones, Androids, the pixel size at N8 res is already small enough to see very smooth non-jagged text and graphics.

          You don’t seem to realise that even with higher res on other devices, so you can then render text etc. physically smaller – it’s then

        • Smith

          That’s rubbish, and you consistently criticise Nokia on here (which is fine) with incorrect, biased nonsense (which is the bit that’s not fine).

          Anyone with half a brain knows that increased resolution makes very little difference and really, none at all. Simply because given the physical screen size of N8, iPhones, Androids, the pixel size at N8 res is already small enough to see very smooth non-jagged text and graphics.

          You don’t seem to realise that even with higher res on other devices, so you can then render text etc. physically smaller – it’s then TOO SMALL TO READ!! i.e. pointless and basically just a dick-measuring contest.

          Higher res is a pointless, battery wasting feature on other devices. Nokia know what they’re doing. They are absolutely correct to keep the res low, and anyone who says they’re not doesn’t have a clue what they’re talking about and hasn’t thought things through.

        • Don

          216 ppi, there’s nothing bad about that.

          What does give a false impression is the use of fonts in for example Nokia’s own social app. They look like jagged aliased crap. If you look at for example Opera, with anti-aliased fonts you can zoom out until they still look nice but are too small to read.

          For photos/videos a screen resolution of 216 ppi is really not a problem.

        • Andre

          What does the Droid have to do with Symbian and engine limitations?? :-|

    • Don

      iPhone did just find with half that resolution.

    • http://www.verridian.co.uk Dave T

      Please see the attached independent review of screens, including your Wave to see where the CBD screen on E7 really wins. http://tinyurl.com/246zjmc

  • KeiZka

    I see this nifty N900 here, you heard of it?

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  • Emmanuel

    regarding the screen resolution, what I have today on the N8 is just fine for me… My 40′hish eyes just can’t read smaller characters than the N8 can display…

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  • Georg

    Smith :
    That’s rubbish, and you consistently criticise Nokia on here (which is fine) with incorrect, biased nonsense (which is the bit that’s not fine).
    Anyone with half a brain knows that increased resolution makes very little difference and really,

    What am I supposed to reply to another guy who just gets personal after someone has a beef with their favorite brand?
    I know this is a Nokia fan forum and still I see no reason to not critisize. And on the resoultion issue I am not the only one- by far not, every reviewer says the same and the only explanation I found so far was that Nokia wanted to avoid a shortage in supply like HTC had with the Desire.
    The argumtens of the fanboys are always the same, they always find a good reason to defend theit brand. I have no brand loyalty at all and I want Nokia to succeed, but when they fail I won’t shut up.
    40% less IS a difference, go watch a high res video on the N8 and then on the Wave. Or surf the web and navigate a site in all 4 directions.

    • Dave

      Sure, 40% less is a difference, but its not exactly what you’d count as a practical difference.

      I’ve watched videos on the 3.5″ 640×360 screen of the N8, and the same videos on the ZTE Blade with its 3.5″ 800×480 screen. Is there a visible difference? Of course not. The only real difference is that the N8 outputs via HDMI at 1280×720, much higher resolution, so you can genuinely watch higher definition on the N8 quite easily.

      • Smith

        Exactly. Great reply Dave!

      • Georg

        Maybe you should say “I cannot see a difference”- some people can.
        And it’s not only the resolution of videos, it’s also the width of websites when browsing.

        • http://www.farahfa.com Fadi

          I’ve tried an HQ video on the N900 and the N8 (same video) and didn’t see the difference either.. Maybe the people who sees the difference have super eyes of some sort.. :/

        • Dave

          Width of websites whilst browsing is more a function of physical screen size rather than resolution of the screen, at least on mobile devices.

          The pixel sizes on all of these screens are tiny to the point of not being visible, the increased resolution is practically little more than a fairly useless statistic that doesn’t assist in the slightest in the real world.

          The increased resolution doesn’t make any difference on video playback – your average divx is lower resolution than even the “lowly” 640×360 screen on Nokias.

          If you’re talking about 720p video, they’ll all have to be downscaled, and at least the Nokias have the advantage of being able to output that in its native resolution.

  • Girlie

    What size TV screen is best for watching videos from an E7?
    I connected mine to my 19in TV and the result was not good, couldn’t see much of the phone screen on the TV, leading me to assume I need a bigger TV but wondering what size would be optimal? if I just plug the phone in via HDMI, I want to be able to see the whole screen.
    Thanks