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DVD hookups in rooms? MGM/Mirage

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels' started by sdago, Dec 6, 2016.

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  1. sdago

    sdago Tourist

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    I read where both of these hotels have hookups where you can plug in your own personal DVD player and make it work. Does anyone know this for sure?
     
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    The mirage does in fact have an external hookup for connection to TV, verified again thanksgiving week.
     
  3. shokhead

    shokhead No big spender unless eating drinking having fun!

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    Any flat screen and you can hook one up.
     
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    For the most part, that's true, but I've had some trouble accessing the HDMI port at Delano and in other hotels I've been able to access the port, but the remote does not allow changing of the input source.
     
  5. Chuck2009x

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    What kind of outputs does it have? Is it one of those little portable ones?

    MGM properties have been installing connectivity panels as they re-do rooms, I think Mirage has them now. All the ones I've seen have RCA-in jacks for Video and R/L audio. When you have all 3 jacks plugged in and a signal going to them, the TV automatically reads from them, at least at Aria and MGM Grand. Cosmo has basically the same panel but you have to do an interim step with the remote and TV menu to get it to read from the jacks.

    I have one of those little DVD players. For outputs, it has a mini (1/8") Video jack and a mini-audio jack. So you need adapter cords.

    You need a mini-plug-to-single RCA plug for the video and a stereo mini-plug to twin L/R RCA plugs for the audio if it's one of those little DVD players.

    Like this and this:
    https://www.amazon.com/kenable-3-5mm-Single-Phono-Cable/dp/B007JIS35K
    https://www.amazon.com/3-5mm-Mini-Plug-Computer-Stereo/dp/B000LMFS7M

    Those connectivity panels also have HMDI, but I haven't tried them yet. Just replaced my 10 year old laptop, so I'll get a chance on the next trip.
     
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    A lot of places without connectivity panels have the TVs mounted in a way you can't get to the hookups unless you're Eugene Tooms.
     
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    shokhead No big spender unless eating drinking having fun!

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    Most flat screens have HDMI on the sides.
     
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    Love this reference. :clap:

    We've been bringing an HDMI cable and attaching my husband's tablet to stream Netflix on some recent trips. Now, ff we could only get some decent in-room wifi to prevent the buffering.
     
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    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    To clarify - hooking it up and getting it to work are two different things. Most hotels have disabled the remote (and buttons on the side) that allow you to change the source. So, even if you are able to get it hooked up, it will not work.

    BUT - many hotels are now installing smart panels that allow you attached your video output, lan, hdmi, etc. In those cases, you are all set.
     
  10. shokhead

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    Right, you do need to het into the menu to use a hdmi unless there is one already in use and you can get to it. Me, I don't use my room for that.
     
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    I haven't read all the particulars, but Netflix is allowing downloads to a single device now!
     
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    I saw that, but haven't looked into it yet either.
     
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  14. dtmk66

    dtmk66 Welcome to Las Vegas

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    Why would you need to hook up a dvd in the room?
     
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    I suspect they want to watch a DVD. ;)
     
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    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    How do you figure this stuff out? You must be a real techie!
     
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    dtmk66 Welcome to Las Vegas

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    Any specific type of dvd? Maybe a Tom Cruise movie:stir:
     
  18. sdago

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    I guess that what I was asking can you hook it up and change the tv source to make it work
     
  19. Foos

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    That's why I always bring a universal remote, once you find the correct code you can change the input.
     
  20. sdago

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    Thanks I will do that!!
     
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