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Is it possible on Android to render specifically / only, to the connected Monitor/TV on the hdmi port?

If so, is it possible to use OpenGL ES to render a different scene on the monitor and on the device's screen?

I would like the tablet to become more of an input device when it is connected with a monitor/tv and my game to be rendered just to this screen. If nothing is connected, then the device's screen should be used.

Ideally I would render a small interface (with buttons and text only) on the android tablet and the game itself on the monitor. Can this be done? How?

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Sounds like a neat idea. Would be difficult to overcome the "flatness" of the "control pad", since the user would be looking at the larger screen not the tablet. –  Byte56 Mar 24 '13 at 15:42
    
Great idea, a bit like the Wii U but with a better touch screen. –  James Eldridge Mar 25 '13 at 1:56
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