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    Can you plug an External Hard Drive into a TV and watch movies?

    I'm just curious as I have 3 USB ports on my TV, but other than upgrading firmware, what is the point of having 3 USB ports?

    I have an external hard drive with movies on it, can you play them from it?



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    Re: Can you plug an External Hard Drive into a TV and watch movies?

    I have an LG tv that has that capability. It's pretty sweet, just plug in a flash drive or external HD and you're good to go. Great for watching home videos of the kids. A Roku will also let you do that if you're tv does not but it's a bit more restrictive on the file types it will play.



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    Re:Can you plug an External Hard Drive into a TV and watch movies?

    I have a micca box that doesn't stream, but has both an SD slot and USB inputs. 60 bucks and it plays everything but wmv.



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    Re: Can you plug an External Hard Drive into a TV and watch movies?

    Quote Originally Posted by OPButtrey View Post
    I have an LG tv that has that capability. It's pretty sweet, just plug in a flash drive or external HD and you're good to go. Great for watching home videos of the kids. A Roku will also let you do that if you're tv does not but it's a bit more restrictive on the file types it will play.
    Do you push input? I thought I had the capability, but the hard drive spins, but nothing to select on TV.



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    Re: Can you plug an External Hard Drive into a TV and watch movies?

    You can do it with a xbox360 if you have one of those.



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    Re: Can you plug an External Hard Drive into a TV and watch movies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cy4Patriots View Post
    Do you push input? I thought I had the capability, but the hard drive spins, but nothing to select on TV.
    Yes, you have to select the input of the USB port but then it should display the video files and/or folders on the drive.



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    Re: Can you plug an External Hard Drive into a TV and watch movies?

    Your drive will likely have to be formatted in a certain way with a certain folder hierarchy also, you may want to check that in your TV manual.


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