LCD Plasma T.V.

Posted 9 years, 103 days ago in Off Topic Forum by chilly willy

Hi


I was wandering around the stores today looking at T.V.'s and noticed they have USB ports in them. Can a USB hard drive be plugged into a LCD or Plasma T.V. that has USB ports so that movies could be watched from the hard drive?


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Gujusouljah 892 posts Senior Advisor
Posted 9 years, 79 days ago

I've done it with a SSD (solid state drive), not sure if an actual hard drive is supported. No harm in trying though


The Rig
[CPU]Intel i5-2500k OC 4.5GHz
[MOBO]ASUS P8Z68-V Pro
[HDD1]120GB OCZ Vertex 3
[HDD2]1TB Western Digital Caviar Black
[RAM]8GB SDRAM DDR3 1600Mhz
[GFX]ASUS Nvidia GTX 570 DCII OC 950Mhz
[PSU]Corsair HX750
[DVD+/-RW]ASUS (DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B) Internal 24x DVD Writer
[XTRA]Corsiar 600T, Noctua NH-D14
[OS]Windows 7 Professional x64

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chilly willy 1193 posts Senior Advisor
Posted 9 years, 79 days ago

Hey Gujusouljah long time no see.

I've thought about plugging it in to the T.V. but I'm scared. If the drive gets wrecked it's no big deal, but if the T.V. bites the green cookie that's 12 Benjamins.


Gujusouljah 892 posts Senior Advisor
Posted 9 years, 77 days ago

Good to be back , well chilly let's start by getting the manufacturer and the model. That way I can do a little research


The Rig
[CPU]Intel i5-2500k OC 4.5GHz
[MOBO]ASUS P8Z68-V Pro
[HDD1]120GB OCZ Vertex 3
[HDD2]1TB Western Digital Caviar Black
[RAM]8GB SDRAM DDR3 1600Mhz
[GFX]ASUS Nvidia GTX 570 DCII OC 950Mhz
[PSU]Corsair HX750
[DVD+/-RW]ASUS (DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B) Internal 24x DVD Writer
[XTRA]Corsiar 600T, Noctua NH-D14
[OS]Windows 7 Professional x64

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chilly willy 1193 posts Senior Advisor
Posted 9 years, 77 days ago
Gujusouljah 892 posts Senior Advisor
Posted 9 years, 75 days ago

Checked up on the USB specs, and the only media you can play off of it is MP3 and JPEG. I flipped through the online manual and deduced, from pages 34 & 47, that YES you can plug in an external HDD.

Hope this helps


The Rig
[CPU]Intel i5-2500k OC 4.5GHz
[MOBO]ASUS P8Z68-V Pro
[HDD1]120GB OCZ Vertex 3
[HDD2]1TB Western Digital Caviar Black
[RAM]8GB SDRAM DDR3 1600Mhz
[GFX]ASUS Nvidia GTX 570 DCII OC 950Mhz
[PSU]Corsair HX750
[DVD+/-RW]ASUS (DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B) Internal 24x DVD Writer
[XTRA]Corsiar 600T, Noctua NH-D14
[OS]Windows 7 Professional x64

Confucius says: use google before posting, saves a lot of time and space on the boards.

chilly willy 1193 posts Senior Advisor
Posted 9 years, 75 days ago

Hope this helps

Sure does, Thank you. Maybe I'll roll my whole desk top into the T.V. room and plug it into the T.V..

Thanks for the link to the on-line manual too.