Hi I have already ordered but not taken delivery of a Toshiba 42sl863b tv the manual is downloadable from here http://eu.consumer.toshiba.eu/en/products/tv/42SL863#productDetailDownloads
the business of being able to show blu ray video's that I have on my pc is daunting as the pc is upstairs and the tv will be downstairs routing hdmi cables to connect the pc to the tv is a no no, so I thought of buying an external hard drive and loading the blu ray files onto it and then taking it downstairs and pluging it into the tv, question is, as I know nothing in this area, would the tv be able to play them and how would I be able to control the hard drive
My Philips TV has an input usb socket. for pen drives and I play my music from them. I doubt if your TV will open folders so everything will need to be individual files same as my mp3s.
I keep meaning to try my pocket HDD on it.
Otherwise try a media unit and plug HDD into that then to TV. Should then play most things.