USB on Tv Can i use a External Hd to watch movies?

  Uboat 16:11 17 Apr 2010

Hi its a simple question but i'm not sure if it can be done.? in a couple of weeks i am buying a new lcd tv around a 32 inch, ive got a love of personal videos from years ago that ive stored on them & some movies i bought,

my question is "Can i watch them on the tv by using my external hard drive?" its got a USB2 & ESata connection on the HD, IF the tv has a built in DVD player would this help?
Thankx everyone!

  Kevscar1 16:18 17 Apr 2010

First Question. What format are the movies

  Uboat 16:27 17 Apr 2010

Hi kevscar there in AVI format but i can change them to mp4 if needed? thankx

  Forum Editor 16:34 17 Apr 2010

Moving it now.

  Kevscar1 21:58 17 Apr 2010

Really depends on the TV connections. If you have a DVD burner on your comp why not used Windows DVD maker and then play them on the player. Thats what I've done with my home vids.

  morddwyd 08:20 18 Apr 2010

Like Kevscar says, depends on the tv.

Mine has a usb connection, a pci connection and a sd card slot, but whether it's got the necessary software on board I don't yet know (it's only a couple of weeks old!).

  Uboat 11:51 20 Apr 2010

Hi guys ive just found out the TV has a "15pin D-Sub" connection NOT a USB.? but I think it comes with built in DVD player.? is this a good thing or bad? here is the tv..

click here

  Kevscar1 16:45 20 Apr 2010

No DVD player on that model. If your graphics card has dual outputs and it is close enough. You could connect using either HDMI or dsub

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