Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



252 posts

Ultimate Geek


Topic # 104954 23-Jun-2012 15:23 Send private message

As the title suggests, I have a 40 inch Sony Bravia LCD flatscreen TV. 

Its around 4 years old, it is rated for 1080p high definition output (also has HDMI input).

I have tv episodes etc on a portable USB hard drive, however the TV has no USB input.

I see that some DVD players have USB input, and there are also media players around such as WD Live TV boxes.


Picture and sound quality is important, any suggestions on the best means to be able to play my USB hard drive thru my TV. 
Does the USB input on DVD players result in a poor quality picture, and can they play multiple formats such as AVI, MKV and MPEG video?


Any user experiences appreciated. Thanks!

Create new topic
2163 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 186

Subscriber

  Reply # 645160 23-Jun-2012 16:15 Send private message

You will get better format compatibility with a media player like the WD TV Live - They have been on pretty good specials recently (I think B&B had them)

532 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 28


  Reply # 645163 23-Jun-2012 16:31 Send private message

gmball:
...Does the USB input on DVD players result in a poor quality picture, and can they play multiple formats such as AVI, MKV and MPEG video? 

Any user experiences appreciated. Thanks!


We use the USB port on a Blu-ray player for video in various formats to one of our older TVs no problem at all.

Personally I wouldn't bother buying a DVD player instead of Blu-ray, but whatever just check in the manual before buying that it supports the formats you want via USB. You can find manuals for players from the main manufactuers' on their web sites.

1466 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 219


  Reply # 645202 23-Jun-2012 19:00 Send private message

Blu-ray player + plug in hard drive = next best thing to media centre.

Our Samsung plays pretty much any format




Artificial intelligence is no match, for natural stupidity



Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Does NZ need better gun laws?
Created by mattwnz, last reply by Stan on 1-Sep-2014 23:36 (68 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Judith Collins: I am resigning
Created by Presso, last reply by testha on 1-Sep-2014 20:06 (107 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


Ashburton WINZ shooting
Created by gzt, last reply by Geektastic on 1-Sep-2014 23:12 (24 replies)
Pages... 2


Cirque du Soleil Cellphone Hijack
Created by myopinion, last reply by PhantomNVD on 1-Sep-2014 18:01 (21 replies)
Pages... 2


Warning: Rage Ahead - Campbell Live and childhood poverty
Created by kawaii, last reply by Geektastic on 1-Sep-2014 23:19 (20 replies)
Pages... 2


Lightbox quality comments
Created by ronw, last reply by Lurch on 1-Sep-2014 20:14 (99 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Orcon Global Mode launched
Created by freitasm, last reply by shk292 on 1-Sep-2014 11:32 (132 replies)
Pages... 7 8 9


Lightbox press event release
Created by freitasm, last reply by IcI on 30-Aug-2014 17:54 (562 replies)
Pages... 36 37 38



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.