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.




313 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 41


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
Banana?
4056 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 859

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.

 
 
 
 


2761 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1166


  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




Always be yourself, unless you can be Batman, then always be the Batman



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 »

Talking net neutrality on RNZ Nine-to-Noon
Posted 24-Nov-2017 12:11


Air New Zealand experiments with blockchain technology
Posted 23-Nov-2017 15:39


Symantec selects Amazon Web Services to deliver cloud security
Posted 23-Nov-2017 10:40


New Zealand Ministry of Education chooses Unisys for cloud-based education resourcing management system
Posted 22-Nov-2017 22:00


Business analytics software powers profits for NZ wine producers
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:52


Pyrios strikes up alliance with Microsoft integrator UC Logiq
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:51


The New Zealand IT services ecosystem - it's all digital down here
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:49


Volvo to supply tens of thousands of autonomous drive compatible cars to Uber
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:46


From small to medium and beyond: Navigating the ERP battlefield
Posted 21-Nov-2017 21:12


Business owners: ERP software selection starts (and finishes) with you
Posted 21-Nov-2017 21:11


Why I'm not an early adopter
Posted 21-Nov-2017 10:39


Netatmo launches smart home products in New Zealand
Posted 20-Nov-2017 20:06


Huawei Mate 10: Punchy, long battery life, artificial intelligence
Posted 20-Nov-2017 16:30


Propel launch Disney Star Wars Laser Battle Drones
Posted 19-Nov-2017 21:26


UFB killer app: Speed
Posted 17-Nov-2017 17:01



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.