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Topic # 93700 27-Nov-2011 16:17
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been searching for the types of files these 2 Tv's will play if running off a external USB 2.0 HDD but can't seem to find that info anywhere!

SONY BRAVIA 46" Full High Definition LED LCD TV KDL46EX720 or 
Samsung 46" Full High Definition 3D LED LCD TV UA46D6000

Does anyone here with either one of these know? eg avi divx mkv mpg mp4?

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  Reply # 550693 27-Nov-2011 21:50
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cajetan: been searching for the types of files these 2 Tv's will play if running off a external USB 2.0 HDD but can't seem to find that info anywhere!

SONY BRAVIA 46" Full High Definition LED LCD TV KDL46EX720 or 
Samsung 46" Full High Definition 3D LED LCD TV UA46D6000

Does anyone here with either one of these know? eg avi divx mkv mpg mp4?

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For the Sony check the i-manual online at Sony support
  • USB playback of the following video file formats is available:
  • - AVCHD (files with the extension “.mts” or “.m2ts”)
  • - MP4 (AVC) (files with the extension “.mp4”)
  • - MP4 (MPEG4) (files with the extension “.mp4”)
  • - MPEG1 (files with the extension “.mpg”)
  • - MPEG2 (files with the extension “.mpg”)
  • - DivX (files with the extension “.divx” or “.avi”)
  • - WMV (files with the extension “.wmv” or “.asf”)
Incidentally I was experimenting with 3D files (.wmv) on my 32ex720 yesterday and found it also plays my .ts files recorded on the HVR2200 in my PC. They show up on the TV via my Network as MPEG. Strange and rather unexpected. The low resolution side by side files (.wmv) played OK off the USB but the higher ones would only play via the Network from the PC. Off the USB stick they were all blocky and pixellated. None of them would show on the TV menu and play though until I updated the TV software online.

 



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  Reply # 550700 27-Nov-2011 22:10
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thks i just found this on the US site but it says no AVI
http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/support-info.pl?info_id=799&mdl=KDL46EX720

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  Reply # 550707 27-Nov-2011 22:34
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The Samsung will have the better wide-codec support, it's a signature of their media players.




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  Reply # 550708 27-Nov-2011 22:34
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The Samsung will have the better wide-codec support, it's a signature of their media players.




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  Reply # 550709 27-Nov-2011 22:38
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yeah been looking for it for the past 2 hrs - not listed anywhere - there's the Media 2.0 but that's in UK
something so simple but not stated anywhere - this link here shows upgrade file (USB Type) firmware but there's no notes on it whatever!

http://www.samsung.com/nz/consumer/tv-audio-video/television/led-tv/UA46D6000SMXRD/index.idx?pagetype=prd_detail&tab=support#


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  Reply # 550732 28-Nov-2011 03:38
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cajetan: yeah been looking for it for the past 2 hrs - not listed anywhere - there's the Media 2.0 but that's in UK
something so simple but not stated anywhere - this link here shows upgrade file (USB Type) firmware but there's no notes on it whatever!

http://www.samsung.com/nz/consumer/tv-audio-video/television/led-tv/UA46D6000SMXRD/index.idx?pagetype=prd_detail&tab=support#



On the samsung link you posted, scroll down & open up the online user manual
On page 192 / 193 of the pdf is a list of video files it will play.
It will play avi, mkv, mp4 etc.
I have a 2 samsung lcd tvs here & they both play avi & mkv files great .

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  Reply # 550737 28-Nov-2011 06:12
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You might also want to check if USB HDD's are supported by the sets also if you're planning on using a HDD. USB support is often only USB thumbdrive support, not HDD (diffrent USB class types).




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Reply # 550793 28-Nov-2011 09:33
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On the samsung link you posted, scroll down & open up the online user manual
On page 192 / 193 of the pdf is a list of video files it will play.
It will play avi, mkv, mp4 etc.
I have a 2 samsung lcd tvs here & they both play avi & mkv files great .


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  Reply # 550794 28-Nov-2011 09:34
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sbiddle: You might also want to check if USB HDD's are supported by the sets also if you're planning on using a HDD. USB support is often only USB thumbdrive support, not HDD (diffrent USB class types).



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  Reply # 550796 28-Nov-2011 09:38
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Take a drive with a selection on it into a shop and see if they will play.

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  Reply # 550816 28-Nov-2011 10:25
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It should manage the larger drives too, my LG does. Definitely take a couple in to check though.




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  Reply # 550841 28-Nov-2011 11:13
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I have the UA40D6000, and as mentioned above, it plays mkv and avi just fine. I have played a small mp4 (Quicktime sample file), but have not yet played anything larger in this file format.

Regarding the external HDD, one of the USB ports is labelled 'HDD' (from memory), and I'm pretty sure that I have successfully plugged in my USB HDD. Can test again tonight to make sure.

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  Reply # 550846 28-Nov-2011 11:22
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Be careful with the Samsung televisions. I am unsure if they have updated this but mine does not play DTS audio meaning most HD files you download will have no audio.

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  Reply # 550900 28-Nov-2011 12:19
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Bought a Pioneer Blu-Ray 5.1 theatre, it plays most things. MKV/AVI's work fine. Might try WMA, don't really have any WMA's though :-)

Not at home so can't remember the model number at the moment.


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  Reply # 551034 28-Nov-2011 15:30
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As stated above, Samsung and LG seem to have the widest codec support.
5.1 audio files / HD audio are problematic though.
Sony, on the other hand, own Sony Motion Pictures and would prefer you to purchase one of their shiny new BluRay's instead...

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