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Topic # 151933 10-Sep-2014 14:43
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Is this something that can play movies from a USB harddrive onto a TV?


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vsmart-Ezcast-Wifi-Display-Unique-TV-Stick-Media-Player-Dongle-DLNA-Airplay-/371137201339?pt=US_Internet_Media_Streamers&hash=item56698044bb

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  Reply # 1125787 10-Sep-2014 14:49
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Doesn't look like you could attach a USB HDD

It's a DLNA/UPNP renderer, so you'd use a server of some sort (could be running on a smartphone or PC) to stream movies to it

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  Reply # 1125839 10-Sep-2014 15:34
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Yep, that device lets you stream from DLNA devices or Android/iPhone with the appropriate app.  Not play directly.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1125946 10-Sep-2014 17:23
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Thanks. So if I have a tablet that can play movies from a USB harddrive, this dongle will allow me to stream it to the TV?
That's good too.

Anyone seen these type of gadgets in the shops in NZ yet?

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  Reply # 1126022 10-Sep-2014 19:10
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BillyFieldman: Thanks. So if I have a tablet that can play movies from a USB harddrive, this dongle will allow me to stream it to the TV?
That's good too.

Anyone seen these type of gadgets in the shops in NZ yet?

Yes, that should work.  I use Bubble UPNP app on an android phone and can stream locally stored movies or those from a NAS to a DLNA renderer like a smart TV

I've never seen these before but could be a cheap and easy way to give a dumb TV some DLNA capability

Let us know how well it works

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