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TV with USB port

by hummer3694 / January 18, 2006 3:41 AM PST

Ok I dont know if this has hit the public but I think that the TV's being push into the stores these days would be sweet if they could have a few usb ports on the side or something. I would like to be able to plug in my external hard drive and play some music or movies with out having to burn a dvd and put it into my dvd player. Does anyone know something like this?? If so reply please or email me at


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(NT) (NT) Home theater PC.
by jcrobso / January 18, 2006 3:50 AM PST
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u didnt answer my question
by hummer3694 / January 18, 2006 3:58 AM PST
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no no lol i dont want my pc to hook up to my tv my question was are there any tv's with usb's on them cause i have no prob with usbs on pc lol

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there are quite a few
by masterying01 / January 18, 2006 4:52 AM PST

of tv's out with firewire ports so you can do just that. someone was saying they were hooking up true 1080p signals via those ports from a regular harddrive to 1080p tv's to demo the tv's. samsung i know for sure is releasing tv's in the near future that can let you hook up an MP3 player into it and control that mp3 player through your tv remote control.

a lot of new a/v receivers have ipod adapters or stuff like that on there you'll most likely see a WIDE selection soon..........if a lot more poeple want his feature.

there are also a lot of "media hubs" that you can buy that transfers this stuff through your network and converts it to a/v for your tv. in my opinion...use your tv for what its made for....watching tv. nothing else. no hooking up your computer, no surfing the internet, NOTHING.

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Would need some OS
by Dvcdan05 / January 18, 2006 4:49 AM PST
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I wouldnt hold your breath for that, firewire maybe someday (like some DVRs already have.) I think jcrobso was kind of hinting that in order for your TV to connect to an external HD it would have to have some sort of an OS in order to convert the data into playable formats. As jcrobso said i think you might be better off with a media center pc or do as i do and connect an optical audio to your receiver and your DVI to either HDMI (with a converter cable) or straight in as DVI. You still get your surround sound and your picture remains the same quality.

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