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Viewing Video Films From A Computer HDD on TV

by DoomEad / April 7, 2013 2:22 PM PDT

My TV is a Panasonic TX-L42U3B. I have over 100 films recorded from TV onto shop bought blank video cassettes. My thought is to transfer them onto HDD's via my desktop PC and then put the HDD's into an enclosure. The problem is my TV doesn't have a USB port, although I think it has an Ethernet one. Is there any other way of viewing the films on my TV using this method. I'm trying to save myself the laborious job of transferring all these films onto DVD and viewing them off a HDD instead.
Thanks in advance

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 7, 2013 2:41 PM PDT

You're going to have to decipher what encoding your TV supports and then find a process and software to encode your files.

Frankly I think getting some media player may be easier but still have to decode what the player supports.

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Viewing Video Films From A Computer HDD on TV
by DoomEad / April 9, 2013 10:57 PM PDT
In reply to: Maybe?

I'm sorry. I don't know what you mean by this encoding and what information I should be looking for.

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And you see the problem today.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 11, 2013 11:09 PM PDT

If you want to do this you find yourself having to learn a lot about video encoding.

Why not stick with DVDs and such for now?

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Physical Connection
by DoomEad / April 12, 2013 5:38 AM PDT

The point is though, that without a USB port on the TV, how do I physically connect a HDD to the TV? With or without encoding knowledge I will still need to find a way to connect the HDD?

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As you found out.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 14, 2013 3:09 AM PDT
In reply to: Physical Connection

You can't connect without the connections.

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