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Connecting HDD to multiple devices including TV

by Evaldas32 / June 19, 2012 9:29 PM PDT

Hello,I have an idea connecting my external Hard disk drive to multiple tv`s and at the same time being connected to PC,is it possible?I mean usign USB hubs and other devices?

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Re: hard disk
by Kees_B Forum moderator / June 19, 2012 9:38 PM PDT

Find a hard disk that can be connected to your router (the acronym is NAS: Networked Attached Storage). Then see if your PC and TV's can use it. It shouldn't be a problem for your PC. But it might be a problem for your TV's. Then a viable alternative might be to go the DLNA route.

Kees

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USB doesn't do that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 20, 2012 2:11 AM PDT

USB is not a networking medium or solution for this. You'll want to see if the TVs work with a NAS.

DLNA tends to have folk exploding as they discover that a lot of files don't play. Some don't fast forward and other issues. This is not an invitation to open yet another DLNA discussion. It's that bad.
Bob

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