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Connecting lcd TV to laptop via USB Port

My LCD TV has USB port, in which if i plug USB Flash-drive (having video/audio files), then i can watch videos on TV.
But, now i want to connect my laptop to LCD TV via laptop's USB port and TV's USB port so that TV can read the files present on my laptop's internal hard-drive, and i can watch video on TV. When i connected both using USB cable, nothing happened, so what configuration needs to be changed to achieve my target.

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No configuration change necessary, well, maybe a little.

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your TV cannot read what is on your laptops hard drive.

When you plug in a Flash drive, the processor in the TV is the thing that reads the Flash drive and accesses the files.

When you plug your laptop into the TV, the TV processor cannot make any sense of what it sees and therefore does nothing at all.

Your best bet would be to connect your laptop to the TV via each devices HDMI port, assuming that your laptop has one of those.

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I just want to know that , can't it be possible through some way that we can trick TV such that he understands my laptop as hard drive, and purpose will be solved.................. so i just want to know how can we trick tv through some software or hardware approach.......

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Once more, and with gusto,

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We cannot trick it into reading the hard drive on the laptop.

Have we to presume that none of the offered suggestions will work for you?


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SORRY & SAD

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Yes, i just wanted to use USB, becoz it's new idea, which though seems to be a very bad one.....And also USB cables are cheaper............

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Re: USB

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Well, you can copy everything you want to view to a USB-stick or a USB external drive. That's rather easy.

Kees

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I always use a VGA or HDMI cable

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HDMI was designed to provide both sound and video to your TV. VGA also works, but without the sound. I don't believe PC USB to TV USB is supposed to work.

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L/T to TV

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IF you have an HDMI out port, some laptops do, you would link it that way, otherwise you would use the VGA hook up, MOST laptops have that type of hook up. VGA does not carry audio, you'd have to tap off via the mini audio ports, there are converter cables available to convert to RCA since most TV's don't incorporate mini inputs for audio. USB isn't going to fly it.

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Filed under "Why doesn't this exist?"

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Designed that way

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Most TVs won't treat your laptop as a storage media source as if it was a flash drive. You can use the laptop to make the TV be treated as a 2nd display or main one using the video port(s) side. You can use USB for video as well and when doing so your laptop controls the data source output. I'm sure this is continues on with "smart TV" as well. Effectively you don't want a TV especially when WWW connected be accessed outside of your home when treated as storage source. Of course, this could change at a later time as much does in "connectivity" issues. You may want to google HDCP features.

tada -----Willy Happy

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Could you try this?

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I'd be interested to see if it works. Plug the computer USB port to the TV. Next "map" a drive letter to that USB port. Go to the TV and see if it will see the drive then.

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(NT) you'd have to setup a share for it too.

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Nope...

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http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-map-a-network-folder-in-windows-7.html

http://www.it.cornell.edu/services/guides/computer/howto/map_win7.cfm

How can you network or map a "port"? On top of that you're doing the reverse of what's expected, the TV isn't being as some drive(not storage) and it wasn't intended to be typical network device. In other words if this ever got working and wasn't written down, you have to rediscover this. I certainly don't see working at least in Windoze.

tada -----Willy Happy
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you haven't tried it, have you?

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The TV may appear as a drive to the computer when plugged to the USB port, if so, then it can be mapped. Maybe his TV has an ethernet port, some now do. If so, then that would be the way to go.

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And maybe his TV and Laptop have HDMI ports

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which is the easiest way to go.

Let's face it. While it is amusing to read all the suggestions as to how to get the TV to read files on the laptop hard drive, via the USB Port, we all know that this is like flogging a dead horse.

It isn't gonna work.

Now that we have gone the full circle, see second post, it's time to put this one to rest.

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