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Connecting USB devices to TOSHIBA LED TV 46PB20E

by christy / December 18, 2011 10:28 AM PST

The 46PB20E can access and playvideo/image files stored on a USB thumb drive [mpeg, avi etc. formats]. There is a USB input port. Is it possible to connect an external USB DVD drive to play DVD movies ? The 46PB20E can reconize video files in the vob format.
Thanks.
christy

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Very few TVs will use USB DVDs.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 18, 2011 10:32 AM PST

You can try it, but because DVD can be copy protected this layer of code is usually absent.

Why? Because a license fee would have to be paid to mpegla.com. No TV maker will add this feature.
Bob

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Re connecting a USB device to the Toshiba 46PB20E
by Papa Echo / December 19, 2011 8:50 AM PST

The 46PB20E has a built-in media player which is accessed via USB. Although the LCD TV [media player] supports some 28 media formats, it only supports 2 file systems FAT16 and FAT32, so it is unlikely to play the vob files on a DVD...

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Good point. Many DVDs are in ISO9660 format.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 19, 2011 9:13 AM PST

Which is not FAT16 or FAT32!

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