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How to play movies External HD on a samsung lcd series6 tv

by bennymenz / August 10, 2011 9:59 AM PDT

Hi, I have a new Samsung Story 2TB hard drive and hoped to plug it into my Samsung series6 lcd tv via WISELINK, however it doesn't recognise it? Any advice on what to do? Is there a software upgrade I could use?

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Common solutions today.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 10, 2011 10:14 AM PDT

1. Put the external drive on some PC and use Samsung's DLNA Server software.
2. Plug the drive into the TV and if it supports it, you can play content.
3. Go get a box like a BOXEE or Logitech Revue (now at 99 bucks is a good deal) and plug the drive into that.


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Blu-ray player BD-P1500
by bennymenz / August 10, 2011 12:14 PM PDT

Thanks Bob, I've plugged it in and it doesn't seem to support it unfortunately. I also have a blu-ray disc player, model BD-P1500 so now I'm wondering if I can upgrade it's software to take a external drive and play the movies through it!?

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I don't know your capabilities.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 11, 2011 1:57 AM PDT

Sorry but I'm just a programmer and electronics designer and can't know if you write code for your players. Most of us can only use what the player maker's offer. My bet is any update only corrects a flaw or adds code to let new BD titles play but I'm guessing about the BD player's maker's code.

Sorry again but my view as an embedded software and hardware designer means that all things are possible.

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