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Samsung compatable external HDD's


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I am wanting to move my DVD collection to a Hard Disk Drive and attach this to the back of my TV...can any of you guys give any advice on the best HDD drive to buy that will be compatible with my Samsung TV.

Many thanks in advance.


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Many hurdles.

In reply to: Samsung compatable external HDD's

While it matters which TV it is, not one can play say the old .ISO of a DVD from a HDD today. You have to encode the title just so and Samsung to date is not supplying a tool to do what you asked.

I suggest you forget this and look at the WD Live player which can support 2 and maybe higher TB drives. WD Live is far more capable than any smart tv I've seen yet.

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Re: compatible with TV

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That depends on the model and possibly the firmware version.

What does your user manual say about:
- USB2 or USB3?
- maximum capacity (in GB)?
- video formats it can play (like: can it play an dvd-image?)
- partition types (GPT, MBR) supported?
- file system type(s) supported (FAT32, NTFS, Mac, Linux)?
- maximum power use of the disk supported by 1 USB port and by 2 (using an Y-cable) - if it uses more you need a powered hub

When in doubt first ask Samsubg customer service, then just to be sure the sales person in the shop for a warranty that you can exchange it if it doesn't work.


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