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How do i connect an external hard drive to my LG LCD Tv?

I want to watch movies from my external hard drive on my LG LCD tv and need to know what lead/s i will need to do this?

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  • Stephen Scheneman
    Stephen Scheneman May 11, 2010

    LG HDTVs sadly don't support hard drives, or movies from the usb 2.0 port. (yet) (I'm guessing that you are talking about that.)The TVs only support JPEGs and MP3s from a flash type USB drive.

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    Dick May 11, 2010

    You will find the transfer rate is too slow to make a good movie watching experience, in my opinion.

    But simply connect the drive to your computer like you normally do and connect your TV to your computer as normal, then begin playing the movie.

    You posted this in the Dell Dimension 3000 catagory. If you are really trying to connect an external hard drive directly to your TV and play movies with no computer involved, it can't be done.


  • emily rutherford Jun 10, 2013

    this is not a hard drive it is a ho e theater system called a sou dbar

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The LG's will support an external USB hard drive, but it seems the USB support was intended for thumb drives, so yuo need to do the following to get it working:

  1. the drive must be formatted FAT32 (like thumbdrives)
  2. keep the file names short
  3. keep the directory structure simple and as flat as possible
I have a 60GB laptop drive in a USB 2.0 enclosure drive working really nicely with good transfer rates. It takes it's power from the USB socket and is working fine.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 12, 2010

  • timcharles4 Aug 20, 2011

    Really! my lg has no problem supporting a 500g ex hd dr, it says it doesen't read it, but it does and I might add that it plays seamlessly. However, my lg is new as of 7/2011

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Purchase the Iomega screenplayer Mod.34200 multimedia external HD w/500GB of storage it holds 750Hrs of movies. cost around $119.99 read/reviews Jeff the archer

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Have u got any USB Cable with your LCD tv.if u have try with it

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Hi i got core extrnal hdd hard drive 1 t.b i all my movies in my computer i transfer my core hdd hard drive and i try to wach my sony t.v but dsan,t work

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