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Panasonic manuals can I watch movies downloaded from my computer to an external hard drive on this tv. does it need to be in Apple or PC format? how do I connect and view on the tv?

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Some TVs have usb port in the back, try connecting the external hard drive to it directly and then select the hard drive channel on the TV.

Posted on Jan 03, 2014

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    You can also connect your laptop or PC directly to the TV using a VGA cable ( this will only display the video on the TV whereas the sound will be played from your laptop/pc)

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SOURCE: I want to watch TV through my Apple Mac computer.

you will need a DVI cable i believe. if your tv has HDMI, then you will need a DVI to HDMI cable. you may also need a converter sold by Apple to connect the tv.

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The USB port on the TV might not have enough power to power the external hard drive. Can you try putting a movie on a USB memory stick instead, and see if that works?

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Your external hard drive is probably formatted in Microsoft's NTFS format. Older TVs do not recognize this file system.

Try to connect to the TV a Hard Drive formatted in the FAT32 file system. It is possible to convert NTFS drives to FAT32, using a computer.

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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:
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  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.

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Both methods will work, but you will tend to have more control on the quality of the saved video if you "rip" the DVD yourself.  There are several methods to rip a DVD.  One, you can use the program SUPER, which is free, to rip to a single file.  Otherwise you will have to use several programs.  The second method is to use DVD Decrypter to rip the dvd. Then use VOB2MPG to combine the separate VOB files.  Finally, use SUPER to compress the DVD video to your liking.  In order to use your external hard drive to display to your TV, you have 2 choices.  One, move your computer to your living room and buy an aftermarket video card to output to the TV.  Two, buy a cheap computer which can run video w/o lagging and install an aftermarket video card to output to the TV.  I hope this helps in your DVD video adventures.

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