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How do I play movies from my external hard drive connected by USB to my MX android TV box.?

Why can't I watch movies that are on my hard drive when I connect it to the TV box

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The TV should support the file system to read the directory structure of the Hard disk and also the the file type to read the video file. Try mpeg / jpeg file on a thumb drive on the same USB port.

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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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SOURCE: i have a philips tv

Your TV does not have a USB port so you cannot connect an external HDD and stream movies on to the TV. But you can buy a HDD based media player which has the necessary output sockets as well as all kinds of decoders built in to stream movies on to your TV.

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You need to enter the menu and select the USB drive. Then browse through the files on the USB drive. (This will be similar to browsing in the Windows File Explorer if the drive is formatted such that the TV can read it.)

The manual for the TH-L37U20Z is not available at the Panasonic site: http://www.panasonic.co.nz/viera/lcds/th-l37u20z.html . Nor are the manuals for similar models in other countries where Panasonic sells these TVs.

I'm assuming that the file access is similar to that of viewing pictures from an SD card on the models of Panasonic TVs that I have dealt with before. (For the SD card access it's Menu > SD Card.) Thus you do not set the channel or input, just browse and Play.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(my TV is older and only lets me access firmware updates from a USB drive that is FAT32. This is accessed elsewhere in the menu. However, it does let me show the pictures from my camera SD card.)

Posted on Apr 02, 2011

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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?

Posted on Mar 10, 2011

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SOURCE: I have a 32 inch

Movies stored on a hard drive are not in a format that can be readily used by a TV. You need something to read the movie file, usually a laptop computer or a DVR of some type. Good luck.

Posted on Dec 25, 2010

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