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Wanting to watch info loaded on a external hard drive through usb drive on tv. How do i do this.

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  • Cindy Wells Apr 02, 2011

    What TV do you have? What format are the files that are loaded on the external drive? Is the drive formatted as FAT32 or NTFS?

    Please provide additional details so that I can attempt to provide you with a solution.

    Cindy Wells

  • b_j_clarke Apr 02, 2011

    it is a panasonic TH=L37U20Z VlERA HDMI just don't know which channel we should be able to watch them from.

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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.)

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