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    advice needed re usb memory stick and new tv

    i have faith my fellow hukd'ers will be able to help me, so i got myself a new tv, a toshiba regza which has a usb port, i thought all i had to do was play movies through the tv via a usb stick, how do i do it ?c
    and before some smart alec criticises me for d/loading movies they are from dvds i already have
    help needed and thanks for any help given

    19 Comments

    Original Poster

    come on someone must be able to help me? :?

    which model did you get? Are you sure the usb port isn't just to update the bios on the tv.

    Original Poster

    its only me;7420352

    which model did you get? Are you sure the usb port isn't just to update … which model did you get? Are you sure the usb port isn't just to update the bios on the tv.



    its regza 32av635d

    Model number?

    I looked up Regza on Amazon and found 37XV635D is mentioned in the reviews section as able to play avi files off a fat32 formatted stick.

    I don't think it can play them but you can get an Upscaling DVD player (worth getting anyway) that can play them.

    Amazon have both a Toshiba and Phillips model for £45 (respectively) that both have Avi playback via USB and can be made multiregion (play american DVD's).

    Original Poster

    if its divx should it play?

    alfie and harrys mum;7420486

    if its divx should it play?



    Not according to the manual :cry:

    alfie and harrys mum;7420486

    if its divx should it play?



    Why ?. Does it have a DIVX sticker on it ?.

    I have this tv 37' model, it wont play divx.

    Original Poster

    so if i buy external hard drive will it play movies through that?

    alfie and harrys mum;7420550

    so if i buy external hard drive will it play movies through that?


    not without a divx dvd player.

    Original Poster

    :cry:
    not happy bunny thought all i had to do was add usb stick and would be able to watch films

    alfie and harrys mum;7420579

    :cry: not happy bunny thought all i had to do was add usb stick and … :cry: not happy bunny thought all i had to do was add usb stick and would be able to watch films



    Did someone tell you it would ?.

    Original Poster

    tonyg1962;7420587

    Did someone tell you it would ?.



    not exactly, just thought i had bought the right thing after looking for a tv in tesco and the guy from electrical dept suggested that was what i should get

    alfie and harrys mum;7420579

    :cry: not happy bunny thought all i had to do was add usb stick and … :cry: not happy bunny thought all i had to do was add usb stick and would be able to watch films



    Divx, Xvid and Avi are essentially the same thing when it comes to players. If you want too play these types of files you will need to get hold of some form of external player that can connect to your TV.

    I would recommend an Upscaling DVD player like ]this or ]this as they will make your DVD's look amazing and they both have usb ports on the front and can play Divx files.

    Original Poster

    Ungreat;7420628

    Divx, Xvid and Avi are essentially the same thing when it comes to … Divx, Xvid and Avi are essentially the same thing when it comes to players. If you want too play these types of files you will need to get hold of some form of external player that can connect to your TV.I would recommend an Upscaling DVD player like ]this or ]this as they will make your DVD's look amazing and they both have usb ports on the front and can play Divx files.



    thanks i have one of these types downstairs but i was under the impression i wouldnt need this if tv hd usb port

    alfie and harrys mum;7420646

    thanks i have one of these types downstairs but i was under the … thanks i have one of these types downstairs but i was under the impression i wouldnt need this if tv hd usb port



    I had the same issue with a Sony TV I bought, said video support via USB but turned out it was old Mpeg support for people using video cameras and not avi.

    I've just got a Toshiba 37XV635DB and it plays divx of my usb drive. Fantastic!
    Must be model dependent. Sorry
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