Suggested TV's to support USB mp4 files

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Suggested TV's to support USB mp4 files

Postby johnshaw » Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:02 am

A question for the group:

What models of TV, both 32 and smaller has this group found that would support a USB access video files supporting the native mp4 format the church produces videos in.

I'm investigating both a larger LCD TV or a smaller TV/DVD combo unit (24 In) or so.
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Re: Suggested TV's to support USB mp4 files

Postby TinMan » Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:51 am

John: You know I don't understand most of this because I am just not tech savvy. :)

But why do you need the "TV" part? We are using Samsung monitors with built in speakers that have USB ports. The Stake also outfitted our existing TV's with Blue Ray players that have USB ports. They have also provided us with flash drives that have all the Church's videos on them. 500 or so.

I think that library shelf with all those videos and a few DVD's just went obsolete!

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Re: Suggested TV's to support USB mp4 files

Postby russellhltn » Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:08 am

TinMan wrote:We are using Samsung monitors with built in speakers that have USB ports. The Stake also outfitted our existing TV's with Blue Ray players that have USB ports.


Make sure those devices can play back videos. Not all devices with USB ports can.
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Re: Suggested TV's to support USB mp4 files

Postby johnshaw » Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:58 am

TinMan wrote:John: You know I don't understand most of this because I am just not tech savvy. :)

But why do you need the "TV" part? We are using Samsung monitors with built in speakers that have USB ports. The Stake also outfitted our existing TV's with Blue Ray players that have USB ports. They have also provided us with flash drives that have all the Church's videos on them. 500 or so.

I think that library shelf with all those videos and a few DVD's just went obsolete!


mostly it was a generic ask, it a samsung monitor works with a USB stick that's great... Have you tried the Flash Drive option and played files on them?
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Re: Suggested TV's to support USB mp4 files

Postby TinMan » Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:34 am

JohnShaw wrote:
TinMan wrote:John:

mostly it was a generic ask, it a samsung monitor works with a USB stick that's great... Have you tried the Flash Drive option and played files on them?

Yep. At least the first 20 or so that I have watched. Haven't gotten through them all yet. :)

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Re: Suggested TV's to support USB mp4 files

Postby Paulbb1 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:04 pm

I can tell you what doesn't work on my first try in our building.
LG 32LD452C-UA - It is the 32" LCD TV that is still at the Distribution Center web site. Hope they don't have a large inventory. LG does not support USB video play until you get to the LED TV's.

Have not found a way to get into the service menu to see if it can be changed. Nothing on-line that I could find.

Toshiba 24V4210V - It is a 24" LCD TV with DVD player built in. In the webcast the 4th it was indicated that they were recommending (to Distribution Center?) a different TV to replace this model in the future.

It looks like if you don't have a laptop or device that has HDMI output you can't display video. The solution at this point is to use WD Media Players. One for each TV at about $90 each. Then it will be who's budget since the FM group budget has been deeply cut.

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Re: Suggested TV's to support USB mp4 files

Postby dannykos » Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:15 am

Paulbb1 wrote:LG does not support USB video play until you get to the LED TV's.


As I've said previously - out of the box one of our LG 32"s did support video through USB, and one didn't.

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Re: Suggested TV's to support USB mp4 files

Postby johnshaw » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:52 am

I've noticed that there are differences between the EU versions and the US versions of this equipment, some come with features that others do not.
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Re: Suggested TV's to support USB mp4 files

Postby Paulbb1 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:08 am

I am seeing the same thing between US and EU. Can't find anything on the web about the US version. It is all software. Probably same hardware.
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Re: Suggested TV's to support USB mp4 files

Postby klbailey8 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:34 pm

I have tested the Samsung UN32EH4003 32-Inch 720p 60Hz TV and it plays MP4 video very well using the USB port.


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