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Old 03-03-19, 08:15 PM
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Smart TV USB Port?

Will it work without an internet connection if you are using a USB stick ,etc. ?

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Re: Smart TV USB Port?

I'm curious why it needs an internet connection for the USB stick to work?

I put a few files on a USB stick and inserted it into my TV and it worked fine. I have never tried it before since I put USB sticks in my Blu-ray player instead.

Worked flawlessly. No internet connection required.
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Re: Smart TV USB Port?

Only problem I ever had was the type of file I was trying to play on the USB stick. On my Samsung 1080p tv it will not play
H265 files. But when I gave it to a friend to try on his 4K TV it played them with no problems.
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Re: Smart TV USB Port?

Originally Posted by dvd-4-life View Post
Will it work without an internet connection if you are using a USB stick ,etc. ?
You don't need an internet connection for a USB to work. Just check with the TV manual to see which kind of file types it can play so you can convert accordingly.
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Re: Smart TV USB Port?

I have music stored on an Toshiba external HDD so how does it acquire the CD artwork if there is no internet connection?

If I play it with a PC media player it takes some time to find the art work so I am guessing it's the same with a Smart TV and would need the internet but it would still play but it would be missing certain features.
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Bro stick it in already and give it a shot stick it in! Do it bro put it in.
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Re: Smart TV USB Port?

Originally Posted by dvd-4-life View Post
I have music stored on an Toshiba external HDD so how does it acquire the CD artwork if there is no internet connection?

If I play it with a PC media player it takes some time to find the art work so I am guessing it's the same with a Smart TV and would need the internet but it would still play but it would be missing certain features.
The artwork is probably embedded in the mp3/flac tag.
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Re: Smart TV USB Port?

Originally Posted by kahuna View Post
Only problem I ever had was the type of file I was trying to play on the USB stick. On my Samsung 1080p tv it will not play
H265 files. But when I gave it to a friend to try on his 4K TV it played them with no problems.
Yeah, most standard blu-ray and 1080p tvs canít decode 265/HEVC files. Theyíre too processor intensive for older hardware to handle.

Iíll occasionally run into some files my blu-ray player canít handle; not sure if itís the video/audio codecs, or something else. My Sony blu-ray player doesnít play audio for files that have 640kbps audio, which is kind of a pain in the ass.

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