hello im new to all this 3d hd stuff and need some help. here is my situation.I have some 3d and hd movies on my computer in mkv format and would like to watch them on my 3d lg 50pz550 tv. I have tried using a wd my book essentals 1.5 tb hard drive and pluging it into the tv usb port but some of the movies are constatnaly pixelating or the sound wont keep up with the video. (im guessing the 2.0 usb connection is to slow right?)
next i tried using the ps3 media server but this way the movies just kept stuttering. some much worse than others.I have a quad core computer with i think 2 gigs of memory (im guessing the verizon fios 25mbs internet capabilities i have are not enough right?)
PS these movies play fine on my computer
so my question is what is the best way to play these movies on my tv? if i buy any other HD that has a usb port will i get the same results? do they make HD drives with hdmi output and would that be better? what is my best option?
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Last edited by zadam123; 8th Oct 2011 at 18:39.
Has nothing to do with the USB 2 output.
Best way to play them is with a media player. They have an HDMI to the TV but a USB2 input from the hard disk.
Last edited by jagabo; 8th Oct 2011 at 17:49.
I've never heard of any TV that supports 3D playback via USB. I mean the kind of stuff you've got in MKV format, not the old school anaglyph.
as far as media players are they the same a HD , meaning hook up to cpu through usb DL vidoes on it and then streight plug it into the tv using hdmi? if so what are some names of good ones?
15 Mb/s is typical of 802.11g. Though it's not clear what the test with your phone means. Is it accessing a local source? Some speed test site on the internet? The former would give your wireless LAN speed (for the phone), the latter your LAN or internet speed (again, for the phone), whichever is less. A lot of HD material needs more than 16 Mb/s. You can examine your files with Bitrate Viewer to see what kind of bitrates peaks they have.
Media players like the Western Digital WDTV series or the Seagate Free Agent Theater connect to an external USB drive, your wired or wireless LAN, and to your TV via HDMI or component cable for HD output. They can play HD videos from a local USB drive, network shares, Netflix, Amazon VOD, Youtube, etc.
Network -> Media player -> HDTV
USB drive -> Media player -> HDTV
A site with reviews of dozens (hundreds?) of different media players: