What I want to do is put all of my movies, music, and pics on a external hard drive and then play it all on my TV. My TV supports usb 2.0 and recognizes an external hdd as a media server. I am not sure what is the best way to do this though. So far I have come up with 2 options. 1) put it all on a large external hdd then plug it into the TV usb port. 2) put it all on a network external hdd then plug that into my wireless router, and stream it to the TV. I am not sure if option 2 would even work as I have not tried it. The reason for this is to get it all off my computer hdd so when I watch a 2 hour movie the computer is not running constantly. What is the best option for my needs? Or is there a better option out there? Any external hdd recommendations? I want one that will turn itself on and off as it is accessed. Thnks in advance for any help!
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7/16/11 at 10:10am