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errrlend
Sep 13, 2009, 06:55 PM
Just got a Samsung UE40B7000. Considering buying a matching BluRay-player. Both can connect to computers and HDD via USB 2.0 or WiFi, and play a lot of formats and codecs.

However, nowhere does it say whether the TV and/or BR can read Mac-formatted HFS+ discs. Does anyone know?

I have a Time Capsule. If the TV can't read HFS+, can it read a NTFS formatted HDD connected via the TC, or does the HDD have to be connected directly to the TV, you think? Thanks.



TuffLuffJimmy
Sep 13, 2009, 06:57 PM
If it connects over wireless it shouldn't matter. That's part of the wireless protocol.

errrlend
Sep 13, 2009, 07:16 PM
Really? Wireless connection or not, I still have to access and read the HDD from the TV menu. But the formatting won't matter?

TuffLuffJimmy
Sep 13, 2009, 07:31 PM
Really? Wireless connection or not, I still have to access and read the HDD from the TV menu. But the formatting won't matter?

If it's being accessed through a wifi connection it won't matter what the disk formatting is. (As far as I know you can do that through ethernet too)

spacepower7
Sep 13, 2009, 11:11 PM
I used the Samsung USB Movie feature with a Fat32 formatted WD Passport Drive. It played back mp4 480p and 720p. Also played DVD Vobs and XVID AVIs. I'm pretty sure the the manual states which format hard drives it will read.

I don't know anything about using the DLNA features to read network drives.

errrlend
Sep 14, 2009, 07:54 PM
FYI: I got the Samsung WiFi USB adapter today. Wifi works fine with Time Capsule, but my UE40B7000 is not able to read the content on the TC HDD. So it seems that formatting matters, even when it's WiFi. Will reformat an external Lacie to NTFS now, and try to connect it via TC to see if it works via the TC.

BTW: I sent an email to Samsung, who said that they have no TVs who currently support HFS+.

Volante
Sep 15, 2009, 05:35 AM
I've used http://ps3mediaserver.blogspot.com/ with my Samsung A966. Works great.