Playing Videos off USB on ACD

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by MoodyMedStudent, May 17, 2011.

  1. MoodyMedStudent macrumors member

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    #1
    I have a TV with a USB port and will play videos straight from a USB drive with any other external connections. I was wondering if anyone knows the least expensive way to play videos off a drive on the Apple Cinema Display (short of connecting it to my MBA).

    Thanks!
     
  2. AdrianK, May 17, 2011
    Last edited: May 17, 2011

    AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    You'd need to buy a set top box, and an HDMI to MDP converter. You'd also need external speakers.

    This might work.

    EDIT: Doesn't look like you can get HDMI to MDP adaptors :/
     
  3. dyn macrumors 68030

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    You'll need the MBA. USB in a display is not meant for that, manufacturers simply took a usb hub and a display and put everything into 1 casing. Same goes for speakers, webcams and firewire. Your TV has something else, it can actually read from a usb disk.
     

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