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Smart TV - USB HELP
« on: August 11, 2019, 09:16:10 PM »
I am trying to watch a movie through my USB Stick, via my Smart TV, but it's not even recognising my USB stick.

It's a 3.0 USB, and I am inserting it into the USB 3.0 Port on the TV, the TV is a Sharp Aquos i7220 Series, the files on the USB stick are MP4 and AVI, as far as I am aware, the TV is compatible with both of those files. Really starting to irritate me, why is the TV not even recognising that I have put the USB stick in? I have even formatted the USB stick and tried again, but nothing.

Would massively appreciate any tips/advice/help on this.


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Re: Smart TV - USB HELP
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2019, 09:38:10 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqG-y85hA-Q

Did you try the above (I haven't watched it)?

Also, I've found that sometimes some USB sticks are mot compatible with Smart TVs, but I've found it very hard to find which USD sticks are compatible with specific TVs. I couldn't find one that would work with my Panasonic, and ended up buying a USB3 connected hard drive rather than a stick, which worked. It's quite an old TV though, so I assumed the newer ones would work with any. Try asking Sharp themselves, the datasheet for that TV makes no mention of types of USB stick that might not work, but perhaps they have more info. I mostly end up just connecting my laptop to the TV for things that require it.

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Re: Smart TV - USB HELP
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2019, 10:46:30 AM »
Cheers Rico, turns out that the USB I have is too big, in terms of Storage, as it's 128GB, I borrowed my daughters 32GB one and it worked! Odd that they don't recognise anything above 32GB, but I might invest in a External Hard Drive as opposed to the USB Stick, perhaps that'll work.
It's a math class, the whole deal. Just like every math class, there's a clown in the front, and everybody hates this clown because he raises his hand, he's answering all the questions. What do we do? Move on. Just fucking move on, ready or not. He's deciding we got to move on, he knows his math, I hadn't even figured out about Santa Claus yet.

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Re: Smart TV - USB HELP
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2019, 01:14:19 PM »
Weird. Although you'll pick up a 32GB usb very cheaply, so a bit of a bonus.

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Re: Smart TV - USB HELP
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2019, 05:34:04 PM »
Cheers Rico, turns out that the USB I have is too big, in terms of Storage, as it's 128GB, I borrowed my daughters 32GB one and it worked! Odd that they don't recognise anything above 32GB, but I might invest in a External Hard Drive as opposed to the USB Stick, perhaps that'll work.

if you are using VLC to run on PC laptop, does it not give you the option to cast to smart tV.

means you don't have to plug in usb drives at all..

Should look like,
CAST TO DEVICE... then it opens up TV


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Re: Smart TV - USB HELP
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2019, 09:00:52 PM »
Does that not require chromecast or similar?