best tvs for movie files, ie, mkv, etc.

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I'm assuming from your question that you do not want to hook up any sort of external 'media player'. In my experience 'media players' that are built into tvs are somewhat restrictive - I'd be almost tempted to say primitive. Given that, if I were you, I'd look for an android based 'smart tv' that would allow you to download Kodi and then play your media files using it - Kodi has the codecs to play virtually everything.
 

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I'm assuming from your question that you do not want to hook up any sort of external 'media player'. In my experience 'media players' that are built into tvs are somewhat restrictive - I'd be almost tempted to say primitive. Given that, if I were you, I'd look for an android based 'smart tv' that would allow you to download Kodi and then play your media files using it - Kodi has the codecs to play virtually everything.
 

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Here's someones opinion as to the best tvs to run kodi:

"Best Kodi-Compatible Smart TVs

If you’re in the market for a new smart TV, why not pick up one that will let you watch a wider range of content? More and more TVs are turning to the Android TV operating system to power their streaming apps. This is excellent news for Kodi fans, as the software can be installed with just a few clicks. Check out some of the best Kodi compatible smart TVs below and get ready to supercharge your next movie night.

Sony XBR – A thin 4K compatible series of smart TVs that run Android like a dream. XBRs are stunning to look at and provide an amazing picture no matter what you’re watching. Best of all, you can install Kodi straight from the app store, no fuss.

Philips 6800 – Ultra thin, 4K compatible, and powered by Android TV, Philips’ 6800 line of smart TVs are excellent choices for watching movies through Kodi, and they’re pretty friendly on your budget, too.

Sharp Aquos – Although most Sharp TVs use a custom operating system, newer models are being released with Android TV at the helm. This means easy access to Kodi and a ton of other movie and TV watching apps."
 
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There seems to be a lot of different android systems used by tvs - you want one that has access to the 'goggle play store' in it. From the 'play store' you can download the 'Kodi' app (it's free).

 
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