do you lose quality when watching a movie on an external drive connected to your TV


Sep 13, 2017
I have a 75inch smart TV and a macbook air. I would like to watch a movie on DVD from the library. Since I need to get an external drive to watch it and then use the HDMI to put it on the TV, do I lose quality by not having it on my original system?


Jan 19, 2012

I think the external drive the OP is referring to is a DVD burner not a hard drive but ...the answer is the same - no lose of quality with an external vrs internal.

Thinking of external DVD units - for not too much more you could get an external Blu-Ray reader - given the size of your tv - high definition would be nice. I know you specifically mention dvds from the library but more and more they are getting blu rays.

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