Question media player or network hard drive

Feb 28, 2019
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Hey all, so my WD live TV box failed, while I'm looking at getting another one I just using a portable hard drive and plug into my TV and play movies, pics etc this way.

pros and cons of this?

so do I get a network Hard drive or a media player?

thoughts and your recommendations?
current TV is a Samsung series 8 smart TV.

cheers

Whitty
 

hang-the-9

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If you connect a portable drive to a TV, you may need to get one with a power brick or go through a powered USB hub. I have run into quite a few TVs that can't power an external hard drive (even an SSD) on the TV USB power. Flash drives usually work though if you want to use one of those.
 
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