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Old 2nd October 2012, 11:18   #6016
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So I am currently preparing an external USB HDD to hook up to the tv.
The HDD has to FAT formatted. This means you have size restriction of 4GB and inturn you cannot play those 1080P files you may have.

Do samsung TV read NTFS file system?
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This tv can play lots of video formats with the inbuilt media player, including mkv. Personally I don't want to power up two power hungry appliance (PC and TV) to play movie over DLNA. So I am currently preparing an external USB HDD to hook up to the tv.
I like the convenience of browsing all the TBs of Media lying on the HDD of the PC and playing it.
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The HDD has to FAT formatted. This means you have size restriction of 4GB and inturn you cannot play those 1080P files you may have.

Do samsung TV read NTFS file system?
Pana UT50 supports NTFS. So playing full HD content through USB is not a problem. However, Styler do have a point. Browsing is a pain because the built in media player does not display items by folder tree. This limitation is for videos. For photos it does support display by folder tree.
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Another thing you will notice when you play off USB is that if you have Full HD .MKV files with DTS encoded audio, they wont play. On the other hand DLNA servers like Servio will transcode to the format supported by the TV in realtime and you will be able to play all formats.
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Guys re posting my query on suggestions for a new 40" led tv. Any suggestions for models/brands? The biggest requirement is hdmi ports and ability to play off a USB drive. Mkv support would be good to have.

Any views on Samsung 40eh5000?
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Browsing is a pain because the built in media player does not display items by folder tree.
Depends on what media server one is using. I use a freenas and MiniDLNA and i get the complete folder system in the TV and it takes like 4-5 ,minutes to scan and load the files.

Secondly the ST50 is not reading drives over 500GIG. Can you confirm if a ITB drive is played in ST50 which is NTFS formatted.
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Old 2nd October 2012, 23:32   #6022
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If you are in chennai, you can borrow my watt meter to check this first hand in the showroom...
Alternately, I can measure my 46 LCD and let you know it's operating power consumption for a ballpark
diyguy

that will be helpful. thanks.
remember to mention the rated wattage and peak usage wattage (normal settings)

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While I don't have a direct answer to your question, with just 250W backup power, I would say you are better off with LED TV which typically has low power consumption. The rated power of a TV is consumed at maximum brightness etc etc, so lets assume this 265W rated TV actually consumes 200W as per your usage. Thats just leaves you with 50W for lighting and ceiling fan, not considering any other usage at that time. A ceiling fan is rated upwards of 60W.
Guite,
looks like that's what i'll have to do. power situation isnt going to improve in Bangalore. and settop box +1 fan + 1 cfl is the min i'll to account for too.

thanks guys.
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Got Delivery of my Samsung Plasma E490 Yesterday. Couple of my friends now regret their decision of going for LCD :-p. Can Anyone Anyone here recommend a Good 3D movie Available.?
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Hi all

I have a query on the typical power usage of CRT TVs( Say 29inch). We all know about how much power a 40" LED TV consumes(100-150W) compared to 250-300W of a Plasma

What about the old CRT TVs ?

Reason why i am asking is i own a 29 inch slim TV which runs fine even on generator. I am confused between Plasma vs LED TV and wondering if the plasma TV work on generator ?
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Do samsung TV read NTFS file system?
Yes of course! I watch 1080p Bluray rip from 1TB Seagate external drive on my Samsung LA40C630.

Cheers!

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1. How much do 3D glasses cost ?
2. What is a compatible wireless keyboard which can be used.

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First, congrats on the newer set.

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Glasses are around 2.5k i guess.
Not sure about key board. Need some research to do.
You have to mail their help desk explaining the swap and get your warranty extended.

Do not delay the process and register immediately over their help desk id. Check few pages back where we have the id and details explained.
Official Pana 2012 glasses - TY-ER3D4MW (MW is Medium size; SW is the small but couldnt find around)
I purchased 2 x TY-ER3D4MW at (mrp) Rs.4900 each.

http://panasonic.jp/support/global/c...wear/asia.html

these glasses are FullHD3D-RF compliant. RF here means bluetooth, try scanning through your mobile and find your TV !

more info at : http://www.fullhd3dglasses.com/

(I remember writing earlier, Pana 2011 glasses are different than 2012 ones, and has no-interoperability)

Alternatively, also look at http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-33199_7...sses-compared/
SSG-4100 available at MRP.1300/- !

http://www.samsung.com/in/consumer/t...tv-accessories

regarding Keyboard: http://shop.panasonic.com/shop/model/TC-P55UT50?t=faqs
since this is a different US model, not sure if applicable in India.
buy I think you can try plugging a standard USB keyboard and check. will try to dig more and update.


WiFi for your TV:
I read, even on this thread, about NetGear WNCE2001 / 3001. As an alternative, I found another interesting multi-tasking product: Asus WL330N3G, available ~3K.

in.asus.com/Networks/Wireless_Routers/WL330N3G/

Let know if anyone using this product, Im interested to buy in near future.

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Default Best 50'' LED / PLASMA ?

Hello,

I am in the process of building a LOUNGE in my house. Here are my specifications and requirements -

The room is 20 ft x 11 ft. A rectangular shaped room.

I am on the lookout for a 50'' PLASMA / LED> I already own a 42'' Plasma that I am quite happy with BUT unfortunately it is not FULL HD.

I need the new one to be -

At least 50''
FULL HD
3D will be good.
3 HDMI minimum
2 USB

I will be attaching a 5.1 home theater, WD Media Player, TATA SKY + HD, PS3 / Wii.

My budget is between 50 - 60k.

Frank suggested me to go for Panasonic 50UT50.

A friend in Delhi suggested me to go for Samsung LED 50 available in the grey market for 42500 and I am tempted.

What is the risk if I take from grey Market. I don't care for warranty. if the TV goes bad in a few months. Then my bad luck.

Suggestions Please. Need to pick up one ASAP.
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Secondly the ST50 is not reading drives over 500GIG. Can you confirm if a ITB drive is played in ST50 which is NTFS formatted.
This question seems directed to me. Mine is UT50, so I don't know.

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I have a query on the typical power usage of CRT TVs( Say 29inch).
All electrical appliances have their power rating indicated in a rear sticker, along with brand, model no., serial no., etc. If not, refer user manual or search online for your TV model.
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I have a query on the typical power usage of CRT TVs( Say 29inch).
My 29" CRT consumes approx 100W. This is measured power. The manual says 109W.
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First, congrats on the newer set.



regarding Keyboard: http://shop.panasonic.com/shop/model/TC-P55UT50?t=faqs
since this is a different US model, not sure if applicable in India.
buy I think you can try plugging a standard USB keyboard and check. will try to dig more and update.


WiFi for your TV:
I read, even on this thread, about NetGear WNCE2001 / 3001. As an alternative, I found another interesting multi-tasking product: Asus WL330N3G, available ~3K.

in.asus.com/Networks/Wireless_Routers/WL330N3G/

Let know if anyone using this product, Im interested to buy in near future.
Thanks for the really useful information and links.
1. Glasses - I will skip for now as I am not a fan of 3D. Even on Movie Theatres I prefer watching non-3D movies. I checked that the P42UT50D is available as a bluetooth device on my laptop.

2. Keyboard. I plugged in an old Microsoft 700 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse, and the keyboard works. Mouse doesnt work. I guess only keyboards will work. The arrow keys move the curser.

3. Connecting to Network. I just got a Cable connection from my Router to the TV. I know its a little difficult to get a cable run to the TV but it is the most stable way of getting your TV onto the LAN and Internet. It is also much faster than any wireless.

Thanks once again for all the info.

Styler

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