Suggested TV's to support USB mp4 files

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Re: Suggested TV's to support USB mp4 files

Postby Paulbb1 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:49 pm

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Re: Suggested TV's to support USB mp4 files

Postby Paulbb1 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:56 am

I have word that new TV's supporting USB video are going to "committee" for approval by the end of January. I think that is a 24" and 32" TV's.

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Re: Suggested TV's to support USB mp4 files

Postby johnshaw » Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:46 pm

Let's hope the approval language doesn't need to go to translation and then be correlated in those languages..... :)
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Re: Suggested TV's to support USB mp4 files

Postby gregwanderson » Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:29 am

Paulbb1 wrote:I have word that new TV's supporting USB video are going to "committee" for approval by the end of January. I think that is a 24" and 32" TV's.


Well, it's February and the wards in our building are ready to spend the money. Any news? Otherwise, I'm prepared to recommend Samsung.

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Re: Suggested TV's to support USB mp4 files

Postby gregwanderson » Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:15 pm

TinMan wrote:The Stake also outfitted our existing TV's with Blue Ray players that have USB ports. They have also provided us with flash drives that have all the Church's videos on them. 500 or so.


This seems like a much more useful option than simply a TV with built-in USB player. With the Blu-Ray player that can also play USB files (along with DVDs and audio CDs) it would seem like you have everything covered! Do you care to share the brand and model of Blu-Ray player your stake is using?

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Re: Suggested TV's to support USB mp4 files

Postby TinMan » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:23 pm

It is a Samsung model BD 05100

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Re: Suggested TV's to support USB mp4 files

Postby CalS201 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:46 pm

We have used the LG 24" LED HDTV Model 24MA31D-PU and the LG BP220 BluRay player. Both have USB playback and operate in a similar manner.

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Re: Suggested TV's to support USB mp4 files

Postby jirp » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:14 pm

Our ward has a new Samsung.(add about thanksgiving) The catch is the it wants EZtv format of the video going in the USB port and I can't find out what format that is. AVI and MP4 file formats have both been tried on the memory stick as well as changing to a different stick. Neither were accepted so they obviously were not what it was looking for. So don't assume since it is Samsung that it supports MP4.

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Re: Suggested TV's to support USB mp4 files

Postby gregwanderson » Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:25 pm

Well, the Bishops in our wards (three wards in one building) got together and authorized using leftover budget funds from last year (Thank you, CHQ, for letting us keep that) and we bought a couple of TVs and a couple of Blu-ray players (...because neither the stake nor the FM group wanted to buy them at this time). We have Sony Blu-ray players with USB ports and they play downloaded church videos wonderfully. Because the Blu-ray players can handle the MPEG-4 video files we opted to buy TVs that don't play the files, thus saving some money. And then we made sure that the TVs could accept VGA inputs from laptop computers, which was not always the case with LG and Samsung products.

Then, just to be a busybody, I created a "tutorial video" for anyone in our wards to review so that they can have a good experience using the stuff.
http://youtu.be/IX6FiFkkqZw
What you use in your building will be different equipment but this may give you an idea of how to train people on using the stuff correctly.

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Re: Suggested TV's to support USB mp4 files

Postby johnshaw » Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:40 pm

model number?
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