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Connect Hard drive to HDTV (Movies)

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Anonymous
September 12, 2013 6:51:56 AM

I would like to Connect an External Hard drive to my HDTV to watch Movies from. My TV allows me to do this through a USB on the Side, however I want something that can Hold more Movies and Pictures Without always having to worry about Filling it up. So I wanted to use my Fairly new Laptop harddrive I replaced for an SSD. I have an enclosure already and Tested it and it works Fine on the Computer. However when I plug it into the TV it never recognized the Drive. My thought was Voltage. So here was my other Idea, Find a HD enclosure that had an adapter to allow a power source to power the Drive and Only let the TV read from the Drive. Although I could be completely Wrong and That isnt the way a HD enclosure works. Either Way im looking for some Feedback as to how to overcome the issue I have. Thanks a ton in advance.

PS. My Apologies for the Wall-O-Text.

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September 12, 2013 6:57:47 AM
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Some drives can be powered via USB, some cannot.
Your options? Either try another drive, or a different enclosure that also plugs into the wall.
Anonymous
September 12, 2013 7:24:48 AM

@USAFRet Thanks I was Hoping The Seperate power was an option. Will try that!!!
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