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Can I use a 1 TB hard drive on my tv

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October 10, 2013 11:59:56 PM

I wish to buy a 1TB external hard drive to watch movies on my TV. I was advised that 1Tb would be to big for my TV and it would strugle to open it and to rather buy 500 GB. Is this true?

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October 11, 2013 2:17:24 AM

We cannot possibly answer your query with the scant information you've posted. You haven't even told us what make and model TV you are referring to. I suggest you visit the TV maker's website for technical info on that model.
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October 11, 2013 3:39:03 AM

You could attach the largest drive you wanted to the weakest of rigs and it would still access it fine. Storage performance wont be affected by your TV's processing capabilities. Did a salesman give you this advice?

What your issue is going to be is if the TV in question can read the NTFS file format your going to need to use on a drive of that size. Most TV's and home theater devices (including current-gen consoles) can only read FAT32 which is typically used on lower capacity flash drives.
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