I have a new lg hdtv. and it comes with usb conectors that pass full hd movies. works on mkv,divx\xvid. and also srt subs. so i see no point in buying a media box like most people i know did.
After testing the tv with a disk on key wich worked flawslly, i want to buy an external hard drive of about 1 tera.
What i am afraid is that some external hard drives will be too slow and may buffer or something.
what external drive should i get? any perticular specs i should be looking for?
i am not looking for a small external drive (the smaller the more it costs)
i dont care about ac connection (doesnt bother me)
and also the tv seems to read ntfs (fat32 is usless because most failes are larger that 4gb)
If the tv does have USB3, be sure that your external drive (or enclosure) also does. If it doesn't, then USB2 it is.
Anyways, someone will correct me, if I'm wrong, but I think the bottleneck is the USB connection. Any drive, even the EcoGreen 5400 rpm drives will saturate that.
What you should watch out is that it should be as quiet as possible (and slower, EcoGreen drives are tend to be the quiet ones).