So you CAN watch movies through your TVTips


Last Updated: 2011-09-26 18:08:04
  1. CdTDroiD

    CdTDroiD Well-Known Member

    I couldnt find this posted anywhere else so here you go :D

    I watched a movie on my plasma last night through my DHD via. USB cable, Im sure it would would work for most new TV's as they all seem to have a USB port in the back.

    All i did was plugin the DHD to the TV via. USB cable and set the phone to "Storage Mode" and a box came up on my TV saying that it had found a "Android Device" and i could watch a movie straight off it, It just had a "explorer" type menu and you can select movies, pictures or music :D Which i thought was pretty awesum!

    Give it a go if you have a USB port on your TV, mines a Samsung Plasma about 1.5 years old.


    NOTE: It worked fine for me but im not sure about voltages etc... it charged my phone at the same time, but i guess if you TV knows its an Android Phone like it did in my case, its probably made to be able to do it.

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  2. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42 Moderator

    I've heard the same thing work with a car stereo too.

    If the option to mount the sdcard doesn't aappear, you can enable it using a 3rd party widget.
  3. djdillpickle

    djdillpickle Well-Known Member

    Because you tell your DHD to act as a storage medium it behaves no differently than any USB / HDD. I'd expect it to work on most devices.
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  4. fishphone

    fishphone Well-Known Member

    I have a Sony Bravia TV which uses DLNA and I can 'connect' the DHD wirelessly through my BT Home Hub router to display any photos on my phone. There is also an option on the DHD to play recorded HD movies from the phone, but this comes up on the phone saying the video controller is unable to play the 3gp files. Anyone know how these recordings can be played on my Bravia please?
  5. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    Seeing if there's a firmware update for the TV?

    I know my Panasonic Viera can only play MPEG and MPEG2 stuff from the SD Card slot. I presume the video decoding is done by the TV, so I can imagine it would work the same over DLNA. What does the TV manual say the Bravia can play by default?
  6. djdillpickle

    djdillpickle Well-Known Member

  7. djdillpickle

    djdillpickle Well-Known Member

    EDIT# I have just woken up so forgive me.
    "I have a Sony Bravia TV which uses DLNA and I can 'connect' the DHD wirelessly through my BT Home Hub router to display any photos on my phone."

    did you mean to say

    "I have a Sony Bravia TV which uses DLNA and I can 'connect' the DHD wirelessly through my BT Home Hub router to display any photos on my TV."

    I am re-reading this post and I'm sorry but I am struggling to understand. I mean no offence; I am just confused:

    "I have a Sony Bravia TV which uses DLNA and I can 'connect' the DHD wirelessly through my BT Home Hub router to display any photos on my phone."

    Via you BT home hub router, your DHD can view "any" photos located on your phone? Or "any" photos located on your home network? Is that what you mean to say??

    "I have a Sony Bravia TV which uses DLNA"
    What has this got to do with your phone viewing pictures/videos on your phone. Your sony bravia shoudl/may be able to view videos/pictures when connected to your home network with out your DHD mobile involved at all. Unless you are meaning that you want to project/upload/render videos located on your phone TO the tv VIA your home internet.

    I am over thinking this obviously.

    You just want your DHD to play videos on your TV wirelessly?
  8. Amerie

    Amerie Well-Known Member

    That was a fantastic case of over thinking :)

    I just took it to mean "I have a Sony Bravia TV which uses DLNA and I can 'connect' the DHD wirelessly through my BT Home Hub router to display any photos stored on my phone."

    Hope your day improved as it went on :D
  9. djdillpickle

    djdillpickle Well-Known Member

    I have a sony bravia, I'll have a play with it see if I can get a result.
  10. fishphone

    fishphone Well-Known Member

    It would appear that the Bravia will play mpeg, so does anyone know of a smartphone app that will convert the 3gp files to mpeg on my Desire HD so I can then stream them via the wireless connection to the TV?
  11. Redcastle

    Redcastle New Member

    HI Guys , I'm New in these parts , I just got a HTC DHD and I am really delighted to find a very good forum for all things Android & HTC ,
    I find its really interesting how people are using the DHD , I love mine ! except for the Battery Life :-(
    I have been reading about play back on TV's And Usually the TV company (in my case Philips) have an app for playback to your tv.
    So for the Bravia owner above Its an option.
    However I never tried connecting the phone direct - Thats a great find!! I cant wait to try some of my clips directly.
    You know if the Phone And TV are both on the same network gallery on the DHD can access all images /music/ Movies (shared on that network of course) from your Memory card in the TV / PC/ Laptops/ Harddrives (playback is down to your selected media player & relevant codecs) just another feature - I'm sure you already knew. But there ya go!
  12. tomsutton529

    tomsutton529 Member

    just a heads up for those that plug the DHD into the TV via USB and they can only view pics and music or nothing..

    Some TV's can be hacked and its easy, google "TV NAME + MODEL" USB hack.

    its done by accessing hidden menus and / or changing firmware.
  13. CuBz

    CuBz Well-Known Member

    Sounds great, but I have a Technika Smartbox 8320HD box with DLNA and use the imediashare app to stream anything :)
  14. lustgarten

    lustgarten New Member

    I can send pictures and video to my Samsung LED TV using a dongle I purchased which inserts into a spare USB port and lets the TV be part of my wi-fi network. Neat, but video works best, including HD, when sent to the TV from a PC.

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