How can I watch downloaded videos on tv efficiently?
August 8, 2011 10:10 AM Subscribe
How can my parents watch downloaded videos more efficiently on their TV?
posted by icollectpurses to technology (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I got my parents a WD TV Live a while back and they keep it connected to their TV. I also got them an external hard drive, to which they download videos. Currently they download videos and save in the external HD and move that to their WD TV to watch it on their big screen TV. Is there an easier way of doing this?
In addition, WDTV has been acting up, not recognizing connection to the hard drive rather frequently. While this isn’t the biggest deal, I am trying to explore different options that make it easier. I’ve looked at other products similar to WDTV, but they’d still drag around their HD. My parents are quite technologically challenged, so easier the better. I’ve checked out several postings on this subject, but many were product recommendations but don’t address my multiple step concern.
btw, most of the videos are avi format, but I am sure you knew that. The TV my parents have is an LG HDTV. Not sure if that makes any difference.