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How To Format A Hard Drive For Samsung TV HD

October 12, 2017 Jon 5 Comments

By formatting your hard drive to FAT32 you can watch films from your usb hard drive on your samsung TV through the USB port. Make sure you plug the hard drive into the (HDD) USB port due to power restrictions.
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  1. Hanoy Alsahhaf
    October 12, 2017 - 2:57 pm

    Thank you, it just worked now!!

  2. Leinard Tapat
    October 12, 2017 - 3:26 pm

    didnt work.

  3. Julie Matthews
    October 12, 2017 - 3:29 pm

    If i format the hard drive, can i still copy more movies onto the hard drive when i connect it to my laptop at a later date?

  4. Species Xanadu
    October 12, 2017 - 4:02 pm

    HDD slot … on what specific unit Samsung? I'm using the UN40D5005BF, circa 2011. It's still a Smart TV and it does have a USB (2.0) port in the back. I was successful at upgrading the system and it does read a Fat 32 USB stick but not (so far) and HDD I plugged into this. I think it's something deeper than what you've been saying. No matter the format of the movie, it refuses to be seen on the Samsung. It's like the pictures and audio files are recognized but movies are blocked from showing up. How odd is that? Yet – if I run an HDMI cable directly from my PC to the Samsung, select the particular HDMI port its plugged into, eg. HDMI 2), the movies play just great. I suspect Samsung went cheap and didn't put any codecs/movie decoders on this unit to recognize movies as themselves.

  5. ahmad Albluwi
    October 12, 2017 - 4:13 pm

    but how i can see file 8 gb on smart tv?

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