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#1 RWA3

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 09:46 PM

Ok,these may seem like dumb questions to some of you,but I was always told the only stupid question is one not asked. So here gos...

I noticed while dusting the other day that my cable box(on tv)has a USB port. What is the purpose? Can I download the programs I have on my DVR to my computer? Can I play movies on my computer through my tv using this port?....The tv is somewhat old and has no wireless capabilities like the new ones..but the cable box is hooked to it.....just a few questions since Im sure watching movies on the tv would be much better than watching them on my 15 inch laptop :thumbsup:

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 12:02 AM

That USB port is for cable tech people. They can install some box updates through it, for instance.
It has no use for you.

There are DVD players, which have USB ports and you can play .avi movies straight from USB flash drive.
I have one, made by Phillips.

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 01:31 AM

found a phillips at our local walmart but was bundled with the surround sound and all the other goodies...I dont wanna spend $200 for all that crap just to watch movies. I already have a decent(not great)surround sound system...just want to be able to watch movies from my puter on the tv i already own............

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 08:34 AM

This is what I have: http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=...ed=0CC4Q8wIwAg#
I don't remember right now, what site I bought it from, but it was about 50 bucks.

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