How to connect USB via HDMI to TV

Almost limitless memory: how to connect a hard drive to a TV

Smart TV is good for everyone except limited memory, but this problem is solved if you connect a hard drive to the TV. The basic reserve of the device is designed exclusively for loading the necessary applications. But the connection of external memory allows you to expand the functionality.

Of course, you can do with an ordinary flash drive, but often its volume is not enough for user purposes. In this case, you have to connect the drive of a more impressive capacity, which is the hard drive (hard drive). Additional gigabytes make it possible to record video broadcasting of your favorite television shows and view files from a computer or phone on a large screen with HDD (Hard Disk Drive or hard drive).

Turn on HDMI in USB: what you need for this?

Immediately to business: adapter from HDMI to USB. Any device that drives a video on HDMI becomes for a computer like a webcam. Why can it be useful?

  • You have a camera that can display an image on HDMI. It is not so good, you bought a new one, and this one can now be used as an excellent webcam
  • You have a camera (microscope, telescope), with access to HDMI, and you need to record this video stream using a computer
  • You have two computers and one monitor. Switching the monitor buttons is inconvenient, in addition, there are cases, the code needs not or-or, and both screens at the same time see
  • You have a remote server (DVR, media player, file station, Raspberry Pi, ETC), the screen of which must be periodically controlled

The last case is mine, on his example and consider this adapter. But to implement the plan, we will need another useful device, however, about this later.

Adapter packaging. Ordinary cardboard box. Renewable resources, environmental friendliness, no plastic, green will appeal.

On the back. Brief characteristics. Supporting video in the entrance up to 4K is declared, at the exit up to 1080, the length of the cable up to 15m. Return compatibility with all USB standards, support from Win Mac and Android. The sound is also transmitted by this device, it is important. Yes, and no external nutrition, which is of course convenient.

Open. We find a description and the actual device.

The description once again repeats information from the box, supplementing them with banal recommendations for sticking the connectors into the desired nests. On the back, everything is the same in Chinese.

The case makes an impression of an expensive thing. Aluminum, pleasant color, anodized coating.

On the other. USB 3.0. Judging by the bluish color of the plug. The device also has a USB 2.0 version, it costs a little cheaper, but I did not save and bought it “for growth”.

I did not cheer up and decided to make out everything. Two ends are installed on 4 screws. On one screw is a seal, but it is not necessary to twist it for disassembling the device, it is enough to remove one of the ends. But I came to taste and took off both.

The ration is neat, the flux is washed off, the components are signed-to look any-way.

The heat sink on the case. Later we will see how things are with heating.

Stop! And what about the USB connector?! This is a classic USB 2.0, 4 wires. It seems that the blue color of the plug is a disguise.

The board also has a linear converter, memory, quartz and a few resistors. But all the magic of the piece of iron is hidden in one chip. Ms2109.

I looked at his specification, here is her fragment:

Well, of course. This chip supports only USB 2.0.

Fine. The dispute went to the seller, and for now we’ll see how this thing works.

I will test in tandem with one wonderful device, which I have already once viewed. This is an “extension cord” of HDMI by a twisted pair. All sorts of servers are in secular places, twisted pair is extended to them and their screens I want to periodically display to my monitor. Two adapters helps me in this:

Here is my overview of this wonderful device, he helped me many times and saved me from dragging the monitor in dusty places.

Today these two pieces will find each other.

The computer instantly found a new device and installed the drivers from the Internet. It remains only to launch a program for watching a video.

There is no wire and a signal is not connected yet, the HDMI2USB adapter gives out a test picture with colored stripes. This is convenient, with any problems, you can immediately exclude an adapter malfunction if this picture is.

Yes, the program I used is called Smart Camera. I highly recommend everything you need and nothing superfluous. Free. Easy to find on the internet.

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For example, I displayed the DVR screen.

When you switch to a full.Screen mode, a complete impression arises that you are looking at the monitor of this registrar. No interference and artifacts.

Here is the menu for choosing available screen resolution and frame rate:

How to connect and what gives the phone connection to the TV via HDMI connectors

The next simple way to connect these two devices, this is a connection via HDMI. And if your phone/smartphone has this connector, then there are no problems at all. Outwardly Micro-HDMI (and the phone will be “Micro” sometimes “mini”) is very similar to “microUSB” but this is not the same. However, this type of video of the output is not very common and there are not so many devices having it.

For such a connection, you will need a Microhdmi. “HDMI” cable with a cable phone and TV using a free port of the HDMI TV. On the TV we enter the menu for choosing a signal source, (more about this was slightly higher in the text) and select the HDMI item that corresponds to the HDMI port number to which you connected. This is if there are several ports, such as HDMI 1 or 2. Often on the TV screen, the necessary port is highlighted, so you will not be mistaken.

The image from the phone screen should appear on the TV, if this suddenly did not happen, the problem is in the phone settings. Usually everything happens automatically, but if this does not happen, you can set it up manually. Go to the phone settings and select the HDMI section. Next, we are looking for HDMI format. In the window that appears, select the resolution and frequency that your TV supports.

Pros of this method: everything that is on the screen of your smartphone is on the TV screen, roam the Internet, watch movie online, videos, play everything will be reflected through a large screen.

The disadvantages are that not all mobile devices have HDMI output, but also that the phone will not be charged through this connection, you will have to connect the charger at the same time.

By the way, modern computers and laptops also have a HDMI port and it can also be used to connect them to the TV that has the same port. But there is one important subtlety here, not considering which you can disable and TV and computer. Read more about this here.

However, whatever the ways described above can already be considered outdated, they were replaced by new MHL, Slimport formats and wireless technologies.

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But how is the adapter that allows you to combine microUSB with HDMI

There is a misconception that you can purchase an adapter that is enough to stick in the MicroUSB connector of a mobile device, and Voila! At the output we have a HDMI signal to connect to a TV. This is not entirely true, everything is somewhat more complicated and differently. We read more about this in the next article.

Is it possible to connect a flash drive via HDMI?

It is worth noting that, in addition to adapters, connecting devices to the TV is possible through the USB/MHL cable to the TV with HDMI.

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Direct connection via a USB connector on TV

  • Find a suitable connector on TV
  • Install the flash drive in the connector
  • Take a remote control from the TV
  • Select the desired folder in the file system opened on the TV screen.

Possible errors with direct connection

Turn on the USB flash drive in the DEXP, LG, SAMSUNG TV, if the USB entrance is provided, easy. But the following errors may occur in this process:

  • When switching to the AV signal source, the drive file system is not displayed. Errors can be 3: the TV does not support the flash drive, the device is faulty or a broken connector in TV.
  • You can check the ability of the TV to play flash drives using another similar device. Or turning on a smartphone via a USB cable. If the phone files open, then the drive is.
  • Checking whether the flash drive is also easy. It is enough to put it in a PC or laptop. If the computer sees the data correctly, then it is working. And that means the TV connector itself does not work.
  • For the primary repair of the connector, it should be carefully cleaned from dust with a soft brush. If nothing has changed, you need to replace the entrance.
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USB to HDMI On Any Android phone! Screen mirror on your monitor or TV.

  • When the desired file is opened, the message “Error: incorrect/unsupported format” appears. To fix it is necessary to rewrite the film in another format. Most often, the technique supports the following options: WMV, MP4, AVI, MPEG, VOB, MKV. Find out exactly what formats plays the TV in his passport or on the official website of the manufacturer. There you will need to introduce an accurate brand and a model of technology.
  • You can translate the video into the desired format not only using the rewriting. It is enough to use one of the applications for converting videos. For example, you can use Format Factory, Hamster Free Video Converter, Any Video Convertor and others.
  • Not all files are reproduced or the film is stuck at some stage. Most likely, the error indicates a poor.Quality entry or a broken file. For diagnostics, it is enough to put a film from the drive on another technique for playing (PC, laptop).
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All these errors may appear if you connect a USB flash drive to the TV through additional equipment. Correction methods will be the same as given above.

Incorrect flash drive format

In addition to the wrong video format, some flash cards have another own file system format. And if it does not coincide with possible options for the TV, then it will not see the equipment.

Change the file system for FAT32 for new TV or FAT16 for old versions of equipment can be like this:

  • Run the USB flash drive on a computer or laptop.
  • Open the “My Computer” folder on the computer and find the removable disk icon.
  • Press it with the right mouse button. Select the “Format” item in the list.
  • Select in the window that opens under the “File System” point the desired option and put the option “Quick”.
  • Run formatting, during which all data from the drive will be erased.
  • Record the necessary information on the cleaned flash drive. It will already be in the selected file system.

Important! The flash drive will not connect to the TV if it has a USB 3 specification.0, and the connector in TV 2.0. NTFS or EXT3 file system options are not supported on TV. If this format of files can not be changed through formatting, then you can not even try to put the equipment in the USB input on the TV.

Connection of a flash drive via DVD player

If your TV does not have a USB port, then look for it in a DVD player, if you have it. True, not all DVDs have an appropriate connector. It is equipped mainly by modern models. You can even buy it for watching films from a flash drive.

To immediately answer your question: “Why do you need a flash drive, if you can watch films from the disks?”, We give you some arguments in favor of the USB carrier:

  • A larger amount of memory. At the moment, the record is set by KingSton, which has created flash drives with a volume of 1 and 2 terabytes (this is even more than the volume of hard drives of some computers). While the largest volume of the DVD-disk is 17 gigabytes, and even then this is very rare-in standard discs, the amount of memory of about 5 GB;
  • Best mobility and compactness. Flash cards occupy much less space in comparison with the disks. You can pump up films on a USB flash drive, then just put it in your and come to friends, having arranged a many.Hour movie science;
  • Higher reliability. The flash drive, although it seems fragile, is much more difficult to damage it than a disk. Systemic problems are more likely to happen to it due to careless use, while the disk is more susceptible to physical damage, which are eliminated more complicated (if at all eliminated). The most obvious example is scratches. If you scratch the flash drive, then only its appearance will suffer, but the scratches on the disk can interfere with data reading.

If you have a DVD player or arguments above were convincing enough for you to buy it, then take the following steps to connect a flash drive to it:

    We start again with the most difficult-search for a USB port. But due to the fact that the DVD player has smaller dimensions than the TV, it will be easier to find it. USB-shares look the same everywhere, since they are designed for the same function, but just in case we will show you a photo with such a connector on a DVD player so that you do not mix up.

How to connect a USB flash drive to a TV without a connector?

Do not be upset if the TV is not equipped with a USB port. The flash drive can also be connected using a DVD player. True, you will have to use all the same USB port. Some may show inappropriate the use of a portable media in the case when it is possible to play discs.

First of all, it is necessary to connect the USB flash drive to the USB port of the prefix Smart TV. Then it will be visible in the list of available removable media. Perhaps after that the system itself will offer you to open a flash card of one of the programs preinstalled to the prefix.

Wireless connection

The cable connection is replaced by new data transmission technologies, namely, wireless, allowing us to simplify the configuration process. Some manufacturers of TV receivers for simplifying the switching of devices are produced by special applications.

There are how many methods of wireless interaction of the TV receiver and tablet:

Wi-Fi Direct

This technology is the most popular way to connect a tablet via Wi-Fi to the TV. Provided that the latter has realized this function, like SmartTV.

To configure the connection, follow the following.

  • To begin with, it is necessary in the gadget in the “Wireless Networks” section to enable the Direct mode by setting a checkplace opposite “Wi-Fi Direct”.
  • The same item is selected in the settings of the telik in the section “Network”. In each television model, the path to “wi-fi direct” may differ. This example considers the tuning of a wireless connection on the LG television receiver.
  • After selecting the “Wi-Fi Direct” point, a window will appear on which you need to press the “VKL button.”(Number 1 in the figure below), after which the procedure for synchronization of the gadget with the TV will begin through a wireless network.
  • After successfully performed synchronization, the name of the connected device (2) will appear in the line below.
  • To control the telly from the device, you will need LG TV Remote. For different models of television receiver on Google Play, you will need to download your software.
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Wi-Fi Miracast

This technology can be called revolutionary, since it allows you to remove the image from a tablet to the TV through a wireless connection. This function is not available to all gadgets, but in the near future it will be inherent in most devices.

Check whether Miracast technology is available in your phone or tablet, you can, by entering the settings of the device and selecting the “screen” section. Below you will see the “wireless projector” line (in other models of devices, there may be a different name).

Since this technology is only introduced into broad masses, failures may occur due to the inconsistency of versions of software and models.


Apple gadget manufacturers are not going to lag behind their competitors and have developed the original AirPlay Standard.

Airplay technology, which allows you to connect the tablet to the TV, can only be used with Apple products.

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So, with its help you can connect to the iPad or iPhone TV. From the latter, you can easily display a video for viewing on a large screen.

Initially, this standard was used to transfer data. But, after time, with the help of it, the method of transmitting high.Quality video signal to the television receiver became possible.

The configuration is automatic due to special software, after connecting devices to one local network. This technology can be used to watch films and photos, as well as for presentations.

Allshare application

This program, characterized by multifunctionality, was developed by Samsung. The software presented by the owners of devices connected to one LALL, to exchange data. For an unknown reason, this did not gain very popularity, but since it exists, to know how to connect the Samsung tablet to the TV will not be superfluous.

Samsung devices are connected by a simple method.

  • Before you display the image, this software is simultaneously launched on two devices (with Wi-Fi on).
  • From the tablet it is necessary to connect to the telly. Automatic setting will occur, and the connection between the devices will be installed.

If the television receiver does not have this function, on the Internet you can purchase a special adapter that allows you to conjure Samsung devices without wires via Allshare.

The device does not provide a USB-extension

How to connect a flash drive to an old TV if he does not have a USB port? In this case, you can use third-party conversion devices to read such information. These include, first of all,:

Using these devices, as an intermediary between a USB drive and your device, you can read the necessary information.

Prefix for digital TV

External tuners for digital television are often equipped with a USB connector. The device is connected to the TV by means of HDMI, but tulips can be used in older models.

To enable the file from the flash drive connected via USB to the console for digital TV, you need to perform such actions.

  • Turn on broadcasting on the TV through the connector in which the prefix is ​​connected.
  • Its integration will appear on the screen. Using the remote control from the external tuner, you should enter the drive system and select the required file.
  • Next, it remains to start playback, highlighting the desired content and by clicking on the Play button.

DVD player

Another device through which you can connect a flash drive is a DVD player. To see content, do the following.

  • The USB carrier is inserted into the appropriate port of the player.
  • Using HDMI or tulips, the prefix connects to TV.
  • TV indicates the signal source. The entrance to which the connection was made.
  • Using the PDU from the player, you need to find a signal source. A flash drive, and, choosing the necessary files on it, start them.

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For some TVs, switching from the player to the antenna is carried out by the “TV/AV” button on the remote control control.

You can read more about connecting DVD to the TV here.

Media player

Media player is a modern and universal device that can perform a number of functions. Unlike DVD players that can have a weak built.In player and will not read all formats, media players, as a rule, support all modern codecs. This allows you to not think about how it is encoded and not look for a way to convert it when downloading a film.

The connection of the media player does not differ from the DVD or digital console. Typically, HDMI connector is used for this. It remains to insert the USB flash drive into the USB output of the media player, the remote control open the connected drives and select the desired content.

If there are any problems with the work, you must see in the instructions which file systems can read the device. Some of them are designed for FAT32, in this case the drive will have to format.

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