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Will the Panasonic BD80 play media from an external hard drive?


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Can I listen to music and view pics and vids from an external Hard drive on my plasma via the BD80 usb port?

I'm thinking of buying an external hard drive as I have the opportunity of >250gb of music and need somewhere to store it and would like to play it on the plasma.

Anyone use the BD80 in this way?



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My dvd player doesn't recognize my external HDD but has no problems with files stored on a flash drive that are smaller than 1GB each. Given that you want to listen to music and view pics an 8GB flash drive would suffice.


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Thanks Confused.

I'm happy to use an 8gb stick, but would really like it if there was a compatible high capacity external hard drive out there - I guess I just need to buy some kind of media player as i want a unit that will sit on the tv stand all the time and we can use as a media source permanantly which holds movies, music and pics.

I just want to buy a cheaper hard drive and not have the cost of buying a media player aswell.


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Have you looked at the LG 390?? I think it does most of what you request. The biggest minus vs. the Panasonic would probably be if you have a lot of R1 DVD's. The Panasonic players can output 1080p/24 from NTSC film based DVDs.

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