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USB and Your TV- What You Need to Know

The explosion of USB devices has not been limited to the personal computer or the smartphone. These days, even televisions are being designed and sold with USB capabilities. As this technology becomes more and more common, there will be more and more devices designed to take advantage of it. In fact, there are quite a few ways to do so already. Your television’s USB capability has made it possible to connect it in numerous different ways as well as to use it in ways you never thought possible.

USB Connects You to an Updated Television

One of the most important uses for your television’s USB port is to provide you with a way to update the machine’s firmware. These days, televisions that develop known issues can be easily updated with a downloadable patch. Simply download the patch and put it on a flash drive. When you plug it into your television, it will automatically be updated. Be careful not to update your machine unless instructed to by the manufacturer though. Unlike computers, televisions don’t have factory default settings and if something goes wrong, you may not be able to fix it.

USB Connects You Aurally and Visually

Some more entertaining ways to use your television’s USB capabilities are to take advantage of its unique features in to enjoy media in new ways. If, for example, you happen to have a movie on a flash drive, you can plug it into your television and enjoy it on a larger screen with better sound than what your computer offers by itself. You can also plug in your favorite music and take advantage of the television’s superior sound system. This is a great way to listen to your music without a dedicated stereo system and still reap the benefit of high quality sound technology.

USB Connects You to Programming Control

Of course, the most common way to use your television’s USB capability is with a tivo or other video capture device. This allows you to take control of your television viewing time rather than being at the mercy of having five hundred channels and nothing at all to watch.

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Connectivity And TVs

We live in a day where connectivity has become standard. It is practically vital to be connected wherever you go. This is why people carry around phones with email and facebook in the grocery store line or text their co-workers during lunch breaks. And just like we crave connectivity in our social circles, we also want to be connected technologically.

TV Technology

One of the major areas of technological advancement in the past few years has been seen in televisions. A few years ago tivo was a phenomenon. Now it has become standard. Now, there are people with stereo tuners, apple tv, a dvd player capable of streaming Netflix movies, and 3 tivos to ensure that nothing is missed. If that isn’t connectivity, who knows what is? The last thing someone wants is to miss something that is on tv, especially when they have the tools available to ensure it will not happen.

How Does A TV Support All Of These Tools?

Do you ever wonder if your tv will go into overload after using all these tools everyday? It is a scary thought – especially if you own an expensive plasma. However, there are gadgets that can help connect the devices properly from their power source to the tv. This way, you won’t have an overload. Instead, everything runs smoothly. Most likely your cable guy can helped you out with this.

For The Best Connectivity

However, for the best connectivity, new tvs will have USB capability. This means that they will have USB plugs much like your computer. In fact, there are already 2 tvs that support this technology. Check out the Toshiba REGZA and the Samsung B700. With USB technology, you will be even better connected to your tv devices. This means faster and more reliable transfer of data – something any tv lover will definitely appreciate.

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