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Toshiba Regza 42" LCD HDTV for photos?

skytran
12-10-2007, 03:21 PM
Hello all;

New here, love the site!! I have had a Toshiba Regza 42" LCD HDTV for over a year now. Wonderful TV. Just love the thing. I was wondering how I could view photos from my digital camera's SD chip on my TV. There are many ports on the back of the set but no USB or SD ports. Here are the ports it does have:

Connectivity is another strong point for the 42HL196. In addition to a pair of HDMI inputs, a 15-pin D-sub PC input and an I/R pass-through, this set has an Ethernet (RJ-45) connection that allows you to view JPEG and listen to MP3 files via a home network. The 42HL196 also has a pair of RF inputs, an S-video input, two HD component video inputs and an optical digital audio output.

I have an RJ-45 to USB cable. Can I get a female to female adapter for this cable and be able to plug in a flash drive that contains the photos and see them on the set? I do not have a home network but could I fool the TV into thinking it is connected to a network via this RJ-45 to USB cable? Am I just blowing smoke here? Ha!! Don't laugh too hard at me. Any help would be greatly appreciated. :helpme

skytran
12-12-2007, 09:03 AM
I think I found my own answer. I just burned the photos to a CD and played them on my DVD recorder/player I have connected to my TV. I just thought there might be a way to play them on the TV directly from an SD chip or flash drive. I guess as long as I get to see the photos on a 42" screen I have solved the problem. Wow, they are BIG and super clear!! Yeah!! :yippee:

tipstir
12-12-2007, 09:27 AM
Hello all;

New here, love the site!! I have had a Toshiba Regza 42" LCD HDTV for over a year now. Wonderful TV. Just love the thing. I was wondering how I could view photos from my digital camera's SD chip on my TV. There are many ports on the back of the set but no USB or SD ports. Here are the ports it does have:

Connectivity is another strong point for the 42HL196. In addition to a pair of HDMI inputs, a 15-pin D-sub PC input and an I/R pass-through, this set has an Ethernet (RJ-45) connection that allows you to view JPEG and listen to MP3 files via a home network. The 42HL196 also has a pair of RF inputs, an S-video input, two HD component video inputs and an optical digital audio output.

I have an RJ-45 to USB cable. Can I get a female to female adapter for this cable and be able to plug in a flash drive that contains the photos and see them on the set? I do not have a home network but could I fool the TV into thinking it is connected to a network via this RJ-45 to USB cable? Am I just blowing smoke here? Ha!! Don't laugh too hard at me. Any help would be greatly appreciated. :helpme

Wait This set you say has Ethernet Connector? Interesting.. I can go check this out.. :hithere:

Which digital camera do you have? Most of them allow you to hook them directly to TV using A/V cable shared from the USB port. Some have extra A/V plug usually one RCA composite end to 1/8 male to the camera. There are SD devices you can hook up but you should use the Ethernet features and download the images from your camera to a PC you store your images on. Then view it on the TV.

tipstir
12-12-2007, 09:41 AM
I think I found my own answer. I just burned the photos to a CD and played them on my DVD recorder/player I have connected to my TV. I just thought there might be a way to play them on the TV directly from an SD chip or flash drive. I guess as long as I get to see the photos on a 42" screen I have solved the problem. Wow, they are BIG and super clear!! Yeah!! :yippee:

Can you snap a image of the rear where you have this: THINC Ethernet Port.. Did the TV come with some sort of drivers or server software for a PC to use this port. If this has a MAC address as it should as with all NIC devices you could make that port wireless using Buffalo WLI-TX4-G54HP wireless drop converter. Stream media from the PC to the TV but you'll also need a wireless router though.