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Please help with 4K viewing

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Birds-iView, Dec 13, 2015.

  1. Birds-iView

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    So I just went out and purchased a 4K tv for viewing my P3P videos with a client. Now I am pulling my hair out. I have been creating some videos using this content but the TV is not playing them. My iPad Air 2 can create the videos in one of my apps and export in full 4K but how do you get true 4K on these Tv's. I'm reading you need a 4K media player since they do not have built in players like a smart tv. (Or at least this cheap one).

    Can anyone give me give me a clue on how I can play my 4K videos on this tv? (Cheapest) the hdmi out for iPad is not playing true 4K resolution.
     
  2. LuvMyTJ

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    I convert my movies to MP4's and put them on a card. I stick the card in a USB3 reader and pop it into the USB3 slot in my Samsung 4K Smart TV and the smiles ensue. :)
     
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    My tv says the USB only supports audio and photo playback. My fault for not investigating befor purchase.
     
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    Possibly... never seen one of those.
    What is the make/model of the TV in question?
     
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    OK, yeah, then no movies. That other box may do the trick. If it runs KODI it is well worth it. I would do my research on it and check reviews like on Amazon. Specs mean nothing if it runs like crap.
     
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    Well, if you can still return it, and can live with a smaller TV, I got my Samsung Smart 40" for $450. It has all the digital hubs built in like Hulu, Netflix, etc. Is is a beautiful TV. I am amazed by the picture quality. I wanted the smallest one I could find for my home office and 40" was it. I also tried one of those store brand cheapies and regretted it. It did not last long before it was broke.
     
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    What about connecting a computer via the HDMI port and playing them that way?
     
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    I have an older computer and when i tried that the quality was low and computer could not keep up. Is there only certain media players that play 4k res?
     
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    I need a large one for a client deal.