No need for an additional media hardware. Buy a TV with DLNA and Lan support and use your PC + Lan cable + Free DLNA software (there are plenty) to watch the content that is sitting on your hard drive.
LG 32LK430 supports external hard disc. Although i bought this TV, did not test all features yet due to my brothers marriage. Below are the lines from user manual
The recommended capacity is 1 TB or less
for a USB external hard disk and 32 GB or
less for USB memory.
I have only connected a pen drive of 2GB so far and it pretty much played all the formats. I guess mkv as well. As per manual below are the movie formats supported. you would see pretty much everything that is currently possible.
Video format : DivX3.11, DivX4.12, DivX5.x,
DivX6, Xvid1.00, Xvid1.01, Xvid1.02,
Xvid1.03, Xvid1.10 beta-1/beta-2,
Mpeg-1, Mpeg-2, Mpeg-4, H.264/AVC, VC1,
JPEG, Sorenson H.263
Audio format : Dolby Digital, AAC, Mpeg,
MP3, LPCM, HE-AAC, ADPCM, WMA
Bit rate : within 32 kbps to 320 kbps(MP3)
External Subtitle format : *.smi/*.srt/*.sub
Internal Subtitle format : only, XSUB (It is
the subtitle format used in DivX6 files)
Let me know if you have any more specific questions on this model. I may be able to test for you.
Thanks for Check this. My only concern is, it should play MKV format, because i have some MKV format 1080p file, this should be played in TV.
Since it is playing in this model, i stick on this model.
I download the manual pdf from LG for that brand and checked it bur they dont mention mkv in that manual
They mentioned only the below format, can u pls confirm again for mkv
Movie(*.mpg/*.mpeg/*dat/*.ts/*.trp/*.tp/*. vob/*.mp4/*.mov/*.divx/*.avi/*. wmv/*.avi(motion-jpeg)/*. mp4(motion-jpeg)
Yes, I saw an mkv video recently and it played fine.
They gave a hard manual that just had basic things like set up, connections and stuff to begin. I saw a CD in the box and it had manual. The data i posted is from that soft manual under the USB section.
Hello I have some of questions about LG 32LK4301) what about quality of upscaling SD content ..as i'm comparing it to Samsung Series D550 which i heared that i does this job pretty well ..just a few HD channels out here and i don't won't to loose the SD Channels ..does SD just don't be such clear like HD ones or it will be annoying "i.e.: less or simillar to Normal CRT TVs" ??2) the 100 MHZ Rate, what i know that the higher is better for fast moving films ..but from many forums i found some complains that it totally mess the film qulaity ..don't know how ...but for another LG LED 32 TV witha motion rate 120HZ nearly every one in the topic i read recommended disabling this feature .. so does this model have disabling option too ??3) what is the Screen seponse time ??Thanks in Advance as i am really confusedI am comparing between these 2 and they are at the same exact price here1) Samsung 32 LCD D550 (1080p - DLNA - 2 x 10w Speakers - 50Hz Motion Rate - SRS & Dobly Surround Sound - HyperReal Picture Engine - 5ms repsone )2) LG 32LK430All in all which one you advice me to buy ? ..will buy it today at most