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I have a Samsung C650 40" TV. It has USB ports from which it can play movies. It also has an Ethernet port but it seems that it cannot do samba nor NFS, only DLNA but then I will get a very bad FFD/REW experience.

So, besides DLNA, what are the other options?

(For example, would USB-to-USB transfer cables work? Or perhaps there is some kind of hard drive box available that has both Ethernet and USB sockets and actually works when both are connected)?

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WD Live TV is an option. And you can use multiple HDs with it :)

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Btw, are you sure that I can copy movies onto it through network while it's connected to the tv via usb? –  Henno May 9 '11 at 6:23
    
You should connect WD Live TV via HDMI to your TV and from the looks of it you can attach NAS to it but I would go with a portable hard drive or other USB storage device with supported video or audio content stored on it. And use the Ethernet port for streaming i.e. YouTube. –  Darius May 9 '11 at 16:04
    
Why would you go with a portable hard drive? Since my TV supports playing media straight from a USB device, why would I need the WD Live TV then? This is what I'm doing right now: detaching the portable hard drive, carrying it to my study room where the laptop is, attaching it, refreshing content and then take it back to TV. –  Henno May 23 '11 at 17:35
    
I am looking for a solution that would free me from carrying a portable media back and forth my TV and laptop. –  Henno May 23 '11 at 17:36
    
@Henno - The most common practice here is to have NAS and attaching it to the WD Live TV. When you have NAS and well built home network it takes most of the troubles away. What I said in previous comment was my personal choice.... –  Darius May 23 '11 at 20:49

Since you've got a Samsung TV, Vuze should work. You can also use Vuze with an Xbox 360, PS3, or TiVo.

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Vuze does DLNA which Henno rejected in the question. –  Quentin May 7 '11 at 7:04

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