How can I connect a SSD or Hard Drive to my 4K TV?

January 27, 2014
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I have Seiki 4K TV and a Sandisk Extreme II SSD. I want to connect them together to play 4K content that I shoot. So the connection has to be super fast to be able to play the 4K content. I know I can not do it with HDMI 1.4 or USB 2.0. Any ideas?

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  1. Anonymous
    February 4, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    It says the Sony media player will erase any drive connected to it and doesn't support uploading files from an external drive.
    From the Notes at bottom of page:
    "The media player does not support uploading content that is already saved on an external hard drive"

  2. DopePhizh
    January 29, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    You'll need some kind of digital media adapter(DMA), like Sony 4K Ultra HD media player mention by Hovsep A above, or a computer with HDMI 1.4 or higher or DisplayPort/Thunderbolt that can handle ultra high definition(UHD/4K). I don't know of any DMAs that does but there might be. Apple computers with retina-displays should support this resolution via Thunderbolt to Displayport.
    The SSD can be put into a external drive case that supports high enough transfer-speeds to handle the video sourcem, such as USB3,eSATA or Thunderbolt or simply be installed in a computer.

    Sony 4K Ultra HD media player
    https://us.en.kb.sony.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/43498

    Credits to Hovsep A for finding the Sony 4K Ultra HD media player

  3. Hovsep A
    January 28, 2014 at 9:23 am

    you should look the manual of the Seiki 4K TV so to get idea of SSD hard drive compatibility,
    I think HDMI 1.4 for 4K TV supports only 24FPS? it is HDMI 2.0 for 60FPS
    HDMI 1.4 provides a maximum bandwidth of 10.2 Gbps which is more than twice that of USB 3.0's throughput (5 Gbps).

    Sony 4K Ultra HD media player
    https://us.en.kb.sony.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/43498