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USB Excitement

One of my favourite things to do is watch movies/tv on my PlayStation through a USB drive. When our playstation died in September I was very sad and depressed. Reason being is that I really dislike sitting at my computer desk to watch a movie. I like to stretch out on a couch or a bed. It lead to Peter and I rearranging our living room so that I could squish the loveseat couch into my bedroom so that I could watch movies comfortably. We loved our PlayStation as it was one that had backwards compatibility and could play PS2 games. The new ones that are out now do not play those games. So we didn’t want to give up on our old playstation, hoping that it would come back to life. Ugh. It didn’t :sad: After being so upset for a couple weeks, we gave in and bought a new PS3. Life was great again. Almost.

Even though I could watch with my USB through my playstation, I wanted to figure out a way to use my USB stick on the TV in our bedroom. It had a USB slot, but no matter what the format of the movies were, I could never view the movies. It was maddening. After much googling, I finally gave up and conceded that it was an impossible task. C’est la vie, I still had the PS3.

Well, when the TV (with built in blu-ray player) in our bedroom started acting up, we used our warranty and got a new tv with a separate blu-ray player. For no charge on our behalf. Yay. Anyway, I noticed that the new TV had a USB slot in it, so naturally, I tried to play a movie from my usb stick. No success. I was a little disappointed as I had hoped that technology had changed. Oh well.

We have had the new TV since January 9th and only today did I notice something peculiar on the blu-ray player. There was a little USB logo etched into the front of the player. After picking at it with my finger for a second, a little plastic cover popped out and behind it was a USB slot!!! What?! A USB slot in the blu-ray player as well as the tv?! Well I thought I would give it a try with my USB stick. It’s not like I had anything to lose. Low and behold, IT WORKED!!! It played every file I had on my USB stick. It just made my entire life!!! Now I can watch in the living room on the PS3 or in my comfy bed on the blu-ray player!!! AHHH. Comfiness is key and now I have so many choices!

I know this is such a ridiculous blog post, but it’s the small things in life that bring such joy. This has brought me bundles of freaking joy :D

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5 Responses to “USB Excitement”

  • Charity
    January 19, 2012 @ 5:41 pm

    LOL I watch movies on my computer all the time. We use the Wii to watch Netflix streaming movies, but other than that, I use my computer or my roommate’s to watch DVDs (no blu-ray here yet).

    I really dislike that Sony made the new PS3 non-backwards compatible. That makes no sense as there are tons of people who want to play PS2 games on the PS3. :(

  • Cathrine
    January 20, 2012 @ 3:46 am

    Yay! It’s great when you discover small things like that :D

  • Lissy
    January 20, 2012 @ 1:59 pm

    I’m addicted to netflix on our bluray player :P
    out of curiosity, where do you get your usb movies from? if it’s illegal means, no need to answer ;)

  • Manda
    January 21, 2012 @ 8:44 pm

    Unfortunately, our blu-ray player does not have the USB port (lucky you!) so I am stuck streaming movies from netflix and blockbuster to my blu-ray player.

  • Caity
    January 22, 2012 @ 1:24 am

    Josh and I actually don’t own a TV so we watch all our movies either on the computer or on the projector screen that we have. It’s pretty awesome.

    I’m glad that you have discovered the magic of USB! :)

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