19-05-2023 06:00 AM in
How do I physically connect my Samsung 3D Blu-ray player as well as external USB drives to my freestyle projection TV? Not wirelessly. Not with Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. But actually physically.
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20-05-2023 09:23 PM in
I don't live in an English-speaking country and Samsung doesn't allow their chat or telephone support people to speak anything other than the national languages here. Speaking about technical things in a foreign language is not easy for me but they were able to tell me that chat does not support freestyle. So the only way that I can get any help in English is by email and that can take at least a week or longer if they decide to even answer me.
20-05-2023 11:20 PM in
21-05-2023 12:15 AM in
Okay! Thank you so much for that. Now I understand what it is. I'll try to find out if it is compatible with the freestyle. And if it is I don't understand why they don't list it as an accessory for the freestyle. If it works then I think that would be the thing I need.
21-05-2023 12:59 AM in
22-05-2023 03:36 PM in
I was able to chat with UK-based support. They say the multiport adapter ee-p5400 is not compatible with the freestyle and they don't have any multiport adapters that are compatible. They also don't have any micro HDMI to HDMI cables or adapters and don't know if they will even work. They also don't have any micro HDMI to USB cables or adapters and don't know if they even exist or even work if indeed they do exist.
It's ridiculous that Samsung doesn't have any appropriate accessories for the $1000 projector more than a year after it came on the market. All they have are skins, cases, external battery/power supply, and socket adapter. Unbelievable!
I'm going to look for a projection tv that has appropriate ports built in.
23-05-2023 10:33 PM - last edited 23-05-2023 10:41 PM
24-05-2023 12:49 PM in
Yes I saw that before, but it doesn't mention external drives.According to the UK support chat I can connect my bluray player with a micro HDMI to HDMI cable or adapter. I've been looking for reviewers of freestyle but none seem to mention external drives. Only game consoles, and I don't play games.
The support suggested that if I can connect the bluray I might be able to access a usb drive plugged into the bluray player. Worth a shot I guess if I can get an adapter or cable.
Honestly, Samsung support is typically terrible. Has been for years and years. I will talk to the knowledgeable technicians from the store i buy most of my electronic goods. Will report back.