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    Default Ethernet to usb adapter - is there such a thing

    I am looking for a usb device, that acts like a usb stick but takes its filesystem from an smb share on the network.

    I have centralised media storage, but my big tvs are new enough to have usb, but too old to be smart tvs.

    Does such avthing exist, a usb stick that emulates data from a network share?

    Thanks

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    That is the correct concept of what i was looking for - thanks.

    Do you know of any other versions of this, or what to google for.

    I read the reviews, and that particular device seems to be quite limited - it needs Win32, and doesnt support folders.

    Ideally i would be able to connect to an smb share, and folders.

    Thanks

    Graham

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    Theres plenty of cheap android devices which plug into a host's usb port and present to it as a media drive, and stream to the host via usb.
    eg :-
    http://hsti.com/products/wirelessmediastick

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    Another way is to connect a device directly to a spare HDMI or AV socket on the TV. Here is another place to look at they do smart TV boxes and sticks. I have a client who uses one to watch tv via the film on APP on his tv in his bedroom. Most Dual core plus sticks or boxes in theory could run XBMC for Android, and then you have a cheap full blown media centre. The TV catchup app works well too via XBMC.
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