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Small memory devices create stunning results on the big screen.

Hook up a Blu-ray player or stream from a set-top box to your TV: it's easy to bring cinema-like quality in your living room. And there seems to be no limit to improvements in picture quality. But as resolution increases, so does the need for more memory. Fast and big USB and SD memory makes video recording and playback easier than ever and helps organise your growing media library. Read on to discover more about memory for your home entertainment devices.

  • Smart TV
  • DVD & Bluray Player
  • Video Game Console
  • Digital Photo Frames
  • Set-top Boxes

When your TV acts like a computer

Today's HD Smart TV sets do it all: Go shopping online, view your family pictures on your network, record broadcasts for later enjoyment. Just like your computer, they come with USB and SD slots to manage data. Recording your favourite show is simple. Just plug in the memory device, set the timer and the TV does the rest. But make sure the memory is big enough and fast enough to handle large amounts of high-definition video data.

Memory for Smart TV: Four things to consider.

1. USB or SD slot?
Check to see what ports and slots are available and also their compatibility, such as USB 2.0 or 3.0.

2. Recording feature supported?
Is there a recording feature on the TV. If so, you'll have great fun, but will need big and fast memory

3. Speed of the memory?
Recording high-definition video data in realtime requires memory with fast write speeds and read speeds also must keep up for replaying the video.

4. News or movies?
You should consider the type of content you will be recording. Short segments such as a regular news recording can be handled with less capacity than recording of full-length HD movies.

Please note: The products listed below are only for your reference,  check if the given information from the device manufacturer are the same.

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  • HS Professional - UHS1
  • HS Professional - black
  • HS Professional - UHS
  • TransMemory-EX™
  • TransMemory-MX - U361 Black
  • TransMemory-MX - U361 White
  • TransMemory - U302 Black
  • TransMemory - U302 Red
  • TransMemory - U302 Blue

Put it all on the big screen

Besides the DVD slot, modern players can often play video and audio files in many formats and even pictures from a USB stick or an SD card. Just copy a movie, song or photo from your media library onto the mobile memory, plug it into your DVD or Bluray player, and enjoy it on your big screen.

Memory for DVD/Bluray: Five things to consider

1. USB or SD?
Check which ports your DVD player offers

2. Video playing supported?
Read in your manual if video files from an external memory are supported and with which formats

3. Speed of the memory?
The faster the better for a perfect video streaming: USB 3.0 offers speeds 10 times faster than USB 2.0, but check your compatibility first. Go for a one of the higher SD speed classes. They are more expensive, but deliver smooth results.

4. Number and size of your video files?
The best capacity of your memory depends on how many videos you wish to store at the same time. Rule of thumb: One 90 min. movie (compressed in rather good quality) needs 1 to 2 GB of space.

5. Limitations of capacity?
Please note: older models might not support the latest memory, e.g. for SD Cards with min. 16 GB, your player have to support SDHC™.

Please note: The products listed below are only for your reference,  check if the given information from the device manufacturer are the same.

Recommended Products

  • HS Professional - UHS1
  • HS Professional - black
  • HS Professional - UHS
  • TransMemory-EX™
  • TransMemory-MX - U361 Black
  • TransMemory-MX - U361 White
  • TransMemory - U302 Black
  • TransMemory - U302 Red
  • TransMemory - U302 Blue

Stay in the game

Part of being a good gamer, is keeping your equipment sharp. To keep yourself in the game, you will want to make copies of your ideal settings, back up your savegames and update console to the latest firmware. That's why game console manufacturers have included SD or USB capabilities into their products. And that's why owning a gaming stick or card is a must for the serious gamer.

Please note: The products listed below are only for your reference,  check if the given information from the device manufacturer are the same.

Recommended Products

  • TransMemory-EX™
  • TransMemory-MX - U361 Black
  • TransMemory-MX - U361 White
  • TransMemory - U302 Black
  • TransMemory - U302 Red
  • TransMemory - U302 Blue

Best face value

Digital Photo Frames (DPFs) are enjoyed by young and old. Whether as a gift for grandma or a nice addition to your office desk, DPFs are a great way to keep your memories and loved ones close. USB and SD speed is not that critical for DFPs and even smaller capacity memory can play thousands of pictures. If you want do do something really cool, then add a Toshiba FlashAir™ card with wireless LAN built in for instant picture updates from your network.

Pro tip: How to pimp your photo frame

  • Optimise the size of your pictures with free image editing software (e.g. GIMP) in order to avoid ugly frames.
  • Use a photo editor to create photo effects and styles aligned to furniture styles and room colour schemes.
  • Use a Toshiba FlashAir™ SD card with wireless LAN to simply update the pictures from your network.

Please note: The products listed below are only for your reference,  check if the given information from the device manufacturer are the same.

Recommended Products

  • HS Professional - UHS1
  • HS Professional - black
  • TransMemory - U202 Aqua

All your media on the big screen

Set-top boxes can funnel media from different locations and formats and stream them to your TV. They are masters of opening videos, music and pictures, regardless of format. They also provide TV access to great services like Netflix, Youtube, Hulu, Pandora and others. Some even provide recording capability. Typically they come with an SD slot and/or USB port for file transfer, backups and updates.

Please note: The products listed below are only for your reference,  check if the given information from the device manufacturer are the same.

Recommended Products

  • HS Professional - UHS1
  • HS Professional - black
  • HS Professional - UHS
  • TransMemory - U202 Aqua
  • TransMemory-EX™
  • TransMemory-MX - U361 Black
  • TransMemory-MX - U361 White
  • TransMemory - U302 Black
  • TransMemory - U302 Red
  • TransMemory - U302 Blue