so, i'm seriously considering getting one of these to replace my 3-ish year old samsung lnt4065f as my main set, but was wondering whether anyone could offer any information on how it would handle a 1.5tb usb hard drive used almost exclusively for music (200ish gigs full, ~22,000 files organized in folders by artist\\album, and all tagged correctly)?
i currently have this hd plugged into my xbox 360 for music purposes (streaming isn't an option as my router has some severe limitations, and i'm not particularly interested in fixing that issue). but, the xbox is noisy and i was thinking it would be ideal if i could bypass the xbox and just plug the hd into the tv. beyond that, the xbox can only see the drive if it's formatted in fat32, and it would be nice to be able to reformat it back to ntfs so i can store video files bigger than 4gb if that situation ever presented itself.
i guess i'm wondering whether this would be a suitable substitute for using the xbox? does it read id3 tags? can i create playlists? is there anyway to shut the screen off to avoid a static image hanging out for hours on end? my current tv has a usb input, but it won't recognize more than 1gb on the drive and it's super-cumbersome as far as file handling goes. any advice or information would be appreciated.