Somebody has a Sony KDL-32bx320.
It has USB inputs, but only supports .mpg files and I would like to be able to give them other-format files like .avi, .mkv, .mp4, and so-forth on a USB stick
But it also has an HDMI input, so I am thinking that maybe a Pi could act as middle man:
- Switch the Sony TV's input to HDMI
- Plug the USB stick into the box
- Menu of files on the USB stick comes up on TV screen
- User navigates the list, selects a file, and it plays.
I guess there are many boxes out there that would support that, but I'm looking for simple - from the user's perspective - and thinking maybe Pi is the way to go.