Can I play movies from an SD card on my Blu-ray player?

SanDisk Connect 64GB Wireless Media Drive

Episode 1347

Jim from Maryland

Jim has all his movies backed up on his network. He'd like to use an SD card to plug in and watch that way. Leo says he can, but he'll have to be sure it's in a specific format by the Blu-ray player, so check he should check his manual. If he's wanting it for travel, he should check out the SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive. Its designed to connect to a smartphone and then he can stream to the TV via DNLA. It has a 10 hour battery life too, which is great for a road trip.

Dick DeBartolo, The Giz Wiz

Dick DeBartolo

Episode 1293

Dick's gadget this week is the SanDisk Ultra Dual USB 3.0 Drive. If you push the lever in one direction, you'll get the MicroUSB end that you can plug into your phone and it will show up as an additional drive. Then when you get back to the computer, if you push the lever in the other direction, you'll get a standard USB 3.0 end. For 32GB, it is $9.97. The 64GB version is $17.

This is a great solution for Android phones that don't have SD card slots. It does require that the phone be OTG-enabled.

What microSD card should I get for my cell phone? (Part 1)

Episode 1034

Carla from Irvine, CA

Carla is looking for a good microSD for her Samsung Galaxy S3, but she keeps hearing about them crashing. Leo says that microSD cards can crash like anything else. Sandisk is his brand of choice. What class should she get? Leo says class 4 or better is fine, but she shouldn't spend a lot of money on class 10 cards because a cellphone can't really use that speed. Since they can crash, it's vital for her to back up her images and videos as often as she can.