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Thinking of using a USB memory stick? Please read these useful notes and advice:

A USB port on a flat screen display (or TV) is a relatively new concept and for exhibition stand holders the benefits are fabulous - you don't need to worry about bringing the laptop, and will the AV guys bring the right cable and do I need an adaptor to connect to their cable?? All that is gone - or is it?

The majority of display screens react and behave the way you would want or expect, in fact probably 9 out of 10 screens will do what you need. However there is no "industry standard" for USB playback on flat screen displays.

What this means in real terms is that we could physically go and check if our screens play your video (MP4 or WMV file) in our warehouse and find they play just fine. We then get to the exhibition floor, you plug in your video using a different branded USB memory stick and Oh No! It does not work! This is what we mean by no industry standard. The different pieces of hardware react differently when they are connected.
 
We are sure that in the very near future this will be a thing of the past.

In the mean time, to give you the best chance of success, our best advice is to always bring a "Plan B"!

So, yes please do bring your video on a USB memory stick, but perhaps bring the good old laptop as a back up, just in case.

Did I just hear you ask about PowerPoint? As we have suggested most flat screens will be able to play a video on a loop. Equally, most flat screen displays do not play PowerPoint slide shows. If you think about it - how are you going to load Microsoft's PowerPoint software on to a display screen? 

Apparently PowerPoint presentations can be saved as a video - please look at this link for further details:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_2013_release-powerpoint/powerpoint-slideshow-be-viewed-in-a-lcdled-tv/0f246d35-0ecf-4267-a83d-7877f4145e0b?auth=1

We hope this information is useful to you and please do get in touch if you need any further advice or assistance - we are happy to help if we can!