Posted by Eric Huang on August 29, 2012
If you are like most people…
… you aren’t reading this blog.
It also means you have one of these items with USB 2.0 in your home
1) A PlayStation 3, XBOX 360 or Wii
2) A Set Top Box for your cable, DSL, or Satellite TV.
3) A BluRay or DVD player purchased in the last 5 years
4) A TV purchased in the last 5 years
My unsupported assertion is that most TVs shipped have a USB 2.0 port to accept USB Flash Drives.
(Also, the ports can be used to update the firmware on your TV as my friend did on his Sony TV). Even if you don’t see the USB on the outside, since these chips are often used in PC monitors as well (1 chip many applications) the USB is available somewhere inside the SoC.
I ran out of time, so I will update the Internally column tomorrow (probably).
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A brave journalist blogger tried to connect 127 USB 2.0 devices to a Win 7 PC. See the picture below.
From my reading of the article, each time the blogger plugged in a new devices, it took longer and longer to install drivers.
He stops when he reaches 100 USB peripherals because he’s stayed up all night. Also probably because he hit the deadline for submitting his on-line article which you can read here (in Japanese).
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