I want to be able to hook up an external hard drive to my 55" Dynex television. Unfortunately, I dont have the exact specs of it atm as I am at home. However, when I get home I will try and find the manual for it. My question is this. Do I have to have a smart TV in order for me to plug in a USB external hard drive into it and have it read read the files off the hard drive? Or will any ol TV with a USB port work? Ive never done anything like this before and I figured Id ask you guys before I drop money on this. My girlfriends cousin says she does it but I dont know if she has a smart TV or not. Thanks!