Make Photo Slideshow and Play on HDTV

If you great HD photos want to share on HDTV, you can convert these photos into a slideshow video, then play them on your HDTV via a DVD player or the USB port. It is very convenient to do that. Anyone should be able to achieve that in about 15 minutes. No bumps on the way. This guide shows you how to convert photos to slideshow movies. If you have videos want to play on 4K Ultra HD TV, you can refer to this guide to convert videos for playback on 4K TV.

How to Make HD Photo Slideshow Videos?

There are different slideshow movie makers can help you convert photos to videos. Here we recommend Filmora Video Editor which not only converts photos to DVDS for playback on HDTV and DVD players, but also many other different video formats for playback on computers, TVs, iPhone iPad iPod, mobile phones like Samsung, Nokia, Moto, PSP, Xbox, Websites and blogs, Youtube, etc. See this guide as an example here: how to make photo video slideshow movies?

Download this video editor and maker on to your Mac or PC now. It is free to download and try.

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There are three steps to create slideshow videos or DVDs using your HD photos from your digital camera, or mobile phones. Firstly import all photos into the video maker, then add transition effects to the photos and optionally add background music to the movie, finally go to export the slideshow as DVD or videos. You can export the slideshow videos as the HD video format in mp4 which is playable on HDTV including Samsung, Sony and more. In the help of pre-designed templates, it takes just about 10 minutes to make a HD photo movie and save them onto your computer hard drive. When you save the HD photo slideshow, make sure to choose 1920*1080 or large resolutions for HD TV, so the final slideshow video can fill the full screen of your HDTV.

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If you choose to burn photo slideshows on to DVD discs, it will take more time to burn the DVD. When you burn photo slideshows to DVD, the slideshow builder will have most the settings optimized so you do not have to tweak them. You will have options to change video aspect ratio between 16:9 and 4:3, choose TV standard between NTSC and PAL, DVD disk type between D5 and D9, etc.

Play Photo Slideshow Videos on HDTV

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If you have saved the slideshow videos as MP4 or other HD video formats on your computer, copy it to a Flash drive, then insert it to the USB port of your HDTV, you will be able to play the HD photo slideshow video on HDTV, such as the very popular Sony Bravia TV. These HDTV sets allow you to play your music, photo and video files from a USB device. You will be able to select the USB drive using your remote control from its “Home” or “Menu”, just follow the onscreen tips and options menu displayed.

If you choose to burn photo slideshows to DVD, you can then insert the disk to your DVD players and watch your HD photo slideshow movie on the big screen of your HDTV.

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Cast Photo Slideshow Videos from PC to HDTV wirelessly over Wi-Fi

To mirror screen from PC to TV, you can use a cable to hook them up and cast screen from computer to TV. If you like a wireless solution to cast slideshow videos, movies and even music from PC to TV, you can download a media streamer or server software on your computer. Follow these steps to cast music and movies from computer to TV using Media Server. Note that the Media Server comes as a add-on in the Video Converter Ultimate. You can download the video converter free trial version and use its Media Server function for completely FREE.

Update Apr 2019: removed amzn.
Update jul 2019: this article was originally posted in Sep 2014. added pic slide show to DVD disc burning method in this update.