How do the Art Drives work?

The art drives are a USB (thumb) drive that plugs into the side of your TV and shows rotating artwork, similar to a screen saver. Most are available in 4k UHD and 1080p HD resolutions.

The drives contain a movie file (mpeg) which shows still images in rotation (with no music), and a slideshow folder which contains the still images (jpeg), in case your TV does not play the video file. 

A USB drive on your TV is required – almost all TVs meet the requirements to use the art drives, but please check your manual. Almost all TVs have the USB drive recessed on the side of the television, so the drive will not protrude from the side of the TV.

The software from your television displays the images or movie file. Every TV is slightly different in terms of providing options for how long each image is displayed. 

What is the difference between the 4k and HD versions?

The 4k (also called UHD or Ultra High Definition) art drives are true 3840 x 2160 resolution images for 4k or UHD televisions. If you have a UHD or 4k TV, we would highly recommend this version, as the images are stunningly vivid. Most modern TVs are 4k or UHD.

The 1080p High-Definition (HD) versions are for high definition televisions (also called HD or 1080). These are 1920 x 1080 images (the maximum resolution that HD televisions can display), and are crisp and vivid. You won’t be disappointed in the quality of the images. These drives will also work on a 4k TV.

Is there music in the video file?


Do I see black borders on the side of the images?

No, the images are sized to fit your screen and will appear 'fullscreen'. The exception is the Vintage WPA posters drive, that displays black borders on the side of the Art Deco posters. 

Help, I lost my instruction card

You can download a copy here