How to broadcast powerpoint to a TV

At my office I have a reception area with a new HD TV.
How can I get a powerpoint to display on the TV continuously and reliably.
Can I put it on a USB stick and plug it in?
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Jamie GarrochConnect With a Mentor PowerPoint Consultant & DeveloperCommented:
Do you really want to play a "PowerPoint" slide show or have static images of your slides play back or a video of your slide show?

If you want "real" PowerPoint, you need PowerPoint and you'd drive the TV as a dumb monitor via an HDMI port connected to a PC/Mac with PowerPoint and your presentation installed on it.

If you don't have transitions or animations in the presentation. you could export all of the slides as JPG images (File / Save As / and select JPG from the file type drop down). You could then use the TV's built in picture viewer software to play those in a loop.

You could also save it as a video file and play that back via the TV's built-in video player.
JohnConnect With a Mentor Business Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You would have to see what the TV can do with the USB key.

We have a monitor in a public space and this is exactly how it works. Put the content on the USB key, insert the key and let it play forever.
ITSysTechConnect With a Mentor Senior Systems AdministratorCommented:
You would first need to save the power point as a .mp4 and then copy it to the USB stick before you could play it on your new HD TV. Like John said you would need to see if your HD TV supported USB connections first (sometimes they have a USB port only for charging a device or for tech support to use).
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