Record TV to an external drive?

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Record TV to an external drive?

Postby Rosaboobie » Sat May 24, 2014 3:55 am

How do I do this? The last time I plugged a flash drive into the tv to record something, I was not able to play it back on my tv - Can't remember the exact error message but something like "this media is not recognised" or something similar.
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Re: Record TV to an external drive?

Postby draclvr » Sat May 24, 2014 4:42 pm

Unfortunately, this procedure will be specific to your TV, so I have no idea!
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Re: Record TV to an external drive?

Postby Rosaboobie » Sun May 25, 2014 3:58 am

Ok, thanks
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Re: Record TV to an external drive?

Postby Diat60 » Sun May 25, 2014 9:04 am

You can plug a flash drive directly into your TV to record? That's amazing. We have a WDTV box that lets us play something we've downloaded, but I've never heard of recording directly onto a flash drive.

Found this, don't know if it's relevant:

You will have to let the television format the drive. When it does this the tv creates special folders which it uses to manage the programmes that it's saving. This means that you'll lose everything that's already on the drive.
The tv instruction manual will explain how to format USB memory sticks.
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Re: Record TV to an external drive?

Postby Rosaboobie » Sun May 25, 2014 12:09 pm

Thank you, Diat. Before I do what you suggest, I will first try playing it on my laptop and see what happens.
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Re: Record TV to an external drive?

Postby draclvr » Sun May 25, 2014 2:00 pm

Do you have an on-screen option to record to a flash drive, RB? I've also never heard of being able to do this. Anything in your TV user manual about it?
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Re: Record TV to an external drive?

Postby Rosaboobie » Sun May 25, 2014 2:08 pm

Yes, when I plug in the flash drive at the back of the tv, I do indeed get several options come up. But maybe this facility is only for viewing your photos from your flash drive onto your tv???
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Re: Record TV to an external drive?

Postby Diat60 » Sun May 25, 2014 2:31 pm

What TV do you have?
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Re: Record TV to an external drive?

Postby draclvr » Sun May 25, 2014 3:13 pm

That's the normal scenario - you can view photos and videos or whatever you might have on the flash drive.
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