Tip & How-To about Philips 32PF9830 32 in. HD-Ready LCD Television

USB Devices

The USB Input only accept USB Device formated with FAT and FAT32 - Any large uSB Devices like a 500Gb External USB Drive will not work. Also these drive MUST be MASS Storage compatible - eg an Ipod will not work. Finally this Model does not play any video on the 42 inch one does.

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I have a thompson ths220 recorder and am unable to record programmes. I go in to epg menu and book a programme but the usb file is not compatible


It is possible that the USB drive is not formatted to the required specification (FAT/FAT32).

Please visit the following link and update to the latest firmware - http://www.thomsonstb.net/en/products/satellite-receivers/ths220

You'll also find a Manual there.

As per the manufacturer -

It is recommended to use USB 2.0 storage devices. If your device is not compatible to USB 2.0 specifications, multimedia functions of the receiver might not work properly.
THOMSON cannot guarantee compatibility with all types of USB storage devices.
It is advised not to store important information on USB storage devices used with the receiver. Always make backups of data on your USB storage device before using it with this receiver. THOMSON will not take responsibility for any loss of information or circumstances caused by loss of information.
Please ensure that either the USB device is already formatted to FAT/FAT32, or format the USB device via your receiver.

May 30, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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Samsung dvd-d530 doesnt play usb. Please tell me how to reset factory settings or original grid code.


i I have a problem with my samsung dvd D530, it doesn't read the disc or the usb anymore. i cannot even enter the settings,all I get on the tv screen is ''no option''. can anyone tell me how to reset it?until yesterday it worked perfectly fine.

Jul 30, 2011 | Televison & Video

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I brought a 250gb hdd for the xbox 360. The xbox 360 says that it is a unformatted storage device, the only thing i can do is formatted the hdd. but nothing happend I have formatted the thing 5 times. pleace help me.


Trying to format a large external USB or Firewire hard drive to the FAT32 file system? Can't do it? Only see an option for formatting the drive using the NTFS file format? Well if you answered yes any of those questions, then you're at the right place.
I was recently trying to format my 1 TB MyBook external hard drive in Windows XP to FAT32 instead of the overly forced-upon NTFS format. Why? Well because I needed to connect it to a NAS device and the NTFS permissions were causing the NAS not to be able to access the drive. Simple solution is to use FAT32, no security, no problems. Though it's sometimes useful to format a USB drive in NTFS format.
Also, formatting a drive in FAT or FAT32 will allow it to be read by other operating systems, such as Mac, Linux, and older versions of Windows such as Windows 98.
Unfortunately, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 will only format a removable drive in FAT32 if it's less than 32GB! Hmmm...that pretty much cuts out ALL modern external hard drives!
However, Windows can format a drive that is larger than 32GB in FAT32, but you have to use the DOS command prompt. However, if you have a drive that is 1TB or larger, you may still get an error saying "The volume is too big for FAT32".
In that case, you can use a free program called SwissKnife that will allow you to format an external hard drive that is up to 2TB in size. Let's go through both methods. In case you are having problems getting your external hard drive to show up in Windows, read my article on how to change the drive letter for an external drive in Windows.
Format external drive in FAT32 using DOSOpen a command window by going to Start, then Run and typing in CMD.

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Now type in the following command at the prompt:

format /FS:FAT32 X:
Replace the letter X with the letter of your external hard drive in Windows. Windows will go ahead and begin formatting the drive in FAT32!

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Format external hard drive in FAT32 using SwissKnifeSwissKnife is a nifty little program that is completely free and that you can use to format many types of external drives such as USB, Firewire, PCMIA, SATA and SCSI. You can also use it to create partitions on an external hard drive and it formats faster than Windows.

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So next time you want to format a hard drive in FAT32 and Windows only gives you an option for NTFS, make sure to follow one of the two method mentioned above. Enjoy!

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i have a 1TB WD my passport external harddrive and its not recognised on my sony blu ray


You are trying to conect this disk to the standalone Sony bluray device with USB cable?
You are sure sony have implemented this functions (external disk support) on this player?

Now knowing enough about the sony device, you should first of all see through the users manual. There could be a FAT(32) / NTFS issue. Some devices like this does not support NTFS, and the drive must be formated with FAT32.

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transfering photos to my Iomega Prestige 500GB Portable Hard Driv


Does the Iomega show up under 'my computer'?
It should be another drive (D, E, F whatever) and as such you put stuff on to it the same way you would put stuff on to your C drive.

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