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Can you record from a smart tv with arecording box

First of all you need to check if your TV supports recording. Some 2010 models do and most 2011 have it implemented. Look for stickers or logos such as:
  • USB Recording
  • PVR (Personal Video Recorder)
  • DVR (Digital Video Recorder

  • The following manufacturers support it in some of their models. Typically mid-end to high-end models. Check the manufacturer web site if you are unsure.
  • Samsung
  • Sony
  • LG
  • Philips
  • Panasonic
  • Toshiba
  • Sharp (only Time Shift pausing)
  • Grundig

    What you need

    Many consumers have USB recording enabled TVs without actually using the function - simply because it requires an extra USB hard drive ou need the following:
    1. USB Recording: A HDTV that supports recording.
    2. A USB HDD: FlatpanelsHD uses a USB HDD from Transcend.
    3. Digital channels: Recording is only enabled on digital channels - not analog. You can record SD, HD and 3D.
    Some manufacturers recommend USB hard drives with external power supplies but we have used a Trandscend USB HDD that takes power from the USB plug on all manufacturers' TVs without any problems. Manufacturers typically allow 1:1 recording, meaning that you will see no loss in picture quality.

    How to set up USB Recording

    Once you have purchased a USB hard drive and connected it on the back of the TV you can move on to "pairing" the USB HDD with the TV. Here is how to set up USB recording.

  • Connect the USB HDD to a free USB port on the back of the TV.
  • The USB hard drive now needs to be formatted (all data will be deleted).
  • Most TVs help you to format the USB HDD automatically but on some models you need to enter the menu and select format HDD (or something similar)
  • Sep 29, 2016 | Televison & Video

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    I have a sum vision 2.5 sata to usb hard drive i want to record from my lg tv on to it but nothing is showing up please help

    Think the USB has to be fat32 in order the tv recognises are better off with USB stick or sd card for that sort of thing

    Dec 04, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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    Why can't my Panasonic DVD recorder read my portable harddrive? I want the DVD record to read the harddrive?

    hi anonymous, it may well be that you need to change settings on your DVD Recorder and/or on your TV. On my LG 42" TV I need to select the input mode ie. Movie, USB, music etc, as necessary. Maybe your DVD Recorder or TV can't handle the file format on you Portable Drive, check the manufacturer specs.

    Jun 08, 2014 | Panasonic DMR-EZ47V DVD Recorder/VCR

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    Dvd recorder hard drive not recognized when used as an external

    Open Start menu
    Click the right mouse button on Computer
    On the pop out menu click on Manage
    In the left hand menu click on Disk Manage
    Your drive should show here if it is plugged in.
    Delete all partitions
    Now create a partition, format it how you want.

    Mar 21, 2014 | Hitachi Computers & Internet

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    I have LG 32LC2RR LCD and a lot of problems with it: 1) When start to work, there are no sound but verry bad, loud, terrible sound(khhhrrrckkrkrrrkk) 2) I can not formate HDD! LCD can't record!...

    hello and I got the same problem and solve it as I put a small hard drive HITACHI 40 GB. then your TV formats it alone. I put the disc in its original computer and deleted a partition, then created a new fat32 partition and format the drive with partition Magic.
    . after being assured that no disk errors and put the second disc on my computer. I used norton ghost and clone HITACHI seagate disc on the disc. never mind one that is less than the other. importantly, the small disc was recorded right information and transfer it to large.

    the whole thing was a big obstacle. after its original disk formatted TV stopped initialize it strange is because of the Hitachi drive was installed Linux and TV recognized it without problems and I formatted it alone. may have been lucky not know

    Jan 16, 2011 | LG Electronics 42 in. LCD Tv

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    LG 42 LCD TV HDD initialization in progress message

    Change the hdd or remove it then connect it to PC and do for it format , it will work .

    Jul 06, 2010 | LG Electronics 42 in. LCD Tv

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    I cant copy my recorded TV programs to USB HDD (external) the option is there in the menu, but its inactive. Please help My TV is LG 37LB5RT with built in DVR LCD TV

    Do you need to format the drive first? usually the USB drive must be formatted either on a PC, or by the device itself.

    Mar 10, 2010 | Televison & Video

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    After I reformat my LG HDD video recorder to give me more space, it only clears a tiny portion. How do I clear the whole recorder? I am going to HDD format, and reformatting. Thanks


    Do you mean it always shows 10Gb less space than the capacity of the drive. ie only shows 150Gb but you have a 160Gb drive? The reason for this is that it has 10Gb reserved for the buffer of the pause/rewind live TV.



    May 22, 2009 | LG 42LC2D 42 in. LCD HDTV

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    Lg dr4912

    fitted a new drive in but it wont play normal dvds.
    it recognises +- discs and formats them as it should
    just need to work out how to make it play normal dvds.
    dont want to pay for advise thanks

    Mar 06, 2009 | LG DR-4912 DVD Recorder

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