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  • Deanna Nassar
    Deanna Nassar Dec 09, 2016

    Hi John Lewis, I want to help you with your question, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box?M
    ore info on what kind of usb. Only one I know of that need format is the removeable type like thumb drives.



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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)
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    Try formatting in on FAT or FAT32.

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    USB memories formatted NTFS will read XviD videos. Ext3 or FAT formatted will copy or read XviD. MPEG4 is not supported but your TV may be able to show them directly via its USB PORT.

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    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.

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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 -

    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.

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    Thompson DVD player USB reader

    check usb format - keep fatt32 or" fatt format system.

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    How to boot my laptop into usb drive

    You have not specified your operating system. However I will explain how to do it with windows 7. First you have to create a bootable flash drive. Do it as follows
    Format USB flash drive to NTFS format(For Win XP only. Vista users can directly format the USB drive to NTFS format) In your Windows, go to Control panel -> system -> hardware -> Device manager.
    Under the disk drives section, right click on the USB storage drive and select Properties.
    device-properties.pngGo to the Policies tab, select optimize for performance. Click OK.
    device-policy.pngOpen your Windows Explorer, you should see the USB storage drive in the inventory. Right click and select Format. Select NTFS from the drop down bar. Click Start.
    format-ntfs.pngFor Windows XP,
    Download MBRWizard. Extract the zipped files to your desktop.
    Open a command prompt (Start -> Program -> Accessories -> Command Prompt).

    cd Desktop/MBRWiz2.0/
    MBRWiz /list
    Record the USB flash drive disk number
    mbrwiz-list.pngMake the USB drive active.

    mbrwiz /disk=X /active=1
    For Windows Vista,
    On the Start menu, navigate to the command prompt entry. Right-click and select Run as administrator.

    list disk
    Record the disk number of your USB flash drive.
    vista-diskpart.pngSelect the USB disk.

    select disk X (X is the drive number of the USB flash drive)
    List the current partition. Record the partition number.

    list partition
    Select the current partition and make it active.

    select partition Y (Y is the partition number of the USB flash drive)
    list-partition-vista.png Creating bootable USB flash driveDownload Windows 7 iso (32-bit) file to your desktop (The download link is no longer valid).
    Download and install WinRAR.
    Right-click on the Windows 7 iso file and select Extract files. Extract the files to a folder (you can name the folder any name you want, but for illustration purpose, I name it win-7) in your desktop.
    extract-win-7.pngIn your command prompt, cd to the windows 7 folder.

    cd Desktop/win-7 (Change the destination to the folder that you have extracted)
    cd boot
    bootsect /nt60 X: (X is the drive latter of your USB drive )
    bootsect-success.pngNow, copy all the files from the Windows 7 folder to the USB flash drive.
    Reboot the computer. Remember to change the first boot device to your USB drive in the BIOS.
    You should be able to install Windows 7 from your USB flash drive now.

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