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Hello, i've got an "astone" external hard drive with a 500gb WD wd5000aads drive. i bought it specifically to use on a yess set top box as a pvr, but when i turn it on i lose all tv signals.[even when it's not plugged into the usb]. is this hd not suitable for this application or do i have some weird electrical problem? thanks, col

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The hard disk has to be reformatted for your set top box... by default the hard drive will be in a format that would be read by windows computers...format the hard drive to the format that would be understood by set top box...

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