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Hello, I recently received a 2 TB Dane-Elec SO speaky HDMI hardrive/mediaplayer for christmas. I used it with my time machine on a macbook pro to back up my stuff. Time machine told me it would need to reformat the drive in order for this to work so i clicked ok. Stupidly as it turns out. Ive found out now that when i connect the drive to the tv in order to view the media, no menu options appear as I apparently wasnt meant to reformat (although this is not very obvious from the quick start manual). So, is my hardrive now ruined? will i be able to use the multimedia function on it anymore (connect it to the tv and play back movies etc) or is it now destined to just be a 2 TB back up drive? Ive been on their Website (dane elec) and its pretty awful. There is a section there telling you not to reformat but unfortunately i didnt see this. They say if you accidentaly reformat to fill in the form at bottom of page but this just takes you to a broken page. aaaaggghhhh!!! Your help would be wonderful. Thanks in advance Lar

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Mac formats the drive as RAW, your media player cannot read that.
Windows cannot read the format either as it is machine code.

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Don't know if this helps but the remote has a 'TV System' button which toggels the output through PAL/NTSC/480P/.../1080i. Just press the button and give it a second, if nothing appears or it looks hazy press it again. PAL is for the US, NTSC is for Europeand the other options are HDMI outputs

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