Solved how to watch usb recorded tv shows on laptop

September 24, 2018 at 16:00:40
Specs: Windows 10, amd athlon xp 2600+5
Hi, If someone could help me with this problem that I have. I record tv shows off my set top box onto a usb hdd. When I connect it to my laptop it is not reconised and when i go into disk management it is there. I want to watch the recorded shows on other lap tops

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September 25, 2018 at 08:57:56
Whoa! On the Sony page trvlr linked is this:

> Besides connecting the HDD to the appropriate USB port,
> you will need to register the HDD with your TV. Otherwise
> recording is not possible.
>
> Part of the registration process for a HDD is a format.
> That means that any data stored on the HDD will be erased.
> Back that information up. The HDD will be completely
> dedicated to Recording.
>
> The HDD cannot be used with a computer once it is registered
> to the TV. You will have to format it again on the PC to enable
> PC use. Any data will again be erased.

> After deregistration, recorded data cannot be played anymore.
>
> Only the TV on which you registered the HDD can play the data
> recorded on the hard disk drive.

> The following programmes cannot be recorded:
> • copy-protected programmes
> • analogue programmes
> • radio programmes from external inputs (including
> programmes from a connected Set-Top Box)
> • broadband videos
> • scrambled signals

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis



#1
September 24, 2018 at 17:06:57
How was the hard drive formatted?

Is it FAT32, NTFS, or what?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#2
September 24, 2018 at 17:16:13
lOOKING IN THE DISK MANAGEMENT IT SAYS NTFS

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#3
September 24, 2018 at 19:27:16
That certainly should be recognized. Are you sure it is the drive that
is not being recognized, rather than the video files? Whether it is the
drive or the files, you need someone more knowledgeable than I.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#4
September 25, 2018 at 04:24:41
Have a look-see at this Sony check list... It may have a few ideas...

https://www.sony.co.uk/electronics/...

and browse this link too...

https://www.freetv.ie/how-to-play-b...


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September 25, 2018 at 08:57:56
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Whoa! On the Sony page trvlr linked is this:

> Besides connecting the HDD to the appropriate USB port,
> you will need to register the HDD with your TV. Otherwise
> recording is not possible.
>
> Part of the registration process for a HDD is a format.
> That means that any data stored on the HDD will be erased.
> Back that information up. The HDD will be completely
> dedicated to Recording.
>
> The HDD cannot be used with a computer once it is registered
> to the TV. You will have to format it again on the PC to enable
> PC use. Any data will again be erased.

> After deregistration, recorded data cannot be played anymore.
>
> Only the TV on which you registered the HDD can play the data
> recorded on the hard disk drive.

> The following programmes cannot be recorded:
> • copy-protected programmes
> • analogue programmes
> • radio programmes from external inputs (including
> programmes from a connected Set-Top Box)
> • broadband videos
> • scrambled signals

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#6
September 25, 2018 at 14:44:21
Reading all these info tells me it just can’t be done. The only way the pc can get to recognize the usb is if you format it but that would mean erasing all data on it. Very strange considering that in the past ( a few years ago) I have recorded on my external hdd and transferred those files on to my pc and even taken that hdd to a friend to watch those clips on his laptop. A different set top box then and also different laptop. I just can’t remember how I did then. Anyway I’ll keep trying and thanks for all you assistants guy, really appreciate it!!

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