A new toy for the MH's TV

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  1. Douglas

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    I have spent a long time looking for a Hard drive TV recorder with a USB input/output port on it, and now I have found one.

    Segem DTR 67320T from Tesco at £124.00.

    The only inconvenience I have found so far is that will only interface with a Fat32 format and not NTFS that WinXP runs on. So I will have to change the external hard drive over to fat32 to use it.

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    No sure, but most dongles (thumb drives) are formatted fat32. Could you get stuff onto it using one of those.
     
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    Can you not use a free utility to create a small partition on your hard disk and format that as Fat 32


    By the way XP will run on Fat 32
     
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    I am looking into and gearing up to change one of my external hard drives over to fat32, I have tried out the file transferring using a USB stick and every thing works fine, however a terabyte hard drive that I use for backups will cope with job better.


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    Thanks for that, been looking for something like that for ages. Now bought through Amazon. Now all I have to do is copy all my DVDs on to my external drives!
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    We have just one of these also, fantastic bit of kit, saves taking the pc and router away with us, now we just plug our hard drive into the Cyclone unit and have over 300 films to choose from.:thumb:
     
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    After looking at the problems and inconvenience's of changing NTFS over to fat32 I have decided to go down the path of using a 23 gb memory stick, I picked one up on Ebay last night for £12.50.

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    Also got one / 2 actually home and van BRILL :thumb:
    http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/12036...tml?_$ja=tsid:11518|cat:12036967|prd:12036967
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    An update on the use of the TV hard drive recorder.

    when we where at home I filled the recorder with as much as we could in the couple of weeks that we had ferry before we got on the ferry. We the unit has been in use in its other mode IE playback for the last 3>4 weeks and it working fine. The current is a bit higher that just the TV as expected but well within the solar charging provided that we get some sun.

    Any way we are pleased with the unit and would recommend it.

    Doug...
     
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