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Windows 7: 4K Smart TV's This xmas

30 Dec 2014   #1
web

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
4K Smart TV's This xmas

Anyone bought a 4K LG Ultra HD TV this Xmas, only to find u cant extend your desk top to it, cant look at a normal TV listing with out numerous clicking of a annoying magic remote, but have to use a program called plex media which at every turn wants you to pay for something that use to be free, but mostly cant pause record live tv without a external HHD, altho lead me to believe it had internal hd? ....... now they are very vague as what will work ??, seen lots on forums that usb sticks too small

I got a spare 1tb 3.5 hard drive couldn't I just buy a usb caddy or enclosure connect by usb anyone tried this?, think it might work ??
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31 Dec 2014   #2
MrNeeds

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by web View Post
Anyone bought a 4K LG Ultra HD TV this Xmas, only to find u cant extend your desk top to it, cant look at a normal TV listing with out numerous clicking of a annoying magic remote, but have to use a program called plex media which at every turn wants you to pay for something that use to be free, but mostly cant pause record live tv without a external HHD, altho lead me to believe it had internal hd? ....... now they are very vague as what will work ??, seen lots on forums that usb sticks too small

I got a spare 1tb 3.5 hard drive couldn't I just buy a usb caddy or enclosure connect by usb anyone tried this?, think it might work ??
Not sure about the USB hard drive, but I do have a smart TV which uses USB hard drives and my understanding of it, is that as long as it's powered and has been formatted to be used by the TV, it should be good to go.

MrNeeds
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31 Dec 2014   #3
web

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by web View Post
Anyone bought a 4K LG Ultra HD TV this Xmas, only to find u cant extend your desk top to it, cant look at a normal TV listing with out numerous clicking of a annoying magic remote, but have to use a program called plex media which at every turn wants you to pay for something that use to be free, but mostly cant pause record live tv without a external HHD, altho lead me to believe it had internal hd? ....... now they are very vague as what will work ??, seen lots on forums that usb sticks too small

I got a spare 1tb 3.5 hard drive couldn't I just buy a usb caddy or enclosure connect by usb anyone tried this?, think it might work ??
Not sure about the USB hard drive, but I do have a smart TV which uses USB hard drives and my understanding of it, is that as long as it's powered and has been formatted to be used by the TV, it should be good to go.

MrNeeds
still looking this up but how do u get a powered USB stick I thought they drew there power from the USB port there in ? , also still looking for how, u would format a USB stick to work with my TV ? biggest USB drive I have 32 GB I wouldn't of thought that would last long if u was recording HHD TV ? my old TV had 1000 GB internal HD and I filled that ....... or am I just getting this all wrong big time ?

PS Happy New year Everyone
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31 Dec 2014   #4
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

The USB stick does not need any Power most work as 32 Fat formatted ...
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31 Dec 2014   #5
MrNeeds

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by web View Post
Anyone bought a 4K LG Ultra HD TV this Xmas, only to find u cant extend your desk top to it, cant look at a normal TV listing with out numerous clicking of a annoying magic remote, but have to use a program called plex media which at every turn wants you to pay for something that use to be free, but mostly cant pause record live tv without a external HHD, altho lead me to believe it had internal hd? ....... now they are very vague as what will work ??, seen lots on forums that usb sticks too small

I got a spare 1tb 3.5 hard drive couldn't I just buy a usb caddy or enclosure connect by usb anyone tried this?, think it might work ??
Not sure about the USB hard drive, but I do have a smart TV which uses USB hard drives and my understanding of it, is that as long as it's powered and has been formatted to be used by the TV, it should be good to go.

MrNeeds
still looking this up but how do u get a powered USB stick I thought they drew there power from the USB port there in ? , also still looking for how, u would format a USB stick to work with my TV ? biggest USB drive I have 32 GB I wouldn't of thought that would last long if u was recording HHD TV ? my old TV had 1000 GB internal HD and I filled that ....... or am I just getting this all wrong big time ?

PS Happy New year Everyone
I meant USB hard drives, they need to be powered.
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31 Dec 2014   #6
web

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

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Not sure about the USB hard drive, but I do have a smart TV which uses USB hard drives and my understanding of it, is that as long as it's powered and has been formatted to be used by the TV, it should be good to go.

MrNeeds
still looking this up but how do u get a powered USB stick I thought they drew there power from the USB port there in ? , also still looking for how, u would format a USB stick to work with my TV ? biggest USB drive I have 32 GB I wouldn't of thought that would last long if u was recording HHD TV ? my old TV had 1000 GB internal HD and I filled that ....... or am I just getting this all wrong big time ?

PS Happy New year Everyone
I meant USB hard drives, they need to be powered.
ok gunner give it a go ill buy a cheep caddy or enclosure format the hard drive to fat 32 plug it in caddy/enclosure witch will be mains powered and report back, ill try with my USB stick too, just see what happens if anything ...... one more thing my TV has three USB ports one of which is called "HHD IN"

Again Happy New Year
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31 Dec 2014   #7
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Some Televisions can do the formatting ....
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31 Dec 2014   #8
web

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

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Some Televisions can do the formatting ....
blooming heck this is getting well complicated technology never stops I guess, lets see how do with caddy/enclosure first, but thanks for the input
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31 Dec 2014   #9
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

I have a Walker TV it is nothing special just a 32 Freeview they where made by Mitsubishi. it can use the USB stick or Hard Drive powered ..

Is also capable of Formatting ...
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