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External Hard Drives

by lols31 / January 23, 2013 8:26 AM PST

On checking manual for DMR-PWT520 DVD player it appears that you can only attach an external HDrive if you let Panasonic format same - then you can only use the hard drive on their equipment whjich seems a bit draconic! Can you get around this as I use my external HD for computer files and all sorts! Haven't been able to find out what externals they accept either! Cheers

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I'm going with no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 23, 2013 8:30 AM PST
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I can discuss this area a little as part of the work I do involves security DVRs and along the way I've bumped into discussions why this is so.

As you are on a CBS Forum, you can imagine the forum policy does not allow us to discuss getting around DRM or such.

In short, HD content is protected in many ways. We can state that but as you suspect, we can't discuss getting around that.
Bob

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Which drive will work is anybodys guess
by rocks911 / February 2, 2013 10:47 PM PST
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I just purchased the TC-L42E5 for my workout room. Before I purchased the TV I spent a lot of time trying to figure out what it will and will not play (format) and what devices it will accept (External HDD/flash drive/SD) what the manual details is not at all what plays. My 32 Gb flash drive that I ordered especially for this use would work with the TV, My 1Tb external HDD no problem.
Its anybodys guess what will or wont work.

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