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by timaloy2 / November 9, 2012 1:49 AM PST

hi,i recently upgraded my tv to a Panasonic TX-L47ET5B from a Samsung. problem i have is my external hard drive i used no problem on the samsung tv to veiw movies wont work with the panasonic..great pity as my collection took years to make...the HDD drive im using is sea gate 3tb...My question is can you recommend a new external HDD that i can transfer my collection onto so that I can view on my new panasonic,i dont want to purchase a new HDD and find the tv wont recognise it and I cant find a list of compatable HDD'S anywhere..cheers

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There is no such list.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 9, 2012 2:06 AM PST
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USB 2.0 drives are plentiful and the issues I encounter have never been the HDD but the format and video encoding.

Again, I've never found it to be the drive's fault.

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by timaloy2 / November 9, 2012 3:46 AM PST
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Hi r there a make and model you know of which will work on this tv I said i dont want to buy a new hdd and it wont seagate will not work...just wondering if nova tech..WD ...etc will work...cheers

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Again. Never found it to be the drive.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 9, 2012 4:00 AM PST
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I've found issues with power, encoding, the format of the drive so if your Seagate does not work then it's safe to write the issue is not what it seems.

I find folk upset over this area because folk that have been around know that you can't solve this by changing the drive. You solve the power issue if the owner is using USB power, you solve the format issue and you solve the encoding issue.

With no less than 3 areas to work, you can see why picking the right drive is not the answer.

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