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Record and play back from HDD with Samsung Freeview/Freesat

by Johntaylor49 / January 24, 2013 3:02 AM PST

I have recently purchased a Samsung smart TV which comes with embedded Freesat/Freeview, rather than a "set top box".

With this technology how can I record/replay programs? Is it possible to use a port to an external disk type and if so any specifics.

Is it possible to use one of the more advanced recorders using the embedded license an if so how?

JT

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Just so you know.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 24, 2013 3:57 AM PST

That record feature is not here in the USA and the Ambassador usually refers you back to your country's support.

But since this is model and location specific I can only add what little I know. So far you want a size HDD and USB 2.0 drives that the maker tells you that should work. On average that's the usual wall powered USB 2.0 500GB drive. Sometimes you find folk griping about USB 3.0 issues or 4TB drives but those are a bit bleeding edge for TVs.

Also, the recorded content so far is locked to the TV that recorded it. Some folk fly apart at the seams when they "discover" that. But I've shared it so you don't have to discover it.
Bob

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by Johntaylor49 / January 24, 2013 5:30 PM PST
In reply to: Just so you know.

Thanks, helpful. I guess it highlights that unless I can use the license somehow that came with the TV then actually the embedded Freesat/freeview is not really that useful as if I wanted to buy a system that lets me record, rewind, playback like i get with cable/sattelite tv i would have to pay again! I was hoping I could drop Sky and go to Freesat but i use the planner and recording on the sky box a lot.

John

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