Content recorded on these are locked to the TV it was recorded on. This is by design and no one has cracked the code to break out the recordings. I'd stop looking for a solution and change to something not so locked down in the future.
I have a UE40H5500AKXXU with a USB HDD on which I have recorded a lot of programmes. I have just inherited a second (older) Samsung SmartTV (UE40ES5500KXXU) which is to be used in another room - and I would like to use it to watch the programmes recorded on the U40H. Am I right to conclude that this is impossible?
Both are connected to the same home network (the UE40ES is wired, the UE40H is wireless) but they have too much stone in between for a wireless signal even if Wifi Direct wasn't greyed out on the UE40ES.
Moving the HDD is no good (the UE40ES wants to reformat it!): I presume that the older U40ES cannot handle the format used by the newer U40H. If I did reformat the disk, and recorded future programmes on the HDD attached to the U40ES, would the U40H be able to play them if I moved the disk when required?
Any other options open to me for the programmes already recorded on the U40H?