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So you want to record live tv programs to a flash drive?
yes either to a USB flash drive or i have a external hard drive connected through USB which i can watch Movies from but would like to be able to record TV programs
Well, the USB port on the TV, can be used only as an input, that means you can connect a USB flash drive or a usb HDD and watch its contents on the TV
You cannot record it directly onto the flash drive or HDD
ok is there anyway of recording tv to my external hard drive?
Hmm...well not exactly to your external drive, but there are a few ways.
First, if you want it on your external drive itself
you can connect you PC to the TV and have an external TV tuner with recording fucntion
this way you can record the program to your computer
or a HDD connected to the computer
If you do not want to use a computer then there are TV recorder boxes available
that connect with the TV directly
yeh i know about the external boxes was just trying to use what i had
yea so in that case you have the option 1 where you will need a computer
Actually you need a peripheral device between the TV and external HDD so that it can facilitate recording
i did go to the place i bought the TV and ask 3 people and got three different answers thats why i decided to try you guys
I hope you got a satisfactory answer now
The reason you cannot directly record is because USb is only input
yes i have thank you very much
You cannot have the output. Moreover the external HDD does not have a inbuilt recorder
so it cannot be done
without the help of a peripheral device
what is HDMI port for?
input from a compatible device
say a Bluray player
or a laptop with HDMI port
or a mobile phone with an HDMI port
you can connect these devices with the TV
and it supports high Definition
thank you very much
you have been very helpfull
it was my pleasure
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