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Topic # 222740 26-Aug-2017 14:44
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Hi all,

 

I have an interesting problem.
I just bought a TH-49ex600z and it supports recording TV.
Great.
Instructions state to only use USB 2 slot for recording (USB3), And sure enough if you put a USB stick in USB 1 the TV recognises it's there but it will not recognise it for formatting for PVR.
OK, Cool, So I've tried 3 USB sticks so far formatted FAT-32 and NTFS, 16 Gig -> 64 gig, TV recognises them and will play videos off them, but when it comes to formatting for recording off the TV all 3 come back as
Formattting Failed
USB Device not supported.

 

I've searched high and low on Panasonics site to see what they requirements for a USB drive is to no avail.
The manual does show hooking up a proper External drive (USB Cable -> Drive), But hey a thumb drive is just another USB drive

 

So given it can playback off the USB thumb drives and I can guarantee one of the thumb drives is indeed USB 3.0 (written on it)
What can this TV have against the thumb drive for recording?

 

Thoughts/Help appriciated.

Thanks
Terry


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  Reply # 1853015 26-Aug-2017 15:18
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probably checks the speed of them. Have come across a couple of cheap sticks with USB3 printed on them and the blue plug but slow as anything. Try benchmarking them on a PC and see what they score and if there is anything minimum listed for panasonic.





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  Reply # 1853024 26-Aug-2017 15:35
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Have you tried an external HDD rather than USB drive? Both appear differently from a HID perspective.



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  Reply # 1853031 26-Aug-2017 16:29
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richms:

 

probably checks the speed of them. Have come across a couple of cheap sticks with USB3 printed on them and the blue plug but slow as anything. Try benchmarking them on a PC and see what they score and if there is anything minimum listed for panasonic.

 

 

Well I do see a speed difference between the three of them, the Samsung USB 64 Gig stick (which is marked USB 3.0) is obviously the fastest of what I have.
http://usbflashspeed.com/250168
Mind you I'll need to look around the back for the USB 3.0 ports.
Unfortantely the Panasonic site is less than helpful looking for just USB as a search term which for some reason returned a result for gulten free bread for their bread maker (I.E useless).

 

Cheers

 

Terry




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  Reply # 1853033 26-Aug-2017 16:46
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sbiddle: Have you tried an external HDD rather than USB drive? Both appear differently from a HID perspective.

Hey Steve,

 

Unfortunately I only have one suitable, I have it for the Wii (I know, I know).
MIND you me and the kids found a gem of a mini game in Fifa08 which is bloody fun (A gem in the rough as such).
Worse comes to worse I'll acronis the Wii external USB drive and see how that works for PVE on the TV.
(The other is for the xbox, and the amount of time to move the games back for the xBox for just a test, No, Just no.)

 

I've "submitted" a case to Panasonic by their very helpful support site (not) so I spose I'll wait and see if they can clarify just exactly what USB (speed and type) is required.
I'm expecting them to say it's an addon they sell and not give any specs required at all.
But hey there is hope they will be complete in their response.

 

Cheers
Terry




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  Reply # 1853091 26-Aug-2017 20:37
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I didn't think this would go well with the external USB drive bought for the Wii, BUT go figure.
The external USB drive from the Wii (which is USB 2) bought years ago warns me before attempting to format it.
It seems this thing just likes External drives.


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  Reply # 1853100 26-Aug-2017 22:23
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It probably thinks that USB sticks are too slow to record to - and it may well be right unless it is a new fast USB 3.0 stick in a USB 3.0 port.  So it wants a USB hard drive for recordings to make sure it will work.


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