How to view TV recorded on external HD from Sony TV


Standard Member
Does anyone know if it’s possible to view the footage recorded on an external HD from my Sony TV, on a PC? TV is a Bravia which is 5 years old.


Well-known Member
I doubt it, but it wouldn't be too much effort to try it.


Well-known Member
It probably depends on what formatting has been used for the drive but even if it was a format that both will accept, I would have thought Sony would use their own, proprietary recording format for the files, for copyright reasons.


Distinguished Member
Not possible, usually. Especially on devices meeting Freeview Play/You View/Freeview HD+ specs (and freesat if applicable).

Recording made on a device will typically only play back on that same device.

If the TV has DLNA server capability, as well as a DNLA player, then something might be possible?

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