LG 65B7 - External USB3.0 HDD - Best Formatted - NTFS?

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  1. jwramsay

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    I have an LG 65B7V OLED arriving tomorrow so ordered a 4Tb Seagate Backup Plus HDD that I'm going to load HD Demos etc etc onto and connect straight to the USB3.0 port at the rear of the TV.

    Best format method for the HDD please - assuming NTFS is going to be fine? (have a few 4K films that are rather big, well > 4Gb!)

    Thanks!
     
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    Probably best to check the manual, not that I'd expect going the NTFS format route would cause any issues.

    Paul
     
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    LG OLEDs support FAT32 and NTFS for external drives, and sadly do not support ExFAT (bad for us Mac owners). NTFS is your best choice, since FAT32 has a maximum file size of 4Gb. If you plan on playing anything larger (and you most likely will) - NTFS is the way to go.

    BTW, the TV can format the drive for you, from the Inputs menu. You can also eject it from here too. Just press the Inputs button on your remote and choose "All Inputs".

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Thanks for such a comprehensive answer Aevanhoe!
     
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    Sorry to revive the thread but just wanted to ask if I add a usb HDD to the tv would I be able to use the ‘live playback” feature. I assume this is like a pause thing for the antenna input?

    I tried with a usb stick and while I am able to record from the ariel input, it won’t allow the live playback (pause) would a hdd be a solution?
     
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    I have no idea (I don't use any live broadcast TV on my C7) but my guess is - no, if the USB stick doesn't work, a HDD probably won't work either.
     
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    Thanks. As I thought. I am left wondering though what the “Start Live Playback” option is for and how it activates if not by HDD or Flash stick?

    If I click on the SLP option it says ‘the storage device cannot be used for live playback, please select another device’ my flash drive is connected to the TVs usb and will happily record on to (from the TVs antenna) but this Live Playback option has me confused.
     
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    It seems I was wrong! I checked it a bit on the web, and it seems that USB Flash drives are too slow for Live Playback, so you do need a real HDD or an SSD external drive.

    Sorry for the confusion!
     
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    Thanks for that. I did look online but it seems nobody actually uses the feature so most were unsure how it operates. I was considering a HDD purchase recently but went with a larger stick instead..I will pick up a drive in this case.
     

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