SONY RDR-HXD870 - playing .avi / Divx / Xvid files

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  1. Corvus

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    Hi all.

    I recently bought a SONY RDR-HXD870 DVD hard-drive recorder. So far so good. But my question is this...

    Is it possible to watch .avi / DivX or Xvid files that are stored on an external hard-drive connected through the USB?

    So far I am able to view photos and listen to music that I have stored on the Extra Hard-drive, but there doesn't seem to be an interface for locating and viewing video files.
    I understand the player is able to read and play .avi / DivX or Xvid files but as yet the only way I can see this to be done is if those files are burned onto a DVD then played through the player. This, however, defeats the object of having videos stored on a hard-drive. I don't want to have to burn a new dvd everytime I want to watch a video through the player on my TV!


    Any help on this matter would be much appreciated :thumbsup:

    Thankyou
     
  2. Gavtech

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    Welcome to the forum.

    I'm afraid you are scuppered.

    It is only photos and music that can be listened / watched or copied to the hard drive.

    You may find some additional information on page 161 / 2 of the manual about DivX files.
     
  3. Corvus

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    I thought as much!

    Cheers dude :smashin:
     
  4. marty2005

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    The Samsung SH853/855 does what you ask from external hdd and does it well. For mp3's - no id-tags but I think that is the same with the Sony.

    But I wouldn't risk a hdd crashing and loosing the lot.

    The 855 has many bugs that I don't like.

    Most people have stacks divx movies and tv series stored on cd/dvd and that is the best way to do it considering the price of dvd's around 20p.

    20p will store 6-7 movies.

    I would prefer the Sony over the Samsung.
     

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