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Post by Milvus on Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:32 pm

We have an Avtex TV/DVD, which has the ability to record to a USB. We would like to record some films and tv series to the USB. Avtex produce their own USB at 8GB, which seems quite small. Would appreciate some recommendations on a good USB with large storage, that will work on our Avtex.

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Re: Which USB

Post by Paulmold on Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:36 pm

I use a 16gb Sony stick from John Lewis, not for films but it will hold about 3000 music tracks.

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Re: Which USB

Post by Gromit on Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:17 pm

These are good. Fairly high capacity and fast read speed. USB 3 compatible too so versatile for other uses.  CLICK HERE

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Re: Which USB

Post by meanchris on Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:25 pm

We have a 64GB Sandisk Ultra Dual 64GB USB 3 drive, crammed with films from our Humax Freesat HDR. It has 17 films on it at the moment.
We even watched one on the LG hotel TV in Lanzarote last week. snigger

The Dual drive has both standard and micro USB connectors, so I can use in an OTG capable Android tablet as well as the Avtex TV.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/SanDisk-Ultra-64GB-Drive-150MB/dp/B01N0E4YNX/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1522012999&sr=8-7&keywords=sandisk+ultra+dual+drive+64gb+usb+3.0

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Re: Which USB

Post by rogerblack on Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:28 pm

We use a USB external hard drive as it has much larger capacity, especially suitable if recording whole series. They are now very compact and cheaper GB for GB.  Just a thought.

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Re: Which USB

Post by Paulmold on Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:33 pm

Different Avtex TVs take different capacity usbs , you need to check what size usb yours can take. They are also particular as to which format they will play.

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Re: Which USB

Post by meanchris on Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:37 pm

That's another option Roger up!

I have a 160GB Toshiba 1.8" ZIF drive in a case, rescued from an iPod Classic which I converted to flash memory.

Bear in mind, FAT32, which is how a lot of drives come formatted, will not be able to support large files over 2GB.

You need either NTFS or exFAT for larger HD files. The problem then is sometimes that the TV or device can't read those formats.
I have a Paragon app called Microsoft exFAT/NTFS, which is £9.99 from the Google Play store and allows Android devices to read almost any disk format.

So, Full HD movies on my Nexus 7 2nd gen tablet. up!

EDIT: Sorry Paul, as you say, check that the size/format of the drive will work on your TV and devices.

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Re: Which USB

Post by jetty on Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:47 pm

Retired but doing a bit of "overtime" that I am prepared to use to set up our new Nuevo to enjoy in our  "sensible" years. Never previously wanted a tele.. so what should I get to complement the new  Avtex 19 inch...satellite?   booster??  memory stick??   budget, including tv £1k max
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Re: Which USB

Post by Milvus on Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:50 pm

Thanks all, the model is the L188DRS. Here is what the manual says about the USB capability.

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Re: Which USB

Post by -mojo- on Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:30 pm

One further point: Whenever you buy a flash memory device (whether it's a USB pendrive or a memory card) it's very important to test that it's genuine. Fakes have found their way into the stocks of even the most reputable suppliers, and the most frustrating thing about a fake is the fact that it will appear to successfully store whatever you write to it - even when it hasn't. The only time you find out is when you try to read the file - but that might be months later.

H2testw is probably the most commonly used one for a Windows environment, or F3 if you're using Linux - but there are others which have slightly different features.
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Re: Which USB

Post by inspiredron on Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:37 am

Your Avtex will format the drive to what it requires. Then you can transfer files from the PC. Don't try it the other way round

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Re: Which USB

Post by meanchris on Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:13 am

inspiredron wrote:Your Avtex will format the drive to what it requires. Then you can transfer files from the PC. Don't try it the other way round

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Our Avtex TV happily reads from a drive formatted on a Linux PC.

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Re: Which USB

Post by Peter Brown on Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:17 pm

Milvus wrote:We have an Avtex TV/DVD, which has the ability to record to a USB. We would like to record some films and tv series to the USB. Avtex produce their own USB at 8GB, which seems quite small. Would appreciate some recommendations on a good USB with large storage, that will work on our Avtex.

I use an 8GD stick and only record at SD. Last time out set a program to record and it didn't as the stick was full with 3 or 4 programs so in effect, that size stick is only ok for time shift with the program deleted after watching. If you want to carry media with you, you need a much bigger storage device as mentioned in previous posts.

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Re: Which USB

Post by Milvus on Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:07 pm

up! Thanks all, I went with a SanDisk 64GB USB 2.0

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