The purpose of the USB slot on my Youview box is no use to the consumer of the service, but via a freeview play box or freeview play TV such as Panasonic, I can record a programme and take the USB with me, play it on another TV such as take it to a friends, Play it on my computer, so if I want to relax in a coffee shop I can put on my headphones and catch up. I do not need wifi, all I need to do is plug in the USB pen and my recording are with me, I can go round to someones house and watch the show with others that I have recorded. USB Recording - if YOUVIEW say it is due to licencing laws - how come Freeview Play and my Panasonic TV allow me to record and use in other devices. If youview allowed the use of USB recordings this would be a much better selling point of the brand.
The manual for your TV, let alone your USB stick, defeats all my attempts to copy from it except screenshotting it as below, but the reference shown mandates a USB device >160GB. So I guess you must have a 256GB stick for it - feasible, at least.
However, take the red link there back to pages 132 and 133, and as per the screenshotted paragraphs below, there remain a couple of disconnects between your recollection of being able to play recordings from the stick in other places, and the paragraphs that say the recordings can only be played back on the TV that made them (and perhaps not even then if the TV has been through a repair process),
It seems unlikely that you would be lugging a 55in TV along to a coffee shop, so which is correct, your recollection, or the printed manual for the product?
But I don’t see a USB port on the device, and from what I read this box seems to be limited to your home WiFi connection, so how would this match @SW007’s desires to ‘watch at a friend’s’ or ‘watch in a coffee shop’?
With little strangenesses; a box that can get satellite, cable, and HD OTA channels, but not SD ones? What’s the target audience for that, even in the heart of geekdom?
And ‘bout half a million ( (c) Chuck Berry) software add-ons you can have, some of which you need, but you don’t yet know which ones?
To enter the twilight world where Kodi (“It’s just software, honest - we have no control over what people do with it”) runs the Jolly Roger up its mast and shows its true potential?
You can buy one of these things, and save maybe fifty quid over the price of a YouView box, but instead of a passive consumer device, you will get a voracious beast that you either decide you can’t control, or something that will Devour Your Life
As its my understanding all recordings are slaved to the device you record them on.
Any computer with connected DVB-T2 tuner should be able to save unencrypted files to USB.
Who on earth from?
It says you can, but you can’t, something we have been trying since Day 1 to get fixed, either to allow it, or not to offer the option. (@Sarah, where have we got to with this?)
But if you go in via the ‘Check it out:’ link, or whatever method you are using now, you should be fine to say whatever you wanted to say before.
Quite simply no. And my comment extends beyond YouView and includes all UK PVRs.
All boxes have a record once encryption, whether SD or HD and one cannot shift recordings from one device to another, as they are slaved to the device you recorded them on.
Use the free HDHomerun software on a Windows, Linux or Mac for saving to USB, transcode if you need to, then take it to the friends or the coffee shop.
Any DLNA capable TV (list of device) should be able to read the live stream off the HomeRun. I don't think any TVs can save the .TS files directly to USB.
If you want to 'watch anywhere' over the Internet you'd need to have a computer at home running something like a Plex pass or 'Channels DVR'. A bit more complex and an extra monthly cost. Plus you're reliant upon your home upstream rate.
It can be done, but that's why I'm still with Youview ;-).
Not sure what your "no" is in relation to. Most manufacturers went down the route of "let's encrypt everything to only run on the one box" but as ever YMMV. The old Humax boxes only recorded SD but allowed uploads over USB. I think the Topfield had similar. Not really sure about the modern ones. The decision to allow EPG encryption is ancient history now