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Which HDD devices are confirmed as compatible for recording and playback?

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Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) are portable, external storage devices that allow you to store files - such as pictures, videos/programs and audio - to view or listen to at a later date. The following HDD models have been confirmed as compatible with your TV.

For 2017 Non-Android TVs

Playing  Recording*  Manufacturer  Model  Portable type
SONY HD-SG5 Yes
SONY HD-S1A Yes
SONY HD-T3 No
SONY HD-U3 No
SONY HD-E1 Yes
SONY HD-E2 Yes 
SONY HD-D2B No
SONY HD-D3B No
SONY HD-V2 No
SONY HD-V3 No
 SONY HD-U2 No
 SONY HD-T2 No

 

For 2016 Non-Android TVs

Playing  Recording*  Manufacturer  Model
SONY HD-U3
SONY HD-Q3
SONY HD-E2
Buffalo HD-LLU3
Buffalo HD-AVSU3
Buffalo HD-PLFU3
Buffalo HD-AVQ3
Buffalo HD-PNFU3-C
I-O Data AVHD-AUSQ
I-O Data HDEL-UTB
I-O Data AVHD-PUTSQ
I-O Data HDCL-UT(UTB)
I-O Data AVHD-AUT
I-O Data HDPC-UTC

* Recording function is only available for certain models and countries/regions.

 

2015 LCD TV Models

Model name Manufacturer File system Playback Recording
HD-EG5 Sony NTFS Yes No
HD-E1 Sony NTFS Yes No
HD-SG5 Sony NTFS Yes No
HD-EG5U* Sony FAT32 Yes Yes

2014 LCD TV Models

 Model name  Manufacturer  File system  Playback  Recording
 HD-EG5  Sony  NTFS  Yes  No
 HD-E1  Sony  NTFS  Yes  No
 HD-E1H  Sony  NTFS  Yes  No
 HD-E2  Sony  NTFS  Yes  No
 HD-SG5  Sony  NTFS  Yes  No
 HD-EG5U  Sony  FAT32  Yes  Yes

2013 LCD TV Models

 Model name  Manufacturer  File system  Playback   Recording
 HD-PG5  Sony  NTFS  Yes  No
 HD-EG5  Sony  NTFS  Yes  No
 HD-E1  Sony  NTFS  Yes  No
 HD-E1H  Sony  NTFS  Yes  No
 HD-EG5U  Sony  FAT32  Yes  Yes
 HD-PG5U  Sony  FAT32  Yes  Yes
 WDBACW0010HBK  Western Digital  NTFS  Yes  Yes
 WDBACW0020HBK  Western Digital  NTFS  Yes  Yes
 WDBACW0030HBK  Western Digital  NTFS  Yes  Yes
 WDBACW0040HBK  Western Digital  NTFS  Yes  Yes

 

 

 

 

NOTES:

  • The term "Playback" is defined as allowing your HDD to playback content such as pictures
  • The term "Recording" is defined as allowing your HDD to record and playback content such as TV programs
  • The term "NTFS" refers to - New Technology File System
  • The term "FAT32" refers to - File Allocation Table (32)
  • To record to an external HDD, the device should be connected to the USB port for recording via a USB cable.
  • The length of the USB cable supplied with the HD-EG5U may be too short. Use a USB cable that is at least 80 cm long.