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List of things you can and can't do with the HD-FOX T2 and content sharing?

Discussion in 'HD-FOX T2 Freeview Receiver' started by lstar337, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. Humming Along

    Humming Along New Member

    This is probably a dumb question - and therefore worth asking!

    I assume plugging an external Blu-ray drive into the HD-FOX T2 will not work not least because such a device will require software support. I also assume it's not possible to install such software. Ok, that's a just a statement of assumptions, not a question, but I'd be grateful for confirmation or refutation.

    I think I need to get a DVD drive and I'm thinking that I could spend the extra for Blu-ray, then plug in to various machines as needed, but life isn't usually so simple! ;-)
  2. Black Hole

    Black Hole Theloniuos Abbot

    Do you mean in order to play Blu-Ray or DVD disks through the HD-FOX to the TV? Not a chance.
  3. grahamlthompson

    grahamlthompson Well-Known Member

    Not sure why you ask this, you can't plug a Blu-ray player, a DVD player or CD player into a pvr. A pvr is designed to record live content from a broadcast stream. Some will play back other content recorded to a hard disk. This can be either a usb device locally connected or on a resource connected to your own network. The only inputs they can have is a USB port or a network port, other than an aerial or satellite connection.
  4. Black Hole

    Black Hole Theloniuos Abbot

    As far as an HDMI connection goes, you're right - but it would be possible to connect an external USB drive (typically available for PC use). It wouldn't work though!
  5. grahamlthompson

    grahamlthompson Well-Known Member

    You are replying to a post dated April 23 2014 :)
  6. Black Hole

    Black Hole Theloniuos Abbot

    I am aware of that, but it is a valid comment nonetheless.
  7. grahamlthompson

    grahamlthompson Well-Known Member


    In the case of the HD FOX T2 the usb port can be used for both input and output, that doesn't make the above inaccurate.