Do you need a powered HDD to use LG Time Machine 2

    I have an LG smart TV and want to use an HDD to record

    Does this have to be a powered HDD or will a portable HDD (powered by TV) work


    Personally I found a few issues using a USB powered one. Might be better if you have one that uses a y-cable so it can use 2 ports to power (if your tv has more than 1 usb port)

    Original Poster

    What problems did you encounter ?

    Original Poster

    I am looking just to record tv - can anyone suggest a HDD to use with the LG 42' ?

    Playback wouldn't work correctly, it basically seemed like it a momentary blip in power. I'm not sure if it was happening during recording or if it was during playback. I tried a number of drives all of which had the issue

    Original Poster

    Did the Y cable sort the problem ?


    Did the Y cable sort the problem ?

    I didn't have a drive that used a y cable so i'm not sure
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