Thanks guys for the feedback. After my initial post last night, I done some digging and right there at the very bottom of the specs for the NU7300 on the Samsung website it had "Timeshift: N/A". I had wrongly assumed it came on all Samsung TV's without checking first. Why they would leave it out beggars belief, as all the hardware is there to do it (Dual tuner, HDD USB port) so its just a software thing. I suppose its a way to charge a little extra for a TV with the feature maybe? I read some posts about buying a special Samsung "service remote" and being able to activate it, but this had risks I didn't want to take on a brand new TV. I checked out the 49" NU7500 specs and it has "Yes" for Timeshift and Extended PVR. It also has the stand in the centre of the TV instead of the silly claws/feet that came on this one so happy with that. So Amazon said to send back the TV no problem for a full refund and I've ordered the NU7500 from John Lewis (Amazon wouldn't deliver that model to Northern Ireland unfortunately) So anyway. Thanks again for all the feedback and hopefully this helps someone in the future. Regards, Kieran.
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Hi, I recently bought a new 49" curved TV - Model UE49NU7300KXXU. Series 7 I believe. Not my first samsung TV, but the best one by miles, in terms of picture quality. However there is one thing I cannot get working and thats the TV recording to USB HDD feature (Timeshift/Scheduled Recording etc). I am using a 1TB Western Digital "My Passport AV-TV" HDD, specifically for TV recording and it works perfectly on my other two 32" samsung models. When I plug it into the two smaller models and go to "Guide" and try to record it does a disk performance test and a format etc and tells me the feature is now ready to use. However when I plug it into my new TV it sees it and asks me do I want to browse it, which I can, but I cannot get the record feature in the guide to appear. When I pres spause on live TV it just says "Not available". I have done a factory reset of the new TV and the software version is the most up to date at 1152.8. Still no joy. On the HDD, I have formatted the drive, deleted the partition and created a new simple volume etc. I have formatted in NTFS, FAT etc and changed type from MBR to GPT etc. Still nothing. I'm beginning to think the TV doesn't have the feature to record, despite having one of the USB ports marked as a HDD port, like to two older TVs. I also notice there is no actual record button on my remote, which is on the other two models. Can someone shed some light on this for me? Regards, Kieran.
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