usb disk, in reverse?

Chris Murphy lists at
Mon Dec 9 23:46:55 UTC 2013

On Dec 9, 2013, at 3:08 AM, Patrick O'Callaghan <pocallaghan at> wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 2:20 AM, Chris Murphy <lists at> wrote:
> Offhand I'm not thinking why a TV would need mount media as read-write.
> In principle, it would allow the TV to flag shows that have already been seen, or even delete shows under user command. Not that I know of any that actually do this of course.

I think if TV manufacturers want to get into this space, with this kind of functionality, they need a real OS, and modern file systems instead of what they have, which is… well honestly, crap. It is a well known problem using the delete feature on cameras, whether they're consumer or professional, cards end up corrupted routinely and end up losing every file on the card. So in the professional realm, most know not to delete files from the camera, and to have the camera do the reformatting when reusing media.

I think it's a reasonable feature. I just think how it's being implemented is just ugly right now.

Chris Murphy
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