I am going to change from the DCT6412 III DVR to the Gateway System and I have a 1TB extender with numerous movies and shows recorded on it. Will I lose these shows when I connect to the new system.
Yes you will lose them.
The first thing the Gateway will do once it detects an external drive is ask to format the drive. You have no choice but to accept if you want to use it with that system.
Thank you, I had heard that from other sources and wanted to check beofre I comitted.
I'v e also been told I can run both systems seprately side by side until I've watched the movies on the extender and then remove the old DVR and connect the extender to the Gateway.???
Yes, that will work.
The Gateway has to be initially set up by a tech, it's not something they allow clients to do on their own like other PVRs. The external drive addition is easy and can be done by the client.
Just make them aware that's what you want to do.
Thanks a lot gamerguy, that answers all my questions!!
You are welcome, was my pleasure.
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