Re: gateway XG1v3
Must this PVR still be left turned on 24/7? If yes, please explain why? Will any harm be caused if I turn it off when not using? It will still record if I turn it off.
You can turn the power to the PVR off just like any other of our boxes. On or off it will not effect the recording functions and you should have have any issues with that! Hopefully that helps.
Then why can we not turn off the PVR with remote. The remotes for these PVRs were all disabled to turn them off last summer for a reason?
That is correct. The ability to power off the Gateway with the remote was disabled because it caused a lot of issues of the TV and Gateway becoming out of sync. It can still be turned off manually on the front of the box. Honestly though, it really isn't necessary. I always leave my digital boxes on and it doesn't cause any issues. Even when off, they are still actively functioning in order to maintain set recordings and such.
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