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Topic # 198825 24-Jul-2016 11:50
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Have recently purchased a new Panasonic TV and a Seagate hdd to record programs. I have another Seagate connected to an older Sony tv with a lot of good movies and would like to see them on the new Panasonic. I've been told that it may not be possible and if I try I could lose them.

I'm thinking there must be a way but being very much a Senior I dont know how to go about it. Have trolled through Geekzone but can't locate anything so would appreciate advice please.

Cheers, almostly

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  Reply # 1597673 24-Jul-2016 12:26
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The person giving you the above advice is not very clued up.  You should have no trouble as both TVs should be be to store and read movies on a drive with a common format.  Just give it a go.


If you are told the drive cannot be read, or needs to be formatted, stop at that point (perhaps remove the drive) and let us know what errors you are seeing.


No electronic storage method is foolproof or infallible.  If the stuff is something you would not like to lose, you should have a backup stored in another location (e.g. family photos and movies with a copy stored at a relatives home in case of fire).



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  Reply # 1597674 24-Jul-2016 12:29
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There are issues with some tv's supporting ntfs, and some doing exfat, so possibly true.


Also anything that does recording of TV to the drive also does whackky stuff to lock the stuff to that device to keep the copyright protection obsessive broadcasters happy.


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Reply # 1597742 24-Jul-2016 14:52
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Thanks for your help! Took the gamble and it paid off so one very happy significant other can now do a catch up.




Really appreciate your

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