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Topic # 189059 15-Dec-2015 20:28
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I have a whole lot of recorded content on a USB HDD recorded from a T1020
From the discussion I assume that the new T2100 has a different format EXT4 and not FAT32 ?



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  Reply # 1451132 15-Dec-2015 20:31
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does the recorded stuff really matter,

hope its not cooking, renovation or singing shows,

my advice is move on and stream something if you want to watch it again.




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  Reply # 1451165 15-Dec-2015 21:00
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People who have this smart alec attitude really piss me off. The OP wasn't asking about your opinions on what HE choose's to record just whether its possible to watch on another devise. Not everyone has the option 'to move on and stream'  a lot of us have marginal broadband at best and recording free to air is still our best option. I don't know his situation anymore than you do so why be so judgemental?

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  Reply # 1451777 16-Dec-2015 18:15
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sdavisnz: does the recorded stuff really matter,

hope its not cooking, renovation or singing shows,

my advice is move on and stream something if you want to watch it again.


Why should it matter to you if the recorded material is cooking, renovation or singing shows? It's what the OP wants to watch that matters, and they have asked a perfectly legitimate question.

Short answer to the original question is that I don't know whether the new unit will read the ones ones disk, although Dish should be able to tell you if you email them. But, given the Freeview encryption mania, I would be surprised if it works.

Slightly longer answer is that if you care about the recorded material you can either:

1.  Keep the old unit plugged into the TV (but not the aerial) for the meantime, use the new unit for recording and playback, and the old unit just for playback of recorded material until you are done with it.

2.  Transfer it to a more permanent and flexible medium, using a PC or a DVD recorder. The DVD recorder will only give SD, the PC option can give HD. For the PC you will need a capture device, crummy SD ones are dirt cheap while good ones HD seem to be in the $200-300 range. In both cases (recorder or PC, definitely the case for HD capture by a PC), you will probably need a box to go between the set top box and the capture device to deal with the copy protection - macrovision over analog outputs, and HDCP over the HDMI output. These are readily available, but add still more to the cost.

Personally, I would go with the keep the STB connected if you just want to watch the material once, and the DVD route if you want to keep and re-watch it. You are looking at significant extra expense and complexity if you want to keep it in HD.

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  Reply # 1451831 16-Dec-2015 19:03
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Reanalyse: I have a whole lot of recorded content on a USB HDD recorded from a T1020
From the discussion I assume that the new T2100 has a different format EXT4 and not FAT32 ?




You are right, the T2100 reads EXT4 formatted drives




 

 

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