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Single 2 TB drive - WD20EADS

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by hoyty76, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. Feb 6, 2009 #81 of 232
    Richierich

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    Now, I have to set up my Favorite Channels, Series Links, etc. Too bad this info isn't on a Directv Server which automatically downloads it to your new DVR.
     
  2. Feb 6, 2009 #82 of 232
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    It's beginning to look like "film at 11", instead of photos or more details posted here...:D
     
  3. Feb 6, 2009 #83 of 232
    Richierich

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    Hey, it's working and I've got lots of room and you've seen the insides of an HR23 with a hard drive in it so just pretend that the picture has a 2 TB Hard Drive in it and you are there.

    Gotta set up all of this stuff again.
     
  4. Feb 6, 2009 #84 of 232
    CCarncross

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    If you are replacing another drive, you just migrate all that over with the GParted disk, takes a few hours at best
     
  5. Feb 6, 2009 #85 of 232
    Richierich

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    Thanks but I just bought an HR23 a couple of weeks ago and paid an arm and a leg to get it because I couldn't get one from Directv because my installer said they don't have them yet in Atlanta so I didn't have alot of recordings on it as they were on my HR21-700.

    I am not that savvy when it comes to all that stuff so I won't lose too much stuff but thanks anyway.

    2000 Gigabytes ought to hold me for a little while.
     
  6. Feb 7, 2009 #86 of 232
    hdtvfan0001

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    Unlikely....:D

    I'll bet you have more of those fellows installed soon....after all...having 4-6 HD DVRs with less than 1TB on each seems like such a waste....:lol:
     
  7. Feb 7, 2009 #87 of 232
    hdtvfan0001

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    Looking forward to seeing some kind of feedback on how that big boy drive performs once you have some significant record content stored plus how much drive space is left...after say...100 hours of MPEG2 or MPEG4....

    The idea that you could record perhaps 150 or more hours of HD and then still have 1/2 or so of your drive left makes me want to hunt down my wallet....:D
     
  8. Feb 7, 2009 #88 of 232
    Richierich

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    Here is the Calulation of how many hours of MPEG-4 HD I can Record on my 2 TB HR23-700 which is 528 hours.

    Subtract 100 Gb from the drive size (2000 Gb) for housekeeping space reserved by DirecTV.

    HD MPEG-4 uses ~ 3.6 GB/hour (or 180 GB for 50 hours).

    2000 Gb minus 100 Gb = 1900. 1900 Gb/3.6 Gb per hour = 528 hours of MPEG-4 HD Recording Capacity.

    1 TB = 250 hours of MPEG-4 Recording Capacity.
    2 TB = 528 hours of MPEG-4 Recording Capacity.
     
  9. Feb 7, 2009 #89 of 232
    hdtvfan0001

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    WOW...even with a mix of MPEG2 and MPEG4...thats a ton of stored HD content.
     
  10. Feb 7, 2009 #90 of 232
    Richierich

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    I don't know that I am Recording any MPEG-2 stuff because I am not Recording OTA on this DVR nor anything in the 70s range so I think I am recording all MPEG-4 stuff.
     
  11. Feb 8, 2009 #91 of 232
    Richierich

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    One thing I have found is that the Percentage of Amount of Space Available is just a GUESSTIMATE and not very precise but better than having nothing.
     
  12. Feb 8, 2009 #92 of 232
    Tom Robertson

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    Yeah, but have you filled it yet? !rolling
     
  13. Feb 8, 2009 #93 of 232
    hdtvfan0001

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    If the estimate in the 500 or so hour range is right...it'll take about 3 weeks of full time recording to fill that puppy...:D
     
  14. Feb 8, 2009 #94 of 232
    Steve

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    Do you realize that if you wanted to (and had a way of programming it in), you could do a manual SD recording of a single channel, non-stop, for over two months (72.5 days)?

    What would the PROGRESS BAR look like, I wonder? :lol: /steve
     
  15. Feb 8, 2009 #95 of 232
    Tom Robertson

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    Daily manual recording for 24 hours... :)
     
  16. Feb 8, 2009 #96 of 232
    Steve

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    Ya, but they'd be split up, right? Not one fat one? /steve
     
  17. Feb 8, 2009 #97 of 232
    Tom Robertson

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    True enough.
     
  18. Feb 8, 2009 #98 of 232
    Steve

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    Just think. A recording that big, the Wish List would have a request for SKIPTOSEASON. :) /steve
     
  19. Feb 8, 2009 #99 of 232
    hdtvfan0001

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    OY VAY....

    It might take an hour just to scan the playlist to see everything....:eek2::D
     
  20. Feb 8, 2009 #100 of 232
    Richierich

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    I have 10 Hours of MPEG-4 Recording on it and it still says I have 99% Available Space which is not true since that would mean I would have 1000 Hours of MPEG-4 Recording Capacity and I only have 528 Hours so it is only a GUESSTIMATE!!!

    However with my HR21-700 with 1 TB and my HR23-700 with 2 TB I have 3000 Gbs of space and 4 tuners and 100 Series Links so I guess I won't have alot of conflicts or decisions to be made about what to record when. I can record 3 Football Games along with the Golf Tournament and still watch something else.

    SIMPLY AMAZING!!! I may not have DLB but I can now record 2 things at once and flip back and forth with no problems and then delete that recording when I am done.
     

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