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VOD Really uses up my Hard Drive

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by dreadlk, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. dreadlk

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    Dude it's just a friendly argument, I hope your not taking anything personaly, I am not and I am pretty sure KenS is not, his skin is thick enough to make construction boots:D


     
  2. Ken S

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    Yes, but when they put the holes for the laces in it hurts.
     
  3. dreadlk

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    :preach: Yeah Yeah toughen up Son :D :D

     
  4. CalmWind

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    I agree the disk usage has gone up on my HR20-700 by about 20% or so and it seems it happened after I connected the unit to the internet. So, from where I stand it may be related to the firmware upgrade, the internet connection, or the Direct2PC I had installed on my computer for a few days. I have since removed the Direct2PC since you could not watch live broadcasts while using it.

    I no longer have the box connected to the internet because of what seems to be happening. Those of you who say what Directv does will not effect your disk usage percentage must have missed some firmware or other change causing this increased usage.

    Also, my video has been jerky since the last update during both live and recorded programs.
     
  5. P Smith

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    CW, is it external disk ? Can you connect it to Linux PC and after mounting run "ls -Al" and post printout here ?
     
  6. CalmWind

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    Just to update my information, I currently have only 67% of my drive available with NO personal programs recorded. A couple of weeks ago, I always showed around 80%-90% available, so something has changed.

    There are 9 movies and 5 other programs on the showcase tab, which of course I cannot delete. If these recordings aren't taking up disk space, what is? There could be some recordings that did not delete and are not showing up under my playlist, but I don't know of a fix for that. I might try a total reset to see if it restores the available space, unless someone has a better idea!
     
  7. jdspencer

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    Just try a restart first.
     
  8. CalmWind

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    I did a reset which reformatted the drive and now I show 100% available. The nine movies under "Showcases are gone and only 4 of the short videos have come back.

    My only conclusion, barring hidden undeleted files, is that the 9 movies listed under "Showcases" must have been taking up 30% of my hard drive.

    I won't be downloading any more VOD, but there wasn't much I wanted anyway, since I don't subscribe to any Movie channels.
     
  9. inkahauts

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    Nothing in the showcases uses your hd space... and vod takes the same as any regular program you record off a tuner... Your issue was probably the software not properly recalculating available space after your recordings where deleted...

    I know this is true because i have had nothing recorded on a unit and 9 movies and a bunch of other stuff on showcases.. and the unit still said 100% available....

    Did you happen to try a simple restart firs, instead of just reformatting everything?
     
  10. Renard

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    I am just curious, I'd like to know how many people are using Showcase?
    I bet not a lot me included, I've never opened that tab on my Hr20. I think it is just a waste of time and HD space (or call it whatever you want), I connneced my external HD on my computer and it showed 3 partitions on my Windows XP (but of course maybe they were "virtual partitions")
     
  11. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    There some info about partitions:
    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=100894
     

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