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Poll: Expanded Recording Capacity (39 member(s) have cast votes)

Did you Expand your recording Capacity

  1. Yes (37 votes [94.87%])

    Percentage of vote: 94.87%

  2. No (2 votes [5.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.13%

By How Much did you Expand

  1. 500 GB (2 votes [5.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.00%

  2. 1 TB (15 votes [37.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 37.50%

  3. 1.5 TB (2 votes [5.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.00%

  4. 2 TB (18 votes [45.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 45.00%

  5. 3 TB (1 votes [2.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.50%

  6. Larger than 3 TB (2 votes [5.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.00%

Was your Expansion Enough

  1. Yes (33 votes [82.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 82.50%

  2. No (7 votes [17.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.50%

What Percentage of your Capacity is currently Utilized

  1. 0-10 (2 votes [5.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.00%

  2. 11-20 (3 votes [7.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.50%

  3. 21-30 (5 votes [12.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

  4. 31-40 (4 votes [10.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

  5. 41-50 (8 votes [20.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  6. 51-60 (7 votes [17.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.50%

  7. 61-70 (5 votes [12.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

  8. 71-80 (3 votes [7.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.50%

  9. 81-90 (3 votes [7.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.50%

  10. Oops..I better start to weed out some stuff (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

If you have more than 1 DVR did you expand those as well

  1. Yes (23 votes [57.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 57.50%

  2. No (17 votes [42.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 42.50%

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#1 OFFLINE   PK6301

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 11:53 AM

First let me state that my undergraduate work was in Sociology, so we tend to like Data and Polls.

 

 That being said, I know a number of us have upgraded the recording capacity of our systems from the standard given by Directv to larger and copious amounts.  What I want to know is " How much Bigger did you expand ? " and " Was it Enough ?" 

 

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 12:01 PM

If it's a HR2x... 2 TB is your limit. For the Genie, it's higher,  but not sure the limit. I believe some have used 3 and 4 TB.


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Posted 22 April 2014 - 12:13 PM

If it's a HR2x... 2 TB is your limit. For the Genie, it's higher,  but not sure the limit. I believe some have used 3 and 4 TB.

12 TB tested


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Posted 22 April 2014 - 12:22 PM

12 GB tested

I think you meant to say 12TB tested :hurah:



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Posted 22 April 2014 - 12:24 PM

I am just looking to find out If you did expand the recording capacity, was it enough to suit your needs ?

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 02:18 PM

I couldn't provide 100% accurate answers, due to options provided.  I have 2 HD DVR's and a Genie.  I have a 3TB drive on the Genie, a 2TB drive on one of the HD DVR's and I'm using the internal HD on the second HD DVR.



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Posted 22 April 2014 - 04:58 PM

Since I see my DVRs as time shifted devices and not as archiving machines, I dont see the need for external drives. with my Genies and 4 HDDVRs is enough room to record.


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Posted 22 April 2014 - 05:36 PM

I would vote no to the first question but when I click on vote I get an error. It may want all questions voted on.


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Posted 22 April 2014 - 05:42 PM

I would vote no to the first question but when I click on vote I get an error. It may want all questions voted on.

I had the same problem.  I voted "no" on the first and last questions, making the other questions irrelevant.  The poll would not accept my vote.


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Posted 22 April 2014 - 07:12 PM

I had the same problem.  I voted "no" on the first and last questions, making the other questions irrelevant.  The poll would not accept my vote.

Yep, same here as well. the poll looks to be "one sided"


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Posted 22 April 2014 - 07:18 PM

If it's a HR2x... 2 TB is your limit. For the Genie, it's higher,  but not sure the limit. I believe some have used 3 and 4 TB.

 

No conceivable limit on HR44.  I've used up to 12TB in testing.


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Posted 23 April 2014 - 08:44 AM

Sorry about the Poll questions and answers, I can only work within the constraints of the poll parameters that are available. :blackeye:  



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Posted 23 April 2014 - 09:10 AM

Sorry about the Poll questions and answers, I can only work within the constraints of the poll parameters that are available. :blackeye:

you need to put answers that follows logic to the ones that says "no" now your answers follow the logic of the ones that do have external drives


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Posted 23 April 2014 - 02:49 PM

Sorry about the Poll questions and answers, I can only work within the constraints of the poll parameters that are available. :blackeye:  

 

Questions 2-5 just need a choice of "N/A - I answered 'No' to question 1".  As written, people who answer No to question 1, don't have a valid option for the subsequent questions.



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Posted 23 April 2014 - 04:34 PM

In our house we have 5 DVRs - 1 Genie, 2 HR24s and 2 HR21s.  All the HR2x DVRs have 1TB externals.  Upgrading any one of them would not have been enough.  They are all between 50% and 75% full.  The Genie still has its original 1 TB internal, which is currently 75% full.

 

If I only had the Genie and one HR24, the Genie would have a 4TB drive and the HR24 would have a 2TB drive.  I doubt we would ever go down to just one DVR.


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Posted 23 April 2014 - 07:34 PM

 

 

If I only had the Genie and one HR24, the Genie would have a 4TB drive and the HR24 would have a 2TB drive.  I doubt we would ever go down to just one DVR.

I can never understand why folks have so much on their DVRs.  I record everything I watch, but at the same time I watch everything that I record.  I do not keep anything recorded.  once a show is watched, is gone.  my one Genie sits at 25 percent full, my other one sits at 10% at most.  my son's HR24, well that is another story 


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Posted 24 April 2014 - 07:35 AM

I have more than just capacity as a reason to put 2TBs on my HRs.  Ten of them are owned and I think they run better with a large internal drive that's kept at about half full.  I also have little faith in how long an HR is gonna last and I use most of my capacity to back up programs several times.  With the stabilization of the 24s this has seemed to be less of an issue than it was, but I still don't trust the HRs.  I do wish I could get past that trust issue, but what I went thru from late 2006 to 2008 kinda soured me on the whole trust thing.

 

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 11:39 AM

I can never understand why folks have so much on their DVRs.  I record everything I watch, but at the same time I watch everything that I record.  I do not keep anything recorded.  once a show is watched, is gone.  my one Genie sits at 25 percent full, my other one sits at 10% at most.  my son's HR24, well that is another story 

You must have more spare time than we do. :)

 

We are at just about peak storage at the moment.  During the fall and winter we record a LOT of series, and only have time to watch a portion of them.  As the amount of new programming diminishes over the spring and summer we will start to eat into the backlog, often by binge-watching.  By September we'll be down around 30% to 40% full.  The remainder is movies or special events that were recorded more or less on a whim, and will get watched if we have time and the desire.  If we were to lose these recordings, it would generally not be an issue.


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Posted 25 April 2014 - 04:44 PM

You must have more spare time than we do. :)

 

  The remainder is movies or special events that were recorded more or less on a whim, and will get watched if we have time and the desire.  

No, I just dont record everything that airs!!!!  I record the shows that I KNOW I am going to watch.


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Posted 25 April 2014 - 11:54 PM

HR44= 2TB

 

HR24= 1TB

 

That's all I need as adding more expandable space, would make DVR's slower, think adding videos and music to near it's capacity on a computer.


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Posted 26 April 2014 - 07:43 AM

No, I just dont record everything that airs!!!!  I record the shows that I KNOW I am going to watch.


Different approaches...we use the DVRs to make sure we always have something to watch. If something sounds interesting, we record it, whether we KNOW we will like it or not. How else do you ever find anything new?

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 09:02 AM

Different approaches...we use the DVRs to make sure we always have something to watch. If something sounds interesting, we record it, whether we KNOW we will like it or not. How else do you ever find anything new?

by watching the pilots...


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Posted 26 April 2014 - 10:34 AM

I tend to record like Diane does.  If there's something that I want to watch or think that I want to watch, I'll record it.  Sometimes, due to time constraints, there are a more shows aired that I want to watch, than I have time to watch.  Rather than fall behind in a lot of series, I'll end up not watching any episiodes of a given series unitl a time where my time allows me to catch up on that series.  In looking at upcoming schedules, I think that time will be approaching soon.  A lot of shows that I like are ending and new series that I like aren't starting until June.  In the meantime, I'll have time to catch up on Cosmos and a few other shows.  The same goes for movies.  If I see something that's been sitting low in my Netflix queue for a while, I'll record it and remove if from my queue.  A few weeks (or months) later, when I get around to watching it, I will.

 

There are also some shows that I do like to watch again a few months after the season has ended.  Game of Thrones is one of those shows.  I'll archive GOT on my DVR and probably rewatch the entire season once before the Blu-ray box set comes out.  Once I have it on Blu-ray, I'll delete it from my DVR.



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Posted 26 April 2014 - 10:50 AM

by watching the pilots...


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And if it's no good you've wasted your time.  When it comes to a new series I record it but don't watch it until I know it's really good or once it has been renewed for a 2nd season.   If I do otherwise I've wasted my time, like I did with Sleepy Hollow.   I also like to bing watch some series like Homeland, Banshee, Black Sails, American Horror Story, The Americans, etc so therefore I record the whole season before watching a single episode.   I still haven't started on season 1 of Bates Motel but have all of it plus what has been shown of season 2 so far.

 

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