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Did I screw up?

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by DEC, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. Rickt1962

    Rickt1962 Legend

    Jul 17, 2012
    As far as i know the only unit that can go beyond the 2tb is Direct HR34 All of Dish and the other D recievers cant
  2. Jim5506

    Jim5506 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 7, 2004
    A 2+ hour movie in MPEG4 occupies about 3-4 GB of HDD space, so a 2TB drive should hold 570 movies.

    There aren't 570 movies inexistence tha Interest me enough to watch them more than once if even that.

    If you cut that to 1 hour programs at about 1.75GB each, that exceeds the 999/1000 program limit of the OS and there surely are NOT 999 various episodes of anything I want, especially all crammed on one hard drive.

    I keep my EHD programs on seperate drives by program/programming type, needless to say I have 10-15 25GB hard drives that hold my programs, but things are much easier to find and the drives are less than 1/2 full and get little comparative use = last longer.
  3. Michael P

    Michael P Hall Of Fame

    Oct 27, 2004
    It's not a hard and fast rule about time per gigabyte. Some programs have more compression than others. Even what orbital location you are looking at will be a factor!

    Here's what happened to me. I had a "mixed arc set-up" (61.5/110/119). This dates back to the Sky Angel days. About the same time as the demise of Sky Angel on 61.5 came my HD locals on the same satellite. This was before "HD Free For All" (I had an HD DVR but no HD service because I did not have an HDTV). When I signed up for FFA I did not bother to fix my mixed arc set-up. Then one day there was a problem with one of the other EA satellites. Suddenly a bunch of SD channels were moved temporally to 61.5. NBD, I still got all the channels I watched in SD, except what used to come from 119 was now coming from 61.5. I had a daily timer for one of the channels that got switched. I periodically moved the recordings from this daily timer to my EHD. One day I noticed the file size per program from this timer shrunk by almost half! It turns out that when the command to move the channels on the EA happened it affected what I was formerly getting off 119. The same networks on 61.5 are in MPEG4 while the same network on 119 was still in MPEG2. The only difference I could see was in the file size.
  4. gov

    gov Legend

    Jan 11, 2013

    here's another reason I am not a computer guy.

    Why the system would not format the first 2TB of the 3TB drive and then work just fine for y'all is beyond the dull grasp of my withered intellect.

  5. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    Because some SW/FW boss did decide it will works that way; then SW coder implement the rule. Your opinion never been counted. ;)

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