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HR20 Storage - OTA vs. D* HD Local

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by n3ntj, Mar 30, 2007.

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  1. n3ntj

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    This may have already been posted, but couldn't find it.

    Has anyone experimented a little with storage space of recording the same program OTA HD vs. D* HD (MPEG-4)? Would each consume the same amount of HDD space or does one take less space than the other?
     
  2. Michael D'Angelo

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    The OTA takes a little more because it is MPEG2.
     
  3. cygnusloop

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    For some #'s:
    For standard HR20:
    ~50hrs MPEG4
    ~30hrs MPEG2
    ~200hrs SD

    You may notice that OTA MPEG2 takes up a little more space than the D* MPEG2 national HD feeds, due to the slightly higher bit rate of some OTA channels.
     
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    Thanks.
     
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