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HR34 disk space issue. Unable to record anything! Help!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by xtc, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. Rich

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    Add to all that, we've never been able to determine a rock solid answer to the question of how many hours of recordings any HDD will take. It seems to depend on the content more than the time it takes to record it.

    When I first got my 20-700s working, I filled up a stock 300GB internal drive with almost 50 hours of HD MPEG-2 recordings. I think they were advertising 20 hours of HD recordings at the time. It's all about the content.

    Rich
     
  2. veryoldschool

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    MPEG-2 was 30 hours, and MPEG-4 50 hours.
    The amount a file takes has everything to do with the bit-rates.
    9 Mb/s is fairly common for MPEG-4 HD, but I've also seem it be 6 Mb/s.
     
  3. MrLatte

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    Has anybody received version 0x05C2 of the firmware that gives us Genie Recommends in the last couple of days since this imbroglio started? I'm still running 0x0583 and I check every morning now.

    I got my HR34 a week ago and attached an external 2TB drive and have been watching my available space drop down slightly as I record - it's now about 95%. If DirecTV IS taking a bigger portion of the hard drive can't they just reset the available space meter to show us the percentage of space for the user only? That way the number wouldn't go down even if the space really is less?
     
  4. veryoldschool

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    If you think about this for a min, you'll see this doesn't make sense.
    The free space was adjusted, which is where the problem comes from.

    With only 10% being used, you don't see it.
    With 90% being used, you do see it.
     
  5. Rich

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    Those are still approximations, I think. I really did have almost 50 hours of HD MPEG-2 on that one 20-700.

    Rich
     
  6. veryoldschool

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    "well yeah"
    Not all programing is equal, and I simply posted what the hours were listed as "back then".
     
  7. RunnerFL

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    0x05C2 hasn't been in the stream since the 24th.
     
  8. dpeters11

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    Very true. Even in examples of what is generally as perfect as possible, there have been bugs, including several found due to the rescheduling of the first shuttle flight. And with that system, lives were at stake.
     
  9. veryoldschool

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    Do we really know what is in the stream with the monitoring site being down?
     
  10. RunnerFL

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    The monitoring site is current.
     
  11. veryoldschool

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    It's grayed out for me.
     
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    Ahh, I don't use that screen. Just the HR34 is "inactive" though, not the whole site.
     
  15. veryoldschool

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    You're right. When they're gray, the monitoring is off line for that model, so we never know what is in the stream.
     
  16. RunnerFL

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    Gotcha. I just always go straight to the page I posted the URL for because it gives more details. Gray on that screen just means there's been nothing for a while. I'll have to remember to check the other screen to see if a unit is active or not in the future.
     
  17. xtc

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    And thats why Runner I disagree with everything that comes out of your posts.
     
  18. xtc

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    Do they only help after being jackasses to you? is that how it works. They should be proud then.
     
  19. RunnerFL

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    Yay!
     
  20. veryoldschool

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    :nono:
     

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