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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by sportman13, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. sportman13

    sportman13 Banned User

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    jimmie57 thanks for the answer about the 1TB drive will I have enough space ? YES
    As for the recording the show the good wife I have gotten many answers here do not know which one is best to use for me my set up is Default First Run Only for All series sometimes the show the good wife starts late and runs late cause of CBS Sports Sunday Football do I expands the hours for both Good Wife and the Mentalist or only the Mentalist I want to use less hard drive space to do this which is best to do I expands the hours for both Good Wife and the Mentalist or only the Mentalist Any Members please tell me what you would do for this recording set up ?
     
  2. adamson

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    If you watch both of those series extend each one 1 hour individually. Don't worry about space if you watch them quickly.
     
  3. jimmie57

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    Watch the Episode and then Delete it.

    Option number 2, Set the Keep at Most to 5 and let it delete the oldest one when it records number 6.

    There is no point in keeping a serial show like that for future viewing.

    Be sure you know that the DVR is meant to let you watch it when you have time. It is not meant to store things forever. If the receiver dies all of your recordings are gone.
     
  4. sportman13

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    I do save the show from september til May


    extend each one 1 hour individually. or


    what would the extended time for the second show the Mentalist only and not the extend the Good Wife ?
     
  5. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Winters,...
    1.) Don't worry about it.
    2.) Start watching what you've got.
    3.) Have fun, and see #1.
     
  6. sportman13

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    I do save the show from september til May not watching any shows


    extend each one 1 hour individually. 1 way

    what would the extended time for the second show the Mentalist only and not the extend the Good Wife ?
     
  7. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Winters,...
    Don't do that! It makes it too complicated.

    TV is for enjoyment, not unsolvable puzzles.
     
  8. sportman13

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    I know what was said about extend each one 1 hour individually


    what would the extended time for the second show the Mentalist only and not the extend the Good Wife ?
     
  9. Curtis0620

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    So you watch nothing until Sept?
     
  10. Beerstalker

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    Extend them both by one hour.

    This will take up 3 hours of space total for both recordings. Meaning you will no longer be able to keep 24 episodes of 10 one hour long shows, instead you will only be able to keep 24 episodes of 9 hour long shows (2 of which are The Good Wife, and The Mentalist). So you will be able to record 7 other one hour shows, or 6 other one hour shows, and 2 other half hour shows, or five other one hour shows and 4 other half hour shows, etc.

    You really are making this more difficult than it needs to be. Just set all the shows you want to record, and if you see that you are running out of space start watching some of them. There have to be some shows that you watch that aren't really serialized, so you don't have to binge watch them all.
     
  11. Rich

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    Certainly took you long enough :rolling: .

    Rich
     
  12. CCarncross

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    Sportsman doesnt seem to understand the padding aspect of this whole thread....

    Here is a diagram:

    [--------------SHOW 1------------][------1 hour extension-------]
    [------------SHOW 2----------- ][------1 hour extension---------]

    [----------------1 hour-------------][------------1 hour--------------][---------1 hour-------------------] for a total of 3 hours

    Since this is on the same channel, the middle hour is shared between both recordings soi it really only records 3 hours...

    What isnt making any sense is it sounds like you intend to never watch any television whatsoever from Sept to May but save everything and only watch tv from May to Sept....
     
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  13. sportman13

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    since the the Good wife really never runs over it may not start on time if I were to Start the Mentalist on time and stop 1 hour later. what hours of space on the hard drive would it take up get back to me
     
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  15. CCarncross

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    Those shows never run long, they are each 1 hour scripted shows....but they may start late, meaning they will also end late, add the 1 hour later to both shows, since they are back to back shows, it only takes 3 hours of space to record both shows. I gave you an extremely easy to understand diagram. I guess I'm done as well as this is too frustrating... :bang
     
  16. sportman13

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    I have the DVRhd34 Genie what is the capacity ?


    HD recording capacity is
    SD recording capacity is
     
  17. jimmie57

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    I answered this for you already in a PM !
     
  18. sportman13

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    I only record in HD using this HD recording capacity is 250 hours doing this


    For Directv HR34 Genie DVR. If I record from Sept. to May without watching till May, how many series can I record at about 24 episodes a series(some 1hour & some 1/2 hour) without filling up storage capacity. Space will hold how many series can I record at about 24 episodes a series(some 1hour & some 1/2 hour) without filling up storage capacity. having the HD recording capacity is 250 hours dose this apply

    For a 24 episode season you can record:

    10 one hour shows or, is it more one hour shows ?
     
  19. litzdog911

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    We have answered this same question for you many times. Why do you keep asking it over and over again? Folks here are becoming reluctant to answer your questions.
     
  20. sportman13

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    litzdog911 sorry not technical I did not know the HD recording capacity is 250 hours could I fit more then

    10 one hour shows

    doing this For a 24 episode season
     

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