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Reformat 501 ?

Discussion in 'Standard Definition Receiver Support Forum' started by billravani, Jan 26, 2007.

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  1. billravani

    billravani Cool Member

    Nov 13, 2004
    My 501 is only allowing for 30 hours of recording. As I recall, it originally allowed 40. Is this correct and if so, is there a way to get the unit to wipe and reformat the drive?

  2. finniganps

    finniganps Hall Of Fame

    Jan 23, 2004
    The space available is dependent on what you record. So for example if you record high speed action like nascar, you will have less space available because those types of programs take up more space. You can test this by deleting ALL your programs and you'll see you have the rated hours for teh 501 (40).
  3. garys

    garys Hall Of Fame

    Nov 4, 2005
    I believe the 501 starts with 35 hours.
  4. BobaBird

    BobaBird EKB Editor

    Mar 30, 2002
    I always got 32-35 hours with the mix of channels I recorded.
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