Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Pictou County, NS
Keep in mind that all PVRs will report how much free space is left on the drive, and then attempt to "estimate and convert" this free space to something that the user can better comprehend. For the majority of PVR users, they are not aware of how many MB (or GB) of space on a hard drive that a recorded show takes up. They are only interested in "how much time can I record?"
This is the estimate... depending on whether you are recording in SD or HD, this "recording time left" should be pretty close... if it tells you that you have 2 hours of space left and you're trying to record a movie... better clear some room because you may end up having a little extra space left on your drive after the recording, or you may wind up losing a show if the PVR auto-deletes the oldest item to make room for the new movie.