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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 2009-10-19, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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PVR - How much room is left ?

Hi,
Is there a way to tell with the MTS PVR how much room is left for recording ?


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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 2009-10-19, 08:16 PM
 
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I've never heard of there being a way, but if someone knows otherwise, I'd love to hear about it.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 2009-10-19, 08:20 PM
 
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Press menu.
Press Settings.
Press System Information.
Press System Resources.
It says how much room you have left at the bottom of the page.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 2009-10-19, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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Awesome , thanks !

Hopefully in the future MTS will put this on the Recorded Shows page. I had Bell previously and it was definitely a nice feature.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 2009-10-19, 11:24 PM
 
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Yeah, I saw the same kind of thing on my parents' Shaw box. But my step-dad (who's a computer guru, more so than me, I think) said that it's not very accurate.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 2009-10-20, 06:59 AM
 
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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.
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