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post #1 of 3 Old 10-28-2003, 03:42 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi - I've been playing around with my SA8000 (with Passport software) for the past week or so and have a really banal question... how can I check how much time is remaining on the hard drive??

My only previous experience with PVRs was a Dish 501 which stated the appx remaining recording time on menu of saved shows.

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The SA Explorer 8000 has no such indicator; all you can do is manually count the hours recorded. Max is no more than 30 hours for analog tier channels; SA says up to 50 hours for digital tier channels. If you do a mix, the number should be somewhere in-between. The differences appear to related to encoding effiiencies; in-box encoding of analog channels is less efficient than that of digital channels MPEG2 streams.

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Thanks bruce that explains why its always different for me, actually I like the way the software adds an hour glass next to shows that are about to be deleted and says, 3 days left, 2 days etc..

It's pretty simple, i go to the ones that say less than a day left, I watch a few, delete them and then the others get more time, not that difficult.

I would like to know however if anyone has successfully replaced the internal HD with a bigger one giving you more time.

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