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I've got some shows I want to start archiving from my Tivo to DVD-R. I just got the E80 last week and have a few questions. If my intent is to fit about 2:09 (3 one-hour shows with commercials removed) per disc, there's no reason to transfer those shows to the HDD in any other quality than FR mode, right? Transfering them to the HDD in XP mode will just end up taking more HD space, and I "lose" any quality when I squeeze 3 hours on one disc, right? Plus, I'll lose the capability to do a high-speed dub if I'm reading things correctly.
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Yes, I think you've got it right. Be sure and turn on the DVD compatible mode before recording to the hard drive, this allows hi=speed dubs. You can also put in your own markers, if you want them, in this mode, and they will save to the DVD-R. No other way to save user set markers.
Good luck.
post #3 of 6
Is it true if you create a playlist, High Speed dubbing is unavailable?

Thanks,

Bob
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Yes I can confirm this you cannot use high speed dubbing if you set up playlists. I have tried it three times using different recording speeds and it will not let you. You must dub at regular speed.
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JasonBrown asked:
> If my intent is to fit about 2:09 (3 one-hour shows with commercials removed) per disc, there's no reason to transfer those shows to the HDD in any other quality than FR mode, right? <

You're correct that XP mode isn't needed (or desired). FR may work, although it opens the door to possibly screwing things up. I'd recommend just recording in SP mode, since I know for sure that 2:09 (3 programs) will fit at that speed.

- Tim
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VGrabber, so you can get 2 hr and 9 min in SP on a DVD-R with the Pannys? I guess this is easily tested by setting up a dub and seeing if it accepts it? 9 min seems quite a lot. I've been doing FR for anything over 2 hours.
Do you know about the other speeds' maximim times to a DVD-R?
thanks.
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