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post #121 of 1609
Glimmie

I currently own and backup all my movies to a 1.5 terabyte server. I love it, I do not have to load tapes or dvds. I just select a movie from my play list and hit play.
I could not do this will anything recorded with the 169time product ( unless playback again using the 30k ) so for me the new 5000 is a blessing.
I also have the capability with the 5000 and DVHSTools to dump to tape if I have the need so I have both options available to me. With the 169 product I am limited to one.

I love the timer function with the 5000. The whole thing is just so simple to use.

All my testing has been done using a beta version of the 5000 so we have yet to see the product in real world use among different users with different equipment setups but this is "The" most stable system I have ever used and am very confident it will quickly become "The" reference standard.

Its also nice to see they are considering leaving the product open-source ( I hope thats the correct term ) for faster development to further improve on its features. Ive heard there are other HD product manufactures who are already thinking of adding features with their product to offer even greater flexibility if merged with the 5000.

While the AVX has served it purpose it was this lack of flexibility and effort on the manufacture to improve the product or work with anyone who offered to donate their time and expertise to further the product.

The AVX still remains a viable product for those wanting to write/playback via the 30K but I think as more and more HD playback devises come to market I think people will feel far more relaxed knowing the money they just spent ( if spent on the 5000) leaves them the option to chose any playback device to their liking on products currently on the market and future products.

Of course its possible someday we will see the AVX improve beyond its current version. Im sure we would all welcome that. Competition makes everyone work harder to say afloat. In this day and age to survive I think a company has to listen to their customers demands while providing great service and adapt product to keep up with the time. Those that do will survive the long run. We will have to wait and see who delivers as time permits
post #122 of 1609
I have +/- 500 feature length HD movies.

If I put them on a server, that would be about 8.5 terabytes.

I don't play any particular movie that often, or, in that many different rooms of my house to justify an archive server of that size or expense.

I do not FFWd or RWND feature films. I may PAUSE or STOP them for a bathroom or telephone break, but, they have no commercials to skip over. I can do that with DVHS tape.

I do have a 2.5 terabyte network that includes (4) OTA PCI HDTV PVR cards for simultaneous recording of up to (3) three shows and simultaneous "chasing playback" of any of them, or, one that was previously record. I delete all these shows immediately after viewing.

I might use that network for PC recording satellite shows like The Soprano's or Deadwood and then delete them as well. They have no commercials to skip over either.

Maybe I need to get more selective in what I record and archive.

Nahh!
post #123 of 1609
Murray

Wow thats a lot of movies. Your set for life

Ive also become a lot more selective what I archive. I started out recording anything in HD I could get my hands on. I have stuff I will never watch.
post #124 of 1609
Quote:
Originally posted by Alan Gouger
I have stuff I will never watch.

Alan

Let's be honest here, we all do.

Yet, how many movies, whether on DVHS, DVD or otherwise are you willing to get rid of---today.

Probably not 20% of what you have.

Still, you'll be lucky to be able to say you have watched 25% anytime soon.

Collecting and owning a library of movies, music or books is an additive eclectic pursuit.

Shall we start a 12-Step Program for the Media Addicted?

The first step is that you are not allowed to buy any new hardware recording devices for 12 months.
post #125 of 1609
I have well over 1200 HD movies/shows archived to harddrive. I've probably only watched less than 10% of them end to end. Hobby? I'd say this is a sickness!
post #126 of 1609
Quote:
Hobby? this is a sickness!

Kevin

You've just successfully completed the first step in Murrays 12 step program.

The first step is always admitting you have a sickness
post #127 of 1609
Quote:
Originally posted by KevinYee
I have well over 1200 HD movies/shows archived to harddrive. I've probably only watched less than 10% of them end to end. Hobby? I'd say this is a sickness!

Kevin

Slowly step away from the keyboard, the intervention team will arrive shortly.

Man, I knew I should have bought some of the WD/Maxtor/Seagate stock!
post #128 of 1609
Geez if you guys archived those into WMV format, you would have tons more space, requiring you to record even more stuff! My paltry little library only includes about 30 movies right now, and a couple hundred documentary shows, half of all it is in WMV format now.
post #129 of 1609
Quote:
Originally posted by Kirby Baker
Geez if you guys archived those into WMV format, you would have tons more space, requiring you to record even more stuff! My paltry little library only includes about 30 movies right now, and a couple hundred documentary shows, half of all it is in WMV format now.

What does WMV format compress them down to per hour anyways?
post #130 of 1609
My movies end up between 2 and 4gb in size. Thats coming from movies that were 15-22GB when in native TS files.

Example: Drumline was 16.0GB in TS, and 4.07GB in WMV.

Also it should be noted that I encode in 1920x1080, while many others are doing 1440x1080 to get extra space savings. I didnt see the need.
post #131 of 1609
Kirby

You may only have 30 movies but it took you as long to convert them to WMV as it took us to record 1000 movies
post #132 of 1609
Quote:
Originally posted by Alan Gouger
Kirby

You may only have 30 movies but it took you as long to convert them to WMV as it took us to record 1000 movies

Actually I get paid to encode them, as I set them up in a queue and it encodes all day when I am at work!!
post #133 of 1609
Quote:
Originally posted by Kirby Baker
Actually I get paid to encode them, as I set them up in a queue and it encodes all day when I am at work!!

Kirby,

OT:

Isn't your WMV playback quality limited to the HTPC's video card and it's resolution fit with your display?

I read of many 1080i limitations and loss of resolution issues in ATI and Nvidia products.

It seems, while WMV is a lossy but convenient codec, it's not desirable to throw up on a 100"+ digital projector.

Am I misinformed?
post #134 of 1609
Well I only have a 55" RPTV, but I output a 1920x1080i from my ATI through the ATI HD dongle, into my MyHD card, then out to the TV. I can not see any difference in my recordings and my encoded recordings. Maybe its just me, who knows. I have no idea what it would be like on a 100" projector, I can only drool about such a setup.
post #135 of 1609
Oh, brother, Kevin, kevin, kevin...1200 items?

Jeez, I was just redoing my organization, and I found out I have 145 movies. I'm like...uh, I'm approaching 1000 dvdr's, I really have to slow down on the recording thing...

1200 items? Man, that implies something like 12TB of data...

You're sick, refer to your closest (of a zillion sci-fi variants) psychotherapist immediately!

?;~)

Darius
post #136 of 1609
Kevin

Now don't be alarmed, the van is pulling up front now with those nice men in the white coats.

They have a very comfy jacket they'd like you to wear to the inaugural HD Recordaholics Group Meeting.

It's a sickness and we're here to help.

We love ya man.
post #137 of 1609
The 5000... by prescription only
post #138 of 1609
I find this is pretty stupid to use a USB 2.0 interface. Why did they not just use firewire so that it would be compatible with both PC and JVC decks? With the USB interface, one is forced to record to PC and then archive to tape. Some people may just want the fucntionality to record to tape. Firewire would have been the best choice both for PC enthusiasts and DVHS users. Why in the world choose USB?
post #139 of 1609
Quote:
Originally posted by R5000-HD
[*]Dish 6000
(Records all HD channels from Dish Network, DTV, and also SDTV MPEG2 Dish Network channels.)
[/b]

While you guys are all obsessing over your compulsive/obsessive behavior, could I ask for one small item to be clarified? Does "DTV" in the above quote actually mean "Over the Air High Definition Digital Television"?

Someone please clarify. I'd hate to think that this setup may not record OTA.

Finally, how many recordings do I need to graduate from HDTV enthusiast to HDTV show collector? Someday I'll have a bigger archive than my meagre 14 tapes.
post #140 of 1609
I believe the DTV in the quote is D*.
post #141 of 1609
Quote:
Originally posted by HookedOnTV
I believe the DTV in the quote is D*.

No, I'm sure it's used in the sense of Digital Television, since it's mentioned separately in both the Dish Network and Direct TV list. But DTV has rarely (if ever) been used to exclusively mean Over the Air High Definition Digital Television. The quotation implies that meaning, however, by separately discussing DISH HD programming, DTV, and SDTV as recordable sources. Does DTV mean HD OTA in this sense?
post #142 of 1609
Quote:
Originally posted by sierrabob
Does "DTV" in the above quote actually mean "Over the Air High Definition Digital Television"?

It means Digital TV, acquired from local over-the-air stations. The HD part depends on what your local DTV station does. If it pases HD, you'll get HD.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/glossary.php?s=
post #143 of 1609
Quote:
Originally posted by HookedOnTV
I believe the DTV in the quote is D*.

Wrong.

DTV = Digital TV
D* = DirecTV

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/glossary.php?s=&ltr=D
post #144 of 1609
From the first post:

Quote:
Welcome to a new era in HDTV recording. Introducing the Nextcom R5000-HD, the first glitch free, all digital HDTV recording system for Dish Network, DirecTV, Bell ExpressVu and ATSC Digital Television (DTV). The R5000-HD delivers the video and audio performance of the Dish 5000 / HD Modulator, for quality and compatibility of it's recordings.
post #145 of 1609
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by sierrabob
...could I ask for one small item to be clarified? Does "DTV" in the above quote actually mean "Over the Air High Definition Digital Television"?

Someone please clarify. I'd hate to think that this setup may not record OTA.


Quote:
Originally posted by R5000-HD
Welcome to a new era in HDTV recording. Introducing the Nextcom R5000-HD, the first glitch free, all digital HDTV recording system for Dish Network, DirecTV, Bell ExpressVu and ATSC Digital Television (DTV). The R5000-HD delivers the video and audio performance of the Dish 5000 / HD Modulator, for quality and compatibility of it's recordings.

Yes, you can record OTA. Much of the early development was done using ATSC OTA signals.
post #146 of 1609
Quote:
Originally posted by Son of man
Why in the world choose USB?

Quite simple. It works, and Firewire is much less than reliable for the primary application, which is recording HDTV from Dish Network or DirecTV.

The DTV part by itself can be accomplished successfully through a number of methods. Doing both, correctly, is another story. The R5000-HD can do both.
post #147 of 1609
Quote:
Originally posted by Alan Gouger
Ive also become a lot more selective what I archive. I started out recording anything in HD I could get my hands on. I have stuff I will never watch.

When I first started recording HD off air and from Dish Network, I was going through cases of tapes per month. At some point the novelty wore off and I now always ask myself two questions before hitting the record button: Will I really want to watch this again? Will it be available to record again? Sports seems to be the only real draw lately, along with The Sopranos.

In looking back, I can easily identify the reason why I recorded anything and everything in HD that I could. There was so little HD available. Not anymore.
post #148 of 1609
Quote:
Originally posted by Ken H
Wrong.

DTV = Digital TV
D* = DirecTV

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/glossary.php?s=&ltr=D

My bad.

Seems like with firewire you have to worry about things like what kind of chip is on your card. USB2 is pretty much standard on any newer motherboard and they usually just work.
post #149 of 1609
Will the software also have a command line interface?
post #150 of 1609
Quote:
Originally posted by Ken H
Quite simple. It works, and Firewire is much less than reliable for the primary application, which is recording HDTV from Dish Network or DirecTV.

The DTV part by itself can be accomplished successfully through a number of methods. Doing both, correctly, is another story. The R5000-HD can do both.

I thought firewire was just an interface like USB 2.0 which has known specifications for anyone wishing to develop an application using it. I am completely ignorant of why firewire is much less reliable than USB 2.0, can you enlighten me?

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