We are not getting MPEG4 at the moment. I again talked with a couple guys in tech support. One mentioned that he had no idea and had not heard when it would take place, another thought it would be sometime in the first half of this year. Needless to say, not yet. I am about to do something tomorrow that is not advised... I'm turning in two AmiNET130 boxes in exchange for a second DVR. They are told that theoretically, including overhead, they say that each HDTV channel may take up to 23 Mbps in MPEG2. Since the DVR can handle two HDTV streams at a time, that would be 46 Mbps each. 2 DVRs would be 92 Mbps, plus my 20 Mbps Internet, which exceeds the total 100 Mbps. They said they only recommend 2 DVRs to people without HDTV service. While they say 23 Mbps, it actually is not that much. I'm sure I'll be taking it close to 100 Mbps at times, but I'll try to make sure I don't record more than 3 HDTV shows at a time. I'll report here on my findings... to see if it really works. I basically had to acknowledge that it wasn't wise and they recommended against it. They did tell me that once they convert to MPEG4, this shouldn't be an issue.
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1/27/09 at 10:59pm