Originally Posted by jjeff
Let me add to the extra minutes talk. I just noticed the other day if I reformat a RAM disc in my EZ-28 it will give me 2hrs even, but if I record say 15 seconds on the EZ machine then put the disc in any of my ES machines(ES15, ES25, ES30) it will show 2:07-2:09 min left.
Now if I reformat the same RAM disc in the ES machine I only get 2hrs even. Also with the exception of the RAM discs I must actually record a little to the disc on the EZ machine, to actually get extra "reported" time on the ES machines. For the RAM discs just formatting the disc in the EZ machine gives me 2:07 on the ES machine.
Very odd. This does not work for +RW discs, but does work for -RW and -R discs(I don't have any new +R's to try).
Don't ask me why
but it's very consistent. I'll play with it more to actually see if this is actually "real" time or just "reported" time.
I feel a little embarrassed. After playing around a little more this morning I found in my first report I switched around the ES and EZ models. It's actually if I record on the "EZ" machine that I get extra time on the "ES" machine. I was wrong on my OP and have corrected it. Sorry for any confusion.
I also found(contrary to my first report) that I can get extra "reported" time on -R's and -RW's, not +RW's(I don't have any new +R's to try). To actually get extra "reported" time on -R's and -RW's I must actually record a little on the EZ machine, to get it to show up on the ES machine.
I hope I haven't confused too many people
I think I finally got it straight myself
As posted above I'll try and verify if the time is "real" or just "reported" on the ES machines. It would be nice to get a little more that 2 or 1 hr. even on my ES machines. Some TV programs run a few min. long and with the extra few min. I would not have to resort to FR, if that matters in the least.
Again sorry for the inaccurate first post. With all my different machines, switching discs between them, it can get complicated
I believe the posts to be accurate now(if not in the wrong thread). How did we ever get talking about extra time in the EZ-47 thread
oh well, one thing leads to another