EHD for 211K? (1 Viewer)

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If possible, I'd like to record programs to an EHD connected to my new 211K receiver. Can anyone recommend a good reliable EHD to use with the 211K?

Thanks!
 

dwarren2

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I have an old WD My Book connected to my 211. 400 gb shows up as 40 hours of HD recording. But I have a combination of HD/SD of 23 hours and it still shows 32 hours of HD/129DS available. I'm on the earc.
 

castle rock kid

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I have three WD external hard drives on my receivers and have never had a problem with any of them. You can only go up to a 1 tb drive on a 211k.
 

Kb Cool

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Someone correct me if i am wrong! But, when selecting a EHD. Does it need to have it's own external power supply and not rely on the 211's USB port to power up? Correct?
 

Mr Tony

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I have an old WD My Book connected to my 211. 400 gb shows up as 40 hours of HD recording. But I have a combination of HD/SD of 23 hours and it still shows 32 hours of HD/129DS available. I'm on the earc.

I did a analysis (unscientific) about the new capacity. The numbers given are for MPEG2. HD from satellite (which is MPEG4 on both arcs) is 5:1 ratio (5 minutes recording shows 1 minute used)

Here is that post (I'm on Western Arc so the only difference is if you record a SD programming on EA is MPEG4 vs MPEG2 on WA)
http://www.satelliteguys.us/dish-ne...ternal-hard-drive-capacity-2.html#post2694010
 

Mr Tony

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But that just shows what the hard drive shows after formatting it. The numbers are based on MPEG2 SD and not MPEG4
As noted in my post when I recorded MPEG4 it was a 5:1 ratio....5 minutes of MPEG4 HD recording took up 1 minute in the "capacity". SD MPEG2 was the only one that was right
 

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