HD size on 622?

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smjbh5

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What size is the HD in he 622? I just hooked up a 360Gig EHD on my 211 and it only shows 33 hours of HD space. Seems kind of low, close to what the 622 shows.
 
harshness

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320GB.

The ViP622 has the disadvantage of a rather large set-aside for satellite delivered VOD.
 
KKlare

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OTA (MPEG-2) HD may take more space than Dish guesses. Standard MPEG-4 HD may take half of the quoted. Check the number of MB in (VIP722 etc.) DVR+4(My Media)+2(Send to Device) and "round up" by a few MB. I use 700-900 MB/hr for MPEG-2 SD, 1800-2500 MB/hr for MPEG-4 HD, 4000-6000 MB/hr OTA MPEG-2 HD. It will also tell you the number of GB available on the external but not the internal.
-Ken
 
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OTA (MPEG-2) HD may take more space than Dish guesses. Standard MPEG-4 HD may take half of the quoted. Check the number of MB in (VIP722 etc.) DVR+4(My Media)+2(Send to Device) and "round up" by a few MB. I use 700-900 MB/hr for MPEG-2 SD, 1800-2500 MB/hr for MPEG-4 HD, 4000-6000 MB/hr OTA MPEG-2 HD. It will also tell you the number of GB available on the external but not the internal.
-Ken

I've attached it to a 211, how do I check the size in MB? On my 622, most of my HD movies are about 3500-5000MB in size
 
KKlare

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How do you send the program to the disk? There is your chance to see the size, unless Dish did that completely differently on the 211 compared to the 6x2/722 series. On the send-to-device page the sizes are shown instead of the duration. Oh, that's right you are not transferring, you are recording to. On the Manage-Device screen, where you select the replay, you should see the "rounded" size in MB.

Interestingly a DVD is 4GB or 2 hours in SP, of course that is MPEG-2. My mix of SD and HD averages very close to 2GB/hr.
-Ken
 
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The number displayed by the receiver is a worst case estimate. I've seen an hour of HD range from 8GB (full bit-rate OTA) to as little as 2GB (SyFy HD). Even when you restrict the comparison to one codec there is still a wide range - 5GB for the local ABC affiliate via Dish locals and 2GB for SyFy - both MPEG-4.10.
 

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