How much GB space neeed for a 1 hr. TV show?

GordonR

GordonR

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I am looking to buy an Archos player.
Does anyone know how much space is needed for a 1 hour TV show?
Trying to figure out which one to buy.

Thanks!
 
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Quantum

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Depends on whether you're recording the actual transport stream, or are de/reencoding and on which codec.

But on general principle, buy as much space as you can possibly afford. More.
 
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haertig

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When I was using MythTV I was seeing around 2.5Gb per hour when encoding standard def shows to mpeg-2. I don't have experience recording HD yet, but I'd guess around 8Gb per hour at 1080i. These guesses are rough and will vary based on lots of factors.
 
KKlare

KKlare

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The dish receiver and hard drives record the transport stream.
I get these numbers without commercials and filler:
800-900 MB/hour of MPEG-2 SD,
1900-2700 MB/hr of MPEG-4 HD,
3200-4400 MB/hr of MPEG-2 HD,
even higher for MPEG-2 OTA.
The PDF is MB/hr vs MB size including commercials and filler for some for about 700 movies.
-Ken
 

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