[mythtv-users] Biggest Mythtv setup

Richard Morton richard.e.morton at gmail.com
Sun Apr 11 10:13:05 UTC 2010

>> All recordings vary.
>> For example:
>> A 1 hour SD recording made on my PVR-500 is about 2.2G (Analog Capture).
>> This would be on par with your 2 hour recording.
>> A 1 hour SD recording made by my HD-5000 is about 900 MB (Digital
>> Capture).
>> A 1 hour HD recording made on my HD-5000 varies from about 3G (SD show on
>> a
>> HD channel, black bars on the sides) to about 5G (720p HD recording) to
>> about 8G (1080p HD recording). The 720p HD capture would be on par with
>> the
>> other party's 10G recording.
> Bitrates. Although I only record SD over here in the UK, I normally get
> 2.0-2.2 Gb/hour from recording off Freeview (YMMV). However, sometimes when
> a feature film is shown the file sizes can vary enormously from this nominal
> rate. It all depends what bitrate the film was originally encoded with, I
> suspect. Some are much smaller, but don't appear to be of less quality. A
> few are /much/ bigger (like double or more), but don't appear to be of much
> greater quality.

I use a NovaT500 and I see wide variations on Freeview UK
BBC1,2&3 - 2.7 to 3GB/Hour
ITV1,2, Sky3, Channel4 - 1.3 to 1.5GB/Hour
Dave, Virgin1, More4, E4, Five, FiveUSA, Fiver - 1.0 to 1.2 GB/Hour

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