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New to Fios: Schedules Recordings and DVR Capacity

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New to Fios: Schedules Recordings and DVR Capacity

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I just gave up on RCN in lieu or Verizon Fios and thus far - can't stand the dvr.

 

1) The capacity is no where near what RCN's was. I had days worth of TV, movies, etc saved and never ran out of space. With Verizon, it's been less than a week and I`m already half full. I don't have a HD TV, but I`m wondering if my lack of space is caused by the recorder taping in HD. How do I check this setting to ensure that everything being recorded is standard definition?

 

2) The Verizon DVR is really bad at only keeping two episodes of a show, and only recording new/first run shows. Is there any setting to make this work better? I tried to set it to record first runs only of the show scrubs, on any channel (i wasnt sure what channel the new ones are run on) and in two days it taped 10 episodes...

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Re: New to Fios: Schedules Recordings and DVR Capacity

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make sure you record it from an SD channel then your recordings will be SD, and yes HD can be 10x the size of SD files, so if you want to save space record SD files
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Re: New to Fios: Schedules Recordings and DVR Capacity

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The FiOS DVR has the same 160GB capacity as the RCN DVR.

 
SD channels are 0-499 and HD channels are 500+.  All the SD local channels can be found under 50.

 

Recordings from HD channels consume 3-6x the capacity of SD channels.

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