Series 2 REC Quality vs Capacity

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by xfm, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. xfm

    xfm Member

    Apr 1, 2005


    Please excuse this basic question, but I have had nothing but D*Tivo's (3 SD, 1 HD) for six years. Have not had a SA TiVo in years, but just switched to FIOS and have a S3 and will shortly add a TiVoHD. Want to also get a S2 for wife to record SD daytime shows, and cannot find anywhere on this forum a quality vs capacity summary. Assume that the 80 hours applies to lowest quality -- if so, how about other settings?

    For the record, my first TiVo in 1999 had a 14 hr capacity at lowest quality, a whopping 4+ hours at best quality!
  2. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

    Feb 18, 2004
    Ontario Canada.
    For an 80 Hr Standalone, it is abouts:

    81 Hrs Basic
    56 Hrs Medium
    40Hrs High
    24 Hrs Best.

    That is my recollection when I ran an 80GB HDD.
  3. Soapm

    Soapm Active Member

    May 9, 2007
    Aurora, CO
    I record at basic unless I plan to burn it to DVD later. It is just fine for viewing.
  4. tivoman

    tivoman Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2002
    For my one none D*TiVo model, I record at the highest setting and off load anything that I'm not going to see soon to my PC.

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