okay a little confused here, all the sites, reviews and magazines tell us that some of these amazing HDD standalone recorders (like the Panasonic or Pioneer) can hold a whopping 200+ hours of recording on their HDD - although we all know that is using the worst possible quality encoding …
What I REALLY want to know is:
(maybe this is best answered by someone who owns one)
Using the BEST recording quality (CBR or VBR, whatever), how much (timewise) can an 80GB hard drive store? 16 hours? More?
Does the real storage time depend on what is being recorded?
i.e. If I was recording (using the BEST quality possible):
(a) an action movie with lots of fast moving and fast paced scenes
(b) snooker or chess which would both have lots of slow moving scenes
Would the amount of hard drive space used for 2 hours of snooker/chess be less than that used for a 2 hour action movie?
(Estimated figures in HDD space used would be of good help here!)
- Roughly, using BEST quality recording, how much in hard drive space would be used for recording a 2 hour movie?