I have been trying to figure out how data is stored via DVR or however else a TV can save information. My reason for asking is that with the emergence of anyroom DVR, premium VOD, internet-ready tvs, etc. data storage is going to be huge factor. Basically how does all this data get saved??
In addition how bullish are people about the future of DVR? I think it is going to become almost standard for TVs but I am biased cause I love DVR.
Any feedback is awesome.
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Last edited by howdoesthiswork; 26th Oct 2010 at 20:33. Reason: had things to add
Thanks for the feedback. Would you know any specifics about such a hard drive? The make or type?
Most DVRs have a hidden menu that can accessed that displays system info. Depending on the DVR, this will usually display the brand and size of the hard drive.
The hard drive in DVRs are the same drives that you buy in the store or online. Most tend to be IDE.
So. UNLIKE the drives most people buy, which are SATA. Also I would bet that the drives are specialized in the "firmware" that's on the drives eg it will be orientated towards AV streaming and writing, rather than performance or use in desktop applications. and be designed for 24/7 quiet use.
Generally 2.5 drives for a smaller footprint or 3.5 for larger capacitys.(1tb+).
Most drive Mfrs have a range of drives, some of which will be slanted for desktop use, others for Av, still others for use in RAID configs. The Drives themselves are no different, its just the Firmware that prioritizes different tasks.
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Tivo series 1 and series 2 (standard definition) units record 480 x 480 at best quality, onto a hard drive.
The drives require some special preparation to be recognized by the Tivo unit (need to know before upgrading), and are available (for a price) from several vendors online.;/ l ,[____], Its a Jeep thing,
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