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06-08-2002, 04:03 PM
I'd like to hook a turbonet board to my SONY SA Tivo with the main reason to allow my to pull shows off the unit into my Windows XP desktop machine and then burn them to CD.

Before I go through everything, I'd like to see what the quality of a stream is recorded on HIGH or BEST quality looks like that hasd been pulled off a box.

Could someone PM me the address where I could download a 30-minute show (bonus points if you decide to make it porn!)
So I can get an idea of file size, quality etc.


06-08-2002, 06:55 PM
each FSID segment of a standalone Tivo stream is 512 megabytes, or half a gigabyte. a half hour show at best quality requires at least two and sometimes three FSID segments. if it uses three, only a small portion of the third FSID is used. typically, a half-hour show yields about 1.3 gigabyte of tystream data, which roughly splits into one gigabyte of M2V MPEG-2 video data, and 42 megabytes of M2A MPEG-2 audio data. for an hour-long show, you can double that...