As the compression varies with the recorded content you can't predict how many minutes are left. You could give a gauge of how many bytes are left but that would be too techy for consumers.
TAPE was used a some inches per second so there was an easy way to tell how much time was left or used.
Why don't dvd recorders have a time used or recorded gaugeMy vhs recorder told me where I was on the tape how much tape was left.The works now my top of the line Panasonic says its on I think! What happened to where am I on the rewind?How much tape is lef?>How fast am I fast forwarding?
Help guys I want my vhs back!Whats the closest to a vhs tape unit in dvd?