Just got an HR23-700 and I noticed it's running at 127*F, although I'm currently downloading OD content and watching a recording of Flash Forward. Is this normal? The old DVR ran about 115*F on average.
Is it in a cabinet or on top of something else warm?
My hr20-100's run at 100 degrees. I did put a little sticky felt pad under each rubber foot to raise it up a bit as jdspencer recommended.
Yeah, it's in a cabinet on top of the Onkyo for now. When I upgrade the TV I'm gonna get a new stand with an open front. For now it's trapped behind a glass door. I thought it was a little warm, but I'm just curious if 127 can damage it.
So then your recommendation is to put the directv unit on top of a receiver in a closed cabinet?
It might be that 127 is the highest the thermal probe will register (I honestly dont know) or that the fan is going full filt at that speed and that maintains the probe at ~127 while other components are getting considerably warmer. I'm pretty sure these units all use the thermal probe on the hard drive as the reported measure, and the ones I've seen the inside of have the fan mounted directly under the disk drive.
Therefore, there might be a 'good' 127 and a 'bad' 127...
After reading this post I checked mine over a period of about 8 hrs.
My HR22 is in an open front entertainment center on a shelf by itself with the AM21 on top.
My temperature is 111 degrees. It pretty much stays right there.
I DID NOT say I recommend placing it on top of your AV recvr.
I said MINE is. I also said I have PLENTY of ventilation.
I have a shelf between them, but they are in the same section of the cabinet.
fwiw, the temp scale goes above 127*, I have heard others at 131* at one point, but not for long.