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Average STB internal temperature by model

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by DaaQ, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. DaaQ

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    Nope sure don't. All the airflow is through the sides or back in the case of the 500.
    Just checked the 100 it appears to exhaust at the rear left backside. By the power connection, can't get an intake point tho. Very unscientific tho using a lighter.
     
  2. Rtm

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    HR24-100 - 104 degrees 67ambient
    HR22-??? - 99 degrees 65ambient
     
  3. Rich

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    Most of the fans blow over the HDD, don't they? And exhaust thru ports in the casing. At least that's how my 20-700s do it. I think. Been a long time since I had one apart.

    You've got to be getting a heat transference between the two stacked HRs. I use at least a 1" separator between all my HRs that are stacked. I think your temps are a bit on the high side. Probably not enough to have any adverse effect on them, tho.

    Rich
     
  4. DaaQ

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    Yea the 20-700 has the fan blowing internal, whereas the 24-500 actually has it as an exhaust mounted directly to the back of chassis. The 24-100 has it internal somewhere. And my 20-100 I had, had the fan as intake mounted to the bottom of the chassis in a pull configuration.

    Now i would think that the 500 which is on the bottom would be cooler than the 100 on the top, but the reverse is true. Go figure :eek2:
     
  5. Rich

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    It's a fallacy to think that "heat rises". It seems to, but heat always travels towards colder objects. I think that's what you're seeing.

    Rich
     
  6. mashandhogan

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    HR24-500 109F air temp 69F, semi-open with some junk around it:)
     
  7. DaaQ

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    Well my main reasoning for this was the 500 has the fan on the back. Seemed a better cooling solution to me. I will flip em tomorrow n see if there is a difference.
     
  8. jimmie57

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    HR23-700 avg 113 - 117°
    Feet are raised 1" to give it more useful air around it.
     
  9. Rich

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    Give it a day or so after you flip them. Then tell us what happens.

    Rich
     
  10. Richierich

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    Well, I put some 1" Spacers between my HR24-500s and dropped the Temperature from 126 to 122 Degrees.
     
  11. hdtvfan0001

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    My rack-mounted HR24-100 runs at a constant 113 degrees...then again...it has good front and back ventilation.
     
  12. Richierich

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    Then again....you don't have a 2 TB Drive installed internally in it, do ya??? :D
     
  13. SFNSXguy

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    HR20-700 in an enclosed rack (temperature controlled to 90-degrees max) 120-125-degrees - ambient 70-degrees
    HR20-700 in a closet, with a Radio Shack USB fan on top of it (blowing up) 91-degrees - ambient 72-degrees
    (both DVRs have WD20EURS AV-GP drives in MX-1s near them)
    if memory serves, the temps were the same before I added the external eSATAs, so I'm guessing the temp sensor is inside the DVR.
     
  14. Stuart Sweet

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    My HR34 runs at about 109, but I know the temperature max is 140.
     
  15. bwaldron

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    Our HR20-700's, in entertainment center shelves with open shelves, have both run consistently at 124F for 5+ years.
     
  16. El Vato

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    Here's my temp breakdown:

    Ambient temp: 68° F
    Altitude: 6500 Feet (don't know if that matters any)
    All DVRs are on top of either bookshelves, dressers, or tables...none are stored behind glass.

    Upstairs bedrooms:
    HR24-200 106°F
    HR24-500 113°F (temp is the same before and after I replaced the internal HD. Was running the stock 500GB Seagate Pipeline, now running Seagate green 2TB).

    Downstairs:
    HR34-700 122°F
    HR24-200 113°F
    HR22-100 95°F*

    *side note: The HR22-100 is sandwiched between a DVD player below it and the HR24-200 above with with only the stock "feet" separating them...yet it still has the lowest temp of all my DVRs.

    El Vato

    HR22-100 (owned)
    HR24-200 (owned)
    HR24-200 (owned)
    HR24-500 (owned)
    HR34-700 (leased)
     

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