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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Cavicchi, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. Jul 24, 2013 #41 of 152
    inkahauts

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    I've never heard the fan go on on my hr44 except for its check on boot up.
     
  2. Jul 25, 2013 #42 of 152
    RunnerFL

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    Same here, not once.
     
  3. Jul 25, 2013 #43 of 152
    The Merg

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    Same here, not once.


    Same. I have it in my bedroom and my AC and bedroom ceiling fan make more noise than the HR44.


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  4. Jul 25, 2013 #44 of 152
    Cavicchi

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    The HR44 is not silent, and cannot be advertised as such. I have a PS3 and xbox 360 in my den, aside from TV and computer. Since I smoke a pipe, I keep the door to my den closed when smoking. Playing the PS3 or xbox results in the room getting quite warm, even in winter! I have central air and even with that on, the room is around 80 degrees with PS3 or xbox 360 use. Now, my HD 500GB DVR from cable is S_I_L_E_N_T because there is no fan inside.

    I don't know why some persist in trying to say the HR44 is silent when it has a fan! A fan makes noise and any such noise negates the silent designation.
     
  5. Jul 25, 2013 #45 of 152
    RunnerFL

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    A fan makes noise only when it's running. The only time the fan runs on the HR44 is on boot up.
     
  6. Jul 25, 2013 #46 of 152
    Cavicchi

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    No, that is not an accurate statement. The fan will run when temperature dictates. In addition, any fan noise disqualifies it from being silent. Maybe you need to look up the meaning of silent.
     
  7. Jul 25, 2013 #47 of 152
    Laxguy

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    Well, how about for 95.894% of definitions of "silent"? :)
     
  8. Jul 25, 2013 #48 of 152
    RunnerFL

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    Well if you don't keep it in a sweat box the fan has no need to kick on. The fan only runs on my HR44 at boot time therefore it is silent unless it is booting and even then the fan is only on for like 3 seconds.
     
  9. Jul 25, 2013 #49 of 152
    inkahauts

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    My unit has never once reached that tempeture to require the fan to go on. It'd probably have to be in a tight unventilated place, and if its that hot, then you'd probably see it get fried if there wasn't some type of fan on it. The hr44 has great ventilation a Hi Definition heat syncs to keep the fan from needing to come on.

    So that means it is as silent as you cable DVR without a fan, unless it gets so hot that it'd die without it, which if your cable DVR was in that position, it'd just die.
     
  10. Jul 25, 2013 #50 of 152
    Cavicchi

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    No, it is not as silent as my DVR. My DVR never makes noise, whether starting or operating, regardless of the temperature.

    Years ago they had silent movies, and they called them silent because there was no sound. Even if your DVR just makes noise upon starting, it is not silent. No noise = silent.
     
  11. Jul 25, 2013 #51 of 152
    peds48

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    Completely, utterly WRONG!!!!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OITJxh51z3Q

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OITJxh51z3Q
     
  12. Jul 25, 2013 #52 of 152
    Cavicchi

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    Oh, you mean the music? That was just for the audience. There was no talking, and what is a movie without talking?
     
  13. Jul 25, 2013 #53 of 152
    Laxguy

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    A movie. What was watched for several decades.

    Can we let this go now?
     
  14. Jul 25, 2013 #54 of 152
    Cavicchi

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    Really guys, the HR44 is not a silent DVR. If you want to believe it is, go ahead. The fan in HR44 makes noise, my DVR doesn't have a fan, and there is no noise. I can have my room at 80 degrees Fahrenheit and still no noise--even with the windows and door closed.

    Now I am done with this topic. I really have better ways to spend my time.
     
  15. Jul 25, 2013 #55 of 152
    ticmxman

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    Please please let it go! It is getting pretty ridiculous and tiring at this point. A diversified sharing of opinions is what forums are good for. People have different opinions, respect that and move on.

    Obviously Cavccichi's HR44 is not silent,to him. That might be good for some one to know. I have never heard mine.
     
  16. Jul 25, 2013 #56 of 152
    inkahauts

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    Well if it has something that has potential to make noise means it is not silent thaen your cable DVR isn't silent either since it has a hard drive that can and will make noise someday. It's the same thing.
     
  17. Jul 26, 2013 #57 of 152
    Cavicchi

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    I don't see it as the same thing at all. According to what I've read from you guys, the fan makes noise on starting, aside from when it needs to cool the system.

    Someone thinks I have an HR44, no I do not. I have a DVR with no fan. When the hdd in my DVR makes noise, I can exchange it for another without losing the recorded programs on other DVRs in my house, the ones used by other people in my house. I have done that, exchanging DVR. The only time this hdd makes noise is when it is going bad. All HDDs will eventually fail, but when mine does, I don't lose recordings on the other DVRs.

    I can sit within 3 feet of my DVR and hear nothing, regardless of room temperature or starting.
     
  18. Jul 26, 2013 #58 of 152
    peds48

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    Oh, you mean the music? That was just for the audience. There was no talking, and what is a movie without talking?


    Well you said the silent movies had no sound, but yet there is music. doesn't music qualify as sound? Perhaps your definition of silent is "mess up" as well
     
  19. Jul 26, 2013 #59 of 152
    Cavicchi

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    From Wikipedia: A silent film is a film with no synchronized recorded sound, especially with no spoken dialogue.
     
  20. Jul 26, 2013 #60 of 152
    peds48

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    From Wikipedia: A silent film is a film with no synchronized recorded sound, especially with no spoken dialogue.


    SOOO your definition of "silent" varies depending on how is used. You keep arguing the HR44 are not silent but yet gave a terrible example of "silent" !rolling
     

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