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Heat output -- is 722 better than 622?

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by judyintexas, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. judyintexas

    judyintexas New Member

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    I have a 622 receiver that works fine, but I have to leave the cabinet door propped open because the thing puts out a tremendous amount of heat even when it is turned off. This cabinet has a stack of stuff in it, including a large receiver, and I've never had to prop the door open before, even when I was using the receiver (which I do not use with the 622). I'd love to just turn off the 622 at the power strip when I'm not watching TV because I know it must use more electricity than the refrigerator, but I understand that's a no-no.

    The unit works fine, I can hear the fan, it's the ridiculously high amount of heat generated that I find unconsionable, and it annoys me to have to keep the door propped open after I designed a well-functioning cabinet to start with.

    I dislike this one feature of the receiver enough to replace it, and one of the remote controls has worn out, giving me another excuse. If the 722 is a lot better on heat generated when the unit is turned "off," I'll replace it with a 722. Otherwise, I'll replace the remote and keep waiting. Or, should I just turn the thing off when I'm not watching TV and let it natter at me about having to update the program information? Or, am am I missing something that would reduce the standby power draw and heat output?

    Thank you for your advice.
     
  2. 3HaloODST

    3HaloODST Godfather

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    I've never used a 622, but my 722Ks also put out a lot of heat, no way I could close a cabinet over them.
     
  3. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    722 = 622 + 500 GB drive instead of 320 GB, so ? Yes, it will hotter then 622.
     
  4. judyintexas

    judyintexas New Member

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    O.K., thanks for telling me that the 722 is also hot. However, I have external (computer) hard disks that don't put out much heat at all, which is why I thought it might be possible to build a receiver that draws less power and generates less heat when it is "off," and that Dish might have done so with a more recent model than the one I have.
     
  5. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    YOu are not alone ... many of us thinking same way ... but the caravan is going own way.
     
  6. Jim148

    Jim148 Godfather

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    I am sure you have heard that before, but many of us have bought a laptop computer cooler to keep the receiver cooler. I bought one of the Targus Chill Mats for my 722k, but there are others, as well.

    http://www.targus.com/us/productlis...pZHRoPTAmZGhlaWdodD0wJmxhc3RpdGVtPSZzb3J0Ynk9
     

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