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HR34 operating temp

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by dpeters11, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. Jason Whiddon

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    Is the temp reported coming from the HDD, or another source? just asking because Im using an EHD.
     
  2. dpeters11

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    The temp is what the HR34 is reporting, I don't have an external drive plugged in.
     
  3. Jason Whiddon

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    Thats not what I meant, it was a general question about all of them. When the temp number is reported, is it from the HDD (internal or external) or something else.
     
  4. dpeters11

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    That I do not know. PSmith is the kind of guy that might know that one.
     
  5. phoneman06

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    On my HR21 I have an external hard drive on it and for the temp it says "N/A, External hard drive in use" so my guess is it is getting temp from the internal drive.
     
  6. Jason Whiddon

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    Weird, on the HR34 I am using an external, and it reads a temp.
     
  7. phoneman06

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    I wonder if they made that change in the newer model receivers? We'll see if one of the pro's on here can answer that.
     
  8. P Smith

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    New FW can read from int or ext drive - check Diagnostics (during boot press Select on front panel).
     
  9. dpeters11

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    I checked when I got home as soon as I turned everything on, 140. Of course I know the DVR itself is doing a lot in standby, buffering etc, but everything else was essentially off, including the AVR on the lower shelf.
     
  10. Davenlr

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    Is it really that hot, or do you perhaps just have a bad thermistor sensor?
     
  11. P Smith

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    If you have professional thermometer, you could push a thermocouple thru vents inside ... I'm too far to lend my dual channel Fluke. :)
     
  12. dpeters11

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    It could be I guess. I need to feel it again, I forgot to do that, and had my fan on. It needs replaced regardless at least so that the overheating message doesn't keep coming up. But an interesting thought.
     
  13. dpeters11

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    Best I have is a meat thermometer unfortunately and don't know of anyone that I can borrow one from.
     
  14. P Smith

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    Interesting idea ... sort of right approach - get internal part's temp ... but it would be invasive method :) If you have canned air, use it with a straw inside of the DVR...
     
  15. imjustdave

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    Mine reported 109 in a 70 ish room. Sitting in a open air shelf... Now its in a cabinet... time will tell once I put the door on what it will go up to. thinking of installing some ports in the back to vent.
     
  16. dsw2112

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    Did you get your replacement yet?
     
  17. dpeters11

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    Not yet, and I'm still waiting on a recovery kit for my HR22. I'm hoping I get something tomorrow.
     
  18. dsw2112

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    I hope you get it tomorrow then. I really think the HR34 should have a 24 hour turnaround time for replacements. It will be interesting to see if there's a shift if/when RVU clients become the norm on install. A downed HR34 would mean no usable Tv in this case.
     
  19. dpeters11

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    Very true, and if I dont get it by Friday, that means Tuesday.
     
  20. dpeters11

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    Box arrived today, I've confirmed it's a 34. Will be interesting to see what the temp is when I set it up tonight.

    I really wish there was a way to back up and restore stuff like series links, guide settings etc.
     

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