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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by dobok, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. dobok

    dobok Mentor

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    I have a hr22 in my daughters bedroom and I noticed today when I walked in her room that her receiver is making noise. Is this the harddrive doing this and does it mean that it is going bad. If anyone else out there has had problems of this nature how long before it really goes !!!Thanks Dobok
     
  2. litzdog911

    litzdog911 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    There are only two moving parts in the DVR .... hard drive and cooling fan. Sometimes putting small foam rubber pads under the DVR's feet can help isolate vibration-induced noise. Otherwise, if it's truly annoying, you'll need to replace the DVR.
     
  3. Rich

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    Dump the 22 and get a 24 and you'll have no sound issues.

    Rich
     
  4. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    That would be a good idea if there was an "easy" way to get it done. We know that DirecTV does not guarantees receiver model numbers
     
  5. TomCat

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    I can't imagine a more misleading or less helpful statement. That implies that it is particular models that have noise issues, when as has been pointed out, all models have the two things that can get noisy, which are the HDD and the cooling fan, and there is no correlation between either of those and model numbers, at least certainly not strict correlation.

    I have seen this complaint regarding probably every model available, including the HR20 and the HR21, of which I have had 8 different versions of with absolutely never a noise problem.

    The only conclusion to be drawn is that if a model develops noise, that it is likely that the HDD or the fan is on borrowed time, and there really is only one way to solve that problem, short of adding an external drive (which will neither solve the noise problem nor determine the cause).

    Call it in, get it replaced. Try to watch what you can and not record if possible; move what you can to a 16x9 DVDR if you like. Move on.
     
  6. peds48

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    Right on!
     
  7. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

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    Just what I said. It just took you longer to get to the point.

    Rich
     
  8. P Smith

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    OT: why and who tagged the thread with "L740" tag? After clicking on the tag it directing to dish SW thread about L740 version. Duh !
     
  9. Rich

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    Just out of curiosity, what made you infer that I meant that?
     

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