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Does E* have a working receiver???

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#51 OFFLINE   phrelin


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Posted 16 May 2008 - 11:15 AM

Heat. Late last summer when I got my 722, I watched it carefully. While the numbers indicated it was running quite warm, it was not out of bounds and the numbers are still within bounds. But...

Last summer and fall I rarely heard the fan running when the 722 wasn't "On" which means it was in standby mode.

Now we are having a bit of a "heat wave" meaning mid 80's max in the theater room. During late afternoon yesterday the fan was running at high speed and the top of the 722 was extremely hot, too hot to leave my hand on it. So in a panic, because it would soon actually start recording something, I put a couple of cool gel packs on top, which cooled it down some but not the point the fan stopped running on high speed before it started recording.

This morning when the room was in the low 60's the fan was running on low speed while the 722 had been in "standby" for over 6 hours.

What I know from years of building my own computers is that the fans running aren't an necessarily an indication of a problem, but in standby mode, fans running and a box too hot to keep your hand on it is an indication of a design problem. A "standby mode" that doesn't let the ViP receivers run cool in an 85 degree environment even with the fans on is not a minor issue.

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#52 OFFLINE   HobbyTalk


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Posted 16 May 2008 - 01:24 PM

Standby mode on the VIP series is nothing more then running the screen saver. Some members here have put watt meters on the AC line and the amp draw while in standby is the same as when "on".

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