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How Hot Does Your ViP622 Get?


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#1 OFFLINE   Bill R

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Posted 22 February 2006 - 11:01 AM

I was looking around the menus on my ViP622 and I noticed that if you go to menu, (6) system setup, (3) diagnostics, counters and use the page down key to items 17, 18, and 19 you can check how warm (or should I say hot) the Vip622 gets.

My reading for there three numbers are:
(17) HDD High Temp 132 F
(18) HDD Low Temp 68 F
(19) HDD Ave Temp 98 F

I'm a little concerned about that high temp number. It seems a little high. I have my ViP622 on its own shelf (no other equipment on that shelf). It has about 10 inches of space on both sides, 4 inches of clearance on the top, and the rear of the cabinet is wide open (no back). Is anyone else seeing such a high number and should we be concerned?
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Posted 22 February 2006 - 11:41 AM

I was looking around the menus on my ViP622 and I noticed that if you go to menu, (6) system setup, (3) diagnostics, counters and use the page down key to items 17, 18, and 19 you can check how warm (or should I say hot) the Vip622 gets.

My reading for there three numbers are:
(17) HDD High Temp 132
(18) HDD Low Temp 68
(19) HDD Ave Temp 98

I'm a little concerned about that high temp number. It seems a little high. I have my ViP622 on its own shelf (no other equipment on that shelf). It has about 10 inches of space on both sides, 4 inches of clearance on the top, and the rear of the cabinet is wide open (no back). Is anyone else seeing such a high number and should we be concerned?


I can't say what's normal, but I can tell you that the temps on my PC run something like this.

Internal Overall Temp: 100c
Video card Temp 2d mode: 48c
Video card temp 3d: 72c

Note these are Celcius. I assume the 622 is reporting in Fahrenheit.

#3 OFFLINE   Bill R

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Posted 22 February 2006 - 12:04 PM

I assume the 622 is reporting in Fahrenheit.


Yes, it is. I edited my post to indicate that. Thanks
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#4 OFFLINE   Mike Johnson

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Posted 22 February 2006 - 01:03 PM

Bill, those temps are normal. That's close to what mine runs and similar to the DVR-942.
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Posted 22 February 2006 - 01:14 PM

I cooked breakfast on mine this morning:)

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Posted 22 February 2006 - 03:02 PM

The 'low temp' is probably from the first install. I'll have to look at mine again later - but I don't remember the low temp being that low on mine except the first day or two. I probably could use more space next to mine, but it's an open cabinet.

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Posted 22 February 2006 - 06:21 PM

HDD High Temp: 127°F
HDD Low Temp: 113°F
HDD Average Temp: 116°F

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Posted 22 February 2006 - 06:27 PM

I cooked breakfast on mine this morning:)


What was it and did it taste electrical?

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Posted 22 February 2006 - 07:17 PM

Sitting in an open cabinet (has a door but I don't close it):

ViP622 DVR (Top component):
HDD High Temp: 129°F
HDD Low Temp: 109°F
HDD Average Temp: 114°F

DISH Player-DVR 942 (below ViP622 DVR):
HDD High Temp: 118°F
HDD Low Temp: 107°F
HDD Average Temp: 113°F

You can see they are almost identical but keep in mind my 942 is in the middle of the cabinet with a audio receiver and DVD player below it and a 622 above it. When I had the 622 in the middle it was hotter.
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Posted 22 February 2006 - 08:40 PM

ViP622 DVR (Top component):
HDD High Temp: 132°F
HDD Low Temp: 77°F
HDD Average Temp: 114°F

The cabinet has a back with a glass front door and 2 shelves. DVD player on the bottom, surround rcvr in the middle, and Sat rcvr on top..
The only "vent" is in the middle for cord & cable access. It's about a 3" hole.

I haven't had the surround on, since the new 622. It doesn't give any sort of error message at all. The video just stop's, the audio cracks after about 20-30 sec the lights on the panel light up the fan cycles, and then shuts off. 2 min later it's back on.

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Posted 22 February 2006 - 09:22 PM

ViP622

17) HDD High Temp: 122F
18) HDD Low Temp: 69F
19) HDD Average Temp: 102F

Mine is located about 15 inches above the floor on glass shelf below monitor. Surrounded by open space. Average room temperature is 66-68 F.

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 12:26 AM

I haven't had the surround on, since the new 622. It doesn't give any sort of error message at all. The video just stop's, the audio cracks after about 20-30 sec the lights on the panel light up the fan cycles, and then shuts off. 2 min later it's back on.


Try leaving the door on the cabinet open and see if the problem goes away. If it does, then the reboots are most likely related to heat.
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Posted 23 February 2006 - 11:01 AM

High 122
Avg 102
Low 60
The 622 is on an open rack with about 10" seperation between shelves.

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 04:08 PM

My high temp was 136 when it overheated. :D

I have taken the glass inserts out of my doors and have not had a heat problem since.

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 07:13 PM

Checked mine lastnight: High 120, Low 60 and Average 91. Sitting on my Pioneer set top box that sits on my Panamax Power Center.

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 07:45 PM

Since I fixed the glass door hinges last week I know how to remove them now.

I can use the heat in our TV room anyhow. Cut down the propane use!:lol:

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 09:28 PM

An interesting note. I finally got around to watching the Tech Chat from a couple weeks ago. Did anyone else notice that the photos they showed of the ViP622 DVR showed that the top of the case was completely perforated for ventilation like the 5000, 6000 and 811's are? The unit I have only has a small intake vent on the right and a large exhaust on the left. The top cover is solid. I wonder if they are changing the case on future units? (Or if it was just a stock prototype photo.)

I have my unit in an enclosed cabinet, but I installed a fan in the back when I got the 942. I also leave the front glass propped open a bit. The fan I use is one of those "silent" fans for a PC case. I have it connected to a 12 volt wall wart for power. It's quiet and seems to keep my cabinet cool.
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Posted 23 February 2006 - 09:33 PM

An interesting note. I finally got around to watching the Tech Chat from a couple weeks ago. Did anyone else notice that the photos they showed of the ViP622 DVR showed that the top of the case was completely perforated for ventilation like the 5000, 6000 and 811's are? The unit I have only has a small intake vent on the right and a large exhaust on the left. The top cover is solid. I wonder if they are changing the case on future units? (Or if it was just a stock prototype photo.)

I have my unit in an enclosed cabinet, but I installed a fan in the back when I got the 942. I also leave the front glass propped open a bit. The fan I use is one of those "silent" fans for a PC case. I have it connected to a 12 volt wall wart for power. It's quiet and seems to keep my cabinet cool.

Having the casing with the side inlet/outlet may be better for forced air exchange. If there are too many holes the fan/cooling process may be decreased.

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Posted 24 February 2006 - 07:23 AM

Does anyone know when the numbers update? My high temp says 140 which concerns me because other posts seem to be in the 120 range. The fan appears to be working, the box sits on an open shelf and it doesn't feel particularly hot. The vents are not blocked.

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Posted 24 February 2006 - 02:02 PM

Checked mine lastnight: High 120, Low 60 and Average 91. Sitting on my Pioneer set top box that sits on my Panamax Power Center.

I put some 2" shims under my 942 and it stays a lot cooler.




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