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H20 runs hot even when turned off!


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#1 OFFLINE   EdN

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 03:17 AM

I have the H20 receiver and it performs very well, although it does run quite hot to the touch. There's just one problem. When I turn it off it off with my remote it still runs hot! Why is this, and is there anything I can do about it besides pulling the plug.

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#2 OFFLINE   paulman182

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 04:38 AM

MY H20 has run hot since I got it last fall. It is the H20-600, which has a bad reputation, but mine has been troble-free. I wouldn't worry about it.

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 06:14 AM

Yes the H20-600's do run hot.
I've had both models the 100 and 600.

While the 600 runs hotter, it is smaller by about 1.5" front to back which makes it sit on a shelf better. Assuming it's a small shelf.

The 100 is cooler because of a larger cabinet with additional ventilation.

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 02:50 PM

I have the H20 receiver and it performs very well, although it does run quite hot to the touch. There's just one problem. When I turn it off it off with my remote it still runs hot! Why is this, and is there anything I can do about it besides pulling the plug.

The receiver does not actually power down, it is put in standby mode. Only way to fully power down (and stop heat generating) is to unplug it. :)

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 05:46 PM

I put a USB chill pad for a laptop under mine.
it seems to keep it cooler. :)
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Posted 27 July 2007 - 08:21 AM

The receiver does not actually power down, it is put in standby mode. Only way to fully power down (and stop heat generating) is to unplug it. :)



Hmmm, being a little bit on the "green" side I wonder how much power it consumes in the "standby mode"?

#7 OFFLINE   Redlinetire

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Posted 27 July 2007 - 11:58 AM

Is there a grill or griddle attachment for the H20?

I might as well put all that heat to use...:D

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 08:41 AM

The receiver does not actually power down, it is put in standby mode. Only way to fully power down (and stop heat generating) is to unplug it. :)


Will the H20 receive update(s) from the satellite if it is in standby ("turned off") mode?

#9 OFFLINE   Michael D'Angelo

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 08:42 AM

Will the H20 receive update(s) from the satellite if it is in standby ("turned off") mode?


Yes

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 09:59 AM

Hmmm, being a little bit on the "green" side I wonder how much power it consumes in the "standby mode"?


From what I've read, almost the exact same as when turned "on"
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Posted 28 July 2007 - 08:46 PM

From what I've read, almost the exact same as when turned "on"


IC - so if it takes about the same power and it will receive updates on or off why should one ever turn it "off"?

Scritching my whatevers, :confused:
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#12 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 09:00 PM

You guys will like the new H21 - it is so cool you can't tell if it's even plugged in.
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#13 OFFLINE   EdN

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 04:14 AM

I put a USB chill pad for a laptop under mine.
it seems to keep it cooler. :)


Thanks for the great idea. I went to Walmart and bought a Targus Computer Cooling Mat (Model PA248U) for $19.00. I stuck it under my H20-600 and plugged it into the USB port. It made a big difference- now warm but not hot!

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 04:42 AM

You guys will like the new H21 - it is so cool you can't tell if it's even plugged in.


Some like it hot!:)

Really, knowing that is how it is designed, I don't mind. No problems so far.

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 07:50 PM

IC - so if it takes about the same power and it will receive updates on or off why should one ever turn it "off"?

Scritching my whatevers, :confused:
Zooky


that is why a lot of people just let them on all the time.
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