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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Cavicchi, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. Jul 28, 2013 #81 of 152
    Cavicchi

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    Does your ceiling fan make noise?

    I am asking within 3 feet with no sound from anything and just listening. It is like watching a movie with extended part where there is no music, sound effects, or dialogue.

    Do you think DTV could advertise the HR44 as a silent DVR?
     
  2. Jul 28, 2013 #82 of 152
    The Merg

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    Stand-by... Going to sit in front of it with the ceiling fan off...

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  3. Jul 28, 2013 #83 of 152
    Cavicchi

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    Make it quick it's time for PS3 Baseball :)

    I repeat, do you think DTV could advertise the HR44 as a silent DVR?
     
  4. Jul 28, 2013 #84 of 152
    The Merg

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    Well, when sitting within 2-3 feet of it, I had to listen extremely hard to notice anything. The DVR fan wasn't running, so I think what I was hearing was the harddrive itself or vibration.

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  5. Jul 28, 2013 #85 of 152
    RunnerFL

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    I'm still saying the HR44 is silent and no one can convince me otherwise. While watching TV if I hit mute I don't hear a thing unless my A/C is on.
     
  6. Jul 28, 2013 #86 of 152
    Laxguy

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    Wow. Is this topic done yet??
     
  7. Jul 28, 2013 #87 of 152
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    I don't know about you, but my DVR and TV start up together. What happened with your old unit has nothing to do with the HR44.

    Perception of silence has much to do with environment. I live in the country with no houses in back of me. I can pretty much tell when the mail comes by hearing a car go by. My room is dead silent. I can sit within three feet of operating DVR and will not hear anything, whether starting or operating.


    Hitting the power button on the DVR does not kick in the fan. That's not starting up your DVR. Pluging in bower or forcing it to restart via a rbr is starting up a DVR.
     
  8. Jul 28, 2013 #88 of 152
    inkahauts

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    I repeat, do you think DTV could advertise the HR44 as a silent DVR?


    Yes. Easily. It's just as silent as your silent cable DVR.
     
  9. Jul 28, 2013 #89 of 152
    trh

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    Since most of their ads are somewhat misleading and you have to read the fine print, I'd say no. ;)
     
  10. Jul 28, 2013 #90 of 152
    Cavicchi

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    Sorry, that just isn't true. My DVR doesn't have a fan.
     
  11. Jul 28, 2013 #91 of 152
    Cavicchi

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    Finally someone I can agree with :)
     
  12. Jul 28, 2013 #92 of 152
    damondlt

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    Um yes they do. I had 4 of those Black Scientific Atlanta boxes they are not silent and they do have fans.
    They also are recirculated many more times then Directv equipment, I've gotton dented ones , ones that wouldn't sit flat.

    You can complain about the trees and signal of Directv in the woods, But now I'm doubting your credibility.

    No way are those old SA cable cluckers quieter then HR24 or 34s. Sorry don't buy it!
     
  13. Jul 28, 2013 #93 of 152
    trh

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    OK. I guess I didn't get my point across.

    The 44 is just as quiet as my Carver amp -- when the amp is turned off.
     
  14. Jul 28, 2013 #94 of 152
    The Merg

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    Sorry, that just isn't true. My DVR doesn't have a fan.


    Yes, it has a fan, but it's really a moot point if the fan never has to run. My house is at 80 degrees. The HR44 is in a small built-in cabinet that is in the bottom of my HDTV, so it doesn't have the best ventilation. I've never had the fan kick on with it and as I stated when I was 3 feet away I had to concentrate hard to hear anything. If anything, as I mentioned, I probably was hearing vibration or the hard drive, which your fanless DVR would have itself just from the hard drive being operational.

    That being said, to each his own. Apparently, just the possibility that the fan will kick on at a high temperature or for the 1-2 minutes when the DVR needs to reboot is too much noise for you. So, it's not silent for you and makes too much noise. Don't get one. Stick with cable and your silent DVR. You asked for an opinion about it when you don't have one and you didn't like the answer. There's not much else that we can do.


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  15. Jul 28, 2013 #95 of 152
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    I feel sorry for the CSR that has to talk to this guy. He'll argue any point to the bitter end. As I mentioned before ambient temperature does make a difference, bottom line is heat is detrimental to electronics, the HR44 doesn't require fan cooling unless your ambient temperature is that high and or you have it stacked in a cabinet with other equipment that is giving off a lot of heat. The HR44 is silent for most customers - common sense with electronics is required to achieve this.
     
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  16. Jul 28, 2013 #96 of 152
    Mike Bertelson

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  17. Jul 28, 2013 #97 of 152
    inkahauts

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    Flat out if his no fan DVR eve gets to the same temperature as the hr44 has to hit for the fan to turn on his silent no fan DVR will just shut down and lock up because it will be to hot to operate and there for worthless while its that hot. So his would still be silent but also wouldn't be working. Therefore it's the hr44 is every bit as his unit is silent for the same operating time.
     
  18. Jul 28, 2013 #98 of 152
    Laxguy

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    Even my refrigerator is silent when I pull the plug on it.

    I hope the plug gets pulled on this topic- all it takes is a bit of restraint.
     
  19. Jul 29, 2013 #99 of 152
    Cavicchi

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    So you immediately assumed I have that kind of DVR, amazing! You couldn't think of asking me what kind I had, right? Because you wanted to make a useless point, right? BRC is using a Cisco DVR model 8652HDC and it is FANLESS. I know because it is in MY HOUSE.
     
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