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

  1. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

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    I said MY DVR does not have a fan, Check it out, Cisco 8652HDC.


    Yes. We got that now. Your DVR does not have a fan and is silent. You don't like the fact that the HR44 has a fan and could potentially not be silent in the times the fan needs to kick on. So, don't get the HR44 or any other DirecTV DVR for that matter then.


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  2. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    Did you open it up?
    As I stated I had 4 of them.

    Also they have loud Hard drives and a wopping 320 GB .
     
  3. Cavicchi

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    Well, you got it now? Are you certain? I have to ask because there was at least one person quite recently who thought my DVR has a fan!

    Depends on how noisy the fan is in the HR44, but for now at least, I am staying with cable. If I could save a nice chunk of money, then I would consider DTV.
     
  4. Cavicchi

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    No, you never opened it up. You thought it was a different model. I don't have the model you stated in your post.
     
  5. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

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    Well, you got it now? Are you certain? I have to ask because there was at least one person quite recently who thought my DVR has a fan!

    Depends on how noisy the fan is in the HR44, but for now at least, I am staying with cable. If I could save a nice chunk of money, then I would consider DTV.


    And as many people told you, the fan in the HR44 is a non-issue. Yes, there's a fan. Yes, it goes on, but only in certain conditions, which would not affect you in day-to-day use. However, you kept insisting that with a fan it would be too loud. I can say with certainty, that it will not from personal experience. Take it for what its worth.


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  6. Cavicchi

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    No, I don't have a Scientific Atlanta DVR. There is no fan and the hdd is silent, definitely not noisier than any DTV hdd. If you get one that is noisy, the hdd is bad and they will exchange it. When I joined cable last year, they gave us 3 DVRs. One DVR had slight noise from the hdd heard in a quiet room with no sound from TV. I called and they said the hdd must be bad and asked me to bring it in for an exchange, which I did. The exchange went smoothly and all my DVRs now are silent within 3 feet and no sound from TV.

    My cable company is light years ahead of DTV when it comes to customer service.
     
  7. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    Blue ridge only uses 2 model HD DVRS

    One is Silver and one is Black.
    I never stated a model number. I just said it was black!

    In case you didn't know Scientific Atlantic is CISCO!
    Blue Ridge Use the SA Explorer 8300 HDC (Silver)160 GB
    And the SA/Cisco 8652 HDC ( black)320 GB

    Don't try and BS me. I know all about them receivers.
     
  8. Cavicchi

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    Silence is a perception that varies among people depending on various factors, one such factor being environment. When time has passed and many more DTV people have the HR44, then this question of silence will be more interesting.

    My day-to-day use may be very different than what you experience.
     
  9. Cavicchi

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    Are you saying the Cisco 8652HDC has a fan???
     
  10. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    Total BS.

    If cable customer service wasn't such a joke, I would still have them.
    I still have them for Internet, and hold times are always 15 minutes and 3-5 day response on a service call.
     
  11. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Terrific for you. So, why are you trolling this forum?
     
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  12. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    Open it
     
  13. The Merg

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    Silence is a perception that varies among people depending on various factors, one such factor being environment. When time has passed and many more DTV people have the HR44, then this question of silence will be more interesting.

    My day-to-day use may be very different than what you experience.


    That might very well be true, but then why would you even bother to ask about how silent the DVR is if you are not willing to consider the answers your are given? You asked, people answered, and you challenged what you were told and disregarded what you were told.


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  14. Cavicchi

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    Yes, I said the HR44 is not silent because it has a fan. What I meant was the HR44 cannot be advertised as silent and most likely isn't silent. I don't consider any DVR with a fan silent. I would consider askling this question about silence after many more users here get that DVR.
     
  15. Cavicchi

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    Yes, I opened it and there is no fan. Call Cisco, or call Blue Ridge Cable--Cisco 8652HDC is the model.
     
  16. The Merg

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    Yes, I said the HR44 is not silent because it has a fan. What I meant was the HR44 cannot be advertised as silent and most likely isn't silent. I don't consider any DVR with a fan silent. I would consider askling this question about silence after many more users here get that DVR.


    We got that. You don't consider it silent. However, some people, including a lot of people here consider it to be silent as it basically is for day-to-day use. The fan comes on very minimally, if that. The fan is there to make sure the DVR doesn't overheat, which can happen in any environment any where. And since heat is the one thing that is most detrimental to a DVR, I would not consider getting a DVR without one.

    Do I consider the HR44 silent? Yes. Is it absolutely completely silent? No. But then again, no device with a mechanical hard drive will be absolutely and completely silent. If you listen close enough, you will hear the hard drive spinning.

    You want something that you can be 3 feet away from and not hear while you are in your office. The HR44 will do the job for you. As you will plug it in once and hopefully not need to reboot it, that should be the only time you ever hear the fan. If you ever need to reboot it or the power goes out, you will then hear the fan for those whopping 2 minutes.




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  17. carl6

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    Silence is in the ear of the beholder. Cavicchi, when you have an HR44 (or have the opportunity to visit someone who has an HR44), please evaluate it and let us know what your personal experience is with it. Until then, I think this discussion has more than run it's course. My HR44 is silent, to me. That doesn't mean it will (or won't) be silent to someone else. Different hearing abilities, different environments in which the equipment is located, all contribute to the perceived level of sound.
     
  18. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Indeed. And the same for perceived level of chumming and baiting.
     
  19. inkahauts

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    I think since he didn't reply to my last post on this subject he may have realized that the hr44 is as silent as any DVR on the market wi or without a fan assuming it doesn't have a bad hard drive.
     
  20. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    I had those SA/Ciscos receivers, they sound just like the HR20s did.
    They also don't support Whole home service at all and they are $8.95 per month for the first, $14.90 per month Each after + .50 outlet fee each.

    My first Year I paid $227 Per month on a Advertized $169.99 package.
    Month 13 my bill went from $227 to $295 that was for Phone Cable Internet.

    They got dropped on month 13

    Directv with the same Cable Internet and Whole home $250 with no promos. Even if we added their phone back it would still cost less having Directv for TV by $5.
    That's SAD!
     

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