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H24 and HR24 operating temp

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Dwight M, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. Dwight M

    Dwight M New Member

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    Does the H24 & HR24 receivers operate cooler than the HR21-700. I have a PS3, Sony surround sound receiver, Sony 55 LCD TV and a HR21-700. It is like having a heater on in my living room. I need the a/c on all the time even when it is cool outside. I had to put an external cooling fan on the surround sound receiver because it would get to hot and go into Protect Mode.
    I am looking for ways to lower the temps and if the H24s were operating cooler I would consider purchasing one.
    Thanks for any comments
     
  2. marquitos2

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    It runs cooler than older versions of DVR. You can buy an small fan at Wally with a clip on. Thats what I used for my set up, keeping everything kool.
     
  3. hdtvfan0001

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    The H24 and HR24 operate at lower temps than comparible previous generation units.

    Neither of those models require an external cooling fan here.
     
  4. skatingrocker17

    skatingrocker17 Godfather

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    One of my H24s was getting really hot so I had to move it from on top of a DVD player which hasn't been turned on in years. The others seem to run cool and I'm pretty sure my HR24-500 has a fan on the back.
     
  5. Dwight M

    Dwight M New Member

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    Its amazing how much heat those little cooling fans can remove. My surround sound receiver used to roast, its not even warm now. There is just not a good spot to put one on the HR21 or my PS3. I have a floor fan blow at the TV stand when using the PS3 and shut off the HR21 but it still is hot. If the H24s run cooler maybe I will invest in one.
     
  6. armchair

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    You might consider a USB powered laptop cooler.
     
  7. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Ventilation is a must, regardless of the model unit referenced.

    USB cool pad fans do indeed work, and do indeed reduce the temps by 3-12 degrees, depending on how things are set up/stacked.

    Electronics like cool - which is why PCs, DVR's, some HDTV's, and other devices have built-in cooling fans and other technology to dissipate heat.

    The environment these units are located has as much to do as the devices themselves, in terms of heat retention. Put simply, the better ventilated a location, the less likely heat buildup will be a problem.

    Placing an HD DVR in an enclosed cabinet doesn't allow heat to escape easily, likely raising the internal operating temperature. IN that case, some form of added colling method is advised.
     
  8. finaldiet

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    I believe my HR24 was around 110 whereas my HR 20 was about 127.
     
  9. hdtvfan0001

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    Both those numbers seem quite consistent with what others have seen (me included).
     
  10. Dwight M

    Dwight M New Member

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    17 degrees is a big difference. I think I will upgrade because I also want to upgrade 3 SD receivers to HD.
    Thanks for the info.
     
  11. Rich

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    Be interesting to know what kind of speakers you are using on your A/V system and how you have them configured. That A/V system shouldn't overheat unless you've got the speakers hooked up incorrectly. Don't be offended by this, speakers are hard to understand for most folks.

    Rich
     
  12. Dwight M

    Dwight M New Member

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    Sony 7.1 receiver. Polk Audio speakers only using 5.1 setup. Positive and neg. wires are correct to all speakers.
     
  13. 1dersky

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    My H24 gets a little (underline little) warm on top, but that's it.

    It's in a wide open space with several inches clearance on all sides though.
     
  14. Rich

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    Huh. Thought you might have been using 6 or 4 ohm speakers or had 8 ohm speakers paralleled or in series. I use Polk speakers on my Sony A/V systems and have no heat problems. Swapping the positive and negative wires wouldn't cause any heating problems, but the other things I listed would.

    Rich
     
  15. drpjr

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    Your HR20 must be a 700. All my HR20-100s have always run about 5-10 degrees cooler than your 24 does. Maybe because the HR24s and HR20-100s are vented on the sides they run cooler than the 700s which vent on top.
     
  16. Dwight M

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    Before I put the external cooling fan on top of the receiver it would kick off in Protect Mode with the volume at half or greater when playing music ( HDNET concerts, Palladia, ect.) I never had it cut out watching a movie or TV. I have not had it cut out since adding the fan, even at 3/4+ volume. I need another fan for the PS3 and if I can get a HR24 I think that would help reduce the total amount of heat.
     
  17. hdtvfan0001

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    True to a degree...

    Keep in mind...we're talking about models 3 1/2 years apart in age (design), and despite the newer HR24's having larger hard drives and DECA built in...they run cooler - that's just from advancements in electronics over the years.

    In general, cooler is always better for the operation of electronics.

    P.S...the HR24-100 has side-to-side ventilation, while the HR24-500 has a rear fan for ventillation....just to keep that in mind in any of your planning.
     
  18. bobcamp1

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    All the electronics are fine at those temperatures except for the HR20's hard drive. The HR20's hard drive is just "OK". If it were another 10 deg. F warmer, you'd have to do something.
     
  19. alv

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    Does this indicate that they also take less power or is the heat dissipated better?
     
  20. harsh

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    I would point out that if the concern is environmental heating (this is what the OP was asking, after all), installing equipment cooling fans isn't going to improve the situation.

    I'd be looking at other equipment as the power consumption of the HR21-700 is somewhere around 35 watts.

    The older PS3 models are known space heaters consuming over 175 watts when idle (versus 1.9 watts when "off").

    http://www.hardcoreware.net/reviews/review-356-4.htm
     

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