Hopper 3 noisy or quiet?

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  1. Cavicchi

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    I have DirecTV with the whole home package, 4K Genie and I believe C61. My DVR is so quiet I don't hear it. How would the Hopper 3 compare with regard to noise? I assume the Joey minis would not be an issue with noise.

    The reason for my switching is cost--along with $300 dollar prepaid card :)

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  2. FarmerBob

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    My first H3 made some noises that I thought was a fan or drive going out. SolidSignal where I got replaced it without an issue and the second one makes a little bit of noise. My H2 was silent. But then that could be the H3 has a different kind of fan and better air flow.
     
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  3. Cavicchi

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    That's not good. I am very sensitive to that kind of thing, which is why I have solid state drives in my computer. My DTV receiver is virtually silent, meaning, I don't hear it even when one foot away.

    I am surprised your Hopper 2 was silent. Well, could be that very large hdd in the 3 is reason for larger fan, or just the hdd itself making noise.
     
  4. Cavicchi

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    Oh, have to correct earlier post on equipment: I have an HR54 DTV receiver and 2 minis. The HR54 is what I was referring to as virtually silent. Anyway, great offer from Dish, but a noisy receiver will not be in my den--just not acceptable to me.
     
  5. patmurphey

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    My Hopper3 has been dead silent from the beginning, as were my previous two Hoppers. Don't believe one person's isolated experience applies to other DVRs.
     
  6. Cavicchi

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    You don't hear the fan or hdd running?
     
  7. patmurphey

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    I said dead quiet!
     
  8. Cavicchi

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    You mean it died and not working anymore?
     
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  9. patmurphey

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    Geez! Just stay with DirecTV, hard drives and fans are all made by the same stupid Chinese companies. Most of them are DEAD quiet. :D

    It's your loss not to have the Hopper3.
     

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