Is it OK to set 32" flat screen on top of HR21?

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  1. Nov 4, 2010 #1 of 23
    Indiana627

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    Planning on replacing our bedroom TV with a 32" flat panel LCD. Eventually it will be wall mounted, but until then would it be OK to set it on top my HR21? Or AM21 if that would be better?

    The specs for most of the TVs I've been looking at list them around 20-22lbs with the stand. Just curious if that would hurt the HR21 or AM21 at all. Thanks.
     
  2. Nov 4, 2010 #2 of 23
    adamson

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    are u kidding? I put a little 19" on top of a H24 and still worry. You should not with a TV that size.
     
  3. Nov 5, 2010 #3 of 23
    Yoda-DBSguy

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    The weight issue should not be a problem; however if your model of HR series unit has venting on the top case I would NOT recommend covering them up with anything much less a tabletop flat screen tv stand that will eliminate any chance of venting at all.....
     
  4. Nov 5, 2010 #4 of 23
    MartyS

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    I have a 22" LCD on top of my HR... and it's been that way for a couple of years, with no problems at all.
     
  5. Nov 5, 2010 #5 of 23
    paulman182

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    By the way, 32 inches is a pretty small TV to wall mount in a bedroom.

    I know because I have one mounted that way.
     
  6. Nov 5, 2010 #6 of 23
    jponte55

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    I have a 50" plasma on top of an HR21 in my bedroom. Been that way for almost a year with no issues. What are you basing this risk off of?
     
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    hasan

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    <cringe>!
     
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    Richierich

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    I have a 24" on top of my HR24-500 and I have had No Problems at all.
     
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    hasan

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    That wouldn't bother me much, but, really.....a 50" plasma!:)

    I will admit to being a cooling fanatic, however. I have whisper quiet fans on my HR20-700, and HT amp. Heat kills in the long term, but we've been through that extensively before, so I'll shut up about about that too.:)
     
  10. Richierich

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    Yeah, that may be a tad too heavy!!! :D
     
  11. kmcnamara

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    I have a 36" CRT TV that weighs 220 pounds. Would that be too heavy to sit on my HR24?


    ;)
     
  12. Nick

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    I've been looking for a place to park my VW Beetle.
    Mebbe I should disable the cable and sub to D* so's
    I could park it on top of a HR-24. :lol:

    :rolleyes:

    Seriously, I wouldn't put anything on top of a receiver that
    would tend to block ventilation. We all understand space
    limitations, but doing that isn't the solution. If you do, be
    sure to closely monitor (no pun intended) the temperature
    of the box.
     
  13. hdtvfan0001

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    I think they call them set top boxes, not set bottom boxes... ;):D
     
  14. Codfishjoe

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    It's new wave of the future type stuff. Set bottom.
     
  15. hdtvfan0001

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    Now I understand. :lol::lol::lol:
     
  16. Drucifer

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    So do I on a one-arm elbow mount. Why would you say small? Bedroom furniture ain't really the right place to put your flat screen on.
     
  17. TXD16

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    No, it would not be too heavy. What people obviously don't realize is that the first two numerical digits in the model number of the HR units are actually their weight-bearing capacity in hundreds of pounds! So, HR20 = 2000 lbs., HR21 = 2100 lbs., etc.

    Now, to prove this fact once and for all, after you place your whimpy 220 lb. TV on top of your HR24 (with a whopping 2400 lb. capacity), please take a photo and post it in reply to this thread to prove just how sturdy these receivers really are!
     
  18. Drucifer

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    If wasn't for the decline of 32" CRT, someone probably would.

    Had a working 32. Gave it away.
     
  19. Indiana627

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    Well thanks for all the replies. It wouldn't be a permanent solution, just temporary until the wall mount. I checked and my HR21-200 doesn't have any top venting holes that I would cover up with the TV stand. And as far as the size - there's no budget for anything bigger. And unfortunately, I discovered I need new tires soon on the car, so now I'm not sure when the TV might happen. Thanks again!
     
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    That's what I love about this place. I learn something every time I visit.
     

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