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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by mashandhogan, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. mashandhogan

    mashandhogan Legend

    Dec 21, 2010
    What are good tempuratures for DVRs
    R22 runs at about 106
    HR24 runs at 111

    are these ok
  2. hilmar2k

    hilmar2k Hall Of Fame

    Mar 18, 2007
    You're good
  3. psuscott0483

    psuscott0483 Godfather

    Apr 16, 2009
    what is the high end for temperature threshold? i have 7 stacked on top of each other, they get a bit hotter than that.
  4. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles
    It shuts down if it gets too hot .. probably in the 140 (or higher) range.
  5. jdspencer

    jdspencer Hall Of Fame

    Nov 7, 2003
    Although it may not shut down until it reaches the threshold, you need to be aware that higher temperatures can reduce the life of the electronics.

    If possible, put some spacers between the DVRs that are stacked.
  6. gilviv

    gilviv Godfather

    Sep 18, 2007
    Miami, FL. USA
    The spacer idea works like a charm, it reduced the temp of the top box(HR21) in my configuration by 8-9 degrees. My next move had the spacers not worked would have been to install a small cabinet fan to circulate the air, the spacers did the trick and saved me some bucks!:) My Hr20-100's temp is usually about 108° and the HR21-100 slightly higher at 115°.
  7. toneman

    toneman Legend

    Oct 23, 2007
    If you can wing it, you could purchase a small USB fan and plug it into the receiver's USB port (if it's not already in use). I purchased a couple of Thermaltake 3"(?) USB fans (fan speed is adjustable) a while back--they somewhat (every little bit helps!) help cool down the interior of the cabinet where my receiver (and my other A/V equipment) is located in.
  8. TomCat

    TomCat Broadcast Engineer

    Aug 31, 2002
    I use the little $9 fans from Walmart.

    Just wondering; do the USB fans quit when the unit is put into standby?
  9. jdspencer

    jdspencer Hall Of Fame

    Nov 7, 2003
    You tell us as you said you're using them. :)
    I would hope they still run as the DVR's hard drive is still running.

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