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127 is the normal operating temperature for the unit.
 

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vegout said:
Earl,

After hearing about some HR20s failing due to heat issues, I am interested in your thoughts about this. Perhaps there should be a recommendation to use a laptop cooler in all enclosed or semi-enclosed situations. I have mine in a vented closet so I am using one. For $30 or so, it seems like cheap insurance.

I'm also moving over from the UTV world, where it was pretty much standard practice to use a fan or cooler of some sort to keep them going.
By the way, with no respect to Bill, that's one great DVR. The HR20 is getting close with the new and improved slip. I think we owe CNET for this one as they noted it in their review.

Also, if we go the ESATA route, can we disconnect the internal HD to help the heat issue?

Thanks for all that you do.
Heat is an issue for ALL consumer electronics...
So cooling pad, ect will help... but doesn't cure the root cause. These cabinets need to have some sort of air flow in them.

If you go the eSATA, you will have to crack the case to pull the cable... and that kinda defeats the purpose of eSATA...
 
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