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Old 09-28-10, 12:14 PM
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DirecTV DVR box makes a lot of noise

I didn't know where to put this question. TV Talk? HD Talk?

Anyway, my DirectTV HD DVR makes a lot of whirring noises, noises that I guess are the hard drive "working". It sounds a little like when a PC is working. My unit does not have a fan. Anyway, it makes this noise all the time. All day long, even when it's off, even when I have all my equipement shut down. And it's hot, like it's on, all the time. It functions fine, but I'm worried this thing is using a lot of electricity. It's 80-90 degrees all day long. Is this normal?

The unit is 6 months old.
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Re: DirecTV DVR box makes a lot of noise

The HD DVR is supposed to have a one year warranty. I would call them and have it fixed/replaced.
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Re: DirecTV DVR box makes a lot of noise

Mine have always run hot, and it basically is a computer, so similar noises are to be expected. Also not sure exactly how their warranty system works, but I had one die after about two years and all I had to pay for was shipping on the replacement.
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Re: DirecTV DVR box makes a lot of noise

Originally Posted by Bill Needle View Post
Mine have always run hot.
Does it run hot even when it's off?
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Re: DirecTV DVR box makes a lot of noise

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Does it run hot even when it's off?
"Off" with these DirecTV DVRs is a very different thing than "off" with something like a DVD player. It may not display the picture, but just like a TiVo: it's always recording the live buffer, receiving data, and recording scheduled programs.
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Re: DirecTV DVR box makes a lot of noise

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Does it run hot even when it's off?
What Chew said. There isn't a lot of difference between off or on, other than the video and audio outputs are disabled.

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