Fan on Tivo Box

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  1. sutton8

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    I currently have a Samsung V+ box and the fan is clearly audible, even in standby mode it goes on and off. Is the Tivo box quieter?

    I dont need the extra storage or features that the Tivo would bring but am interested in whether the unit is silent.
     
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    The TiVo has no fan and the power supply is via an external power brick. There is a faint hum from the box's internal hard drive, but this is tolerable and is in no way comparable in terms of volume to the noise made by either the SA or Samsung V+ boxes. You cannot detect the TiVo's presence unless you are up close and purposely listening out for it.
     
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    I agree, I'm impressed with how quiet the TiVo actually is. Watching the V+ in the bedroom the difference in noise is massive.
     
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    Just ordered one. There is no activation or installation charge. Was expecting 50 quid. Sweet.
     
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    Well worth it, massively faster than the V+ for browsing the channels and looks like it belongs in this century.
     
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    I'm amazed that the TiVo doesn't have a fan as mine was very noisy when I first got it. I think the case must have been a bit loose as you could silence it by putting your hand on top of the box. I assumed that it was the fan that was causing this vibration.

    Anyway, whatever it was went away pretty quickly, haven't noticed a peep out of it for months.
     
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    Well it arrived this morning and first impression is great. Was supposed to take an hour to update firmware and settings but took about 20 mins. First problem is that there does not seem to be a dedicated favourites button on the remote which is a backward step. You have to go into the guide to access favourites then navigate or use the blue button. Cant see a dedicated page up or down either but no biggie.
     
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    Page up/down, is channel up/down. See my sig for further tips and shortcuts!
     
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    Excellent stuff no need for a printed manual the engineer should just tell you to logon to avforums :thumbsup:

    Talking of which the engineer thought i needed an optical cable to send dolby digital :facepalm:

    Who trains these guys?
     

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