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Is constant running fan still an issue?

Discussion in 'Satellite TV, Sky TV & FreeSat' started by bazzae123, Jan 20, 2005.

  1. bazzae123

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    Recently my Panasonic Tu-DSB30 has started to lock up or fail to come out of standby resulting in a power reset to cue it. I would like to know if I upgraded to a Sky plus is the fan issue of it constantly being on still causing problems with noise? I did try Sky+ a year ago but the fan noise drove me made so I took it back and put my old Panny system in.

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    Mine certainly runs most of the time, but its v quite and only noticable when everything else is turned off in the house (a rare occurence to not have some music playing).

    I understand from reading posts this was caused by a software upgrade designed to reduce the failure of HDD due to overheating.
     
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    Thanks Scapegoat,

    I phoned Sky yesterday and told them I wasn't very happy with the thought of paying out for a new Box to cure a problem with my Panasonic which I believe may have been caused by a resent software update ( having read various threads on TU-DSB30). One guy said that he threatened to cancel his subscription so they sent him a new box for free so I tried that. Bingo, new box arrives on Saturday free and with a years warranty. It's a shame about the Sky+ fan issue though. I remember when I tried out the Sky+ the noise was quite loud in my living room and eventually it was driving me mad.

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    The fan on my box isn't particularly loud. In the days before I upgraded the HDD, and the fan stayed on, I had trouble deciding whether the fan was running or not, because the fan isn't much noisier than the HDD. The surface you stand the box on can make a big difference to the sound from the box, because thin wooden shelves can act as a resonator.
     
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    The fan on my pace box comes on most of the time, being in a bedroom it is quite noticeable. Sometimes it comes on in the middle of the night when it hasn't been used for a couple of hours! I always check the back and if its cool air coming out then I always unplug the box as I need a good nights sleep more than the (occaisional!) recordings I make during the night :)
     
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    I personally think it's better now the fan is on constantly. I really used to notice it when it switched on or off.
    Incidently, I recon the noise is more the airflow through the side vents than the fan itself. I ran mine for a while with the cover off, and it was considerably quieter.
    I'm still considering cutting a 3" hole in the top and fitting a chrome grid. I have done this with some success on my PC case. Has anyone ever tried it with a Sky+ box?
     
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    only problem with that is it will invalidate the warranty (assuming its still valid of course).
     
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    THe sky+ sounds like a jumbo jet when upgraded to a 160 drive. Fan on all the time. Until I put one of the drives from the sky+ 160 in it (a maxtor 4R160LO) Now the fan comes on rarely and I dont mind as much when it does sound like a jumbo.
     

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