Pace HD box - picture break up

Per156GTA

Well-known Member
I have a Pace HD box for my lounge HD set up. It is just over a year old (outside warranty).

With my set up, I have it connected to my Onkyo 875 set to pass through - so my amp has to be on to get sound and vision with the HD box.

Amp is on the lower glass shelf, with 90mm from top of amp to next glass shelf which HD box is on.

I know that the 875 runs really hot as standard - could the heat rising from the 875 (the glass shelf that the HD box is on gets hot underneath) - be causing the HD box to breakdown?

I know that we lose sky signal from time to time due to weather interferance, but this seems to happen to mine at no specific time - in other words not specifically when it is really lashing it down or very stormy.

I have thought about raising my HD box up about 30 to 50mm off the glass shelf, but when I tried that earlier this week, the whole system shut down and was a nightmare to get rebooted - got there in the end but only when I placed the HD box back on the glass shelf!!

Any thoughts - extra cooling for the 875? If so, what and how??

Cheers

Per
 

Cloverleaf

Banned
Per

Impossible to give a specific answer, the only way you are going to know is to remove your HD box well away from the amp.

Generally speaking though, heat is the enemy of HD boxes, so it probably ain't doing it a lot of good. I have mine in a well ventilated location, and have added some rubber feet to give it additional circulation.

(Fellow 156GTA driver :smashin:)
 

Per156GTA

Well-known Member
Cool - another 156GTA owner :hiya::hiya: What colour is your one? Mine's Silver - Cloverleaf alloys or multi-spokes? Mine has the cloverleaf ones - love them!!

How much space under the box is the minimum? I will try and get it lifted up again and see if that helps.

Don't want to swap it with my BD50 position as I don't want to fry the internals of that either!

Cheers

Per
 

Cloverleaf

Banned
Cool - another 156GTA owner :hiya::hiya: What colour is your one? Mine's Silver - Cloverleaf alloys or multi-spokes? Mine has the cloverleaf ones - love them!!

How much space under the box is the minimum? I will try and get it lifted up again and see if that helps.

Don't want to swap it with my BD50 position as I don't want to fry the internals of that either!

Cheers

Per
Hi Mate :hiya:

My GTA is red with the Multi-spokes and 330mm brakes. Also have a Supersprint cat-back ;)

I have only raised my box about 2cms with the feet, but at least it gets some air circulating under it :smashin:
 

Per156GTA

Well-known Member
Hi Mate :hiya:

My GTA is red with the Multi-spokes and 330mm brakes. Also have a Supersprint cat-back ;)

I have only raised my box about 2cms with the feet, but at least it gets some air circulating under it :smashin:
Cheers - 20mm is what I will go for. Any more would look stupid I think.

On the GTA, I have the 330mm brake upgrade as well, and have the SCS stainless back box - just the right amount of V6 rumble wothout being too obtrusive - the standard box was just too weedy for such a superb engine.

Cheers

Per
 

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