Sky+ Box Position

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  1. Minty

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    Hi there

    Does the Sky + box need to sit horizontally on a shelf or can it be stood vertically.

    Not sure if the hard drive inside needs to be horizontal or not.

    Thanks in advance

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    The drive will be fine, you need to worry about stability and ventilation.
     
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    I have mine sat vertically as there is no space left on my TV unit. I put 2 rubber feet under it to raise it up to help with ventilation.

    Haven't noticed any issues so far with heat etc.
     
  4. Minty

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    Many thanks for replies. I am going to put it behind the tv which will be mounted on the wall. Due to the way the tv is
    made there will be plenty of room behind.
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  5. HDCriticalFan

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    Actually I think that the biggest ventilation issue arises from not enough air being able to be sucked in through the bottom of the unit. Putting it on its side would actually help here.

    Feet certainly help aid circulation too. I've cut two old squash balls in half to create four feet which raise my unit about 2cm. It makes the box appear to float and looks quite good !
     
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    Horizontal is the preferred position as long as the ventilation holes on the sides of the 360 console are not blocked. You could place for example some DVD cases underneath the console to elevate it a little for ventilation. You have probably done this but if not, keep your 360 in an open area and not in a cabinet where the air cannot circulate. Hope you get it sorted.
     
  7. John

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    That is all well and good, but how does that help with standing the SkySTB on its edge ;)
     
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    What about the remote sensor?
     
  9. Minty

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    @V F There is a toaster with shiny sides and the signal rebounds of this an works the Sky box.

    Seems to work well.

    The toaster is far enough away not to cause any heat issue.

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