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Vertical Sky+ Box?

Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by dwoodys, Jun 16, 2004.

  1. dwoodys

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    Will it be OK to stand my V2 Sky+ box on its side?
    The hard drive should be able to run without problems in any orientation right?
     
  2. Blu Ray

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    It should be OK as long as you leave it in the same position all the time. HDD's seem to 'get used' to working in one position or another and get upset when they change position later. Don't ask me why.
     
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    The hard drive will run ok (for a while) but I would seriously worry about how the heat will dissipate, SKY+ is prone to overheating anyway due to the basic design hence the drop in trigger temp for the fan.
     
  4. Hank

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    Dwoodys - would be interested to know if you have been using your Sky+ box in the vertical position and if you've had any problems with it?

    Just got my box today and would like to sit vertically next to my TV.
    Please let me know.

    Also, does anyone else have any experience of this?

    Cheers
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    The box has vent holes on each end. If you stand it on it's end you should put some spacers underneath to allow air to enter at the 'bottom'.

    My suggestion would be to put it on it's left hand end so that the hot air rises and is extracted by the fan which would then be at the top.

    Pat
     
  6. dwoodys

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    Thats exactly what I've done, been working fine for past 5 months.
    I would imagine that the box is cooler in this orientation than in its normal orientation due to increased surface area in contact with air.
     

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