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can tivo premiere support the weight of a television

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by Grandpasteve, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. Grandpasteve

    Grandpasteve New Member

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    The television is a tube 25" and it has been sitting on top of a series 2 DT for years. The Series 2 DT is being replaced by a premiere - will the premiere support the TV?
     
  2. sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member

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    It feels sturdy enough but, and I'm probably in the minority here, I wouldn't do it. One of the things I try to be careful of is not contributing to the possibility of overheating of my Tivo units. So I put them in situations where they don't have anything on them (well, one of my new Premieres has one of those stoopid cable company adapter things on it, but it's very small-still bugs me, though) so they can enjoy as much air circulation as possible.
     
  3. compnurd

    compnurd New Member

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    i would agree from a heat perspective also
     
  4. jmill

    jmill New Member

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    If your Series 2 DT was fine, the Premiere will be fine as well.

    Not suggested, but it will work.
     
  5. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    A 25" tube TV is going to weigh about 75 pounds! :eek:

    ummm... No, I would not do it!
     
  6. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    The Premiere is a smaller box than S2 TiVos isn't it?(I know it is smaller than the S3 models) If it were a small LCD set I would do it, but not with any tube set. Those are heavy.
     
  7. smbaker

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    I just took my old S3 off the shelf and stood on it (I wont say how much, but I weigh more than 75 lbs). Granted, I was careful to put my feet one the edges of the case rather than standing in the middle.
     
  8. WestTx

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    I was reluctant to sit a TV on my Premiere so I bought a monitor stand that works great. I bought the OFC Express Monitor Stand from Amazon but I see that it's currently unavailable. If you can find one (they're about $50) the 20.5 x 11 x 5.25 size is perfect.

    Les
     
  9. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    Unlike the S3 and earlier models, the Premier box has very little extra clearance between the top of the hard drive and the top cover. It would not take a lot of deflection in the cover to come in contact with the hard drive. What's going to happen when the top cover touches that drive board sitting up on top???

    BAD IDEA!


    [​IMG]
     
  10. sharkster

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    That's a good idea! You can find all kinds of monitor stands at every price level. That gives you a 'shelf' for your Tivo. I also have swivel stands that have a shelf below. These allow even more versatility so you can move the tv around for better viewing.

    Truly, though, at this point I would probably just replace that little tv with a flat screen. (AND get a monitor stand). In that same size range it will take a lot less space and be way lighter. Plus you will have a better picture from your Tivo.

    I recently (last year) replaced my 32" CRT bedroom TV with a flat screen in the same size and it was amazing the difference made by getting that dinosaur out of there. I swear, the whole room looked better. Plus it made it possible to move around the piece of furniture it was on so that I could clean back there.
     
  11. smbaker

    smbaker Well-Known Member

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    What are those weird black spots in the picture? Photoshopped out serial numbers? or is some metal parasite eating the Premiere's internals?
     
  12. ltxi

    ltxi New Member

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    I wouldn't feel comfortable using a Premiere as a CRT TV stand. Not at all.
     
  13. MichaelK

    MichaelK New Member

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    rather than spend $50 on a monitor stand- I'd spend $40 at amazon for the tivo slide bluetooth remote and just stuff the tivo box out of the way someplace so it doesn't need to be out in the open anyway. better remote and problem saved for $10 less.
     
  14. Leon WIlkinson

    Leon WIlkinson TiVo Gone Wild

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    It's much smaller in fact its probably small enough to sit on the tv almost.
     
  15. JPS10

    JPS10 New Member

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    Heck, even though it may not be pretty, I would use 2 bricks and a shelf board with the TV on top and the Premiere below before I ever put a TV on top of a Premiere.

    With a little effort, you could easily build a very cheap stand if you don't want to buy one.
     
  16. Leon WIlkinson

    Leon WIlkinson TiVo Gone Wild

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    I used stacks of cheap poker chips has feet for a TiVo which sat on another. :D
     
  17. Grandpasteve

    Grandpasteve New Member

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    Thanks for the replies - I guess I will know when I see the Premiere. The TV is weighs much less than 75 lbs, but It sounds like the Premiere might fit on top of it. I agree that updating the TV makes sense, but it works fine for the bedroom until it dies.
     
  18. Leon WIlkinson

    Leon WIlkinson TiVo Gone Wild

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    Grandpasteve I would not do that unless you glue something has a shelf on the TV.

    If the TiVo gets knocked off it could damage the Hard drive.
     
  19. unitron

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    I vote for TiVo on top of TV if the TV has much weight at all.

    http://woodworker.com/fullpres.asp?PARTNUM=110-549&LARGEVIEW=ON

    They don't seem to have much of a selection left but they do have pictures.

    We've got a black one (bought at big lots a while back) sitting on top of our TV with an S2, S3, and VCR stacked on it.

    Here's a picture of a double decker version.

    http://www.amazon.com/Computer-Monitor-Shelf-On-Top/dp/B0028TH41O
     
  20. sharkster

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    Ha! Water bottle caps work well too. I had both of my old Series 2 Tivos sitting with water bottle caps under each foot to allow for more air circulation. Haven't done it yet with my new Premieres...still considering it, as the aesthetic isn't that great but I'll do whatever I need to, in order to keep them cool. :D
     

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