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Roamio Basic - Heat Issues

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by topangajack, May 22, 2014.

  1. leiff

    leiff Member

    Aug 24, 2005
    SF Bay area
    I'm using the stock hard drive. To me the fan noise was far more offensive than thehardrive sounds. The fan was a constant high pitch whine. Harddrive sound doesn't really bother me
  2. nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

    Feb 5, 2011
    Cox Cable...
    Same here, except not using a stock drive. Fan noise far more grating on my nerves than any noise the WD Red NAS 3TB drive I am using ever makes.

    I can hear the fan 12 feet away, with earplugs in. I have to use my left ear 4 inches away from the drive to hear it over the whining of the fan.

    Now, put two of these in a small bedroom, with all hard surfaces, except the bed. I used to have four Premieres and two TiVoHDs in the same room, and wasn't bothered at all...

    Things like this never get a consensus. Everybody has different ranges of hearing, differing sensitivity, and so on...

    I've seen pages long segments of threads where the same drive is "silent" to some, "loud as hell" to others, and "just right" for the rest. Same goes for fans, and so on...
  3. topangajack

    topangajack New Member

    May 22, 2014
    Lol! Ain't that the truth! And what's "hot" to me is "a little warm" to someone else.
  4. JimPa

    JimPa S3 owner/user

    Oct 25, 2006
    Sorry for hijacking this thread but are any of you DIY calibrators (with meters and software) and have found that the color on the Roamio is close but still off and at times you get what looks like bit rate loss probably due to compression?

    The exact same settings are used on my Dish 722 DVR's input on my Samsung 64F8500 and the antenna input on this display and the picture looks better.
  5. topangajack

    topangajack New Member

    May 22, 2014
    Jim, that's WAY out of my area of expertise, but I'll venture a wild guess that it's a matter of your Samsung having a better tuner than the Roamio. Hopefully, someone who actually knows something about this will chime in :)

    BTW - Interesting question - (and though I don't know the rules or etiquette on this forum regarding theadjacks, I certainly take no offense).
  6. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

    May 14, 2007
    Calibration has nothing really to do with it. You're talking about the broadcast technology being used, and the quality of it (compression, etc from cable QAM, DISH's satellite RF modulated MPEG2/4 and OTA ATSC).
  7. JimPa

    JimPa S3 owner/user

    Oct 25, 2006
    For clarity....I'm referring for off air reception from 3 different devices...coming through Tivo compared to Samsung F8500 off air tuner compared to Dish 722 off air tuner. The F8500 and Dish 722 off air tuner are very similar in picture quality with more color gradations and what appears to be slightly more accurate color when compared to the Tivo. This is with a traditional calibration. Although I've been doing LUTs calibrations as well, I've not compared the 3.
  8. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    Every device is different. You have to do a basic calibration and then tweak it to the specific device. Even two devices that are the same model can have slight differences.

    I had been getting professional calibrations since 2001. Usually once or twice a year. I always waited until I added a bunch of new devices before I got a new calibration so it could be tweaked for each device. I do the calibration myself now, but I'm not trying to do all the specific devices like in the old days. Especially since I have too many of them. So I get the basic calibration done and then tweak it better for my BD and media players.

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