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Tivo in Cabinet

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by bdspilot, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. bdspilot

    bdspilot New Member

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    I have a Tivo Premiere in a cabinet and it runs abou 43c vs 35c for the one that is not in a cabinet.

    Does anyone have there Roamio in a Cabinet and how hot does it run? Do you think there are any issues with this?
     
  2. oosik77

    oosik77 TiVo Maniac

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    48 on mine and my Premiere ran at that temp for 3 years with no issues.
     
  3. bdspilot

    bdspilot New Member

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    Was yours in a cabinet?
     
  4. series5orpremier

    series5orpremier Active Member

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    48 on my Roamio and it's out in the open by itself on a top shelf.
    My Premiere XL out in the open by itself on the shelf below is at 36.
     
  5. bdspilot

    bdspilot New Member

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    sounds like they run hot
     
  6. elwaylite

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    Where is the temp reading? Mine is in a cubby hole, but the back is about 30% open and the front is 100% open with several inches above and on each side.
     
  7. series5orpremier

    series5orpremier Active Member

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    The thermocouple is in the box on the motherboard. Granted, with the smaller form factor of the base Roamio the thermocouple may be located at a position on the board closer to the CPU than where it is in the Premiere, which could account for some of the temperature difference. The most important comparison would be the relative temps of the CPUs and relation to their maximum temperature specs (and relative temps of the hard drives), but there's no way to know that for sure without rigging up something in the box.
     
  8. bdspilot

    bdspilot New Member

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    Settings& messages>account and system info>system information
    about 3 pages down look for MBT:
     
  9. oosik77

    oosik77 TiVo Maniac

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    Yes, was and is. Closed in back and the front door has some black material over it to allow for some airflow but to also allow for remotes to work to control the older Premiere and my Oppo Blu-ray player.
     
  10. elwaylite

    elwaylite Member

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    Theodore, Al.
    Thanks, MBT was throwing me off. I remember my Series 3 running around 48c, my Premier was around 50c, and this Roamio right now is 46c.

    115 degrees is not bad by my DVR experience.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I have an Elite and an S3 in a cabinet with the doors closed. Along with a UPS and a DVD player. The Elite runs at 43. Been running for a couple years now, I think.
     
  12. sterfry

    sterfry New Member

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    My Roamio MBT is 43 C on an open shelf. The top of the chassis is 87 degrees F / 32 C on the hard drive side and 102 degrees F / 39 C on the motherboard side using an IR thermometer.
     
  13. ncbill

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    I didn't measure the temperature, but noticed before it failed my Roamio was running much warmer than the Premiere it replaced (on a "VCR" shelf in an entertainment center above the TV)
     
  14. TC25D

    TC25D New Member

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    Roamio Basic with 2TB WD drive sitting on open shelf - 43
     
  15. bdspilot

    bdspilot New Member

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    Your Roamio failed already? Was it a Basic?
     
  16. ncbill

    ncbill Member

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    Yes, it was but another poster with a Plus reported the same failure mode I saw (on startup cycles back and forth between the Welcome screen & no video)

    Mine failed less than 24 hours after it was setup, IIRC the Plus owner's Roamio never worked.

    Hope it's something simple like a bad batch of hard drives...

     

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