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What temperatures are people seeing on their TiVo Mini?

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by aaronwt, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    What temperatures are people seeing on their TiVo Mini?

    My first one is showing 43 to 44 degrees. My second one is showing 46 to 47 degrees.
     
  2. teklock

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  3. NotNowChief

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    I've been holding steady at 45C, I've been keeping an eye on it for curiosity sake. Definitely some warmth coming off it, but not hot.
     
  4. stoli412

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    Where are the ventilation holes for the Mini? Will I have an issue if I want to sit an Apple TV on top of it?
     
  5. BigJimOutlaw

    BigJimOutlaw Active Member

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    Ventilation is all over the top and bottom. Probably not a good idea to stack something on top.
     
  6. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    53C here, but I've got it right underneath one side of the TV.
     
  7. sharkster

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    I don't have the mini, but have two Premieres.

    This might seem weird to some, but I think it is helpful - I put water bottle caps under each of the feet on both of my Tivos to raise them up a little bit from the surface. I think something like that will help to keep a unit cool. Of course, I'd never put anything on top of them either.
     
  8. monkeydust

    monkeydust New Member

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    Well, hopefully it will heat up my basement a bit!
     
  9. aaronwt

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    Recently I was seeing temps around 56F on one of my Minis and the other one was around 50F. So I re-purposed the laptop cooler I had been using with my BoxeeTv since I recently disconnected it from everything. This dropped the one Mini down to 34F.

    So today I received another one from Amazon and put it on my second Mini. Now that one is also showing a temp of around 34F. I have no idea why there was such a disparity in temps between them. But even when I swapped locations the one was still noticeably hotter.

    Here is the $10 laptop cooler I got from Amazon.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0036RH5ZM/ref=oh_details_o08_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    The only bad thing about the cooler is it has two blue LEDs on them. So I had to cut them off otherwise they put out too much light in a darkened room.
     
  10. jmpage2

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    Putting a cooler on something that is operating within normal temperature parameters seems..... An odd choice.
     
  11. aaronwt

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    I've got to use them for something. They are pretty cheap and the last thing I would use them for is to cool an actual laptop. They are too flimsy to move around alot. But they work fine as long as they aren't moved around. I had been using one with my Boxee Tv for nine months without issue. But since I unplugged my BoxeeTV I figured I would use it with the Mini. So I just got a second one for my other Mini since they were very warm to the touch.
     
  12. uw69

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    How noisy are they?
     
  13. sterfry

    sterfry New Member

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    My mini is mounted vertically on the rear of my TV with the connectors at the bottom. It's running a consistent 46 degrees C.
     
  14. aaronwt

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    Well they are fine in a room with a little ambient noise but I do notice it in my bedroom. But I can also hear a TiVo fan from 20 feet away. Although I actually slept better last night with that little bit of fan noise. I'd had a TiVo in the bedroom for over eleven years until I got the Mini and then it was so quiet. But I have a terrible time sleeping this time of year when the heat pumps outside are not on and it is so quiet. Because I ca hear every little noise from outside and inside.
     
  15. sterfry

    sterfry New Member

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    No moving parts in the TiVo mini = completely silent.
     
  16. aaronwt

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    I thought the question was about the laptop cooler that I got. Yes the mini is silent. And I never got used to that silence after having a TiVo in my room for almost a dozen years with a fan running. I have slept better the last couple of nights with the laptop cooler running under the Mini in my bedroom.
     

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