Originally Posted by Alfred Lanning
As many times as I read about this issue, one thing puzzles me. I have owned six TiVo units, and unless I am close to them, extremely close to them, I can't hear anything.
The question is am I deaf, or are you to close?
Maybe a matter of background noise levels? At a coffee shop with WiFi
I'm lucky to hear someone speaking. At home in the bedroom where
the loudest background noise is the fridge motor in the kitchen I can
hear stuff a lot quieter than a laptop drive. The hard drive in my Humax
is louder than either laptop, quieter than the desktop. I've never been
willing to run the desktop in the bedroom; I've always been willing to
run the laptops in the bedroom; show there's some threshold of sound
I noticed it the first few nights then it became background. I think of
it as a small white noise generator now.
On the other hand the DVD while recording is far too loud unless there's
something going on in noise. I'll only record stuff while Live TV is showing
or I'm out of the room.