Tivo SCREAM

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream' started by dwblessed, Apr 16, 2014.

  1. dwblessed

    dwblessed New Member

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    My Tivo stream sounds like an airplane coming in for a landing. Has anyone else had this problem. I thought I had read that this was just something I would have to deal with but called Tivo today and was informed I could pay $79 to replace it.
     
  2. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    My standalone unit was pretty loud. I think it's just crammed into a tiny box with a tiny fan that has to spin really fast to keep the chip cool. I don't hear anything like that coming from my Roamio Pro.
     
  3. lgnad

    lgnad Pantless Mofo

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    Yeah, its an unbelievably small fan that has to get up to mach 17 to move enough air to cool it. I was kinda shocked at the terrible design! A little more room and they could have put a much bigger fan in there. I wonder if it was maybe supposed to be fanless originally and they missed the thermal target

    There's no fan on the Roamio's stream chip, just a heatsink that's cooled by the airflow through the whole box.
     
  4. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

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    Since it does not matter when the stream is on your network, most folks tend to put these in their basement or a closet to avoid the noise.
     
  5. Gromit

    Gromit Well-Known Member

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    I've ordered a Stream but haven't received it yet. The noise concerns me but I'm hoping that expecting the worst will help.

    How effective is the screaming fan? If I put it in a drawer in my entertainment console, would it run too hot?
     

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