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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 2009-09-26, 12:51 AM Thread Starter
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8300HD PVR overheating fear question.


I'm interested in purchasing the Roger's 8300HD PVR, but I'm concerned about overheating. The unit will be housed in a cabinet with limited ventilation. The cabinet has a glass door in front and the rear has two-two inch holes for wiring. As this configuration permits limited ventilation, I'd like to get the advice of the group as to whether this will cause the PVR to overheat. If so what can I do to reduce (elminiate) any overheating problems.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 2009-09-26, 07:40 AM
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Without knowing all the details, it's impossible for anyone to say if it'd overheat. You say it has two holes. Are they high or low in the cabinet? If one were significantly higher than the other and above the PVR, there'd be a chimney effect to promote heat loss. Other than more holes, there's not much you can do.
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IO have 2 and they both run quite hot. the one in an enclosed cabinet had had to be replaced once. I think if you can't ventilate well it may be safer to rent.

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Options - Cut larger holes in the back of the cabinet. Add a quiet fan to the back of the cabinet.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 2009-09-27, 12:54 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone, for your replies.

The holes are about 6 inches apart, one above the over. They probably won't offer sufficient ventilation.

I was also considering a fan. Can anyone recommend a small 120volt fan for this purpose?

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 2009-09-27, 01:39 PM
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Never replaced one

I have had my 8300HD in a wooden entertainment centre for the last 3 years.
I was honestly not even careful about ventilation.
The are very few ventilation holes, only for cables in the rear.
It is sitting on-top of a Bell 6100 and a DVD recorder.
I also have it connected to a 500GB external hard drive.
No problems at all.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 2010-08-14, 12:09 PM
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8300 HD PVR heating Problems!

Hey folks,

For those who are worried about heating issues with their PVR, here is a simple and cheap way to fix it. I've always been aware of HEAT with ALL my Electronic equipment. HEAT and COMPOENETS DONT MIX! M PVR is placed in a very tight space, a shelving unit enclose in glass with a 6" by 4" hole at the back and it ventilates properly now! I purchased a 10$ Laptop Cooling Pad at "XS CARGO"! I'm not sure if everyone has a store like this but i'm sure you can find a cheap one somewhere. I placed the cooling pad under the PVR and plugged in the FRONT USB PORT! Those who are afraid the USB won't work, i thought the same but the power still is fed to it, so don't worry! Before i tried this the PVR was Intensly HOT but not anymore! Good Luck!

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