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phil.s
Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 9:50 pm Reply with quote
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I've seen a few people ask or comment about heat issues regarding the toppy so I thought I would post my unscientific results here.

I have an infrared temperature reader (very accurate) which can tell me the surface temperature of anything.

My setup - 21C (celcius) room temp, with a wooden cabinet with glass front housing the toppy and a vcr.

Philips OnDigital box. 49C with glass door shut.
Toppy (recording 1 plus timeshift on). 46C with glass door shut.
Toppy (recording 1 plus timeshift on). 44C with glass door open.




The toppy is totally silent behind my glass door so I'm going to keep it closed.

I'll follow up if I can get significantly different results. I've only had this toppy for 3 hours.
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sneeks
Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 11:35 pm Reply with quote
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If my cabinet had glass doors then i'm 100% positive that i'd not have had any problems regarding noise from the disk. Unfortunately it doesn't have any doors at all.
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Darkmatter
Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 2:45 pm Reply with quote
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Out of interest, what point are you taking those readings from. You?ll notice a temperature differential from left to right (looking from the front). Highest readings will be either above the PSU, or HDD.
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phil.s
Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 4:17 pm Reply with quote
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It's the maximum I can see after sweeping the whole of the top surface.


I have turned off the continual record on mine and it runs very cool when just watching tv. I havn't measured it though.
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PurpleOfPants
Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2005 6:18 pm Reply with quote
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I'd be inclined to use a normal (touch) thermometer - IR thermometers are only accurate if they are calibrated correctly, and I doubt if the Toppy casing will be accurate withe the 0.95 emissivity that many IR thermometers are fixed at. Further, the casing could well be at a different temperature to the air being circulated.
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