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Discussion in 'Sony's NSZ-GS8 / NSZ-GS7' started by tinsnow, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. tinsnow

    tinsnow Member

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    Hi,

    Anyone observed that the box is hotter than other devices around. my router, ps3, tivo, nas etc. none of the equipment is as hot as the google tv box. sometimes i fear of a burn down and turn it off.
     
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    ChrisG8 Well-Known Member

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    Is it out in the open, well ventilated? It doesn't use a fan but it is a very low watt use and should remain cooler than many other devices. The Marvell Armada chip is reputedly very cool.
     
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    My box is also very hot. I've never seen a piece of equipment that get that hot! And I mean burning hot that I am a bit skeptical thas this was designed that way. I am currently experimenting on different ways and places to keep the box ventilated
     
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    mine has gotten quite hot multiple times, i notice it whenever i had to press the connect button to pair my remote.
     
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    That is very troubling. I have a TiVo and PS3 also and my Revues and Sony NSZ-GT1 in the same room, all run cool enough to the touch that I have never been concerned about any of them. Heat is a real killer of this type of product so I think this could be a major issue.
     
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    Same here...quite hot
     
  7. Maximus

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    So I decided to place the box outside my shelf out in the open. And it is no longer HOT. The heat is very acceptable and feel normal. So I guess this box does not like to be surrounded by anything! previously there was only one inch of space on top before reaching the ceiling of my shelf.
     
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    I bought a small $10 USB fan and plugged it into the USB port on the back of the Sony GS7. It turns on/off when I use the GS7 an keeps the GS7 very cool -- in addition to the router, PogoPlug, external hard drive etc. which are next to the GS7 on a shelf. Works for me!
    I think product designers are going to have to address the heat issue which seems to be a problem with all these very powerful small devices.
     

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