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Old 06-13-2008, 08:55 PM   #1
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Hello all. Is there any way to turn the receiver off completely? Even when I power it off, the fan or hard drive runs constantly and displays info/garbage on the TV. I really don't care for that. Does anyone know if it is possible short of unplugging the unit? Let me know please. I appreciate it. Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-13-2008, 09:01 PM   #2
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Which receiver do you have? I had a real old Dishplayer (don't remember the model #) that had a noisy drive that ran for an hour after I shut off the receiver. When the drive finally turned off it would spool up again in a few minutes. It did this all night long. It worked perfectly for 4 years other than that.

My 622 makes no noise at all whether it is on or off.
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Old 06-13-2008, 09:44 PM   #3
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Hello all. Is there any way to turn the receiver off completely? Even when I power it off, the fan or hard drive runs constantly and displays info/garbage on the TV. I really don't care for that. Does anyone know if it is possible short of unplugging the unit? Let me know please. I appreciate it. Thanks in advance.
Sounds like you have a receiver that goes into standby mode which is actually the norm for Dish receivers. Only way to turn it off completely is to unplug it, but then you have an extended wait when you plug it back in and if it is a dvr, it will not record. Best thing you can do is put the receiver somewhere in the room where the noise is not so noticable.
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Old 06-14-2008, 06:48 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. The units are new. One is a VIP 722 DVR, the other is a VIP 612 DVR.

I think you're right on the money garys. It's the standby mode that I can't stand. The fan or drive is running 24/7. The only time it cuts off is after it updates. Even then, it's only off for a few minutes. Then it's right back on. It's very annoying.

I'm sure they don't use that much electricity, but nowadays, every little bit counts.
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Thanks for the replies. The units are new. One is a VIP 722 DVR, the other is a VIP 612 DVR.

I think you're right on the money garys. It's the standby mode that I can't stand. The fan or drive is running 24/7. The only time it cuts off is after it updates. Even then, it's only off for a few minutes. Then it's right back on. It's very annoying.

I'm sure they don't use that much electricity, but nowadays, every little bit counts.
Could you define the noise you are hearing, is it just a quiet fan whisper or a loud whirring sound you can hear across the room? If it is the latter, you might have a bad receiver or it is overheating. Usually people here recommend that your DVR be placed with nothing on top of it so it can draw air easily for cooling. Also, don't cram it on a bookshelf where the sides are blocked (ventilation slots).

Just find it hard that the cooling fan would bother you that much if there is not a heat problem or if you are not recording something.
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Old 06-14-2008, 11:18 PM   #6
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If you want to turn it off completely, you could just unplug it .
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Old 06-15-2008, 07:59 AM   #7
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I have the VIP 622 and when it goes into stand-by mode it is very quite, can't hear it at all. Maybe your receiver?
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If you do unplug your receiver, you won't get updates and will negate some of the cooling done by internal fans. If your units are too noisy, call Dish and complain so they send you some new ones.
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Old 06-23-2008, 08:08 PM   #9
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If you do unplug your receiver, you won't get updates and will negate some of the cooling done by internal fans. If your units are too noisy, call Dish and complain so they send you some new ones.
I guess that could be an option. I'll give that a shot. It wouldn't be so bad, except that I have one in the Master Bedroom.
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Old 06-24-2008, 08:35 PM   #10
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my 722 is only used for HD and barely used esp in the summer....

wether its on or off its hot to the touch on the left side and i can hear the hd spinning constantly as its turning my electric meter outside on the house robbing me of probrably $10 a month!!!!!!!!!!

what a piece of *&%^&$^ standy is supposed to be standby not full power the whole time and when on theres no extra draw. Hmmmm doesnt sound like standby to me.......

At first i thought my Onkyo reciever was heating up the place so i put some blocks between it and the 722 and it turns out the 722 was heating up the Onkyo......
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my 722 is only used for HD and barely used esp in the summer....

wether its on or off its hot to the touch on the left side and i can hear the hd spinning constantly as its turning my electric meter outside on the house robbing me of probrably $10 a month!!!!!!!!!!

what a piece of *&%^&$^ standy is supposed to be standby not full power the whole time and when on theres no extra draw. Hmmmm doesnt sound like standby to me.......

At first i thought my Onkyo reciever was heating up the place so i put some blocks between it and the 722 and it turns out the 722 was heating up the Onkyo......
stacking the 722 onto of or below a receiver is a bad idea. The 722 generates a lot of heat and needs decent ventilation all the time.
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stacking the 722 onto of or below a receiver is a bad idea. The 722 generates a lot of heat and needs decent ventilation all the time.
really???

why do you think i made spacers......

my amp doesnt get hot.....ever.....its just the dvr

and no im not going to build a seperate room with its own ac just to cool the 722.................
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I'd be more worried about having it in an enclosed space. Especially if it's in an entertainment center with a flat screen tv. Then you throw in summer with the windows open and a little more humidity. Spacers will help some, but all these things together are creating a warm environment that will push you close to the DVR hard drive needing to run the fan.

I would try to look at the situation you're putting the DVR in before replacing it.
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Old 06-25-2008, 04:38 PM   #14
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I'd be more worried about having it in an enclosed space. Especially if it's in an entertainment center with a flat screen tv. Then you throw in summer with the windows open and a little more humidity. Spacers will help some, but all these things together are creating a warm environment that will push you close to the DVR hard drive needing to run the fan.

I would try to look at the situation you're putting the DVR in before replacing it.
I couldnt imagine buying all the home theatre equipment and not having ac.....that must be horrible....

good thing my basement stays 68-70 all year with no humidity.
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Old 06-26-2008, 02:43 PM   #15
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really???

why do you think i made spacers......

my amp doesnt get hot.....ever.....its just the dvr

and no im not going to build a seperate room with its own ac just to cool the 722.................
excuuuuuuse me! Point WAS about the DVR, I did not recommend air. Happy overheating
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