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noise from splitter and tivo box

Hi this has been driving me mad for over a year now. I have a virgin tivo box in bedroom situated near a long radiator the cabling of which runs underneath via a splitter towards my modem. I have been getting a loud ''bubbling'' sound from the radiator. I thought it was air in the system and even replaced the radiator. This morning at 3am I finally discovered hat every time i heard the ''bubble'' the tivo box appeared to take a surge of power. upon switching off the Tivo box the noise that has been driving me bonkers stopped. Any Ideas ???... Could the Splitter be faulty, cable shielding issue?? Any help appreciated before I call for a tech

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Re: noise from splitter and tivo box

It's normal for Tivos to make a drumming noise, they have a very loud Hard disk drive 

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Re: noise from splitter and tivo box

its not a drumming noise it actually sounds like an air bubble that you would get in a radiator like a gloop.....gloop.....gloop...

 

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Re: noise from splitter and tivo box

I had to turn my TiVo off at night to stop the spooling up and strange noises, if you have broadband you can get a 360mini box which has no hard disk so is almost silent 

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Re: noise from splitter and tivo box

Although jb66 is absolutely right, I'd caveat that the 360 software platform is completely different to the TiVo platform and you need to consider a migration to that with your eyes wide open.

I've always found the V6 box is a lot quieter in general operation (even with the HDD) than the TiVo.

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Re: noise from splitter and tivo box

FYI splitters are totally inert devices and cannot ever cause by noise.


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Re: noise from splitter and tivo box


@Tudor wrote:

FYI splitters are totally inert devices and cannot ever cause by noise.


VM do use some powered splitters where signal strength issues exist.

However, the ones that I had in place a while back did not cause any noise issues.

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Re: noise from splitter and tivo box

You shouldn't get noise from any passive device in the coax runs (splitters, attenuators, isolators). Active splitters & HDUs are easy to spot as there has to be mains fed into the system somewhere on the customers property.

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