I noticed lately that my v6 box gets quite hot on top even when in stand by mode. Spoke to vm who ran tests their end and said everything is running fine.They then said if you see smoke coming from the box switch it off. the box. They didn't. see any reason to send a engineer to check things out .Is it quite normal for the box to get hot in standby mode. I leave it unplugged unless i am in the room
The boxes do get fairly hot in normal operation, but if the fan is running constantly in standby then there may be issues. As long as the box is in a well ventilated area it should be fine. The amount of channels recording should have no bearing on the heat it produces, as even with no channels recording the box will still buffer all 6 tuners to the HDD when out of standby mode.
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