I upgraded my FIOS interface box to the QIP6416-2 on Friday, which seems to work just fine and now I have DVR - which I should have got when I first hooked up FIOS TV, but there it is - I didn't. Last night however I noticed it was surprisingly warm, unusual as it was not being used. It was powered on and the HD seems to run all the time, it had some scheduled recording set up for tonight (Sunday) but other than that it was powered down, which means it shows the time and the HD keeps on running.
The rest of the stuff is barely warm when it is not being used, so I wondered why this thing should be so hot. I have a number of computers running and they are barely warm even thought the HD is constantly running in some of them.
Is there any reason to keep power to this box 24 x 7? It obviously must be powered up if there is a scheduled program but I don't see why I should have it heating up that corner of the room all the time. I unplugged it last night, and then powered it up this morning, and it came up fine - which I would expect as we get many, but many, power failures here where I live. The computers are all on a UPS, well, most of them are, but the HT gear is not. Nothing has ever suffered though from a power failure.
Is there any setting that would allow the HD to spin down when not in use? The manual for the device is very poor, and does anyone know why it gets so hot? And would installing a switch to power it off when not in use cause any issues that anyone can think of? Has anyone had an issue with this device caused by heat, or anything else for that matter.
Cheers - Lawrence