Originally Posted by wz_man
My fan is completely quiet. I cannot hear it even from 2 feet away. I have not noticed any pausing or overheating, but I have not used it for more than 3 hours a session. I'll try more.
I've noticed that the power off takes a bit to cycle down. Also, if you push the power off on the remote and the mvix screen saver is on, then the unit won't turn off. You have to hit the power button twice. Hitting it once will just turn off the screen saver.
Fan noise is a bit subjective and of course fans vary from unit to unit. It does appear as though it doesn't bother most users. I'm not saying it's really outrageous, just that I prefer silent computing, silent video environments, etc...I'd rather have a slower computer than a noisy one. There are many people who spend a lot of mind to get rid of noise. While I'm not quite there, I'm close! Keep in mind that the fan+ internal hard drive will drive up the noise, especially if it's a 3.5" fast drive. The idea someone had of using a SSD drive is nice, though pricey. Perhaps a 2.5" notebook drive could be cool enough to disable the fan.
I am really surprised you can't hear the fan from 2'. Are you sure it's on?
I haven't noticed the overheating and my Ultio is on a lot ( 6 hours+). It's a great little unit (except for the fan
Once I get my Harmony working with it it'll be really ideal. Picture quality is great and support for subtitles (especially idx/sub) is excellent.
I don't really see too many other units that can match it at this point (given the price and codec support).