Your forum username:
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up


    Welcome to Sky User - The Unofficial Support Forum for everything Sky! - Proudly helping over 65k members.


    Advertisement

    Results 1 to 5 of 5

    Can you position the Sky box right side up (standing)?

    This is a discussion on Can you position the Sky box right side up (standing)? within the Sky & Sky+ TV forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; Hey guys, my room is pretty small, but I just upgraded my 19 incher TV to a nice 32" one. ...

    1. #1
      FirasKay's Avatar
      FirasKay is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange:
      Broadband ISP: Sky Broadband Unlimited
      Router: Netgear V1 DG834GT
      Sky TV: Sky Basic
      Join Date
      Jun 2011
      Posts
      20
      Thanks
      5
      Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

      Can you position the Sky box right side up (standing)?

      Hey guys, my room is pretty small, but I just upgraded my 19 incher TV to a nice 32" one. Only problem is, previously, my TV was small enough to sit on top of the box, and everything else sat next to TV (PS3, etc). Now I am facing an issue, either I'm going to have to put that massive TV on top of the box which I don't think would be recommended, or I can put the Sky box right side up, like you would with a PS3, to maximize space. Are there any recommendations against that, as in overheating, etc? Thanks!


    2. Advertisement
    3. #2
      Isitme's Avatar
      Isitme is offline Sky User Moderator
      Exchange: Bannockburn
      Broadband ISP: Sky Fibre Unlimited
      Router: Sky Hub SR102
      Sky TV: Sky+ HD
      Join Date
      Dec 2006
      Location
      Central Scotland
      Posts
      34,256
      Thanks
      65
      Thanked 1,655 Times in 1,616 Posts

      Re: Can you position the Sky box right side up (standing)?

      The problem is that standing it on end would block the air flow through the box. It may be possible to fashion a stand to keep the end off the shelf, something like the stand which enables a router to stand on end. If you did this you would have to keep the 'hot' side up, which in the case of the Samsung, is the left hand side as you face it. Other boxes may be different, placing your hand on the side of the box will let you know the hot side. I have never done this and if you do, it is entirely at your own risk.

      There is less risk standing the TV on top of the box.

      TomD


      Please note the views and recommendations in my posts are my own and in no way reflect the views of SkyUser.


      Useful Utilites

      https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html/ TCPOptimiser /Test Socket

      Note - When downloading always select the Custom install or you will end up with stuff you don't want.





    4. #3
      Scubbie's Avatar
      Scubbie is offline Sky User Moderator
      Exchange: 02392
      Broadband ISP: Other ISP
      Router: Non-Sky Router
      Sky TV: Sky+HD box
      Join Date
      Mar 2010
      Location
      Near Portsmouth
      Posts
      28,234
      Thanks
      848
      Thanked 2,233 Times in 2,099 Posts

      Re: Can you position the Sky box right side up (standing)?

      If you have a flat screen TV, I would make enquiries about mounting it on a wall if space is at such a premium.

      I appreciate that this is not suitable for everyone as many Landlords will forbid such action.

      PlusNet Fibre since Jan 2021
      Previously Sky Fibre & Sky BB since 2010.

    5. #4
      FirasKay's Avatar
      FirasKay is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange:
      Broadband ISP: Sky Broadband Unlimited
      Router: Netgear V1 DG834GT
      Sky TV: Sky Basic
      Join Date
      Jun 2011
      Posts
      20
      Thanks
      5
      Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

      Re: Can you position the Sky box right side up (standing)?

      Thanks for your answers guys, very helpful.

      Isittime , your absolutely right, so I didn't risk it, its now sitting just fine on top of the box with the PS3 and sound system built around it, looks like a battlestation !

      Scubbie, you make a good point, my landlord is a right on pilock, but regardless hanging the TV isnt the best solution for my studio room since most of the walls are way too thin apart from one, which is the window wall, not the best place. It's all working now though!

    6. #5
      dc98ddc's Avatar
      dc98ddc is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange:
      Broadband ISP: Sky Mid/Everyday
      Router: Non Sky Router
      Sky TV: Sky Basic
      Join Date
      Sep 2011
      Posts
      2
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

      Re: Can you position the Sky box right side up (standing)?

      Had a similiar issue with mine - mounted it upright along with a PS3 by getting hold of some building hangers and then sticking rubber feet on the base so that its allows the heat to pass.

      Similiar to : Screwfix -> Product Code: 63868

     

     

    Tags for this Thread

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •  
    SkyUser - Copyright © 2006-2020. SatDish and NewsreadeR | SkyUser is in no way affiliated with Sky Broadband / BSkyB
    RIPA NOTICE: NO CONSENT IS GIVEN FOR INTERCEPTION OF PAGE TRANSMISSION