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    Noisy sky plus box

    This is a discussion on Noisy sky plus box within the Sky+ forums, part of the Sky & Sky+ TV category; I have a Thompson box and suffer from the same problem. One thing you could try is to to disable ...

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      Re: Noisy sky plus box

      I have a Thompson box and suffer from the same problem.

      One thing you could try is to to disable the 'Anytime TV' (press 'services' on your remote then select 6 - Anytime TV')

      Apparently this records certain programs that Sky think you might want to watch. I'm not sure what the selection criteria is.

      This means that your box could be recording for hours, at any time during the day.
      I was told by a Sky help desk operator that this couldn't be turned off. She obviously hasn't checked the options available.

      I did this months ago and noticed that the HDD switched off about 1 minute after putting the box to standby.
      Unfortunately the noise has just returned so there must be something else keeping the HDD running.


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      Re: Noisy sky plus box

      The continuous whirring of the hard drive and fan, is I assume, necessary for the system to degrag the hard drive, which when you think of it will need to be done on a daily basis to maintain optimum space usage of the hard-drive, just like with any other computer hard drive. There is no manual access to system defrag - so you'll have to accept that the hard-drive will remain on even when the Sky Plus box is turned off until defrag is complete, which can take hours!

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      Re: Noisy sky plus box

      BE CAREFUL what you change in here - you could stop your Digibox working. I will accept no responsibility if you go delving into this menu and you change something you shouldn't have..... Proceed AT YOUR OWN RISK!
      press SERVICES, then number 4, then number 0, then number 1, click on SELECT. then number 7 sky+ planner rebuild. this restarts your sky box and fan should go quit if didn't help do number 8 and reset box at your own risk!

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      Re: Noisy sky plus box

      I'm not sure why you think restarting the receiver would cause the fan/HDD to quieten down. Chances are that the drive and fan are just getting to that age where they are wearing out and unless you leave it turned off they will be just as noisey when you turn it back on.

      You could turn off anytime as already suggested above, you could also turn of the instant rewind facility, this will greatly reduce the amount of usage on the hard drive but eventually, you will need to look into replacing the receiver or the parts.

     

     
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