cool to run eyetv on my imac? 4ever?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by smattmul, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. smattmul macrumors member

    smattmul

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    after yesterdays hot temps, i have my room fan blowing on it and i don't mind the noise when the tv is on.

    I leave my eyetv running all the time and fall asleep watching TV. on my 24in new iMac

    Do you see a potential problem

    some people are like your temps are too hot and others are like that is what they do.

    but i was more concerned about the screen and burn in
    thanks fore easing my worries
     
  2. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    There won't be any screen burn in, but the screen's backlight will suffer from being on for however long you are sleeping. Warmer temperatures in the computer shouldn't be a problem, except perhaps the stress on your fans, but I wouldn't worry about that.
     
  3. smattmul thread starter macrumors member

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    i thought monitors these days last forever as long as they don't display the same picture (i.e burn in) . I have never witnessed burn in but it is private enemy # 1, I have a monitor from close to when i was born and weights about as much as me.


    why else do we have screen savers? black light???? Is it like a projection tv bulb.?

    i don't even know what that is (black light) , or how i make it last for the time i need it (4 years tops)


    thank you, so should i not leave it on all day, i thought about leaving it on to make it seem less likely to be stolen, should i buy a radio instead? or buy a real TV to fall asleep too?
     
  4. i.shaun macrumors 6502a

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    I worry more about the eyeTV USB device itself, do you see how hot it gets after just 1 hour? I'm afraid to leave it running because it might cause a fire or burn itself out
     
  5. smattmul thread starter macrumors member

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    i feel really dumb setting up all these fans aimed at my comp and me sitting here in a pool of sweat
     

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