How loud is the fan in ATV?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by HiFiGuy528, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

    HiFiGuy528

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    I am using a MacBook as my media server and I cna't stand how loud the fan is. Is the fan inside ATV just as loud when playing HD videos?
     
  2. beaken macrumors member

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  3. EvilMatty macrumors newbie

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    Having just taken mine apart to replace the hard disk I can note that there is a fan to cool the CPU, however it is VERY quiet - and I'm very picky about these things!!!!
     
  4. HiFiGuy528 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    The is a good size fan. See pic.

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  5. HiFiGuy528 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    So it is quiet even when playing HD stuff?
     
  6. rWally macrumors regular

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    I never hear the fan on mine. It's extremely quiet.
     
  7. Chris Rogers macrumors 6502a

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    +1
     
  8. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    There is a fan but barely noticeable noise and the heat that comes from it would suggest there is no fan.
     
  9. dmm219 macrumors 6502

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    agree...never hear the fan...the thing isn't audible at all, even when playin HD content
     
  10. sandman42 macrumors 6502a

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    The only, and I mean only, time I hear any noise at all emanating from my :apple:TV is when I power it down -- I hear a barely audible little whine that lasts about .5 seconds as it shuts down. Other than that the thing is essentially totally silent. I knew there was a fan in there, but it must turn very slowly (which would explain why we all notice how hot the thing runs).
     
  11. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    the only thing i can hear (putting ear up to it) is the hard drive, spinning up, and spinning down when I turn it on/off.
     
  12. eleven59 macrumors regular

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    +2
     
  13. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    I've never heard the fan either, but then again I have an 800 watt Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound system connected to it. ;)
     

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