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Rear Projection Fan Controls

by EXCON / February 28, 2007 10:14 PM PST

On the newer Sony's they have a feature that is supposed to be used for high altitudes. Basically it either runs the cooling fan faster, longer, or both. QUESTION: Why wouldn't I want to use this feature even though I live in Florida? Seems to be simple common sense, if the fan is set to cool more efficiently the equipment is better protected. Is there any reason NOT to run the fan longer?

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I have good experince from this
by bevillan / February 28, 2007 11:31 PM PST

I live in Santa Fe, NM where the elevation is about 6000 ft and I have a SXRD. Well I forgot to set the cooling mode to "high" instead of normal and about 2.5 months after I bought the TV, the cooling fan stopped working. I'm sure it had something to do with the less water molecules in the air at the higher elevation to cool my TV and I just overheated the cooling system over time.

If you live in high altitudes, definitely set the mode to "high" or you will have to go through the headache of exchanging your TV...

As for low elevations near sea level you can probably would keep it at normal but after my experience the fan in mine will always be on high.

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Thanks
by EXCON / February 28, 2007 11:51 PM PST

I will leave it on "high altitude mode" and pay the extra 3 cents for electricity a month. BTW: I just bought a cooling fan for my PS3 AND my XBOX 360! They jack in the back and keep things running much cooler. The PS3 runs extremely hot and really needs the fan.

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intercooler?
by bevillan / March 1, 2007 12:03 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks

Is the cooling system that attaches to the 360 the intercooler one? Just to warn you that alot of people have had them cause failures to their 360s. I have seen pictures of the intercoolers actually melting around the edges to the 360. Microsoft does not recommend that you use it on your 360, just keep it well ventilated and not stacked on top or below other heat producing equipment.

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Thanks
by EXCON / March 1, 2007 12:28 AM PST
In reply to: intercooler?

I was unaware of this problem. I will google it and check it out. They cost 20 bucks so its no big deal. All my components are in a Bello projection TV stand with glass doors so it gets hot inside where the components are. I gotta cool things in some manner.

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gotcha
by bevillan / March 1, 2007 12:34 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks

Yeah you will definitely want some sort of cooling mechanism if you have your consoles in a closed glass case stand like that. Is it an open backed stand? If it isn't you might have to leave the glass door open while you game.

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