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Cablecom UPC Horizon Mediabox: Loud and noisy fan

When cablecom introduced the horizon media box I was a first adopter. Recently that died, so I took it to the shop for a replacement

I heard on here (from Adrian, who I recall beta tested it), that now they have a newer, smaller, quieter, cooler version.

So I was happy to receive this. Unfortunately, it's a fair bit louder than the unit it replaced (which was not that quiet in the first place). I must say, I don't think I'll be able to live with it to be honest.

Anyone else: what are your experiences?
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Re: Cablecom UPC Horizon Mediabox: Loud and noisy fan

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When cablecom introduced the horizon media box I was a first adopter. Recently that died, so I took it to the shop for a replacement

I heard on here (from Adrian, who I recall beta tested it), that now they have a newer, smaller, quieter, cooler version.

So I was happy to receive this. Unfortunately, it's a fair bit louder than the unit it replaced (which was not that quiet in the first place). I must say, I don't think I'll be able to live with it to be honest.

Anyone else: what are your experiences?
Replace it, it should not be that noisy, call cablecom tell them it is faulty and have them ship you a replacement.
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Old 02.12.2015, 19:30
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Re: Cablecom UPC Horizon Mediabox: Loud and noisy fan

Had ours
placed 3 times until I got a quiet ooirsne
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Old 04.12.2015, 09:27
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Re: Cablecom UPC Horizon Mediabox: Loud and noisy fan

I hate that I am going to have to bring this unit in again and then half expect another noisy unit. This really ticks me off. Why should a TV box in standby (apart from internet) be so noisy. Stupid Cablecom.
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Old 18.12.2015, 10:01
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Re: Cablecom UPC Horizon Mediabox: Loud and noisy fan

I replaced the box with a new one. It's slightly less noisy, but still too noisy.
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Re: Cablecom UPC Horizon Mediabox: Loud and noisy fan

We just received the first box with our new subscription. I think it is noisy.

Hubby cannot hear a thing.
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Re: Cablecom UPC Horizon Mediabox: Loud and noisy fan

http://community.upc-cablecom.ch/t5/...-by/td-p/71289

separate modem? Apparently there is nothing that can be done with the fan (with some boxes one can set the speed). Is the fan on permanently or does it come on when the box reaches a certain temperature? If the latter keeping it away from other sources of heat might help.

edit: link may not refer to the exact model you have....
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Old 18.12.2015, 20:13
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Re: Cablecom UPC Horizon Mediabox: Loud and noisy fan

Fan is on permanently.
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Re: Cablecom UPC Horizon Mediabox: Loud and noisy fan

the hardware is from the last century or older
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When cablecom introduced the horizon media box I was a first adopter. Recently that died, so I took it to the shop for a replacement

I heard on here (from Adrian, who I recall beta tested it), that now they have a newer, smaller, quieter, cooler version.

So I was happy to receive this. Unfortunately, it's a fair bit louder than the unit it replaced (which was not that quiet in the first place). I must say, I don't think I'll be able to live with it to be honest.

Anyone else: what are your experiences?
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Re: Cablecom UPC Horizon Mediabox: Loud and noisy fan

I went back to the two-room solution with UPC's new connect box. I have Internet and phone up and running, but the horizon box isn't working anymore. Will have to call them after Christmas. I'm hoping they can fix it remotely as I finally have one that's quiet. Would hate to start the noise roulette again.
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Re: Cablecom UPC Horizon Mediabox: Loud and noisy fan

why tolerate that from Cablecom. Change to Swisscom. The internet box is the best.


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I hate that I am going to have to bring this unit in again and then half expect another noisy unit. This really ticks me off. Why should a TV box in standby (apart from internet) be so noisy. Stupid Cablecom.
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Re: Cablecom UPC Horizon Mediabox: Loud and noisy fan

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why tolerate that from Cablecom. Change to Swisscom. The internet box is the best.

Not everyone can get decent speeds from Swisscom. We get 2mbit/s max here.
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Old 25.12.2015, 12:50
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Re: Cablecom UPC Horizon Mediabox: Loud and noisy fan

We lasted 3 days with the Horizon box then we changed it for a basic router and digicard.
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