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Problems with air flow in BDI home theater cabinet - help.
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Post 1 made on Friday February 8, 2008 at 00:52
vortex0007
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I recently purchased a BDI-USA Avion 8527 cabinet system for my tv viewing room. More info on the furniture piece here: [Link: bdiusa.com]

I am having major problems with the lack of heat dissipation in the unit. Basically each time I open one of the glass doors, for example to change a DVD, I'm hit with a blast of heat from the equipment. I would venture a guess that all the heat from the equipment is floating to the top of the unit and getting trapped behind the glass and rather than being pushed out the back, it's just getting trapped.

I am not sure what solutions might exist to help with this problem but I am fearful this lack of ventilation will damage my equipment if this continues.

The equipment in the unit is configured as follows:

Top Left Shelf - Denon DVD Player
Bottom Left Shelf - Denon AVR-4306 Receiver
Top Right Shelf - Motorola Cable Box
Bottom Right Shelf - XBox 360

The unit is about 3 inches from the wall and there is nothing underneath the unit to prevent air flow. The floor is carpeted if that makes a difference.

Does anyone have any suggestions for how to solve this problem?
Post 2 made on Friday February 8, 2008 at 07:26
Mr Griffiths
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wear protective clothing to protect you from the blast of heat ..oven gloves should be ok.
Post 3 made on Friday February 8, 2008 at 11:27
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Active Thermal Managment.

Look at the system 3 fan kits. They are fairly inexpensive, and easy to install. They have a thermostat so they wont run all the time, but they are quiet. You have to have a place for intake and exhaust. Remember that equipment is suposed to cool via convection so the cool air comes in the bottom, and hot air exhausts out the top. I usually use both fans as exhaust and let them pull cool air through the cabinet. I've been to a ATM training, and the interesting thing to me was that they said to remember that there was no perfect way to accompish cooling, but anything you do will help!
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Post 4 made on Friday February 8, 2008 at 11:28
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Or you can buy a batch of Pillsbury dough cookies, and bake a dozen or so....
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Post 5 made on Friday February 8, 2008 at 14:54
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Post 6 made on Thursday February 21, 2008 at 22:02
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On February 8, 2008 at 14:54, djy said...

That is pretty "COOL".
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Post 7 made on Friday February 22, 2008 at 01:32
Ernie Bornn-Gilman
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I'm a fan of that myself.
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Post 8 made on Friday February 22, 2008 at 05:21
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Very punny.


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