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# 29261 31-Dec-2008 09:43
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Is it ok to have various components in a TV cabinet with glass doors?

We've got one of those 32" wide Geddes TV cabinets from Noel Leeming.

In it is just one shelf with a Sony DVD/HDD recorder and a Zinwell freeview box. On the bottom is a Denon AVR589 reciever.

Each item has a bit of space around it but things seem to get a bit warm after a couple of hours of movie / TV watching (the Zinwell has always been hot - the Denon doesn't get as hot as that thing).

Just wondering if it is a problem to have everything in there?

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  # 186795 31-Dec-2008 10:14
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I have a 32" cabinet as well for my 32" tv.  It contains my DVD/VCR combo, Surround Sound Amplifier and a Hills Freeview box.  Quite a while ago I used to find that things got fairly hot as well - the Hills box would simply stop responding after a couple of hours which, after a few times, I decided was heat related.

What I do now is leave the glass door in front of the Freeview box open when watching TV/Movies etc.  This allows air to circulate better and I haven't had a problem since.

The advantage of the glass doors is that you can close them after watching TV and help keep the dust levels on your equipment down.

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  # 186804 31-Dec-2008 11:36
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I just removed the back off my Cabinet and it helped alot with heat in my  cabinet i have at home and you can't notice it is gone. (better than keeping the glass doors open IMHO)

As all the heat normally comes out the back of the units in the cabinets leaving it open dropped the temperature ALOT after it was removed.

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