Placing the DVD player on top of the receiver

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  1. Ron_L

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    Is this a good idea? My component cables I just bought don't quite reach the top of the rack where the DVD player was supposed to go..I was thinking of putting it on top of the receiver. Will this damage anything?
     
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    Thats what I've been doing for the same reason for this whole semester and it hasn't done anything yet.
     
  3. Ron_L

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    Thanks Joe,


    I'm gonna go do that right now.

    Do you listen to your music/movies loud?
     
  4. Michael Reuben

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    Never, ever, place anything on top of a receiver. Receivers generate heat, and heat is one of the greatest enemies of electronic components. You may get away with it for a while, but you're shortening the life of both the player and the receiver.

    M.
     
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    I had a similar problem with placing my DVD player on top of my digital cable box. The cable box generated so much heat that the DVD player started acting up. Brought the DVD player in for service under warranty and was told I had "loose solder joints".
     
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    Yeah, I too wouldn't place it directly on top of the receiver. The receiver needs to breath. Hopefully, you can find some longer component cables or rearrange things to avoid this. Can you still exchange the cables for longer ones?
     
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    what about putting the receiver on top of the dvd player? this would allow the receiver to breathe.
     
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    And probably crush the DVD player, given how flimsily constructed the vast majority of them are.

    As Michael and others have said, allow maximum ventilation for a receiver. And that means nothing sitting directly on it.
     
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    Laser diodes die mostly due to heat and this is the most vunerable part of a DVD player and expensive to replace too. Anything that increases the heat inside the player's case should be avoided.
     
  12. Ron_L

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    Thanks guys,

    Well I guess I can't do that....

    I'll try and move the VCR.

    I can't exchange the cables, as they don't except open boxes and i'm not about to throw away $80 and spend an Additional $120.

    Thanks Again.
     
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    Maybe you could try selling the cables on E-bay or audiogon? Or even look for a replacement used one on one of these sites?
     
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    the 6ft just barely fit but it works.


    Thanks for all the suggestions.
     

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