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Why does my Slingbox get warm when I use it?

Why does a Slingbox get hot?
Consumer electronics, by the nature of their design, generate heat. If your Slingbox gets hot, that means it is dissipating energy as heat. Components such as inductors, capacitors, transistors and processors all generate energy and heat through normal usage.

What can I do to prevent overheating?

We designed the Slingbox to be self-sufficient with heat dissipation, but allowing ample ventilation and space around your Slingbox is a simple way to minimize the chance of overheating. Placing a Slingbox on top of other heat generating consumer electronics, such as set-top boxes or DVD players, should also be avoided. If the Slingbox is inside an AV rack, we recommend placing it in the lower portion of the rack.

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