Our new TV stand has terrible airflow! Help!
July 27, 2014 8:39 PM Subscribe
We just got a new TV stand that has doors in the front, and a back that's nearly solid except for several small cutouts for wires. We have a TiVo and a receiver in there, and they're ridiculously hot after just a few hours of being on. How can I improve airflow so I don't burn out my components?
posted by gchucky to Technology (7 answers total)
is the stand. In the picture you can see that there are a few cutouts in the back. We have wires running through these to the back, so they're already occupied a bit.
I'd rather not drill into the back or ruin the stand unless absolutely necessary. And keeping the doors ajar while we watch TV sort of kills the point. I was thinking of trying to buy a small fan (like a 120mm computer case fan) and prop it up against the cutout, but that would be sort of precarious and inefficient.
Anyone have any ideas? Have you had this issue and found a decent way of solving it?