Makes me wonder what kind of power my DirecTV Tivo DVR uses as well. Anyone
I'll have Verizon FiOS HD TV in a couple weeks myself...
The only downside to switching off a DVR when you're not watching TV is that
you have set to record during this time will not record. I still think it's
that a DVR in this day and age, needs to use the same amount of power to
"wait" to record
as it does to actually record. Unless that hard-drive is spinning even in
which is again ridiculous in terms of hard-drive life expectancy.
> My candidate for the most pointless waste of electricity is
> my Verizon Fios Cable-TV box. It uses a constant 30 watts
> whether it is turned on or off.
Don't have a watt-meter, but my cable box also sucks power all the time (as
shown by the box staying quite warm even when not in use). I picked up a
cord with a switch and now I kill power to the box when I'm not using it.
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