[mythtv-users] Can anyone using SVN tell me if LiveTV is constantly recorded?

David Brodbeck gull at gull.us
Thu Dec 20 00:51:39 UTC 2007

On Dec 19, 2007, at 1:05 PM, John Drescher wrote:

>> Currently my setup uses 60/70W when sat idle and when its recording  
>> it
>> uses 80/90W - checked via a plug in meter.  I have recorded figures
>> this time so I can compare before and after.
> Are you sure you did not change themes when upgrading? I have seen
> reports (on this list) of a few themes that will cause a 10W or more
> increase power.\

The preview window will also increase power consumption, if you let  
the system sit in the Recorded Programs screen.  On systems that have  
XvMC it can actually take more CPU power to display that little  
preview than it takes to play back the recording full screen.

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