[mythtv-users] How to ensure STB is powered ON? Re: SA3250HD is turning itself off?

David Brodbeck gull at gull.us
Sat Jan 12 00:06:54 UTC 2008

On Jan 11, 2008, at 1:02 PM, Chris Weiland wrote:

> Well, I can tell you that when I used my ultra accurate current  
> meter, that there was far less power consumption while in the off  
> state.  However, my ultra accurate current meter is my hand feeling  
> a difference in heat generation when placed on top of the box.  When  
> on for a while, the top is fairly hot, but after being off for a  
> while, the top is nice and cool.  I would assume that putting it  
> into standby (because let's face it, you can't actually turn off  
> electronics these days), it actually consumes far less power.   
> However, I do not have any scientific numbers to back that up.

No, that pretty much settles it -- basically all the power that goes  
into a piece of equipment like that comes out as heat, and there's  
nowhere else the heat can come from, so it must be using less power. :)

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