[mythtv-users] Mythtv on PS3

Anthony Giggins seven at seven.dorksville.net
Fri Jun 13 02:09:51 UTC 2008

> Really.  Why not just use 4 refrigerators for a frontend and save some
> power... ;)
> http://www.intology.com/computers-internet/playstation-3-consumes-more-power-than-a-medium-sized-fridge/
> Though I do have a problem with the presentation of the info in that
> article.  How many people actually leave their PS3's powered on all the
> time?  ("Sony Playstation 3 will cost $250 a year even if it is not in
> use and only turned on.")  Sure, you may want to leave a MythTV frontend
> on all the time (so PS3 would /not/ be a good choice for it--using about
> twice as much electricity as a PC), but the article wasn't considering
> such usage.
> I don't have a PS3, but I do have an XBox 360 and when plugged in and
> turned off, my Kill-A-Watt shows it drawing 1W.  I actually unplug it
> when I'm not actually using it, but--obviously--not for the purpose of
> saving electricity.  And, according to
> http://www.choice.com.au/viewArticle.aspx?id=106346&catId=100245&tid=100008&p=5&title=Computers'+energy+costs
> , the XBox 360 uses 0.4kWh/week when off and the PS3 only uses
> 0.3kWh/week, so the whole "Gaming Consoles Are Bad For the Environment"
> argument falls flat on its face if one concedes that most people don't
> leave them turned on all the time.  (At least with the XBox 360, I'm
> pretty sure no one does, as I don't think the 360 is stable enough to
> run more than a few hours without a reboot.  ;)
> Mike

A little off topic but still along the same lines...

Hows the UPNP capabilities of the Xbox360 from Myth?



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