[mythtv-users] Mac Mini or PS3 best for 1080p FE

jedi jedi at mishnet.org
Fri Jun 13 17:59:37 UTC 2008

On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 09:03:55AM -0600, Brian Wood wrote:
> On Friday 13 June 2008 08:59:06 Greg Lake wrote:
> > I think if you do a search in the Mythtv list you will find out that the
> > PS3 is power hungry..I seen a post earlier  that said it draws over 200
> > watts at idle... You can find the thread at:
> > http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/336648?search_string=ps3
> >;#336648 _______________________________________________
> Yep, my Kill-a-Watt says my PS3 draws 205 watts at idle.
> In fact, CNN ran a story yesterday pointing out that a PS3 costs more to run 
> in terms of power than a large refrigerator, though I guess that's assuming 
> you ran your PS3 24/7.

    I doubt if it occurs to most people that they would need to power it
down to keep it from running amok in this manner. It certainly wouldn't
have occured to me that an idle game console would suck so much juice.

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