[mythtv-users] HD-PVR and STB Power On/Off

Kenneth Emerson kenneth.emerson at gmail.com
Wed Dec 23 05:15:37 UTC 2009

> I think you will find that even though the stb is off,it's still consuming
> power.. If I shut off my SA 4250 it's still warm to the touch,suggesting
> it's consuming power..
>  You would need away to sever the power completely,then when you bring it
> back on line it can take up to 10 minutes for it to boot up.....
>  You would probably save more money if you invested in 45w processors and a
> more efficient power supply for your PC..
> __

Unfortunately, Greg, you are more than right.  It saddened me when I plugged
my Motorola DCH3200 into a Kill-A-Watt meter.  When it was "ON" it drew 28
watts.  When it was in "STANDBY" it drew... wait for it ... wait for it ..
wait for it ....
28 watts.  Green, this STB is certainly NOT.

-- Ken E.

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