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

Scott Colbeck scolbeck at gmail.com
Wed Dec 23 17:15:58 UTC 2009

On Tue, Dec 22, 2009 at 9:15 PM, Kenneth Emerson
<kenneth.emerson at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

If your backend does not stay on 24/7, you could use the APC P7GT
power strip to turn off your STB when the backend turns off.  It will
then turn on again when the backend turns on.  I do this for my setup
and it works perfectly.  I just have to turn on my backend about 8
minutes before a recording starts to ensure the STB has enough time to



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