[mythtv-users] Why cant we make a STB?

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Thu Feb 5 23:55:15 UTC 2009

> You might be surprised how little power they suck.
> After reading the "green tip" that you should unplug your cell charger one
> too many times, I went and got all the chargers I could find -- cell,
> laptop, and digital camera -- plugged them all into a power strip, and
> plugged the strip into my Kill-A-Watt.  It read 0 watts.  (By contrast, the
> built-in supply in my desktop computer draws 2-3 watts while "off".)
I believe one reason for that is a modern computer like most
electronic devices today is never really off unless the plug is out..
When off the +5 VSB rail is powered and any devices connected to that
draw a little power.


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