[mythtv-users] USB video input card

Greg Cope gregcope at gmail.com
Mon Nov 23 21:28:44 UTC 2009

And finally to bore you all some power stats;

For revo host only (with Esata disk);
Recording 1 or 2 Channels - 24W (32W)
Recording 1 or 2 Channels, whilst watching a recording (or 1 channel
and live TV); 28W (36W)
Idle (mythfrontend on main menu); 24W (32W)

So oddly watching something adds 4W, which is some CPU and mostly GPU
I assume (as IO is from an external Esata drive).

This compares to 64W (stable) for my Via SP13000, 2xNova-T PCI cards,
1x750PATA, 2x400SATA drives with 1GB ram.


Revo R3610 (Dual core) with 160GB OS drive (with MySQL)
2 GB Ram (extra Dimm)
Huappauge Nova-TD Dual Tuner Stick (Model 1175)

Mythbuntu 9.10 x64, FEBE with Avenard (VDPAU)

Data drive (Not included in about power stats)
Esata Enclosure with a a HD154UI Samsung 1.5Tb 5W drive; the enclosure
pulls 8W on a separate plug

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