[mythtv-users] 2010 Mac Mini?

jedi jedi at mishnet.org
Tue Jul 20 21:09:04 UTC 2010

On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 06:32:08PM +0100, Greg Cope wrote:
> On 20 Jul 2010, at 15:43, Craig Treleaven <ctreleaven at cogeco.ca> wrote:
> >At 11:47 AM -0400 7/19/10, Jarod Wilson wrote:
> >>Yeah, an Acer Aspire Revo, Zotac Mag, ASRock ION330 or similar would
> >>be significantly cheaper and about on par as far as functionality.
> >
> >How much power does these other systems use at idle?  The intel
> >Minis have always been pretty frugal with electricity.  I think
> >the latest version only uses 13W at idle which is excellent.
> >
> >Craig
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> I think my dual core revo with dual tuner was 18w so not much more.
> This is without any tuning to tweak power consumption.

    At "idle" the asrock 330 draws 30 Watts.

    It "peaks" at 36 Watts when playing 720p HD-PVR recordings.


    Interestingly enough, trying to run Hulu Desktop doesn't seem to 
cause it to draw a great deal of power despite using up every spare CPU 
cycle. Nor does divx decoding.

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