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  1. #1
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    TiVo power consumption

    I measured my TiVos' power consumption with one of these devices and came up with the following numbers:

    DTiVo S1: 26W
    DTiVo S2: 30W (+2 if an LNB is at 18V)
    SA S2: 23W
    Toshiba DVD S2: 23W
    SA S2.5: 18W

    The following factors did not make any difference in my tests:

    standby mode or active
    one active tuner or two
    video or no video (no video = x721 nag)
    satellite connection or NC

    All hard drives were stock.

  2. #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by alldeadhomiez
    I measured my TiVos' power consumption with one of these devices and came up with the following numbers:
    There you go again... having time to expand the tivo hacking knowledge into new areas.


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  3. #3
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    I measured the power consumed by my Toshiba SD-H400: 166mA @ 120V = around 20W [this doesn't take into account the power factor but this should be negligible]
    Which brings up one of my gripes about the unit -- which is i guess really the way Tivo is architected: I would GREATLY prefer the unit had a *real* standby mode where the disk would spin down and the fan would stop... and the only thing it would be doing would be waiting for the next scheduled event to happen. at which time it would "wake up" and do it's thing.

    It's mainly the noise that bugs me but 20W 24x7 is a not insignificant amount of power (175KW/hr's per year)

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    Someone was very bored

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