[mythtv-users] Re: Energy Usage of MythBoxes
brad+myth at templetons.com
Sun Mar 20 23:33:01 UTC 2005
On Sun, Mar 20, 2005 at 08:58:22AM -0500, Khanh Tran wrote:
> Yes, and by these numbers, it should go to show mom's old rant was true. We don't own stock in the electric company. Turning off a few of those 60-100 watt light bulbs in rooms you aren't in would probably more than offset the cost of an added mythbox. Especially for frontend-only systems. I'd wager your CRT TV/monitor consumes more than your Mythbox.
Not when it's off. That was the point of the discussion. The myth boxes are
on all the time and don't need to be if you get suspend working reliably.
The power is growing. Even the CPUs are taking up to 80 watts to run. But
anyway, 100 watts is over $120 a year in California, less in some places, more
in others. Even though hard drives take only about 12 watts, and that's
only about $45 over the 3 year life of a drive, that does make the difference
between two smaller hard drives and one large one. The power is starting to
cost even more than that best buy drive (after rebate) people were talking about
on this list.
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