[mythtv-users] Heat issues with USB ATSC tuners?
michael at thewatsonfamily.id.au
Thu Aug 30 23:02:24 UTC 2012
On 31/08/2012 6:09 AM, Raymond Wagner wrote:
> On 8/30/2012 15:16, rsh1k wrote:
>> Even 500ma at 5v (2.5w) is significant to me - I'm trying to build the
>> lowest power machine possible, and 7.5w for three tuners is almost as
>> much as the whole rest of the system...
> This all really seems like far too much ado about nothing. Unless
> you're talking about off-the-grid operation, electricity is cheap. For
> a piece of hardware running all day, every day, it typically comes out
> to around $1/W/yr. Is a couple bucks really worth all the heartache
> you're putting into planning such a low power device?
Maybe where you live power is cheap, here in Australia, our power is
$2/W/yr, and rising fast (it has risen 80% in the last 5 years)
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