09-20-2013 5:51 AM
09-20-2013 6:06 AM
I am trying to save on the electric bill my power company says these boxes are sucking me dry they say to shut down the TVs and the boxes What if I shut down the two upstairs and keep the main DVR on then I will still get my recordings right?
09-20-2013 6:16 AM
See this post from SJ about power consumption: http://forums.att.com/t5/Receivers-Battery-Backup/
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09-20-2013 6:22 AM - edited 09-20-2013 6:34 AM
shoe - To get the recordings you need to leave on both the RG & DVR. All TVs & all other STBs could be turned off.
You can get a wattage meter to measure & calculate exact amount. My library loans them. Perhaps the power company does too. I bought one cheap at Costco.
A major saving would be to replace incandescent bulbs with LED, but the cost of the bulbs is high. My in-laws had a free audit & were given some free LED bulbs.
Is your question the result of an audit?? The cost/savings of the sleeping boxes may be over stated. Get a meter & be sure.