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post #4771 of 4775 Old 04-29-2014, 06:03 PM
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That's only ~$2.00/month here in Southeast (TVA, 9.5-cents/kwh).

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Your decimal is in wrong place.

At 30 watts which = .03 KW each hour times 720 hours a months equals $21.60! (I used 10¢/KWH.

Actually found exact usage of power by the DCX 3400:
Power on 27.11 watts
Power off 27.29 watts

These boxes are the biggest waste of energy in the home. Waste = power used for not doing anything productive. In most of the country we pay 13-15¢/KWH.
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30 W x 24 hr x 30 days = 21,600 W/month / 1000 = 21.6 kwh x $0.095/kwh = $2.052

 

Like a 30W lightbulb.

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Don't report me to the SAT people that years ago gave me a high score in math.
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Nobody has mentioned these boxes are huge energy drains. They use 30+ watts of juice day and nite - only a couple watts diff. between regular mode and sleep mode. They can run up your electric bill as much as a refrigerator which only runs part time.
I think the new models just coming out use a fraction of the power.

I did and you replied!:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/968638/official-avs-motorola-dcx-series-hd-dvr-topic/4350#post_22369962
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