Does Shaw have energy efficiency ratings & energy usage information available for various set top boxes?
I'd like to also add this related question to this thread:
what exactly is the "Power Saver" feature supposed to do in the DCX3200P2-M and DCX3510-M ?
I've got mine set to 3 hours, but even after leaving the boxes alone overnight I don't see any particular evidence they've gone into any power saving state. e.g. I would have expected them to power "off" / enter sleep mode. but they still seem active
In regards to the 3200P2-M & 3510-M I am having difficulty finding the information. There is nothing availabe on the Motorola website. I will continue to search for an aswer, However, It looks like it may take a while.
lolo - thanks for continuing to try and find the info.
is there any info from the HD Guide dev team at Shaw? there is a setting to control Power Saver, but as I said I don't see evidence it does anything e.g. turn off the box after 3 hours. if I leave the box and TV on overnight they will still be on in the morning
I am still looking for an answer to your question.
In the interm the following info is consumption for the boxes you inquired about.
When I have a definitive answer I will post.
15W is 2.7 kWh per month or 32.4 kWh per year based on having the unit running for 6 hours a day. At BC Hydro’s current rate of $0.068 per kWh it would cost the sub $2.203 per year ($0.184 per month) to run or $8.813 per year ($0.734 per month) if they never turned it off.
here is some info I received from tech support
They can turn the energy saver features on and set the delay in it kicking in, but cannot configure anything beyond that.
I'm not sure there is any energy savings that are configurable... I didn't do extensive tests, but they appear to use the same power all the time.
I have 2-3400 PVR's in my home,
as per Motorola the information I found is the following;
To pass Energy Star certifications the 3400 will automatically shut off if there is no activity after 4 hours.
It is not possible to change this default behaviour as Motorola has set it this way to pass Energy Star certifications specified by the EPA.
The 4 hours is determined by these 2 factors;
I will research your question re: the 3200P2-M & 3510-mM
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