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How much power does a Premiere draw?

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by cruiserandmax, May 2, 2012.

  1. Chris Gerhard

    Chris Gerhard Active Member

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    I used Comcast for years, a Motorola DCT6412III DVR, the worst in terms of energy usage I am aware of, around 40 watts and that was 6 years ago. Today, no DVR should be over 30 unless you have a second HD attached. Which DVR do you believe uses 5 times the electricity of a Premiere, I don't really expect you to have anything specific since I am certain that is a false statement. That is just one of those urban legends that don't stand up to scrutiny.
     
  2. jcthorne

    jcthorne Active Member

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    It was a Scientific Atlanta and was using 90+ watts continuously. Don't remember the model number but was one of SAs first HD dvrs deployed by Time Warner and assumed by Comcrap during the takeover. It had a quite noisy fan that pushed a bunch of hot air into my equipment room.

    Good to hear they are somewhat better now if not yet energy star rated. Still, its not pennies a month and is a worthy discussion. Tivo made great efforts to improve energy efficiency in the Premiere over the HD as part of its design.
     

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