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It's What Roamio Has Inside that Counts

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by sbiller, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. Kolenka

    Kolenka New Member

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    Without the data telling us how efficient this particular supply is, it isn't terribly beneficial to talk to about the losses from the transformer.

    What would be interesting is the Kill-a-Watt measurements from both a Premiere and Roamio under the same conditions. Throwing a Plus into the mix would be a good idea too.

    But, the fact that the Premiere's supply was 120W peak, and the Roamio's supply is 24W peak is still good news. That's quite an improvement and will show up on the power bill.
     
  2. jcthorne

    jcthorne Active Member

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    You are correct sir. I overlooked the power supply losses which are included for the internal supply. Still looks to be a bit lower power usage. Will need to measure to be sure. The green drive helps.
     
  3. dlfl

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    I thought actual measurements of Premiere power consumption were in the 30 to 40 W range. (?)

    This range costs me less than $3/mo. -- not worth worrying about. Only folks in the high-life-style, NIMBY states that have allowed their electric rates to sky rocket (e.g., CA) worry about that kind of stuff. :p
     
  4. jcthorne

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    My Roamio shows 14w running. (Kill a Watt meter) I think all 4 tuners record all the time so not sure one could vary the load other than by using standby.

    And my wife says I am officially acting like a nerd with my new nerd toy. Thanks guys.
     
  5. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    Your wife actually watches what you're doing that closely ? :)
     
  6. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    The Premiere was around 25 watts with the Elite being a little less.

    So how many watts does the Plus/Pro draw?

    14 watts is a very low power draw for the base Roamio compared to the Elite/XL4.
     
  7. Kolenka

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    14W while recording is pretty good.

    Without actual numbers, can only compare the peaks, and hope the relative differences are somewhat similar. 30-40 down to 14 is still pretty good. Maybe 50% higher than the streaming boxes sitting at about 10W with the latest models.

    It also depends on what eats at your bill too. For me, the entertainment center and my home server account for most of my power bill at this point. A couple bucks here and there add up over time.
     
  8. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    The Elite draws 19W. It's better then the 2 tuner Premiere because the analog encoding chip is disabled. The Roamio doesn't even have an analog encoder. However the Plus/Pro have the transcoder for streaming so that might kick it up a bit.
     
  9. jcthorne

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    Only when she wants to poke fun at me. It was fair, I was kidding her about her girlfriend football get together Sunday.
     
  10. drawz

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    The daughterboard may also allow TiVo to upgrade wireless technologies easily (e.g. wireless AC) and/or use different suppliers for wifi. In addition, it looks to me like there might be some RAM on that module? Maybe there's more going on there?
     
  11. oceanblue

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    Any idea which tuner is inside? Maxlinear again?
     
  12. Unbeliever

    Unbeliever Random Nobody

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    What? You don't have a pair of dykes and some wire nuts? *grin*

    (or heat shrink tubing and a soldering iron to do it "nice")

    --Carlos V.
     
  13. realfun4u

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    Can we put in a bigger HD (in terms of TB size into a Roamio Pro?

    as i would like to go to the biggest capacity i can
     
  14. dianebrat

    dianebrat I refuse to accept your reality TCF Club

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  15. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Only if you buy it from Weaknees. There isn't a DIY solution for anything higher than 3TB. And the Pro already comes with a 3TB drive. So if you want to pay $350, you can get a 4TB drive that will work in the Roamio Pro.
     

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