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Roamio power consumption stats?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by mr_smits, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. mr_smits

    mr_smits New Member

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    Anyone with a Kill-A-Watt measure the new Roamio boxes power consumption?
     
  2. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Someone did the basic model and said it was 14W with all 4 tuners going.
     
  3. mr_smits

    mr_smits New Member

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    Yeah, I just ran across that post. Darn forum search option didn't pick it up.

    That is a nice improvement over the Premiere line. Not as nice as the Mini at around 9W but still amazing.
     
  4. Philmatic

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    Hard drives pull about 5w, so that would account for the difference. It's actually pretty incredible that the base Roamio is so low, it has tuners and wireless.
     
  5. mr_smits

    mr_smits New Member

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    Don't you mean non-SSD hard drives? ;)
     
  6. BigJimOutlaw

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    14w is really impressive. Interested to see what the Pro/Plus will pull with that transcoding chip on there (under load and idle).
     
  7. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    SSD aren't hard drives
     
  8. mr_smits

    mr_smits New Member

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    Oh come on now. No need to split hairs. SSDs replace hard drives and perform the same functions as hard drives.
     
  9. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I was only splitting the hair you had already split. :)
     
  10. mr_smits

    mr_smits New Member

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    Hush. I'm busy trying to split it yet again.
     
  11. Stevesreed

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    14W is definitely better than 22w on the Premiere.

    I'd still rather not run it 24/7. does anyone know if they added a sleep function on the Roamios?

    I currently run a timer that turns on the premiere at 5:30pm and off at midnight, but I've never been fond of that brute for solution.
     
  12. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    There is a sleep function on all TiVos but it doesn't do much to save power since the TiVo continues to record.
     
  13. lessd

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    I have been doing that for years on my TiVo, I turn it off at 4:30am and back on at 5PM so any updates can fully load at 2am
     
  14. aaronwt

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    I can't do that in my setups. The TiVo could be reocording something at any time during the 24 hours in a day. Now that I've duplicated all SP on both my Elites, it is usually recording on all four tuners when I walk by. So I should be ok with six tuners most of the time.

    Since i'll be selling both of my Elites I'll have an extra watt meter to use on another device. i'm using over a dozen of them on different devices.

    I still don't see where anyone has posted the wattage that the Pro or Plus uses.
     
  15. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    When you get yours let us know. :)
     
  16. mr_smits

    mr_smits New Member

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    Did you buy a Roamio and test the power consumption?
     
  17. aaronwt

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    I'm waiting for it to be delivered to BestBuy. It's supposed to show up either Tuesday or Thursday. I'll connect it to a Belkin energy use monitor when I get it.
     
  18. mr_smits

    mr_smits New Member

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    Great! If you have time, include energy used when Streaming to tablet/phone as well.
     
  19. trip1eX

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    9w and 14w is a little better than my 360 extender (70w idle in dashboard) and htpc (> 50w idle, ....) i guess it does sleep 1/3rd of the day though.
     
  20. mr_smits

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    12 cents per KWh



    On 16 hours per day
    _______________wH/hr_____$/month___$/year
    HTPC.................50............3.10...........35.04
    360 Extender.......70............4.20...........50.00

    On 24 hours per day
    _______________wH/hr_____$/month___$/year
    Tivo Roamio........ 14.............1.24..........14.72
    Tivo Premiere...... 22.............1.86..........23.13
    Tivo Mini.............9..............0.93...........9.46
     

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