Time for another Mini
I was pondering giving up my Series 2 single tuner for another mini. The T2 requires a $4/mo digital converter from my cable co, so it would pay for the Mini in less than 3 years.
But, I just measured the power consumption and it looks like 20W or nearly $4 more per month to power the T2. The Mini draw is the same as the converter.
So, when power is taken into account, a 16 month break even.
Toshiba SD-H400 (retired/recycled), Tivo Series 2 (still in use!), Tivo HD, TiVo Series 3 THX, TiVo Premiere (All upgraded with extra HD goodness) and an XL4.