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Power use of various DirecTV receivers?


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#1 OFFLINE   tyoffice

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 05:03 PM

Has anyone measured the power use of their DirecTV receiver with a kill-a-watt or watts-up meter?

I measured my H23-600 with a watts-up pro meter and it averages 19.3 Watts in active modes (watch/record) and 18.0 Watts in standby/off mode.

I'm curious which models are the most efficient. Maybe we could get a thread going of people who have both a power meter and a DirecTV receiver.

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#2 OFFLINE   hilmar2k

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 05:05 PM

This has been discussed before in a few threads. I think the HR20,21,22,23 use about 30 watts, and the HR24 uses about 24.


Here's a thread (also another thread linked in the second reply, by me, actually :)):

http://www.dbstalk.c...ght=power usage

#3 OFFLINE   ThomasM

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 07:15 PM

Has anyone measured the power use of their DirecTV receiver with a kill-a-watt or watts-up meter?

I measured my H23-600 with a watts-up pro meter and it averages 19.3 Watts in active modes (watch/record) and 18.0 Watts in standby/off mode.

I'm curious which models are the most efficient. Maybe we could get a thread going of people who have both a power meter and a DirecTV receiver.


The DirecTV DVR's (R15, R22, HR's) pull between 20-25 watts depending on the input voltage, if it is turned "on", and if the fan is running. The DirecTV non-DVR receivers pull about 10 watts.

I turn my R22 and one of my R15's off (remove AC power) during the day when they are not recording anything as I have "time of use" electric rates and my daytime rate is about $0.25 per kWh. This saves me over $3 a month which almost pays the "lease" fee for one of them and they don't seem any worse for wear since I've been doing it for years now!!

3LNB Phase III Dish * 2-R15-300 * R22-200 * D12-100 * DirecTV Subscriber since Y2K





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