It is interesting to note that one of the problems with the C30 was that they couldn't get it to pass Energy Star:
[An interesting history lesson on DIRECTV's RVU plans if you're not concerned about power consumption.]
Remember that the C31 uses the same power adapter as the H25. I would imagine that a significant portion of the power consumed is in the DECA transceiver section.
Why bring up a box that never made it to customer release, or you just like to spout BS?
If you did a search before providing your insight you might find http://calplug.uci.e...bruary 2012.pdf , which goes over DIRECTV Energy Star participation. It says the power on usage of the H25 is 11.2 watts, the prototype of the C31 is 5.7 watts. Also the training documentation for the C31 says it Energy Star compliant.
As a Dish customer do you have documentation on the Hopper/Joey hardware and is it energy star compliant