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Power use of various DirecTV receivers?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by tyoffice, May 25, 2010.

  1. tyoffice

    tyoffice New Member

    May 25, 2010
    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.
  2. hilmar2k

    hilmar2k Hall Of Fame

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  3. ThomasM

    ThomasM RF Engineer

    Jul 20, 2007
    Milwaukee, WI
    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!!

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