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Cisco Kid

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[TV] Energy Useage

Read in a Post, and I quote, Set top Boxes are "Energy Hogs"....and some poeple therefore Unplug them.

In this day....being green is being friendly...and so I ask, does anyone know if the Quote is True......and to be energy Friendly, Users should Unplug their Boxes when not in use, like overnight?


JLR

join:2001-01-28
Auburndale, FL
I use outlet strips on my 3 boxes and save close to
$30 a month by just switching them off at night


BHNtechXpert
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reply to Cisco Kid
said by Cisco Kid :

Read in a Post, and I quote, Set top Boxes are "Energy Hogs"....and some poeple therefore Unplug them.

In this day....being green is being friendly...and so I ask, does anyone know if the Quote is True......and to be energy Friendly, Users should Unplug their Boxes when not in use, like overnight?

Please don't....
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JLR

join:2001-01-28
Auburndale, FL
said by BHNtechXpert:

said by Cisco Kid :

Read in a Post, and I quote, Set top Boxes are "Energy Hogs"....and some poeple therefore Unplug them.

In this day....being green is being friendly...and so I ask, does anyone know if the Quote is True......and to be energy Friendly, Users should Unplug their Boxes when not in use, like overnight?

Please don't....

why not?


BHNtechXpert
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reply to Cisco Kid
We perform updates to the boxes overnight...if your box is not powered you will miss it in which case when you turn your box on in the morning you might be in for a wait...


JLR

join:2001-01-28
Auburndale, FL
Is that the only reason not to do it so you don't have to wait? I'll wait to save big bucks on my electric bill


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said by JLR:

Is that the only reason not to do it so you don't have to wait? I'll wait to save big bucks on my electric bill

You really don't save that much depends on the box and of course make/model/mfr. If you have a Kilawatt meter you can check the exact usage and compute out what it costs per month. It's pretty minimal. If I have anything to say about it (and I don't really) I would prefer you leave it on....just my two cents.
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JLR

join:2001-01-28
Auburndale, FL
ok Thanks Gary, but when I started doing this, my bill
went down alot.( I have 3 boxes, all diferent mfg)


BHNtechXpert
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reply to Cisco Kid
Define a lot... the average Florida household uses about $4.00 in electricity per day all things included.


weaseled386

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said by BHNtechXpert:

Define a lot... the average Florida household uses about $4.00 in electricity per day all things included.

This.

I have a LOT of crap running in my house 24/7, and even with the heater & AC running my last bill averaged out to $3.82 per day..


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said by weaseled386:

said by BHNtechXpert:

Define a lot... the average Florida household uses about $4.00 in electricity per day all things included.

This.

I have a LOT of crap running in my house 24/7, and even with the heater & AC running my last bill averaged out to $3.82 per day..

Meeee too weasled386. My last bill was the highest so far since buying this house but I also built the Griswald Family Christmas display in my front yard which ran each night for well over a month.
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