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Topic # 55378 1-Jan-2010 19:27 Send private message

I'm looking for low power STB that is either DTH (DVB-S) or DTT (DVB-T) to pick up freeview channels.  Any suggestions on what STB's have the lowest power consumption.

Ideally I would prefer to have DTT as that will give me regional TV ads, but having a MPEG2 vs MPEG4 H.264 & HE-AAC I am sure the power consumption on the DTT boxes will be higher.

I only need a composite output, so no RF/HDMI/Component or anything like that.

Has anyone done any investigation on the power consumption of STBs?




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  Reply # 286461 1-Jan-2010 23:12 Send private message

The Hills sat ones are only 12v 1a - i think

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  Reply # 286468 1-Jan-2010 23:44 Send private message

Hi,

DTVS DTVS-1B Freeview Satellite receiver is low power. It is the first STB to get NZ Energy Star rating.

http://www.eeca.govt.nz/products/listing/221

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  Reply # 286499 2-Jan-2010 11:51 Send private message

dtvs: DTVS DTVS-1B Freeview Satellite receiver is low power. It is the first STB to get NZ Energy Star rating.

The Energy Star rating is a good indicator, but "Low Power" is one of those undefined terms that can mean whatever one wants it to - like "low sugar" or "low fat". The actual power consumption figures would be much more useful.



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  Reply # 286506 2-Jan-2010 13:20 Send private message

Deev8:
dtvs: DTVS DTVS-1B Freeview Satellite receiver is low power. It is the first STB to get NZ Energy Star rating.

The Energy Star rating is a good indicator, but "Low Power" is one of those undefined terms that can mean whatever one wants it to - like "low sugar" or "low fat". The actual power consumption figures would be much more useful.


Yes, that is my problem too.

What i am looking for a sub 40 watts at 12 volts STB.  As I plan to run about 8 of them 24x7 i would prefer something that uses the least amount of power.

A nice table of each of the STBs, with things like "decoding mpeg2 stream" LNB Power on/off (for dth) and their load requirements would be ideal.

If i spend the time myself and find something useful will post it here.

It looks like a DTH Satellite will be the way to go over a DTT box.






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  Reply # 287252 5-Jan-2010 19:35 Send private message

just out of interest, what are you planing on doing with them?




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  Reply # 287253 5-Jan-2010 19:38 Send private message

if you had all 8 of them running off 1x PSU that might be more efficent too.




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