16 Jun '11, 6pm

DVRs and cable boxes waste $2B per year. What??

DVRs and cable boxes waste $2B per year. What??

A new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council finds that because DVRs and cable boxes are not capable of powering down when consumers aren’t watching or recording TV programs, the devices waste $2 billion in electricity costs annually. Photo: Alexis Petru, Earth911 Find your local recycling solution for electronics Digital video recorders (DVRs), cable and other pay-TV boxes waste $2 billion dollars of electricity a year because they are not capable of powering down when not in use, according to a new study released by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). With more than 80 percent of U.S. homes subscribing to some form of pay-television service, there are approximately 160 million DVRs and cable boxes – also called set-top boxes – nationwide, the NRDC says. The NRDC’s report, Reducing the National Energy Consumption of Set-Top Boxes , finds that because ...

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