28 Jun '11, 9pm

Set-Top Boxes Are the #1 Household Energy Drain

Even worse than the "standby drain" of electricity used by equipment in a supposedly "off" position, many of these television set-top boxes - which include cable and satellite equipment, digital video recorders (DVR), and the like - are on 24 hours a day. Power strips can be useful for turning off these vampire loads, but consumers are reluctant to use those when they want their DVRs to be able to record programs.

Full article: http://www.ecogeek.org/computing-and-gadgets/3543-set-top...

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