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xpatriot
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Does anyone else notice that the Optiktv boxes are always on even when switched off an consuming power? I've taken some heat readings and these things are running at 38-45c all the time. Photo is the PVR but the wireless boxes are similar or hotter.  Photo 2018-09-10, 12 41 07 PM.jpg

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Yes the boxes are always on. Yes they will be warm. 


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Any device on "standby" is never fully off and will consume energy. Unless you unplug the device it will always have the "vampire draw". The costs are minimal for a year to keep it "plugged in". That being said i've seen Rokus run 30-50°c in standby.


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xpatriot
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I have five boxes in total, not likely to use that much power over the year collectively but it seems excessively warm for something in standby. 

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Ambient air temperature in an enclosure will always keep things on the warm side.


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@xpatriot wrote:

Does anyone else notice that the Optiktv boxes are always on even when switched off an consuming power? 

 

These days, a device such as a PVR when turned 'off' is doing just about everything it does when on, except outputting a signal to the TV. It is maintaining a connection to the internet, updating the guide, awaiting the time to record the next show you want to watch, etc., etc., etc.

 

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xpatriot
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I agree, in fact they are sending a signal to the tv 24/7 regardless if the unit is powered on to watch tv or not; the green welcome (Press OK) is always on.