Power usage

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by drunifex, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2008
    #1
    has anyone measured power usage on these yet ?
     
  2. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    May 29, 2009
    #2
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2008
    #3
    That is probably peak but doesn't give u an idea of standby which is more important.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2008
    #4
    You gave me an excuse to use my Kill-A-Watt replacement, the Belkin Conserve energy monitor.

    Here's my results with some quick tests:

    On but doing nothing: 1.7W
    Streaming a movie (SD): 2.3W (iTunes)
    Streaming a movie (HD): 2.3W (iTunes)
    Streaming music: 1.7W (iTunes)
    YouTube: 1.9W
    Netflix: 1.8-2.1W
    Sleep: 0.9W

    Very nice overall!

    The old Apple TV used to constantly draw around 22W if I remember correctly (I can check if anyone cares), so we're talking about a VAST improvement!
     
  5. macrumors 68020

    iMJustAGuy

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2007
    Location:
    Beach, FL
    #5
    I don't know much about watts and how electricity works, but that seems GREAT in comparison to my 55 LED using 178 watts. (Not that I'd expect it to be anywhere near that of a television set.)
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2008
    #6
    The Apple TV is phenomenal in this regard (even though LED backlit TV's are the most efficient out there).

    In fact, I've seen standby wattage of devices that's higher than the Apple TV's operating wattage.

    For comparison a PS3 uses 70-170W to play a Blu Ray (depending on which generation of PS3), while a Samsung Blu Ray player uses 32W for Blu Ray (24W to stream Netflix)!
     
  7. ugp
    macrumors 65816

    ugp

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2008
    Location:
    Inverness, Florida
    #7
    The power usage is amazing and quite an energy saver over using my XBOX 360 to stream Netflix and movies from my iMac.
     

Share This Page