ATV2 Power Consumption

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by BeachChair, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. BeachChair macrumors 6502a

    Apr 11, 2008
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Has anyone measured it under load, idle and standby?

    I'm wondering if there's any benefit to quitting XBMC to get into standby.
  2. djrobsd macrumors 6502a

    May 2, 2008
    Quitting XBMC returns back to the AppleTV interface. Not sure if it goes into standby from there. You can buy something called a "Kill-A-Watt" for like 20-30 bucks that you can use around your home to check electricity consumption on all your devices.
  3. newagemac macrumors 68020

    Mar 31, 2010
    Someone checked it out with a Kill-A-Watt meter and it does less than 2 watts while streaming video. No I did not leave off any zeros.:eek:
  4. djrobsd macrumors 6502a

    May 2, 2008
    Another example of how AMAZING the AppleTV2 really is... Powerful video player... 2 watts electricity. You can leave it on for 500 hours before it even uses 1kwh... How amazing is that???!!!
  5. Diode macrumors 68020


    Apr 15, 2004
    Washington DC

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