Skip to pages 18/19. This list the wattage of 18 different DVRs. The 622/722 use more than any of them. It costs $4.64/month in electricity for each Dish DVR. Of course that is assuming 4 hours use a day and average electricity rates.
Maybe. I suspect Verizon is not the best source for this information.
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It is an individual using VZ's fios as a web server. It is not a VZ document.
Additionally, the document is well-written and focuses on comparing the Tivo HD models (Premier, Series 3 and Tivo HD). The information about power consumption is easy to measure and easy to verify using a $20 Kill-A-Watt monitoring device like [ame="http://www.amazon.com/P3-International-P4400-Electricity-Monitor/dp/B00009MDBU"]Amazon.com: P3 International P4400 Kill A Watt Electricity Usage Monitor: Camera & Photo@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/11SD37G6Y8L.@@AMEPARAM@@11SD37G6Y8L[/ame]. I have three VIP 622 (now in the closet) and currenty a TivoHD, Verizon's QIP HD DVR, and a Sony DHG-HDD500 currenly connected to our FiOS TV service. Based on the measurements I took with my Kill-A-Watt, those figures coincide with mine. Although I don't recall the specifics, I recall my Tivo, Verizon and Sony DVRs power consumption was similar - only marginally different. Whereas my 622s sucked-down at least 50% more juice. In fact, I stopped folding with my PS3s (older 60GB models) after seeing how they were costing $15 per month (each) to keep them running 24x7, and I powered down the 622 in the Home Theater Room (only used on weekends) when not in use.