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Standby consumes MORE POWER THAN CANADA: IEA

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Sky boxes

The more recent Sky+HD boxes now have an "eco" mode (on by default), which turns the box into a low power mode overnight if the box is not in use. The LNB power is cut, disk spins down, network disconnected - basically everything is off but for an RTC that wakes it up in the morning or for a scheduled recording or software/CA update.

During the day, the disk powers off when not in use as well (the very early Sky+ boxes used to spin the disks 24/7).

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