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Ranked by in-use power consumption* Cost / day Cost / year Prices
1
BT DB-T2200e
BT DB-T2200e
BT YouView Zapper Box (ECO on)
87%
In-Use:
Standby:
 
<£0.01
<£0.01
 
£1.87
£0.34

£2.20
=
BT DB-T2200
BT DB-T2200
BT YouView Zapper Box (ECO off)
88%
In-Use:
Standby:
 
<£0.01
£0.03
 
£1.87
£9.34

£11.20
3
BT DTR-T2110
BT DTR-T2110
BT YouView+ HD Recorder - 500 GB
80%
In-Use:
Standby:
 
<£0.01
<£0.01
 
£2.41
£0.42

£2.82
From £135
4
BT DTR-T2100
BT DTR-T2100
BT YouView+ Recording Set-Top Box (ECO off)
79%
In-Use:
Standby:
 
<£0.01
£0.03
 
£2.47
£10.35

£12.82
=
BT DTR-T2100e
BT DTR-T2100e
BT YouView+ Recording Set-Top Box (ECO on)
79%
In-Use:
Standby:
 
<£0.01
<£0.01
 
£2.47
£0.34

£2.81
6
Philips HDTP8540
Philips HDTP8540
Freeview HD Recorder
73%
In-Use:
Standby:
 
£0.01
<£0.01
 
£2.92
£1.12

£4.05
From £160
=
Philips HDTP-8530
Philips HDTP-8530
Freeview HD Recorder
73%
In-Use:
Standby:
 
£0.01
<£0.01
 
£2.92
£1.12

£4.05
From £132
8
Philips HDT8520
Philips HDT8520
500GB Twin Tuner HD Digital TV Recorder
70%
In-Use:
Standby:
 
£0.01
<£0.01
 
£3.37
£0.56

£3.94
From £132
9
Panasonic DMR-HWT150EB
Panasonic DMR-HWT150EB
HDD Recorder with Freeview Play
68%
In-Use:
Standby:
 
£0.01
<£0.01
 
£3.60
£0.22

£3.82
From £199
10
Panasonic DMR-HW100
Panasonic DMR-HW100
Freeview HD Recorder
66%
In-Use:
Standby:
 
£0.01
<£0.01
 
£3.82
£0.22

£4.05
From £170
11
BT DTR-T1000e
BT DTR-T1000e
BT Vision Freeview Digital TV Recorder (ECO on)
58%
In-Use:
Standby:
 
£0.01
<£0.01
 
£4.27
£0.34

£4.61
=
BT DTR-T1000
BT DTR-T1000
BT Vision Freeview Digital TV Recorder (ECO off)
58%
In-Use:
Standby:
 
£0.01
£0.05
 
£4.27
£19.35

£23.62
13
Virgin Media TiVo
Virgin Media TiVo
Cable Set-Top box recorder
54%
In-Use:
Standby:
 
£0.01
£0.06
 
£4.50
£20.25

£24.75
14
Panasonic DMR-HWT250EB
Panasonic DMR-HWT250EB
HDD Recorder with Freeview Play
48%
In-Use:
Standby:
 
£0.01
<£0.01
 
£4.95
£0.22

£5.17
From £239
=
Panasonic DMR-HWT130
Panasonic DMR-HWT130
Freeview HD Recorder
48%
In-Use:
Standby:
 
£0.01
<£0.01
 
£4.95
£0.22

£5.17
From £170
16
Panasonic DMR-HWT230
Panasonic DMR-HWT230
Freeview HD Recorder
39%
In-Use:
Standby:
 
£0.01
<£0.01
 
£5.40
£0.22

£5.62
From £170
17
Sky Sky HD
Sky Sky HD
Standard Sky Satellite TV Box (High Definition)
37%
In-Use:
Standby:
 
£0.02
£0.04
 
£5.62
£14.06

£19.69
=
Panasonic DMR-HW220E
Panasonic DMR-HW220E
Freeview HD Recorder
35%
In-Use:
Standby:
 
£0.02
£0.01
 
£5.62
£3.37

£9.00
From £170
19
Virgin Media Samsung 80GB V+ Box
Virgin Media Samsung 80GB V+ Box
Cable Set-Top box recorder
29%
In-Use:
Standby:
 
£0.02
£0.08
 
£5.87
£28.12

£34.00
20
Humax DTR-T1000
Humax DTR-T1000
YouView Terrestrial Digital TV Recorder
29%
In-Use:
Standby:
 
£0.02
<£0.01
 
£6.07
£0.56

£6.64
From £200
21
Humax HDR-FOXT2
Humax HDR-FOXT2
500GB Twin Tuner Freeview HD Digital TV Recorder
26%
In-Use:
Standby:
 
£0.02
<£0.01
 
£6.30
£1.12

£7.42
From £214
22
Sky Sky Box SD
Sky Sky Box SD
Standard Sky Satellite TV Box (Standard Definition)
23%
In-Use:
Standby:
 
£0.02
£0.09
 
£6.75
£33.75

£40.50
=
Humax HDCI-5000
Humax HDCI-5000
HD Satellite Set-Top Box
21%
In-Use:
Standby:
 
£0.02
(np)
 
£6.75
(np)

£6.75
From £159
24
Sky DRX890w
Sky DRX890w
Sky+ HD Satellite TV Recorder with built-in Wi-Fi
7%
In-Use:
Standby:
 
£0.03
£0.07
 
£10.12
£25.31

£35.44
=
Sky DRX895
Sky DRX895
Sky+ HD Satellite TV Recorder 2TB and 1TB
7%
In-Use:
Standby:
 
£0.03
£0.07
 
£10.12
£25.31

£35.44

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