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Cloud DVR is a Power Hog

Posted on 03 April 2012 by sam

If you think your DVR is using a little too much power in standby mode. You may think a cloud-based DVR is a better idea. Well, not so fast. It turns out a cloud based system could be using even more power.

The reason? Due to copyright/fair-use laws a DVR in the cloud has to store a copy for every single program every single user records. So if 100k people record American Idol, there are 100k copies on the servers.