Power and energy consumption of the BT TV boxes

To get the best out of YouView services, we recommend that:

  • Your TV box is connected to your BT Hub using an ethernet cable, or Mini Connectors, as shown in the quick start guide >
  • You leave your box in any standby mode when not in use, rather than switch it off completely

This will make sure that:

  • You receive the latest software updates when they're available
  • Your scheduled recordings aren't interrupted

Power consumption measurements for the recordable TV box

 

 
In standby with network
connection (i)
   
Energy Saver 0.3 Watts 0.3 Watts
Always Ready 9.2 Watts 19.1 Watts
Smart Standby (default 1am-5am)* 0.3 Watts 0.3 Watts
Smart Standby (default 5am-1am)* 9.1 Watts 18.9 Watts
In standby with no network connection (ii)    
Smart Standby (default 1am-5am)* 0.3 Watts 0.3 Watts
Smart Standby (default 5am-1am)* 9.1 Watts 18.9 Watts
Other box states    
In full operation (iii) Up to 11.1 Watts Up to 21.8 Watts
Off (iv) 0.1 Watts 0.0 Watts
Time to switch from On to Standby In Energy Saver mode (v) 180 minutes 180 minutes

*Smart Standby changes between the Always Ready (waking hours) and Energy Saver (at night) modes. You can change the times Smart Standby switches between energy modes in the Settings menu >

(i) When your box is in standby mode and connected to the internet through your BT Hub (recommended)
(ii) When your box is in standby mode but not connected to the internet (not recommended)
(iii) This measurement will differ depending on how you're using your box. For example, your box will have higher energy consumption when watching a programme and recording at the same time as opposed to just watching a programme
(iv) Draw of power supply only
(v) Time taken for the recordable TV box to go into standby after no activity (from remote control or pressing of control buttons on the box)



Power consumption measurements for the TV box

 

  YouView box (Z4)
In standby with network connection (i)  
Energy Saver 0.3 Watts
Always ready 9.3 Watts
Smart Standby (default 1am-5am)* 0.3 Watts
Smart Standby (5am-1am)* 9.3 Watts
In standby with no network connection (ii)  
Energy Saver 0.3 Watts
Always Ready 8.0 Watts
Smart Standby (default 1am-5am)* 9.1 Watts
Smart Standby (default 5am-1am)* 9.1 Watts
Other box states  
In full operation Up to 9.5 Watts
Off (iii) n/a
Time to switch from On to Energy Saver (iv) 180 minutes

*Smart Standby changes between the Always Ready (waking hours) and Energy Saver (at night) modes. You can change the times Smart Standby switches between energy modes in the Settings menu >

(i) When your box is in standby mode and connected to the internet through your BT Hub (recommended)
(ii) When your box is in standby mode but not connected to the internet (not recommended)
(iii) This measurement will differ depending on how you're using your box. For example, your box will have higher energy consumption when watching a programme in HD as opposed to SD
(iv) Draw of power supply only
(v) Time taken for the TV box to go into standby after no activity (from remote control or pressing of control buttons on the box)



Power consumption measurements for the 4K recordable TV box

 

  YouView Ultra box(G5)
In standby with network connection (i)  
Energy Saver 0.3 Watts
Always Ready 15.0 Watts
Smart Standby (default 1am-5am)* 0.3 Watts
Smart Standby (default 5am-1am)* 15.0 Watts
In standby with no network connection (ii)  
Energy Saver 0.3 Watts
Always Ready 14.9 Watts
Smart Standby (default 1am-5am)* 0.3 Watts
Smart Standby (default 5am-1am)* 14.9 Watts
Other box states  
In full operation (iii) Up to 17.0 Watts
Off (iv) 0.1 Watts
Time to switch from On to Energy Saver (v) 180 minutes

*Smart Standby changes between the Always Ready (waking hours) and Energy Saver (at night) modes. You can change the times Smart Standby switches between energy modes in the Settings menu >

(i) When your box is in standby mode and connected to the internet through your BT Hub (recommended)
(ii) When your box is in standby mode but not connected to the internet (not recommended)
(iii) This measurement will differ depending on how you're using your box. For example, your box will have higher energy consumption when watching a programme and recording at the same time as opposed to just watching a programme
(iv) Draw of power supply only
(v) Time taken for the 4K recordable TV box to go into standby after no activity (from remote control or pressing of control buttons on the box)



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