Even when your TV is turned off, the cable box is drawing electricity, just by virtue of being plugged in. Here is proof: Try touching the cable box long after the television has been off – it will be hot to the touch – a tell-tale sign that electricity is constantly being consumed – costing you money and giving you no benefit in return.
Whether you have money to burn or not…conserving energy is the right thing to do. In the case of these household phantoms, conserving is as easy as plugging your entertainment systems into a power strip, and turning the power strip off: Presto change-oh – problem solved!
Electronic Parasites rendered impotent. If you turn the power strip on only when you need the electricity, you get more money in your pocket and a big hug from Mother Earth.