One of the reasons that I approached the purchase of this receiver with some trepidation was that it didn't have a switched AC outlet on the back like my old (and dying) AVR-3808ci. I used this outlet to power a small fan to circulate air when my receiver was on and to send a 12V signal to my Niles MSU250 IR repeater system via an AC adapter. This IR system has IR receiver wall plates with LEDs that indicate when your equipment (my receiver in this case) is powered up if you send a constant 12V signal to the status input on the MSU250. So, basically, I needed an AC outlet that would turn on when I turned on the receiver and turned off when I turned off the receiver. I looked at some outlets that could be triggered by the 12V trigger out from the receiver, but these were all quite expensive. I finally came across the Belkin Conserve Smart AV Energy Saving Power Strip (F7C007) for $29.99 at Amazon. I plugged the receiver into the Master outlet and my fan and IR system into the Master Controlled outlets, and voila, I was back in business. I thought this might help anyone who has similar concerns with the receiver.