Originally Posted by bilditup1
Any insight on how to get standby power consumption down? I seem to be stuck at 40W, which is unacceptable. I have shut off HDMI Control, HDMI Passthrough, and Network Control, and it has not budged. I also disconnected by USB fan on the theory that maybe that was tricking it into turning on more - nothing, still stuck at 40W. The manual says standby power consumption is supposed to be far less, so what gives? Any insight? Did I miss something?
Well, I'm not sure what was going on, but after resetting the receiver, it no longer sucks up 40W in standby...so that's now a moot point. I am still debating selling this at a slight loss, cancelling my extended warranty on it, and replacing with a Yamaha RX-V671
, which has purportedly better SQ and DSP overall as well as a lower profile, HDMI passthrough capability whilst sipping just 2W of power, FLAC pausing over DLNA (though apparently their Android app isn't up to scratch/folders can take time to load) and doesn't need an external fan to keep cool. But, this may be too much hassle, and could end up costing me a bunch if I can't sell it for something fairly close to what I paid (PCR deal) though. My main concern, I suppose, is SQ - there isn't something similar to the 'Advanced Surround' feature from my old Pioneer HTiB that effectively matrices a non-negligible amount of sound for TV and sports. The other things I listed are concerns but minor ones, since passthrough isn't gonna be used in practice often, I can deal with not being able to pause FLAC (will likely have a Raspberry Pi down here soon enough), and having to use an external fan at a moderate setting doesn't bother me - though it would be nice to have a cool-running receiver so as to stack a few more things. Meh. Sorry, sometimes I've just gotta think out loud