Originally Posted by audioengine
the thing is, if you have a similar receiver as drew and mine's tx-nr609, turning it off mith the hdmi pass through ON, still draws current.
"power consumption in standby mode may reach up to a maximum of 43 W"
i have to turn off the power conditioner to calm my "green" mind.
Yes, I discovered this immediately after I got the receiver. With HDMI passthrough on, I measured something like 40w at the wall with the receiver "off". My current setup has HDMI passthrough disabled, and runs everything through the receiver, and so requires the receiver to be on to watch TV, since the HDMI passthrough is useless from an energy perspective.
I'm trying to come up with an energy friendly, wife/kid friendly way to do things, that does not require the receiver to be on (for late night TV watching), yet allows everything to be controlled via the harmony.
I can check later myself, but if simple-link is enabled, will the TV volume control the receiver's volume? The main stumbling block in my head is how to make the receiver "optional", yet let the volume control always work.