Originally Posted by mcampo
Ditto what rworne said. Mine has done that twice in a years time. I just unplug it and plug it back in and a minute or two later and all is right with the world again.
The really scary thing is the power consumption of the receiver even though it is "off".
I've taken some measurements of the collection I have here and posted previously on the 818 forum, and the results are quite surprising:
Out of box (Net Off, HDMI RIHD Off):
TX-NR818 Standby 0.0 W
TX-NR818 On 80.0 W (idle, on BD input, nothing playing)
TX-NR609 Standby 0.0 W
TX-NR609 On 112.0 W (idle, on BD input, nothing playing)
HT-RC180 Standby 0.0 W
HT-RC180 On 100.0 W (idle, on BD input, nothing playing) This is basically the same as a TX-NR807
Network Control Enabled:
TX-NR818 Standby 2.2 W
TX-NR609 Standby 29.1 W
HT-RC180 Standby 49.7 W
HDMI RIHD On (enable ARC and pass-thru)
TX-NR818 Standby 7.2 W
TX-NR609 Standby 29.3 W
HT-RC180 Standby 49.9 W
Net and HDMI enabled:
TX-NR818 Standby 8.4 W
TX-NR609 Standby 29.5 W
HT-RC180 Standby 50.1 W
With some of those numbers (The 809 should be between the 609 and 180/807 in wattage) it would be a good idea to determine if RIHD/HDMI passthrough is worth it. The same goes with network control - is it worth $60 a year for passthrough and/or the ability to turn it on from standby with an app?
If the person above only uses it on the weekends and likes these features, it would work best on a powerstrip. Flip it on and get these features for the weekend, flip it off and get the power savings.