I don't own this sub, so I am not able to test it. You believe whatever you want. I was just trying to point out that it is possible that these things draw more power than people realize when they do not go into standby mode. If my pointing this out and sharing what another forum member said bothers you so much then move along. You are constantly recommending a JBL sub that you have never heard and are going off of what others have said, so I thought you may be open to listening to the opinions or thoughts of others, including those who claim to have actually used a tool for measuring power usage. Also, the original question that I was replying to was not about the display, but it was regarding YOUR comment in post 1012 where you said it wouldn't hurt anything if the sub doesn't go into standby.
And if standby has no power consumption benefits, then why do subs include it as an option? There must be a difference between standby and on.
So you don't own it, you didn't test it but you posted it....the 250w consumption thing simply makes no sense and rather than perpetuate the information, perhaps it's best not repeated.
Standby is for quicker operation. No one can apparently any longer wait those precious few seconds for the unit to initialize (or "warm up").