I just recieved my 3rd Mits SR-HD5 swappout unit. Both of the previous units failed the same way. My gut tells me that its heat related. I would assume that in "standby" mode only digital logic is powered up and I'd hope that the reciever subsection shuts down partially, and lowers the power draw & heat output.
Can't hurt to put this unit into standby when I shutdown my system. Currently it is always ON.
I got the Mit's shortly after they were released and leave it on all the time. So far no problems. My unit is sitting on the shelf by itself with no airfolw obstructions. It gets warm but not hot. I don't know what circuitry is powered OFF when the unit is powered OFF but I suspect it's not much (perhaps just the mpeg decoder and video output citcuits). From my observations the receiver portion is always on so it can receive email and guide info....
[This message has been edited by Geof (edited 09-17-2001).]
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