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Old 08-11-06, 11:37 AM
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Receiver and Power Usage

Anyone know if a receiver uses significantly less power when its ON but not playing sound or low volume versus blasting 5.1 surround?

Is it a big waste of energy if its left on while all other devices are off??

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Old 08-11-06, 12:35 PM
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Well I don't have specific figures but if it is left on and not in use then yes, it is wasting energy. How much? Pennies worth maybe. If for no other reason I would turn it off just in case you have a power surge.
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Old 08-14-06, 10:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Save Ferris
Anyone know if a receiver uses significantly less power when its ON but not playing sound or low volume versus blasting 5.1 surround?

Is it a big waste of energy if its left on while all other devices are off?
Why would you leave it on with everything else off? Universal remote issue?

I use to leave mine on all the time cause I never could get the power to work with my universal remote. Got me a Harmony and took care of that issue...the Harmony and some others can even be programed so each item comes on in the right order then is shut down in the correct order.
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