AVR230, any reason to leave it in standby mode?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Steven Sims, Mar 30, 2004.

  1. Steven Sims

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    Other than the convenience of being able to use the remote to turn it on, is there any reason to leave this receiver in standby mode? I just started a new schedule at work where I won't be getting home until late, so it will probably only be turned on once or twice a week.
     
  2. Kris_Smith

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    Hmmm...I always leave mine in standby....

    It's never hot(obviously) and so far(1 month) I haven't had a problem.....

    Although I never thought about any possible problems that could occur....
     
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    Not a 100% sure, but I believe at some point you will loose your saved settings.
     
  4. SteveAnd

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    I'm pretty sure that at some point all the settings will be lost. Sounds like a good question to ask the manufacturer. You won't be saving any money by not having it plugged in, and I can't think of any negative impact you might have aside from a huge bolt of lightning blowing out your entire electrical system(and no, surge supressors and similar crap will not stop lightning from frying everything).
     
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    Are you telling me that my multi-million dollar "monster" surge protector won't save me?
     
  6. Steven Sims

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    Well, I thought I remembered how long you can leave the 230 turned off before you lose your settings, but I checked the manual to make sure. It's 4 weeks. Also, for SteveAnd, the unit has a standby button and a main power switch, so I don't have to unplug it to turn off the main power, just hit the power button.

    I know it only draws a very small amount of current in standby mode, but I figure as long as H/K is going to put a main power button on the receiver, I may as well use it if it's not in use every day.
     

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