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# 253144 29-Jul-2019 12:07
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Hi. The Sony website states that the power consumption on Networked Standby mode should be a mere 1.5 watts.

I monitored it today with my TP Link smart plug and got around 31w to 34.5w! Similar results to some other people in other regions!

Ref: https://www.sony.co.nz/electronics/av-receivers/str-dn1080/specifications

I'm not sure what's going wrong, but I imagine that Sony are aware of the consumption, since EU models are missing this feature. EU regulations require network standby to consume to less than 13 watts. If it truly was 1.5w, then there would be no issue with having this feature on the EU model.

Anyhoo, this is quite concerning as 31w - 34.5w is very high for standby. I'm using WiFi, but will need to test Ethernet now. I'm hoping this is the reason.

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  # 2285149 29-Jul-2019 13:12
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Hmm - I have one of these amps. It's networked via cable and has bluetooth activated. Are you in Wellington per chance?




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  # 2285171 29-Jul-2019 14:20
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No, sorry. I'm just outside "quakeville". Have you any means to measure yours?

The specs say 1.5w all networks connected. And 1.5w for Bluetooth. I have HDMI passthrough disabled (enabling this apparently adds to the consumption) and Bluetooth enabled (for my Amazon Echo Dot 3).

 
 
 
 


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  # 2285173 29-Jul-2019 14:23
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Nope - no way of currently measuring (pun intended!) which is why I asked where you were :-)

 

Any suggestions @michaelmurfy?

 

Edit: I have HDMI passthrough enabled.




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  # 2285184 29-Jul-2019 14:25
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D'oh! Thanks anyway. :-)



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  # 2285203 29-Jul-2019 14:53
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Some good news though is that Wake On LAN works with WiFi and uses only 2 - 3 watts. The bad news is that you lose the quick start and ability to find the Chromecast Audio and Spotify:Connect when it's on standby.




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  # 2285274 29-Jul-2019 16:11
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Update: Ethernet connection is no different. Still over 30 watts in network standby.

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  # 2285278 29-Jul-2019 16:13
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I have this amp. I can just about warm up the room with the Amp on standby. It produces crazy amount of heat so yes I suspect mine also sucks 30W in standby. I have turned off everything I can find on the amp but there must be a setting that eludes me.





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  # 2285283 29-Jul-2019 16:19
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Batman:

I have this amp. I can just about warm up the room with the Amp on standby. It produces crazy amount of heat so yes I suspect mine also sucks 30W in standby. I have turned off everything I can find on the amp but there must be a setting that eludes me.



Try disabling "Network Standby" in the Network settings. This is the setting that makes it jump up 30 watts for me.


Here's what the Sony website says:



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  # 2285301 29-Jul-2019 17:22
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I have. It still gets hot. But I don't have an accurate power meter to test it.

 

I do have a power meter but it says my PS3 FAT sucks 120W in standby.

 

Made me scared of BOTH the meter AND the PS3!





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  # 2285605 30-Jul-2019 11:01
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LOL I can understand that.

If you manage to find a way to test, please do and please consider submitting a support ticket at Sony. Opportunities for firmware fixes diminish as products get older. The good news is that it's still a current product even though it's a couple of years since it was first released. I read on the Sony forum that QA in Japan are examining an unrelated issue with regards to calibration presets, so there's a chance they may look into this if enough of us lodge tickets.

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  # 2285610 30-Jul-2019 11:13
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I'm waiting on a message to say that a Wemo Insight smart plug has been located and I'll borrow that to measure what's being drawn. I'll also start checking how hot the amp seems to run in standby.




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  # 2285619 30-Jul-2019 11:27
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Wonderful. Thank you.

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  # 2288989 3-Aug-2019 11:23
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I've got one of these and too, so I'm following with interest, I don't have any way of testing the power use unfortunately.

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  # 2289000 3-Aug-2019 12:10
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Well I'll see if I can plug in my scary meter .... if i can still find it ...





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  # 2289059 3-Aug-2019 12:57
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how accurate is the device you are measuring it with?

 

can it measure 1.5w?


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