Advertisements There are cases where a REAL power down option is needed (not just Standby which only turns off the HDMI TV signal but still uses 95% of the full on power). One case I have (a brand new Roamio OTA 1TB VOX DVR in a completely open air environment) is the unit sometimes gets so hot that it locks up and stops working properly (but doesn't do the overheated power down on it's own thing). I have to unplug the unit from the wall (which is way to difficult to get at) to cool it down for 15 minutes. A real power down option (or at least one that reduces power consumption to less than 10% full on power) would really help here. Another case is when one doesn't want the unit on for whatever reason like: to save power, reduce heat generation (both wearing the units electronics out and heating up the room), stop tiny 1" internal fan from wearing out since it's on 24/7, having days or weeks where you won't be using it or will be watching TV without it, etc.