That's one reason, especially for those of us who have 5-6 boxes.
Why do you feel the need to put it in Standby?
To save a very little bit of electricity?
Not entirely true. The DVR performs its background "housekeeping" functions more quickly when it's in standby. Things like indexing new guide data and unpacking and sorting cast & crew photos and show thumbnails.
The drive is still spinning so the only thing you accomplish is turning off the LED Lights which use very little energy and you deactivate the outputs which saves you nothing so why do it???
Not to mention the fact that the unit was designed to enter standby when you press OFF on the DirecTV remote. As you know, doing so not only powers off the TV, but the DVR as well. If DirecTV thought it would be better to leave the unit on, they wouldn't have hard-coded the remote to work that way. Instead, they would have programmed the remotes so OFF only turned off our TV's, and forced us to use the remote PWR button to initiate standby. But they didn't do that. Just my .02.
Edited by Steve, 20 October 2010 - 02:13 PM.