With a non-DVR Receiver, like the D12, you won't likely hurt anything by disconnecting the AC power. Of course, they draw very little power anyway, so you'll have to weigh the startup inconvenience against the power savings.
Have to agree with this. The receiver will 'lose' connection to D* if you leave it unplugged for a long period of time. You'll have to call D* to reset the receiver, or do it online. I found this out by having a flooded basement/guest room and having to pull everything and put it in the garage for ~2 months.MrMojoJojo said:Another thing to bear in mind is that if for some reason you should leave them unplugged for more than a month, you will need to either use directv.com or call D* to have them resend authorizations to the receivers.
That is correct.jonrud said:Ok - so if I leave it plugged in but power (blue light) OFF, then I am still connected and will not lose the connection/authorization, correct?