It seems that the power to the ARRIS portal is always on. Doesn't it ever shut off? If so - crazy question - but how does one go about doing it? Can't seem to find a setting....
The power to the Portals is always on, there's no setting to actually turn them completely off (other than unplugging them), although the amount of power that they use is minimal.
When im done watching, I hit the stop button on the portal to stop the stream. Not sure if this saves power, but maybe save a bit of stress on the gateway.
Also I notice the portal automagically stops streaming after a period of inactivity.
Good point tank_killer, the Gateway/Portals would use less power (not sure how much less exactly) when not streaming.
All the Motorola and Pace units, don't actually turn off either, they just output a black screen instead of a channel.
The Pace and Motorola units use the same amount of power on as off.
I don't have anything sensitive enough to measure the power usage in the Portal active vs idle, so I can't comment on that
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