Firmware Version HW-Q800AWWB-1009.2 Sub Module SW Version 57 Plugin Version 3.1.60 - WiFi is connected to a 5GHz router in the same room - Alexa is not enabled/configured (+ mic is muted) - Q800A is connected to Samsung Q80A 55" TV through eARC - Ipad is Bluetooth paired to Q800A, but not connected during the measurement
Thanks @all-things for alerting me that my original post was removed. I was not notified about it by Samsung.
I have a bookmark to my original post pointing to https://us.community.samsung.com/t5/Home-Theater/Q800A-high-standby-power-consumption/m-p/2050717#M2..., but now the link os broken. In fact, I couldn't find the topic anywhere, and at the time I'm writing this post my account has "0 posts".
As an enginner and embedded systems developer, I was really curious to hear from Samsung about this issue and hoping to have it fixed.
Though, since we didn't have any response from @userf6y49KlI8n, and their only action was to delete my original topic, I don't have any faith they are really interested on the quality of their products and will look into this issue at this point.
P.S.: I've managed to reduce the standby power draw from my Q800A to ~0.8W by completely disabling Bluetooth and WiFi (by holding for 30s each button under the bar). Though, I've lost the "smart" features of the product, and it takes longer to turn on after the TV is powered on. My assumption is that the connectivity features are preventing the bar to enter in real standby mode.
I have the same problem, by current electricity prices in Germany, costs SMART function on this soundbar only about 20 EUR per year on additional cost, just for having it. Perfect.
I wonder how it is possible that Amazon it able to create smart speaker with 0,5 W consumption in standby mode, but when Samsung integrates Alexa into its soundbar it takes 8 W?
Or why you cannot add 2 more buttons to remote to deactivate wifi and Bluetooth with one click? What is the point of remote if you cannot really use it to control all functions?
If someone would know how many of these devices have been sold by samsung , then we could calculate how much electricity is being wasted globally by them on a daily basis . The numbers would be staggering .