02-26-2010 05:34 PM
Mike, does this affect all Z-5500's? Or just the ones sold in the EU?
02-27-2010 12:30 PM
which one does spend less power,the headset mod or stand by mode?
if i got a headset mode decoder,and if it spends more power than stand by mode when its on headset mode, it would always be bad to power off the unit from sub to spend less power.
03-18-2010 11:13 AM
i also got a new z-5500 and wondered how to switch it off. then i looked it up in the setup manual and in the manual was still that "standby" button and i compared the pictures in the manual to my control unit and the remote and had to realize that there is only this headphone button.
now this means that i always have to turn off the whole system at the main button on the sub or to completely unplug the system?? is a little annoying because i would have to sneak under my table for both of the options ^^
there is no other option to save energy then going on headphone-mode?
how much " Watt " does the system use in headphone-mode, former Standby-mode??
guess pulling the plug will be the easier choice but its not very funny either
thx for the answer, Julian
03-27-2010 08:32 AM
Hi well my input on the standby mode is I have never used it not in the z560 or the z680 or the z5500. I live in a area that the power may go on and off during a storm maybe 10 times in 20 min I don't need my speakers going through that. If I am not using them there off If I am going away for a day or what ever i turn them off. Safety is the best policy.
04-04-2010 11:17 AM
I would also like to know from logitech of from anyone with some wattage measuring device to see how much wattage the Z-5500 draws at standby and headphones mode, ever since I had my z-5500 i had to power it off from extension cord since the pod is warm even on standby mode actually the "warmness" is the same when in standby or with 5.1 movie playing.
04-08-2010 12:59 AM
05-14-2010 12:27 PM
ok my system got on rma 2 because of the volume console screen flickering and display dying.
now i have this system 2.
ive seen a guy say about storms and the chance of his pc dying cause of that, well i had that 5 years ago my whole pc died, since then i fully power it off 2 if i go away,
anyway this leaves me with 2 questions ( senarios )
i leave my pc on at night, i dont have the option taking off the power totaly cause obviously my pc would go out asswell 2. there really is no turn of option anymore ? or is headset option without headset plugged in using same amount of energy ?
ALSO this leaves me with another concern, the display stays on even in headset mode, so isnt that bad for the display and shortening the life duration of the console??
i have a power off button on the wall plug off which my whole system takes power off, i know that directly cutting of power and puting it on suddenly can be bad for computer parts and for actualy every electric device.
i always turn of computer turn off screen, even standby my g19 keyboard, and also the z5500 system before taking of the power.
now that i will basicly cut off the power of the z5500 while its still ON i can run the chance some peak current can actualy kill something like the z5500 console.
is this really how logitech wants it,
im just concurned, today i had to drag all the stuff to the shop to get a new system back, everyone who has a z5500 system knows its not fun :d i had to walk all the way from parking garage to the shop i just dont wanna have to do this again and just keep it
07-06-2010 02:17 AM
Hello i'm Marko,i am from Croatia,Europe. please forgive me for my bad englesh.
Mike.....hello......where are you? please tell us can we in any way turn off the z5500,beside the switch on the back of the subwoffer.... or i need to drag myself every day into the corner of the room to switch the speakers off.....?!?!
it's safe to leave the speakers in "stand by mode" by pressing the "earphone" button.... i ask this becose the control panel is HOT when is in stand by mode.... becose stand by mode just swich off the light....LCD screen stays ON.....
07-08-2010 04:00 AM
Not an ideal solution Logitech has come up with, could get a bit annoying having no standby depending upon the placement of the sub and/or mains power socket.
Makes me wonder if Logitech are in the process of designing a replacement to the Z5500s? Certainly I wouldn't go about a major redesign of a current model, even for a market as large as the EU, if a replacement was in the works.
Of course there's the other option, logitech simply don't think folk will be put off buying a Z5500 with no standby mode and thus took the cheapest option to comply with EU laws.